Working with recreational runners to ultra trail runners. Helping them run with natural and fluid form, to avoid injury and improve performance.
I coach from the perspective that we have evolved to run and move through any environment with ease. Evolution has created our anatomy into that of a running species, but sadly we have forgotten how to move well, let alone run well.
I am a certified Biomechanics and Bioenergetics coach, trained under Lee Saxby and his Born To Run method, who is considered one of the leading experts in this field.
Natural and skilful running technique coaching is initially carried out using a treadmill to analyse your running technique. Posture and rhythm will be examined; where and how you land in relation to your centre of mass and other key aspects of correct running form.
You will be coached on how to fix technique errors and trained in the correct gait for skilful running – the style adopted by habitual-barefoot runners. You will learn how to strengthen and balance your feet and find better movement patterns to allow you to run more efficiently, effectively and with minimal impact to your body.
If you would like to practice your running skills outdoors, I can guide you on many beautiful and interesting trails through the Tramuntana Mountains, for any level of runner, going at a pace that suits you, with coaching tips along the way.
Barefoot Mallorca Basecamp is situated at 352m altitude within the Tramuntana, on an extensive network of trails, running between, Bunyola, Orient and Alaro, so there’s much to choose from right from our doorstep.
Founded and developed by Erwan Le Corre, MovNat is a functional and natural movement method that teaches us, or reminds us, of the fundamental human movements we would still be using if we lived in a more natural environment. But sadly we have reduced our movement range to adapt for a domesticated, modern existence, and all the health problems associated with it.
MovNat expands our movement repertoire, brings movement range and freedom back to the body. It’s a fun practice that anyone can do.
Moving from the ground up, at a slow and easy pace to suit each individual’s needs, we progressively build to more complex movements, that our bodies start to recognise as it’s within our biology. A reason why it feels so good.
The movements are relatable, useful for moving well in daily life, and easily integrated into quick ‘movement snack’ habits.
They are practical movements; not just strength, cardio and stretching, and not just to confined to a class or gym. Conditioning and fitness are a natural side benefit; functional muscle and cognitive development are acquired through this nutritious movement practice, making us more capable and adaptable in any environment. Going beyond the limits of adaption for the domestic world.
Also, a dedicated yoga guide, I teach a fun, dynamic style of vinyasa, infused with natural movement elements. Mindful attention is encouraged towards breath, balance and moving with ease. Strength and mobility come as a natural by-product. It is always practised in a safe and supportive environment which allows the student to thrive.
ALL MOVEMENT PRACTICES....
Done alone or combined, can be offered on a one-to-one or group basis. I can come to you anywhere on the island, or you can train with me at our stunning outdoor movement space, nestled amongst majestic pine trees and ancient olive terraces of the Tramuntana Mountains.
I am also in collaboration with Lucky Bodies as their running coach, and I teach yoga at Earth Yoga and Palma Sports and Tennis Club in Santa Catalina, and am part of the Angels on Board team.
With a natural lifestyle comes a balanced and natural way of eating. Nutrition is part of my teachings for those who join me in one of the 3 or 4 day all-in packages.
I will introduce a way of balanced and natural eating in alignment with our biology. Focusing on simple but interesting things, such as how to prepare coffee in it’s best way :)
We will provide all the food, organic, local and wild foraged, and with some skilled guidance you will be learning how to create it into something delicious. This will be a fun and liberating experience for those who might fear the kitchen!