What is Restorative Exercise for Gardeners?
We are gardeners, and just like you we experience the physical challenges of spring time. Gardening sounds relaxing (and it is!) but it’s also full of hard work. Bending, pulling, carrying around dirt bags, shoveling out invasive weeds, we get it!
Even with our raised beds and our years of exercise training we always need a few extra exercises, stretches, and balanced movements this time of year.
Restorative Exercise for Gardeners is a 4-week mini-series for folks like you who love to garden and who need a little boost this spring.
Each 45 minute class will be 25 minutes of functional strength, and 20 minutes of stretching and calmer movements. These classes will help you build your capacity but without tiring you out. This mini-series will support your gardening season.
Open to all ages and levels, the one requirement is you must be able to get up/down from the floor.
45 min live classes that will be recorded and sent out
Get a FREE pdf with links and a few of our gardening tips
Q&A & support during live calls (we are here for you)
Practice with a group of gardeners just like you
Classes you can download to the app and take on the go
Get out and enjoy the gardening season
Building strength is like nurturing a garden
Prepare and feed the soil, plant the seeds, water, tend regularly and patiently. Sounds pretty similar to working with our bodies! Nothing grows in one night, no one get’s stronger in a few days or a few weeks. As a gardener you know how biological material works. Before you transplant the baby plants into their beds you have to help them adapt to sun, heat, and winds.
Like plants, humans are biological and we adapt over time. Too much too soon = more potential for injury. Not enough for too long also = likelihood for issues. During this 4-week mini-series we will tend to ourselves the way we nurture and care for our gardens.
If your body needs a boost and you need help getting started, this mini-series is for you. And why not?! It’s free after all.
“I really love Mindful Strength and Kathryn’s awesome teachings. I have strengthened my body SO much and I love all the brilliant movements and sequences Kathryn creates for each part of the body. It is truly a remarkable, life-changing program.“
“Thank you for the amazing classes, as always! I had a baby in April, and my body and capacities changed SO dramatically. It has been so great to take your classes as I started moving again — the emphasis on what you feel instead of what you do really helped me reconnect to a body that felt foreign to me.“
Why not sign up, it’s free!
Feel free to forward this to your mom, aunt, or friend who needs extra strength and support for the season
We will be using a long resistance band, our bands are 5-6 feet in length
Other equipment is a yoga mat, blanket, and a massage ball (or tennis ball)
“I love just about ANYTHING that Kathryn teaches! Her depth of knowledge and laid-back style of teaching is right up my alley. Not only do I enjoy and get great benefits from both Kathryn and Kyle’s classes, but everything I learn is so wonderful to incorporate into my own yoga/movement classes.”
– Diane Murphy
Kathryn (she/her) has been teaching yoga and movement since the age of 17. Growing up in her mother’s (Diane Bruni) yoga studio she has been learning about mindful movement her entire life. In 2012 Kathryn started exploring other modalities including powerlifting, gymanstics, and various forms of strength based exercise. She has completed a professional pain science mentorship with physiotherapist Neil Pearson, has interviewed some of the worlds top researchers and teachers for her podcast, has taught workshops in over 10 countries, and is currently writing a book.