Fitness vs. Rehab

May 2011 /

When I think about this topic and what it means to me, I remember something that I heard Ron say more than once... "Teach what you know and not what you don't know". For me, it comes down to this simple statement. As Fletcher teachers we are trained to teach movement, not to "fix" injuries or diagnose. We are not physical therapists nor should we pretend to be. When I get frustrated because I cannot figure out why my client is having pain or isn't improving despite their hard work and dedication, I go to a physical therapist and ask questions or send my client to the therapist to have a screening. It is a wonderful thing to have a pt in your circle of go-to people so that you can get professional, medical answers. I strongly suggest building a good repore with ...

I love talking to new teachers about that awkward moment when they had to get up in front of the class and actually lead a roomful of people through movement for the first time. Everyone has a different experience it seems, but one thing that holds true for all---it was an "out of body/mind" experience for at least some portion of teaching the class. We wonder if we cued the right things, called our right hand our left mistakenly, or even remembered to get in all the spinal mechanics during the class. In our program, we challenge each student to first get the work in their own bodies, (as Ron says, "into our bones"), memorize the material, and begin the transition of learning how to actually teach others this expansive body of work. Teaching is ...

Letter from Ron

February 2007 / Ron Fletcher

  THERE’VE BEEN SOME CHANGES within The Ron Fletcher Company® . Better for Kyria and Pat — better for me — and, in the long haul, better for our Teachers and Students. I see these changes as being especially beneficial for our Facilitators and Disseminators, and to promise more opportunities for the newcomers to The Ron Fletcher Program of Study® . Happily, I am again 100% Creative and Artistic Director of the show and I am pleased to report that Kyria Sabin is now the sole owner of the RFC and Director of the Program of Study. Pat Guyton will be developing her own program and seeing to the growth of her handsome new studio in Boulder. I have total confidence in Kyria as a Fletcher Teacher and Disseminator, as well as in her business sense and leadership skills. I’m certain you too...

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