Yoga and Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT)

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Yoga and Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT) are both very supportive in their ultimate goal: improving each clients health naturally, maximizing the body’s ability to heal itself. MAT can address specific areas of weakness and muscle inhibition that may be hindering one's ability to move into specific positions and/or hold certain poses.

Exposing the weaknesses and addressing them via MAT will:
  • Increase Strength
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Increase Resistance to Injury
  • Decrease Stress and Wear and Tear on the Body
  • Decrease the Effects of Aging
  • Increase Healing Rate
  • Increase Physical Performance.
All of these effects will be magnified when combined with a Yoga program that is individualized for your body.

"As a yoga teacher, I have been fascinated with MAT. I teach balance and alignment. In order to achieve these goals, one needs to strengthen some muscles and loosen others. Most people want to stretch but they forget that the opposite muscle needs to strengthen. MAT helps with finding the muscles that need to strengthen. I have sent many students to Activation Fitness and they have found the help they needed. I think MAT technique is terrific."
— Wendy Sadler
Yoga Instructor, Practicing since 1975, Teaching since 1998
Over 1000 hours of trainings, Teacher of teacher trainings, Specializing in Yoga Therapy

"My feet were the motivation for giving MAT a try. The heels had become so tender over the years that to walk was painful. Cyndi Burman worked tenaciously over several sessions on the many muscles/joints within each foot, the muscular alignment of my hips/legs to my feet and balance between both sides. I also became more cognizant of how I placed my feet when I walk and practice yoga. Gradually the tenderness subsided to where I am today, 12 months later. My feet are no longer an issue. I have made the decision to continue to work with Cyndi on other parts of my body because I believe that MAT is important to my graceful aging process. The muscles sometimes need to be reminded of how they connect to and interact with each other and their respective bones. MAT has become an important part of the overall health plan to keep me strong and happy in my active life style."
— Katherine Nagler

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Lauren Eirk is the developer and primary instructor for the internationally known Registered Yoga School, Yoga I.S.®. With a unique biomechanical approach to Hatha Yoga and its therapeutic benefits, Lauren's creation of Yoga I.S.® stems from her life's work of over 25 years of teaching experience. Lauren also completed a Physical Therapy degree. She has helped bridge the gap between Physical Therapy, Personal Training, Yoga and MAT in this outstanding educational program for Yoga instructors.

Contact Activation Fitness today to learn more: (847) 730-5531.