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 North American Sponsor of Bones for Life®,
   Walk for Life, Chairs, and Mindful Eating

  Foundation for

             Best Practices in Posture and Locomotion


for Optimal Mobility


Ruthy Alon
FMI Founder and President

Incorporated in the state of Maine in 2007, the Foundation for Movement Intelligence is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to promoting the world’s best movement practices in the service of osteoporosis prevention and reversal.

  Our current Board Members are:
  Doug Boltson, Treasurer
  Anna Hatrecht, Secretary
  Tancha McKnight
  Mary Jo Healey
  Elinor Silverstein
  Janeen Pirosko
  Cate Thomas
  Past members: Karen Chwe,
  Kelly Feder, Gail French,
  Linda Howell, Gretchen Langner,   Hélène Lévesque, Carol Lingman,
  Deborah Lotus, Richard Rogers,
  Cici Runge, Jileen Russell,
  Marcia Schoppik, Tyr Throne,   Cathy Wright and Sheila Zangara

FMI oversees activities of the North American instructors of Bones for Life® in the U.S. and Canada. We are a proud member of ISMETA — the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association.

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What is Movement Intelligence (MI)?
How can we awaken and enhance it?

MI is our inner “compass” for navigating
optimal movement, a pleasure-driven center
that innately knows
 • How to rest into support — like a Cat
 • Which way is up — like a Giraffe
 • How to shift weight — like an Elephant
 • How to rebound — like a Kangaroo
    . . . as well as . . .
 • How to find the “sweet spot” in any activity
 • How to engage the entire self, with least effort
 • How to intuit the path of least resistance
 • When we’ve had enough [Satiety]

Most centrally, MI is about the continual adaptability of our physically embodied self
to life’s ever-changing circumstances and environment, which involves and challenges our unconscious resourcefulness, and effortlessly invokes our instinct for self-preservation — conserving energy and, when we feel safe, not just surviving, but playfully thriving.

Unfortunately, the needle of this compass,
rather than becoming increasingly sensitive
and fine-tuned over time, can — through the magnetic pulls of habit, imitation, self-protection and non-supportive environments — become distorted in its perception and assessment of “true north” . . . and can lead us astray: into misdirecting ourselves in ways that conflict
with natural laws of physics and physiology. Eventually such personal misuse results in the premature deterioration and aging of our bodies — so-called “lifestyle” diseases (like osteoporosis and obesity) — as well as otherwise avoidable everyday minor aches and pains.

What to do? Our compass needs to be reset, or recalibrated. Not that we knowingly find a “right” way, and exchange one habit for another . . .
But that, to liberate ourselves, we deliberately feed our organism with myriad options from which, completely on its own, our organism can, like an animal in the wild, spontaneously select and enact the optimal moves at any moment,
in any circumstance, without any conscious pre-planning, interference or manipulation.

Because we too often rely upon idiosyncratic patterns that have crystallized into self-created, self-imposed limitations, we must expand upon these habits so that our organism has a wider palette of options from which to make healthier, more appropriate choices. Our compass is then free to respond more flexibly, without hesitation, to the ever-changing shifts in our here-and-now reality.

The broad menu of offerings in
the Movement Solutions program addresses our most common human maladaptations by serving up movement recipes that present effective strategies to skillfully repattern the neuro-muscular system. Welcome results of this program include enhanced relaxation, blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, height, symmetry, balance, coordination and fluidity, as well as strength.

On a subjective level, Solutions training leads to problem-free, pain-free movement, where, due to evenly distributed effort, you move globally, as an integrated Gestalt, engaging your entire being, rather than as the sum
of many disparate, disjoint parts.
  [Sample specific themes here]

The upshot of the distilled wisdom offered in the Solutions program is that you become biomechanically optimized — confidently poised and self-possessed as you restore an ageless and healthy curiosity, creativity and zest for life which Ruthy Alon, creator of this comprehensive program, likens
to “Biological Optimism.”

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