First Consultation for new clients
I specialize in working with older people who are coming back to their bodies. My job is to create a custom program for you that will strengthen, stretch, and align your body safely.
During our first consultation, we spend time gathering information on your body’s history – athletics, movement background, injuries, pains or tightness, anything relevant to the body. We’ll do a physical assessment, postural overview, and flexibility test. Then we’ll talk about options for a custom program of corrective stretching, core training, resistance work and balance, and cardio exercise that will work for your specific body.
To arrange a first consultation, please contact me.
Please visit the personal training page for more information on session rates and locations.
Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the scratch foam printmaking at Roadworks 2009!
Here are a few photos from the day:
Scratch Foam Print
Binky’s Barn is traveling with scratch foam printmaking at the following events in the Bay Area.
Each event includes artists and vendors in the printmaking and paper/book arts world, with plenty of hands-on activities for all. Please join us!
Roadworks: Steamroller Printing STREET FAIR
Saturday, September 19, 2009
12 -5 pm
San Francisco Center for the Book
300 De Haro St, San Francisco
Mission Open Studios
Sat-Sun, October 10-11, 2009
499 Alabama Street #126, San Francisco (in Project Artaud)
Book Arts Jam
Saturday, October 17, 2009
10 am – 4 pm
2345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Free admission ($2 parking)
With the arrival of June, we are shifting gears in our next class to delightfully simple, hands-on fun:
Paste Papers + Accordion Books
Saturday, June 20, 2009
10 am to 5 pm
Binky’s Barn/Logos Graphics
499 Alabama Street #126 (map)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost = $50 (includes materials fee)
Paste papers are a fast way to whip up non-representational work onto paper. In the morning, we’ll show you how to make simple paste papers using a range of acrylic pigments and paper colors.
In the afternoon, we’ll take the paste papers from the a.m. session and create simple accordion book structures for you to take home, further decorate and share!
To register for this class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there are cats and dogs at our shop, and we recommend taking allergy medication before arriving to your class.
Pix from today’s scratch foam printmaking session:
In the gallery
Finished Scratch Foam Print
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the Spring Open Studios event!
Here are a few photos from the gallery here at Project Artaud, where I held scratch foam printmaking sessions:
Open Studios 2009
Our Spring 2008 Calendar includes two big dates for Scratch Foam Printmaking. Please join us!
May 3-4, 2008
San Mateo County Fairgrounds
Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PCBA) Printers’ Fair
May 10, 2008
9 am – 4 pm
Fort Mason Center
Thanks to A Taylored Stitch for the photo above!
Upcoming Events at Binky’s Barn and BEYOND…!!
Come see the play, Cassandra at Mission Creek, where Susan is part of the moving, chanting Greek chorus !! Runs Oct. 13-Nov. 10, Thurs., Fri., Sat.’s at 8 pm, at Mariposa Studio, 2808 Mariposa St., between Alabama & Florida Sts. See website & ticket info @ www.mariposastudio.org
Personal Trainer News…I am training clients at Diakadi Body, 290 Division at Potrero, in San Francisco but will be adding training at Binky’s (& our own!) studio in Project Artaud !! I am VERY excited to add the use of this studio for my clients. We have off street parking (HOORAY!!) & lots of new training toys coming…WATCH FOR OPENING DATE SOON !!
TaKeTiNa Music News …I went to Advanced Training for TaKeTiNa in Oregon, part 2, in early September. It was inspiring as always & now the real work begins… PRACTICING with people ! I will finish work in the play, Cassandra, get the studio transformed for training, & be setting regular practice dates later in Fall/Winter…info to come !!
Here are some photos from our fun weekend of scratch foam printing at the PCBA Book Arts Fair and Maker Faire. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
Yes, involving dumbells… Resistance training using the body in space is a great way to strengthen both the targeted muscles and the postural muscles of the trunk.
Become an X, face down, balanced on the toes & hands, arms are straight & you are a plank. Holding a dumbell under each palm (& without rolling the hips or hiking up the butt), proceed to do 1-arm rows, alternating arms. For more fun, add a push-up between each row. This will work your upper back muscles, and has the extra benefit of being a super “core” stabilization exercise.