We are excited to be continually adding new instructors to our team. This list will be consistently updated as we continue to certify more Fluid Isometrics Block Therapy Instructors across the globe.
The online Fluid Isometrics Block Therapy Teacher Training program is live and available to anyone with an internet connection and a passion to be involved in the movement to empower people to become their own health advocates. To learn about becoming a Certified Block Therapy Instructor click here!
Quinn has always been interested in sports and fitness. At a young age he started weight training at his high school gym. As results were coming fast, it quickly became his new focus. At the age of 18, Quinn was introduced to Block Therapy. As he felt and saw dramatic changes after only a couple session, this became his new addiction.
Quinn started to combine Block Therapy into his bodybuilding routine. After years of taking copious amounts of supplements, he was given a challenge; to quit all supplements and to make Block Therapy his his only focus. This is what changed everything for him. These are only some of the results he gained from this challenge – improved muscle recovery, improved muscle pump in the gym, symmetry & proportion. “When you understand the fascia system, do the work, and make it a habit, you become your own health advocate. This is how you gain control of your body.”
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He has made this challenge a lifestyle.
What Quinn realized is all of these benefits not only caused from proper nutrition and workouts, but understanding the health and importance of our fascia system. “We need to understand that optimal health is caused by receiving proper blood and oxygen flow to all cells. Not necessarily what you put in your body and how many calories you can burn. If we understand proper alignment both in and out of the gym, how to optimize our breath, and continually do Block Therapy, we will be at our greatest health potential and will only improve.”
Quinn is also currently working on his FIST (Fluid Isometrics Strength Training) program that he is wanting to launch in 2018. One of his goals is to bring Block Therapy to fitness, bodybuilding and athletics. Ultimately, it is his goal to share this life changing bodywork practice to the world.
She is a certified Personal Trainer, and has now solely put her focus to Block Therapy. She has done extensive training, and teaching along side of Deanna Hansen, the founder of Fluid Isometrics and Block Therapy and became a Certified Block Therapy Instructor in 2013.
While having been an athlete all her life, participating in many Manitoba Marathons, Manitoba Synchronized Swimming Team, multiple Manitoba Volleyball teams, gymnastics, long distance track team, Heather has enjoyed taking her experiences and using that knowledge and understanding to train others in helping to achieve their physical and fitness goals. Because of injuries that can happen while training, Heather set off on a journey to discover a solution to these issues as well.
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Having been almost on her deathbed in 2010, due to her whole entire system shutting down, and organs failing, she felt blessed with being given a chance to have one more chance at life. She was introduced to Block Therapy by Deanna Hansen, and was guided through a journey of optimal health. Heather was strong and determined to not leave this earth without having completed what she was brought onto this earth to do. That is to to teach people to be their best possible selves that they can possibly be.
Heather is so excited to be able to teach others how to optimize their health and share the philosophy of Fluid Isometrics Block Therapy. It did not take much time at all for her to regain her strength and health and so had taken every opportunity she could to reach out to others. Block Therapy was the missing link to her recovery, and spends her whole devoted time on helping others reach the same experiences, and guiding them along their journey.
With 15 years experience in body work, Rachael uses Block Therapy to combine meditation, exercise and therapy to improve body awareness, body alignment, proper breathing. Rachael’s passion is to empower people to take their health into their own hands to improve quality of life and realize their life’s purpose.
Rachael is the first Block Therapist in the Bahamas, and travels around the country to spread the healing power of Block Therapy. She has lived and studied abroad in Costa Rica, Switzerland and the US, and speaks Spanish, German and Swiss German.
She and her husband have an organic micro greens and sprout farm. Her hobbies include boating, walking on the beach collecting sea treasures and spending time with family and friends. A wellness warrior at heart, Rachael enjoys hosting workshops and is planning wellness cruises aboard catamarans in Abaco, Bahamas.
Shelley Elhatton, RN
Shelley Elhatton has been a registered Nurse since 1982. She has traveled extensively and has worked abroad with her nursing career. She was extremely fortunate to be immersed in many holistic modalities. Shelley understood long ago that a dis-ease in the body, was simply that. She has always looked at the body as a whole, rather than the “hole” in the body. She has come to believe that the medical society needs to attach a name or diagnosis to the symptoms.
Spending a lifetime assisting others, and like many in health care, she forgot about her own self care. Overtime chronic pain issues in her back became apparent. She experienced a car accident at 30 years of age, which followed the diagnosis or fibromyalgia. This lead her on a search to find a “cure” and feel well again. Unfortunately despite the many wonderful modalities she came across and some she studied in depth, the results were not long lasting. The accumulation of time and having three abdominal surgeries, eventually resulted on being on disability.
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Life became very grim attempting to solve chronic pain issues. Having pelvic issues results in many frustrations. Not only do you have issues walking, but also sitting or bending. The lack of movement results is a rapid weight gain as well. This left her extremely depressed with feelings of hopelessness. A year into disability a friend mentioned this new body work practice called Block Therapy.
The words Block therapy really resonated with her. She quickly signed up for classes. After that first experience in a class, she knew that this was the answer she had been praying for. Her intuition and knowledge of the body showed her the connections inside her body that lead to her pain and suffering. She knew immediately that she needed to learn this practice and share it with others who
suffer as she did.
As a result of immersing herself in the Block Therapy she was able to return to work as a nurse part time as well as follow her passion and teach this amazing therapy to others. Her goal is to use all her skills as a nurse and Block Therapist as well as many other modalities she has learnt to assist others in their healing. She strongly believes that aging should be done so in a graceful
way and that life is too short to do it in pain.
Today she teaches classes to many, she offers private consultations, 1:1 sessions, 3 hour intensives as well as many forms of energy work. She is once again living her life in a joyful way and living the life she was meant to live.
Joanne applies her extensive knowledge and experience toward helping people achieve a higher level of fitness and improved quality of life. As a personal trainer, Joanne’s mission is to share her enthusiasm, experience and motivation towards health and fitness goals that can help her clients live their lives to the fullest by empowering people to take their health into their own hands.
After 17 years as a fitness professional, it still gives Joanne great satisfaction to pass along her enthusiasm and expertise to those wanting to adopt a lifestyle of physical and mental well-being. Adding Fluid Isometrics Block Therapy to her repertoire of specialties has given her a great understanding of proper diaphragmatic breathing and truly calming the nervous system down. She always looks forward to adding it to the health and fitness regimes of her clients and sees such huge benefits since beginning to teach Block Therapy to them.
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Joanne teaches Block Therapy all over Manitoba and especially Winnipeg including her home studio in St. Vital, several hospitals, schools and community clubs all over the province, skyping with clients worldwide and many private one on one sessions with people. More recently, Joanne has added more intermediate and intensive Block Therapy workshops as well for people that have been “blocking” for months or even years.
Joanne Holt says, “Fluid Isometrics Block Therapy has completed the package of what I was missing and so much about that was the proper diaphragmatic breath, which is now such a huge part of my daily life. There is so much enjoyment about teaching this work to others and watching the changes that take place in flexibility, range of motion and even strength. The debilitating headaches just went away once I corrected my postural issues and shallow breathing issues. I was able to merge my body, my mind and my spirt into one after beginning my Block Therapy practice which has been an incredible transformation.
Joan Jasper is an Administrative Assistant working in the Financial Services Field as well as a Certified Block Therapy Instructor. After years of working at a desk, Joan began to suffer from constant pain in her upper back. She tried various means to alleviate this pain, without success. She was referred to Fluid Isometrics in 2012 and began working with Block Therapy to finally obtain relief from her pain.
In her spare time Joan enjoys golfing (summer) and yoga (winter) and loves to use the block to help increase her range of motion. She also enjoys ballroom dancing and is using the block to alleviate aches and pains in her legs and feet.
Joan is looking forward to empowering others to become their own health advocates and teaching them how to “self-care” to deal with their current issues as well as long term benefits.
Tammy Gibson is an avid competitive golfer, being a five-time provincial champion and nine-time national championship participant. Tammy has had an interest in health and fitness all her life and always looks for ways to be active and stay healthy through sport, fitness, nutrition and meditation. Tammy is a retired provincial civil servant, having worked in various areas over her 30-year career such as training, policy development and strategic management. She has now found her true calling with Block Therapy.
Tammy’s Block Therapy journey began out the need to address her shoulder and hip pain from playing competitive golf. Many other treatments, while helpful, did not provide lasting relief whereas Block Therapy made the difference! She found the block was so easy to integrate into her daily routine. She quickly found lasting relief from her chronic pain, improved her range of motion and lost some weight.
As soon as Tammy started seeing these results she knew this was something special and wanted to share it with others. Tammy is now a Block Therapy Instructor and owner of Unblock Your Golf. She is very much looking forward to sharing her experiences and teaching others to become advocates of their own health.
Kristine Wattis currently works full time in an office environment, but feels that she has finally found her calling. She is now a Certified Block Therapy Instructor. It was a little over 3 years ago when she took her first class. She remembers leaving that class thinking that she had just done something amazing to her body. No other body work had (or has) done that for her after just one class.
Kristine has taught Block Therapy in the Bahamas, and in Phoenix, Arizona. She is more than excited to now be teaching it here in Winnipeg. She will be hosting classes regularly starting January 2017. She is also available for private classes, one-on-one, and Skype sessions. Kristine also sees hosting Block Therapy retreats, locally or in exotic locations in her future!
Susan is a retired Elementary Teacher (B.ED), a Certified SPRA Aqua Fitness Instructor and a Certified Block Therapy Instructor. Susan sees herself as a work in progress. As a lifelong learner, her life journey is always a search for that next lesson, whatever it may be.
Susan has a passionate desire to find interesting ways stay active and fit. Fortunate to be in good health, she cherishes the freedom, independence and joy that come with fluid movement. She works to maintain her physical, emotional and mental health through a variety of physical, artistic, and musical activities. Practicing tai chi and meditating, she stays spiritually healthy.
Susan believes that the human body is designed to move and, barring accidents and unfortunate health problems, one can, through movement, live a thoroughly healthy and active life. She also believes that one must also be proactive, that it’s not enough to talk the talk; she must also walk the walk, so she feels fortunate to have heard about Block Therapy powered by Fluid Isometrics.
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“When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”
Susan was utterly amazed to find Block Therapy which, like tai chi, encourages and allows for growth in all areas of life… physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She, the student, was ready and so it follows that her teacher, Deanna Hansen, appeared.
Introduced to Fluid Isometrics & Block Therapy in the summer of 2014, Susan was intrigued, and knowing she had to try it, she bought her first Block. Her body responded quickly, and in no time at all she could list several positive changes her body had undergone. Today, she enthusiastically says that Block Therapy is one of the best things she has ever invested in because Block Therapy is so good for the body!
Susan sees Block Therapy as an absolute gift, and it has been a gift in the truest sense of the word because it was unexpected. (You see, a gift is not truly a gift if you are expecting it.) She wasn’t expecting all those wonderful changes in her body. Nor was she expecting to feel so good, so fully alive! And now, she wants to share that gift… with YOU!
In setting up her home based business, Susan has launched her ABC’s of Block Therapy website, so be sure to check it out by clicking here! She has also posted a business page on Facebook. If you go to https://www.facebook.com/abcblocktherapy/ you can see the upcoming events that she has planned for the people in and around Saskatoon.
If you live outside of Saskatoon and want a qualified instructor to come to your city or town, get in touch with Susan. Spread the word, tell others about Block Therapy, send them to Susan’s website. If you can put together a group of interested people she’d be happy to bring the ABC’s of Block Therapy to you. Always happy to share the gift of Block Therapy with new people, our instructor, Susan Livingstone would love to hear from you!
For over 15 years, I have studied yoga and therapeutics, internationally with great yoga leaders such as Desiree Rumbauch,Todd Norian, Michaelle Edwards and Elena Brower. Through my yoga practice, I have enjoyed experiencing freedom and release and enthusiastically shared that. One challenge I have faced, is that as the intensity and excellence of my practice has grown, an injury would happen. The slow recovery process would start once again, making it necessary to ramp down my vibrant practice and physical lifestyle, and seek new methods for healing my injury.
As a result of these experiences and a car crash several years ago, I became passionate about bringing my body back to full performance in my sports and outdoor lifestyle, so that I could receive the full physical, emotional and mental benefits of these activities. Block therapy has unlocked my body’s potential unlike any other (of the very many) healing practices I have tried. As a Certified Block Therapist and Instructor, I am committed to giving people the skills and support to seek a clear path to their own self-care and recovery. It is a joy to un-puzzle our bodies together. Block Therapy is for people at any point in their life, of any age or level of physicality.Together with my students, we build pain-free alignment and strength in our bodies and are empowered to heal ourselves.
Tami Le Poidevin
Greenorchid Massage was opened in June of 2010, born of my passion to help people feel better in the short term, and, learn how to better love and care for their body.
The goal of each session is to help the body deal with stress on a physical, emotional and mental level and for it to then begin the healing process.
I love seeing people begin to relax, to see their stress levels start to go down and make positive changes for their health. It’s a pleasure to do what I love and meet such amazing people!
Rose Benjamin has been a Certified Nutritional Counsellor since 1998 after 26 years in the education field. She extended her knowledge in helping others beyond supplement support through energy work. Rose is certified in Emotion Code and Body Code. Both modalities have proven to eliminate trapped emotions interfering with body function and creating pain. Rose has several documented cases of great improvements from old pain, beliefs, and emotional baggage from the past. Her clients learned that Emotion & Body Code are non-invasive and gentle, while no personal information has to be shared for the work to be effective.
Block Therapy was then discovered which gave Rose hope to change the effects and pain of scoliosis on her back, pain in knees and bunions, and scar tissue from surgeries. After seeing how her body was changing, and how she was de-stressing while using her block, Rose decided to do the Teacher Training.“This was something I had to learn how to do for myself & for the potential it has to help both the young and old.”