Floor Flow is a brand of movement instruction created by Marlo Fisken, that fuses primal movement and dance-based floor work techniques into easy-to-learn sequences that emphasize fluidity, control, and joint mobility.
Jacquie has recently been accredited as the first certified Floor Flow® Instructor! and is excited to be able to bring this amazing movement to the floors of Bottoms Up!
To be able to find your movement with flow is an exhilarating and liberating feeling. The ability to use the floor to create movement, shapes, softness, dynamics all comes from be able to freely flow and find fluidity. Allowing yourself to take away the thinking brain and let your senses take over.
This amazing 8-week course is derived from concepts and movements learned within Marlo Fisken’s Flow Movement®, Floor Flow Training. Exercises that are influenced by numerous styles of dance, Cappeira, Yoga, sensual, animal movement, mobility training.
This course will comprise of movements across and all over the floor to create sequences that organically happen. Movement that is unimpeded, continuous and water-like. Rolling, swirling, turning, swaying, rotating, lifting, undulating, circling, stretching.
Beneficial for any person wanting to find fluidity & personal expression within themselves. No experience or level is required for this. This is not a pole based workshop. We invite anyone to join us on the floor.
We advise to wear long pants, sleeves (so back and shoulders are covered), socks or legwamers and knee pads.
WHAT IS FLOW MOVEMENT?
When we say, “We got into the flow of things,” or, “It all just flowed together,” we’re saying that there was a change — from separate pieces into a whole. We moved with minimum effort. We became so engrossed in an activity that we lost sense of place, time, and perhaps even sense of self. I believe the ideal physical activity not only makes us strong and mobile, balanced and agile — it also stimulates us creatively and makes us explore. It excites and engages us.
Flow Movement is both an apparel line and a series of progressive fluidity drills for all levels, often involving flexibility training, floor work, level changes, and tempo play. By learning movements where more than just your feet are attached to the floor, we have an opportunity to receive feedback about our mobility and movement quality. We also learn about how control is a gateway to power — and fun — by changing speeds.
In a Flow Movement class, you will move creatively through the primal patterns of rolling, crawling, sliding, twisting, folding, arching, squatting, lunging, walking, and more. You will learn to change positions with both supple control and momentum. The floor is your equipment. You’ll learn to manipulate it for strength, awareness, and creativity.
Flow Movement is not a gimmick. When I asked fitness industry marketing professionals what they thought of my ideas, they were quick to recognize the innovation, but just as quick to tell me I needed a claim about looking good or losing weight or some other nonsense.
I will not promise you amazing abs, great workout hair, or better sex… even if it’s true (strong bodies that move well ARE attractive, hair looks great in motion, a mobile spine is a happy spine–and a happy spine not only helps you feel better in your sex life, but in your LIFE). While your life could change by doing these exercises, that is your journey.
I’m just here to share my experiences and reacquaint you with your body.