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The Psoas Course

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Isabella McGuire Mayes • 3 Lessons

  • Introduction
  • Psoas Course – Lesson 1
    12:00
  • Psoas Course – Lesson 2
    22:00
  • Psoas Course – Lesson 3
    25:00
Introduction

Get ready to feel longer than ever as we discover our Psoas!

Course outline

About this course.

The Psoas. One of the most important muscles every dancer and human being should know about! Unfortunately this muscle is hard to locate and even harder to use and lengthen properly.

When we come across issues with our Psoas, we can have poor posture, poor turnout, tight hips, tight glutes and even feel stressed!

This course is literally going to unlock your psoas muscle by helping you locate, visualise, strengthen and lengthen it.

Discovering your Psoas muscle is going to be a breakthrough moment for you and we are so excited to be apart of that.

Get ready to feel longer than ever as we discover our Psoas!

Course breakdown.
Psoas Course – Lesson 1
12:00

Let’s Visualise and find our Psoas muscle. Because the Psoas is so deep running from your lower back all the way round to the front of your body attaching at the hip, it can be hard to find!

In this lesson we will find it, learn tools to visualise it and also try to relax it preparing it to lengthen and strengthen in the following lessons.

This is a great lesson to come back to when struggling to locate or relax your Psoas muscle.

Psoas Course – Lesson 2
22:00

Welcome to the next lesson. Now we’re in a relaxed state, we will be lengthening the muscle with some of my most favourite exercises. You will need a stretching band for this along with two soft balls which you can find on amazon under ‘miracle ball method’

It’s key to keep yourself as relaxed as possible in this lesson with very little tension in the muscles, focusing on length and space in the hip joints.

After this, when you stand up, you should feel much more lengthened in the back, grounded in the legs, open in the hips and tall in the torso.

Psoas Course – Lesson 3
25:00

Now it’s time to strengthen your Psoas muscle. By now, you should be feeling amazing in your body and much longer.

Of course we need to be strong. Working the Psoas in a functional way is key here. This allows us to keep it long even whilst we strengthen it. What we don’t want is to shorten the Psoas as we build strength as this is counter productive and will lead to inhibited turnout and poor posture.

With the visualisation we have learned and these functional exercises, you will build strength whilst keeping length. This is key. Let’s get started.

Meet your teacher.

Isabella McGuire Mayes
Founder

​Isabella trained at The Royal Ballet School and then became the first British girl to join the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg at 15 where she studied for 4 years. She joined the Mikhailovsky Ballet in Russia as a soloist and later danced with Eifman Ballet.

What you’ll learn.
  • Learn to locate and visualize the psoas
  • Learn to lengthen the psoas
  • Learn to strengthen the psoas without shortening
  • Discover how the psoas affects your turnout
  • Improve your posture
  • Build a stronger body that translates to your dancing
  • Discover the breakthrough of a long and strong Psoas
Who is this for?
  • This is for every dancer from beginner to pro
  • For those with tight hips and lower back
  • For those struggling with turnout
  • For those struggling with bad posture
  • For those struggling to feel their core while dancing
Who is this not for?
  • Someone looking for a workout. This course is slow and steady
Pricing.

Each tier has something very special to offer. Let’s dive in and see which plan will suit your needs best taking your ballet to the next level!

pricing
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes.

Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to all online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Plans broken down into two levels every 
4 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
  • Access to live online classes throughout 
the week
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more!

Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to all online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Plans broken down into two levels every 
4 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
  • Access to live online classes throughout 
the week
Serious
Principal 0 Spaces Available!
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine?

Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her.

Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results.

If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to all online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Plans broken down into two levels every 
4 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
  • Access to live online classes throughout 
the week
Casual
Corps
Hundreds of hours of guided ballet classes, workouts and flexibility training. Guaranteed to get the results you desire behind the scenes. Watch anytime and anywhere.
£30 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to all online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Plans broken down into two levels every 
4 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
  • Access to live online classes throughout 
the week
Committed
Most popular!
Soloist
Dive deep into our signature courses. Learn how to achieve better pirouettes, higher arabesque, stronger pointe work, beginners basics and much more! Expect a greater understanding, detailed lessons and big progress.
£50 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to all online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Plans broken down into two levels every 
4 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
  • Access to live online classes throughout 
the week
Serious
Principal
Tired of wondering what class to do? Need structure in your routine? Structured plans made just for you by Isabella along with direct communication with her. Isabella will help you reach your desired goals. This gets results. If no spots, contact us to be put on the waitlist.
£75 / Month

  • Access to Online Studio Classes
  • Live Weekly Online Classes
  • Access to all online studio plans & courses
  • 30 min call with Isabella to discuss goals
  • New personalised plan every 8 weeks
  • Plans broken down into two levels every 
4 weeks
  • Personalised video where Isabella walks you through each new plan
  • Discounted rate to in-person workshops
  • Access to live online classes throughout 
the week
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