Newsletter no. 2 – Thursday 22 July, 2021

This is the web-based version of Stretch Therapy Newsletter no. 2

About Stretch Therapy ("ST", for short)

Stretching is only one element in the Stretch Therapy system. There are many aspects to stretching, some of them well known, and others virtually unknown. If you haven't seen it yet, read more in Kit's short, free ebook, The Power of Stretching (scroll down).
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Below are some further resources about Stretch Therapy, in different formats to cater to your preferred learning style.


What is Stretch Therapy?

ST is a comprehensive system that includes stretching, fascial remodelling, strengthening, neural re-patterning, and relaxation. The goals are grace and ease, and this is experienced as enhanced awareness and elegance in movement. Read more.


Stretching techniques and intelligent ways of teaching

Olivia joins Renée Leeuw on her Yay!Yoga podcast. They discuss a range of techniques in the Stretch Therapy system, such as partner stretching and how to do it safely; they talk about the importance of the breath; the use of language and touch when teaching; and they talk about offering variations of poses for each student in the room. Listen here.


'What is stretching, really?'

In this video, Kit begins by talking about the concepts of grace and ease in the body. He is not convinced that stretching has much to do with sarcomeres and Z-fibres, and all the other things the scientific community is interested in. Stretching does have everything to do with quality of life and the experience of being present in this moment. Watch now.

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A note from a student

I completed the Stretch Therapy Starter Course recently and thoroughly enjoyed the course. The videos are excellently produced, are easy to follow along – you only need minimal equipment (which you most likely already have), and at only 15–20 mins long you can easily fit them into your day.

The biggest benefit I got from it was learning how to effectively use my breath when doing mobility work (which I never really understood when doing yoga classes). This is more than just a follow-along stretching routine, I learnt from Olivia and Kit how to connect to my body through my breath, when to go deeper into a pose, how my breath helps me relax into a pose, the relationship between antagonist/agonist muscles and how to exit a pose to embed the increased range of motion in your neural pathways. Also my sleep quality improved undertaking this program.

James B., Australia