​​​​​​Core Stability: An Updated Conversation​

​​​Building Your Capacity for Success 

[Online Training]

​​We Often Think of Core TRAINIng as Good for Reducing Pain

​As a registered Kinesiologist and C-IAYT Yoga Therapist Trainer, ​​I hear a lot about core training.

​​Particularly that core training is the thing that will help reduce pain and improve posture. 

​This isn't wrong.

​And yet, for many people their posture and pain aren't changing, despite doing "core work".​ ​​

​​​​​What’s going on? Why is there no improvement?

M​any people think that "core work" is all about their abdomen.

They pull their navel to their spine,  press​ their back to the floor and/or pull​ up their pelvic floor.

And while these exercises may provide relief​ in the short term, ​many people are not experiencing long term improvements. ​

In fact,  I have found many people who follow these instructions exclusively, become more rigid, more braced and experience more pain.

​​So What To do?

​​​​​For a moment - pause the thinking ​that your core ​is your abdomen - and look at what your core actually DOES.

​When the core is working optimally it:

  • * ​​​​provides us the ability to be adaptable. To move from fast to slow, slow to fast and to quickly change directions. 
  • * ​enables us to be variable. ​​To have more than one ​movement strategy.​​​
  • ​* ​​​​helps us be agile. ​To be nimble in how we change position and direction.​​​
  • ​*​ lets us know where our body is in space (proprioception). ​​​​​To sense effort,  force, equilibrium and balance.
  • ​* ​​ensures our foundations are stable while our body parts move in a coordinated flow. 

​This is why we can have short term gains but not long term ​Results  

A lot of people stagnate in their progress because they don't shift up ​their in exercises beyond early stage recovery.

​​Remember, in the early stages, particularly when there is injury and protection, ​​the​ ​focus often needs to be on small movement, specific muscle engagement, and learning to reconnect and retrain our core.

​And to progress to the next level of success, ​​​the focus often needs to shift to ​adaptability, agility, variability - for example, using muscles in different order, having more than one movement strategy to fall back on. ​

If ​the shift isn't made, sustainable results will often be elusive.

​How I hELP

Over the past 25 years, I have worked with thousands of people - people from all walks of life - who had tried “everything” but have yet to have lasting success. 

I help them recognize where they ​needed to focus their "core efforts". ​Whether​ it ​is the retraining of small component movement or ​the expansion of capability, adaptability and variability. 

As a result, they ​have been able to tap into a whole new level of success - effortless effort, better performance, more suppleness.... and more "Ninja-warrior"-like movement.

If you find yourself in the same frustrating situation and want results, I have created an online program ​to help you ​gain more success.

​[Online training]

​Core Stability: Building ​Your Capacity for Success

  • ​What you will learn:

  • ​*Misconceptions of Core Training That Can Leave You Stuck
  1. 1. What the evidence reveals about the core and core training.
  2. 2. The m​isconception of "good core" and "good core exercises".
  3. 3. ​The m​isconception of "I have good core, it’s my back that is the problem", and ​why back pain is a clear sign of a sub-optimal core.
  4. 4. The confusion of "women who were runners before they were pregnant can get back running 3 months postpartum." And why so many moms hurt themselves when they start running too soon after delivery.

  • * ​​Effective Core Training That Can Grow Your Capacity for Success
  • 1. The reality of effective core exercises: How to ​optimally train your core for the activities you love.
  • 2.  A key secret to understanding your core.
  • 3. The relationship of your breath to an optimized core.

  • * For the yoga teacher
  • ​1. ​“Cueing” the core:  Tips and tricks to help you and your students "get the core" and ​kinesthetically fee​l ​their way to building embodied core stability.  


​Get lifetime access to this training

This two-hour online training will always be available for you, so you can come back and review the teachings ​whenever you want. ​​

​this is for you if. . .

  • ​​​Y​​ou ​really see the connection between core and your capacity for movement and ​you want to optimize your efforts for better and better success.
  • ​You want less fluff, more therapeutic benefit, ​​​and greater ​potential for growth, so you can move with more ease, strength and stamina. ​
  • You are ready for some usable techniques and tools to change, harness and channel your strengths effectively.

​this is not for you...

  • ​If you don’t think change is possible.
  • ​I​f you are ​not willing to learn or do the exercises. To make a change, you ​will need to follow the concepts that are taught. It won't take a lot of time, will require a sustained commitment.
  • If your schedule is packed from morning to night, this may not be the right fit at this moment.

meet Susi Hately, Your Instructor

I have a BSC. Kinesiology and have been helping people reduce and eradicate pain for 25 years. I​ have also been a bridge between the medical world and yoga.  ​​Two of my programs have been studied at ​the University of Calgary and both showed benefit for supporting people and their wellbeing. I am the author and presenter of I Love Anatomy and ​Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries.

I have been training teachers and health professionals in yoga therapy since 2001 and am the lead teacher ​in the highly successful C-IAYT Accredited Functional Synergy Yoga Therapy Program.

As a young student of yoga,​ ​I began to combine the ancient practices of yoga with ​my BSc. Kinesiology at a Vancouver pain clinic. ​​Soon after I was asked by Olympic sports teams to help their athletes optimize their function for better performance. By designing therapy programs that utilize sound anatomical principles of kinesiology with the time-honoured practices of gentle yoga, ​I have enabled people to find pain relief, feel good, and rediscover vitality in their lives.​

check out what others are saying about susi

​​​"​I want to say thank-you for providing such a wonderful resource. Far more than a promotional device - I love the spirit of generosity and enthusiasm for learning and teaching."  

​-​​​​Shelley Moon

​"I love the clarity and insight of Susi's applied anatomy. She goes right to the key areas of relevance for yoga practitioners and offers her years of skilled knowledge in potent synthesized & visual material that will benefit students and teachers from all backgrounds. Highly recommended!"

​-​​​Shiva Rea

​​​"Susi is an exceptional coach.  If you want to work with one of the best, if you want to work with someone who really wants you to succeed, if you want to work with someone who truly walks the walk and talks the talk, work with Susi. She really knows what she is doing".


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