Yesterday I had an Aviva course so I guessed it’s time to write about how it really looks like, what happens on a course. Anyone interested?
So, this is the special method that was created to cure many problems that women have to deal with, such as cysts, fibroids, PCOS, PMS, thyroid problems, serious cramps or menopausal symptoms. It’s not only about the negative side, to “delete” some illnesses, but it can also prepare the female body for pregnancy and it makes a lot easier to get pregnant. Yesterday was a good (good means easy because I didn’t have to talk about different illnesses and their treatments) class, almost only wannabe mothers came :)
So, about the usual structure of the courses. I always start with an interrogation. Just kidding. But I always ask what the reason for studying the method is. I have a questionnaire for that because it makes everything faster plus this way women don’t have to talk about their problems in front of a whole group of strangers.
After I collected information I always talk about how the method works and give extra instructions in connection with the exercises. It is not just a simple workout, people have to pay attention to more things than just comfortable clothes and finding the time.
Then comes the hard part. The method does not only consist of a set of exercises but diet, too. I always try to talk about it shortly, but it rarely happens. Basically, the alkaline diet goes with the method but there are many exceptions, many cases where the person needs a different type of diet. I have books to suggest for further reading but I have too many thoughts about nutrition in my head and I rarely can keep them for myself. Somebody with PCOS, thyroid problems or with fibroids need different kind of diet. Okay, not totally different but the focus is on a different part of the diet. I find proper nutrition an extremely effective cure so I tend to talk about it a lot. That’s why the basic course is 4 hours long in groups (individual sessions usually are just about 2-2.5 hours long because I have to talk about only one illness, one diet).
After the loads of information about lifestyle and diet changes I distract my clients with some exercises, with the workout itself to avoid overthinking about ‘I can’t change everything’, ‘how could I do these things?’ and stuff. I never suggest changing everything on one day (but I have one day to tell everything so sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming), only one thing at a time. It makes everything easier.
Yesterday I had a really good group, it was easy to teach the moves, everybody had the same aim so I didn’t have to give extra modifications. Yesterday was a good day :)
I’m looking forward to the next group, it is always fun to wait what background the ladies come from, what illnesses will be present what areas of the exercises and diet we will have to cover. I still don’t know what the group structure depends on because at one course I have mostly wannabe moms without any extra problems, another course I have a great many ladies with PCOS and there are very difficult groups when everybody has different past and serious illnesses, are in post-operation stage and I can witness stories that I could have never imagined. Sometimes I’m just sitting at home after the course and stare in front of myself thinking about how difficult life can be, how much difficulty one can survive with a smile on her face and hope in her hart. Other times I’m just happy that I can help them. I can help these women with problems noone wants to talk about.
And I’m always very happy when I get letters about success with the method, when fibroids and cysts go away, when I’m told about pregnancies or new born babies or “just” cases when they didn’t need to take medicine anymore (many times, the exercises, a well-set diet and some herbs together is enough) or just relieved because the menstrual cramps disappeared or just easier.
I don’t say it’s always easy to have these classes, but the results make me happy :) And yesterday I had super enthusiastic clients and I’m very optimistic about their results.