A look in the mirror
The first step to reaching your full potential is being self-aware. Like an X-Ray – when we move our bodies – it reveals a lot about who we are. Yana instructs her students to look in the mirror and get to the root of what defines you as an individual. What your walk says about you.
Body Awareness and Prominent Posture
Understanding posture, muscle memory, and proper body awareness is important when learning how to control and sculpt your body. Yana incorporates the key elements of proper body alignment and controlled balance for a more elegant and confident appearance.
The Principles of Movement
Much like learning the choreography of a dance, perfecting the body language that’s displayed in an individual’s style of movement, stance, and gait requires focus, skill, and physical ability. Yana leads students through choreography specifically designed to improve posture, balance, core strength, hip and shoulder movements, and overall body alignment.
Your Inner Critic
One of the biggest barriers standing in the way of reaching your fullest potential is constant self-doubt. Our body has the ability to reveal our deepest emotions, fears and insecurities. The key to overcoming personal insecurities is by connecting to your feelings and emotions and knowing that you’re in control of them. Yana will teach you how to accept and love yourself and the body that you have.
Walking with confidence sounds simple, yet the ability to convey a captivating presence isn’t inborn—it must be taught. Body movement alone is not enough. Having the self-confidence to do what you want, speak up for yourself, and most profoundly, be yourself. Yana shows you how to accentuate those qualities, bringing out the special part of yourself that may be hidden.
Your signature walk
The foundation of having a great walk is embracing your uniqueness, strength and inner beauty. Yana allows you to experience a transformation within yourself, in preparation for the various challenges of everyday life, that is ultimately recognizable in your “signature walk.”
point of view
The way we communicate through our appearance, posture, gesture, gaze and expression can be such a powerful tool when communicating with others. How do you carry yourself when you’re surrounded by others? Our facial expressions, body gestures and involuntary movements speak louder than the words. Yana provides a better understanding of social dynamics and how you can easily become an effective communicator.
point of view
Yana encourage participant involvement to develop and stimulate new ways of communicating with confidence. This lesson works in pairs where each resembles the other person in order to step outside their own boundaries..
point of view
Yana encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and let your personality shine through fun improv exercises, acting out infomercials, and obstacle courses.
Movement spills into every aspect of life, affecting one’s presentation in the professional world and in social situations.Yana shows you to look and act appropriately, professionally and confidently while projecting yourself in every situation; to walk in and know what you have!
lead with confidence
As humans it’s our natural instinct to stay in our comfort zones, but this lesson requires you to go beyond that. Discover how having real self-confidence has the power to inspire confidence in others.
walk with purpose: Graduation
Celebrate transformation of the new you.