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Choose from one of these available 4 hour workshops:

July 27, 3-7pm

July 28, 8-noon

July 28, 3-7pm

Choose from one of these available 90 minute flow series:

July 28, 1-2:30pm

July 29, 9-10:30am


FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Start Times 8-4pm for scheduling for additional information or scheduling

Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (RFST)

Guided Self-Stretching Flow Workshop

What is Resistance Flexibility & Strength Training?

RFST uses eccentric movement to change your muscle and fascia tissues. 

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What You Learn in the Guided Workshop

The workshop teaches the underlying information and exercises, as well as introduces the vocabulary of the technique. 

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Session Attire

Please. wear whatever is most comfortable for you to move around and stretch in. Jeans or other movement restricting clothes are not recommended. Sweats, spandex, shorts, and other similar types of clothing will be most comfortable. Socks are appropriate but not required.


While we have a supply stretching mats, towels, drinking water, and other equipment, please feel free to bring your own yoga mats, towel, and water bottle.


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Dr Christine Northrup’s Introduction to Bob Cooley and Resistance Flexibility


The RFST System is a program of 16 powerful stretching exercises for each level of practice — beginner, intermediate, assisted, and advanced. Sixteen different types of stretches, each one uniquely defined by bone rotational interrelationships and specific muscle groups. Each type of stretch provides the best leverage to stretch individual or synergistic groups of muscles. Each type of stretch also creates concomitant and predictable physiological and psychological improvements in a person. This system embodies a balanced approach to physical and mental fitness. It is a predictable, noninvasive, preventative health program with resulting gains in physical strength and functioning, psychological fitness, and spiritual and emotional development.

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Benefits of Being Flexible

RESISTANCE FLEXIBILITY offers immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility; takes the pain out of stretching and protects you from injuring yourself by over-stretching. 

Physical Benefits from Stretching

Astounding physical and physiological changes result from developing greater flexibility. Specific stretches create predictable improvements.

You'll experience more fluidity in your movements. Suddenly you'll be sitting up straighter, lighter, walking taller, becoming more youthful and child-like in your movements. Your power, strength and endurance will skyrocket. Chronic pain will magically disappear. Your diet will improve, future injuries won't have a chance, and your general health will be enhanced. You'll feel stronger, more resilient, and vigorous. You'll be mystified by your emerging physical prowess.

Spiritual Benefits from Stretching

Unbelievable spiritual changes result from developing greater flexibility.

Becoming more flexible connects you with positive life changes while it disconnects you from objectionable parts of your life. Changes in awareness and modifications in perspective become daily occurrences. The wonderful connection between your body and your life can be directly experienced from stretching. You will find yourself being more ethical and principled, showing greater integrity, and enjoying doing the things that are good for you. You will begin to live more and suffer less . . . experience everything about energy and spirit . . . living timelessly.

Emotional Benefits from Stretching

Exciting emotional changes result from developing greater flexibility.

Dismantling the emotional armor we wrap about ourselves is a principle benefit of flexibility. You'll find yourself maturing emotionally—becoming more intimate, more attached, more sensitively engaged in other people's lives.

All sorts of things will begin to look and work better—your self-image, your confidence, and your appearance. The things you really like and need will suddenly be made clear to you. You'll free yourself from the traumas of the past, and learn how not to repeat the same mistakes. Despondency and anxiety will loosen their grip, and in their place will emerge a burgeoning and intensely exciting and fulfilling creativity and passion.

Psychological Benefits from Stretching

Cathartic psychological changes result from developing greater flexibility.

Stretching allows you to experience highly desirable personality or behavioral traits that quickly become integrated into your personality. It makes you more psychologically "fit"—better at decision-making, self-expressive, more trusting, etc. You'll think with greater clarity, become more focused and articulate, and have a perspective that is forward-looking and future-minded.

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Soon you will echo the words of these committed stretchers

Removing the pain from your body, removes the pain from your life.
The benefits are so lasting.
I lost chronic pain and gained strength immediately.
I'm becoming more flexible and healthy than I had ever dreamed possible.
I've learned not to be afraid of anger because I've learned
if I go into conflict I can turn it into love.
I have gained perspective on how to be more alive.
I have some 'heavy duty' catching-up to do.
I've learned to do an Olympic dive in a month.
I've learned not to accept anything less than what I want.
A feeling of newness pervades me.
I speak in middle C.
Stretching removes my biases...opens me to everything.
Nothing has improved my athletic ability like stretching.
Stretching is great... it will always be part of my life.
I've learned to be present, past, future and timeless.


“As a naturopath and energy medicine practitioner, I’m always looking for what can support the body physically while we are working on the underlying energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues that affect health. By far, Bob Cooley’s Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training is the best I’ve seen at achieving long lasting results from multitudes of issues. In fact, this work is so important, that we are adding RFST to our energy medicine practice and encouraging our clients to implement it into their healing journey. It is through living in a physical body, that allows us to pursue and attain spiritual growth. I find that RFST truly helps one find a new way of being. By grounding ourselves in our bodies, we can achieve our goals in energy, mind, will, emotions, and spirit.” Kathryn Springman, BCND, BodyTalk Center of OK, Founder of Sacred Space Healing Modality

“I am a yoga teacher...not my day well a dedicated cyclist. I cannot 'stretch' without resistance. If I stretch without properly applying resistance, I can feel improper tension, and rather than stretching the muscle, it pulls on the attachment... the joint! I no longer do or teach a traditional forward bend....with all the 'sitting' going on in our society a traditional yoga forward bend can create pain, improper movement based on tension, and perhaps cause injury.”

“I loved how light I felt afterwards, how all the stretches were so intricate when working on my muscles and how it melted away some of the fascia in my body. The concepts are pretty easy to understand and apply, all the while being in-depth and interesting! I feel such a difference in my body now! After applying the stretches into my daily routine, I noticed an incredible difference in my athletic performance, stamina, health, and posture. Incredible!”