The various systems I specialize in from M.E.L.T to Gyrotonics can be used throughout one’s lifetime. From the millennials to the baby boomers, through pregnancies, pre-op or post-op I have helped hundreds of people feel at home in their bodies. The distinction between optimal effort and strain can be clarified with proper guidance, gentle touch corrections and precise feedback. I am offering complementary modalities to assist people in filling a Gap from Hospital to Home. Dolores’ personal mission statement is the Hope for EveryBody to find a system(s) in which to integrate Grace, Strength, Ease, a Peaceful mind and a Joyous Heart!
Dolores Marie Natividad is an Exercise Physiologist certified by Marymount College and ACSM. She has practiced Yoga since the mid 1980’s and is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga practitioner for Basic Hatha 1,11, Extra Gentle, Chair Yoga, Pre-Natal,Post-Partum, Stress Management, Bio-medical Yoga,Therapeutic Yoga, Deepening Therapeutics, and Yoga for Arthritis.
Dolores also studied extensively at the Original White Cloud Yoga studio in NYC where Julio Horvath originated his Gyrotonic® System (Yoga for Dancers) and is a certified Gyrotonic® practitioner as well. Dolores is privileged to have has studied with master teachers Hilary Cartwright at White Cloud and Leda Franklin at RiverSide Gyrotonic Studio in NYC.
Private Instruction or Class Instruction fully certified M.E.L.T. practitioner. Dolores completed her hand and foot training in 2012 and in 2014 she became certified to work with the M.E.L.T roller under the tutelage of Sue Hitzman, the inventor of the M.E.L.T SYSTEM.
She was Chairperson and Vice President of The New York Personal Fitness trainer’s organization giving presentations to ACE certified trainers in the 1980’s. She’s traveled with James Taylor and his band implementing Yoga, personal training and de-stressing techniques.
Dolores is featured in the book: The Marine Corps Daily 16 Workouts: Marine Fitness for the Civilian Athlete Book representing the civilians As a member of the New York Teacher’s Yoga Association, she has given Yoga workshops at the Department of Labor, NY-Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, The Board of Education, Park Slope Food Co-op, and numerous Senior Centers.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Ms. Natividad works with people undergoing treatment for: Weight Management and Exercise Prescriptions Postural Alignment Healthy Back Care Scoliosis, Lordosis, Kyphosis, Osteoporosis Parkinson’s, MS, CFS Yoga / All Levels / Special Concerns / Stress Reduction / Meditation Breath Awareness / Breath Disorders: Asthmatics / COPD / Pain Management / Sleep Disorders Physical rehabilitation / Body Trauma / Movement Re-Patterning Balance Core Stability Training Gyrotonic ® Tower / Gyrokenesis® (mat & chair)
Seniors, New beginners & Athletes will benefit. Will work at Gyms, Home, or Job site.