Myofascia Breathing

 Fascia (connective tissue) refers to the collagen web that surrounds, supports, and connects all of our bodily systems,

from our bones to our vessels, passing by each of our organs and muscle bundles;

a connective web through which our toes inform our skull.

In a healthy terrain, the fascia network is absorbent and resilient.

When experiencing physical trauma or inflammatory patterns, the fascia loses its pliability and hardens,

and when it hardens it inhibits physiologic (nerves/blood/lymph) and energetic circulations which will impact our well being and health.

The art of releasing the fascia is to call back fluidity and circulation into the connective tissue

so it can support our suppleness and comfort, maintain our graceful and available posture and enlarge our range of motion and resiliency.

The myofascia is an aspect of the connective tissue network which meanders around and within all the muscles, from bundles to fibers,

from macro to micro, containing and supporting each muscle cell (myosin), and creating a semi-fluidic matrix interconnecting

all individual muscles into one continuous bed of relation.

This network is our organ and structure of motion, enabling us to evolve as an intelligent and sentient unit.

Understanding and experiencing motion by integrating the intelligence of the myofascia network

allows our bodily expression to be harmonious as well as it supports energy flow and physiological balance.

It also helps us to improve multi-joint stability and strength.

Myofascia Breathing is experiential research on deep lengthening and energizing of the myofascia developed by Louise Chardon.

In Myofascia Breathing we cultivate resiliency and openness by releasing blockages and tensions

throughout the semi-fluidic connective matrix within us, nurtured by breath, enabling endurance,

effortless motion, and connected flow.

Myofascia Breathing is a restoring set of breath-full stretches and motions practiced with Shibari ropes.

The rope is a fantastic tool to tune into the subtle lines of connections within our bodily tissues,

enabling us to listen tacitly within and harmonize our entity.

With subtle intelligence, we deepen our perception of the internal motions and learn to balance the tensions within us.

By awakening our presence to our connectivity through the myofascia,

we can better understand our injuries or movement limitations

and rewrite ourselves into a more resilient, integrated, integrative body,

and life/practice experience.

Addressed to whom:

… wishes to increase respectfully his/her flexibility

… wishes to encounter oneself more deeply

… is in a quest for a more holistic vision of (human) being

… wishes to enrich & renew his/her lexicon & bodily knowledge

… wishes to broaden his/her perception & responses

… wishes to nurture his/her creative potential

… is in a quest for building ways to relate to & accompany others!

After a long and intense professional career as a dancer and performer, Louise Chardon (Lou) develops further her life path through somatic practices enhancing spiritual growth and self-inquiry.

For more than 30 years, she dedicates herself to the study of being (in) motion.

She specialized in listening to the profound sensitivity of the self and how our subconscious manifests into our embodied nature.

She mainly applies her researches to her visual and performative art and shares it through her pedagogic and therapeutic approaches

which she defines as Embodied Philosophy & Energetic Physiology.

Louise is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner.

She embodies Chi Kung, Tuina, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement and Yoga for more than 20 years.

  • individual session: 45€ / semi-individual: 30€/person

Location: A Mandorla / Monte do Carvalhosinho 7630-033 Boavista dos Pinheiros, Odemira, Portugal
Latitude: N 37°30’56.9″ // Longitude: W 8°37’17.0″

 Contact: chardon.lou@gmail.com / +351 91 051 81 01