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Shanti Medina, RYT CNSF CPT created the Body Current® modality after over 15 years designing personal therapy and transformational wellness programs for clients. Body Current® is a revolutionary empowering system of simple and highly effective transformational body-centered yoga therapy and neuromuscular practices designed to gently release trauma and fear, resolve chronic pain, mitigate daily stress, unravel addictions and supercharge the innate wisdom.
The Body Current practices, rooted in ancient wisdom and proven through modern day neuroscience, stimulate the vagus nerve which is a master regulator of the relaxation response of the Autonomic Nervous System. These practices, personalized to each clients’ needs, include conscious breathing, ancient hand gestures called mudras, whole-brain mindfulness, and somatosensory body-centered practices. Attuning to and literally supercharging the innate wisdom of the Body Current creates the opportunity to self-direct the nervous system by engaging the higher executive functioning parts of our brain as well as the “smart vagus” of what has been termed the Social Nervous System.
The Body Current modality is boiled down into an easy to remember 3 step process, or the 3 A’s, forming the template and tools to prime the neural pathways and empower the practitioner to make simple shifts to attune to and imprint through their innate wisdom and body-centered intelligence. When we apply this simple process, each moment is an opportunity to step into our true nature empowering leadership from that authentic nature throughout each and every area of our life, breath by breath.
Clients have amazing results in just one session as they learn to empower themselves to build new neurological pathways! Individual sessions offered in person, via Skype or phone. To read a recent review about the Body Current modality published in the Daily Camera newspaper read here: Body Current Boulder Workout of the Week. Body Current was also named BOULDER’S BEST 2015 WORKOUT in the category of yoga by Aimee Heckel of Daily Camera. Read full article here: Body Current named BOULDER’S BEST WORKOUTS of 2015
Shanti is also a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator offering private Neurosculpting meditations to heal trauma, rewrite limiting beliefs and find wholeness. Neurosculpting meditation modality is a whole-brain approach integrating mindfulness and neuroscience into a simple five-step method to transform limiting beliefs into unlimited potential. Neurosculpting was developed in 2007 by Lisa Wimberger to empower practitioners to live a life powered by intention through self-directed neuroplasticity. Unique to the Neurosculpting® methodology is its structure and intentional whole-brain engagement designed to support the management of stress through specific languaging syntax and proven steps to down-regulate the hyper-arousal states while simultaneously up-regulating the higher executive functioning of the brain.
Step 1: Down-regulate flight/fight/freeze response to calm the nervous system
Step 2: Enhance activity in the higher executive functioning of the brain
Step 3: Increase activity and communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain
Step 4: Imprint the meditation for easy identification and replication in day-to-day activities
Step 5: Choose a name or symbol for the meditation
To learn more about the Body Current® modality, please feel free to listen to Shanti’s interview with Sandra Guy Malhortra, Ph.D. of W Cubed on VoiceAmerica Internet Radio along with Lisa Wimberger, Founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute as they share how their modalities support people in resolving trauma and chronic pain whiling mitigating daily stress. It’s a free on demand audio at this link: “Transformation and Regeneration from the Inside Out”
Shanti’s Body Current work supported me in working through the multiple physical and mental issues that so many professional musicians endure. Learning how to align my posture and to self-regulate my nervous system so that I could remain calm and present while performing changed my playing dramatically. The practices she gave me supported me in reprogramming and unraveling old conditioning and embedded trauma while creating alignment and ease in my mind and body. – Lisa de Alwis, Ph.D., musicologist and pianist
Wow Shanti! Thank you so much for following your heart’s call. You are a profoundly gifted healer. I am so grateful that you shared Body Current with me. I have done a great deal of healing work over the years and even with all of that it didn’t seem I was able to completely heal the PTSD that has been with me for so long. In one short session with you, I had miraculous results!! I feel as if I came full circle, honoring all aspects of this precious journey and have come to once again uncover a greatness inside of me that I always knew was there, but couldn’t fully access. The self-imposed chains have fallen. The veil has lifted. You helped me open the door… to so many things releasing trauma that I had suppressed for years. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am deeply grateful for you and the beauty you bring to the planet. -Annie Freedom, Founder and President Samadhi Center for Yoga
After years of excruciating sciatic pain and thousands of dollars working with traditional and alternative practitioners, Shanti changed my life in only 6 private sessions. – Holly S., athlete and mother
“I continually get positive feedback from patients regarding her unique combination of technical expertise and inspiring personality. I feel so fortunate to collaborate with Shanti for the benefit of my patients!” – Danielle Custode, D.C. Full Potential Chiropractic