Fiona Goldsmith has taken over 25 years of human movement learned through yoga and Chi Gung teaching and modified it to include resistance in every stretch. As we consciously add stretching with resistance into every movement we improve the health of the fascia. Many of her students experience immediate improvement in their flexibility and a reduction in pain … often from the very first class. Fiona calls her sessions Flexxd and has created flexxd for mat work and sitting in a chair. She teaches corporate, in schools and has recently joined the body mind team in Byron Bay NSW. Flexxd offers the simple modification of resistance to create a simple but potentially intense workout, equally accessible to chair based clients, as clients on the yoga mat looking for an improved fitness, flexibility and strength as well as the mindful qualities of yoga. This program working through 16 muscle groups of the body which prove to correspond to TCM meridians and have physical, mental and emotional balancing effects on the body. Traditional stretching methods including yoga do not use resistance while stretching and can result in the build up of more dense fascia and scar tissue. Fascia depth is increased by repetitive movements or trauma. This results are impairment of circulation, reduced lymphatic flow , restricted movement and often pain. Animals naturally resist while stretching.