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Deep Fitness Workshop

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


>>Note: Prior experience of Philip’s workshop is a pre-requisite. Please read on for details.<<

The book Deep Fitness, by Philip Shepherd and Andrei Yakovenko, introduced a new, science-based, highly effective workout to international acclaim. Called MSTF, short for ‘Mindful Strength Training to Failure’, it is the most efficient way to increase muscle strength: it takes only half an hour, once or twice a week. 

And why does muscle strength matter? Research has recently revealed that it is the foundation of metabolic health. When muscles work, they create messenger molecules that benefit every tissue and every organ in the body – improving vitality, emotional well-being, bone-mineral density, and mental clarity. The strength of your muscles is the ultimate resource for slowing the effects of aging.

MSTF revolutionizes the approach to high-intensity strength training. This highly efficient mode of training is commonly perceived as a form of suffering in which you will your body to push into pain for its own good. When strength training instead becomes embodied and mindful, a workout can be a source of joy, release and self-discovery. That is what happens when the strength training expertise of Andrei joins the embodied awareness that Philip teaches. 

A special opportunity to experience the marriage of those practices is coming up later this month. Philip will be teaching a two-day Radical Wholeness workshop on Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in moving out of their heads and into the deeper, more present awareness of the body. Then on Sunday October 2 Philip and Andrei will hold a special 3-hour training at NET, open to anyone who’s taken a workshop with Philip, to teach you how to bring mindful embodiment to strength training, so you can discover for yourself what a difference it makes. This training will be held at the University Avenue location of NET, and will be limited to 10 participants. 

>>Note: Prior experience of Philip’s workshop is a pre-requisite. If you haven’t yet taken one, please check out:

Radical Wholeness Workshop
Sept 30 – Oct 1
10am to 5pm each day
Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto
$325 USD
Click here to register


October 2
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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New Element Training
439 University Avenue, Suite 105
Toronto, M5G 1Y8 Canada
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Deep Fitness Workshop
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