Quarantine Couch Syndrome // NYC Salon [112]

Quarantine Couch Syndrome // NYC Salon [112]

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Quarantine couch syndrome is the "other pandemic" at large as more of us #stayhome.

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After more than a month of staying inside as much as we individually can, our bodies are bent out of shape. Our backs hurt, our necks are strained... but relief is just around the corner at our 4th talk in the NYC Salon Virtual Series on the types of pain we experience when we sit on our couches all day, every day. 🛋️

// About the talk //

Quarantine couch syndrome is the "other pandemic" at large as more of us #stayhome. Thankfully, the solution is simple: move our whole bodies. But, how? And move what exactly? Sasha Sauer will walk us through common pain points caused by sitting all day, helping us identify the knots, tensions, and injuries throughout our quarantined bodies. And once we’ve built an awareness together of what hurts and why, Sasha will jump into preventions and solutions. Sasha will then demonstrate how our apartments are not only places to lounge: they hold everything we need to get a healing stretch or work out in during the gaps of our schedules. Together, we’ll reinvent our office/bedroom/living rooms as our very own mini-gyms, and learn how to make our spaces work best for our bodies.

For the group activity, you will need:

🚰 Glass of water

✔️ Hand/kitchen towel

💻 An open space where you can set up your laptop (should have enough space to do a lunge or spread your arms out)

🧘 Yoga mat, if you want

🚪 Be prepared to move to a door frame or to a sturdy table for some of the exercises

Come in with questions and/or awareness of what hurts! If a pain point is not addressed, Sasha is free to talk privately, 1:1 after the event 🎉

// About the speaker //

Known by many names, Sasha (Alexander) Sauer (they/them/theirs/dude/he) is a certified Personal Trainer & Life Coach. For the past 7 years, they have overcome a variety of health challenges first hand and has worked with special populations ranging from Alzheimer's, osteo-prevention, post-physical therapy, corrective exercise, and lifestyle management. Sasha believes everyone can achieve their goals through play, functional movements, and by creating fun environments to explore and share in discovery. They're the real deal when it comes to knowing and listening to your body -- they've even been slouching these past few weeks in order to reacquaint themselves with the types of pain associated with bad posture or prolonged sitting, just so they can better speak to our aches and pains! 💛💪🌟

For 1:1 sessions, hit Sasha up on their Instagram, @MagicCondor [www.instagram.com/magiccondor], or on Discord at FishyFish#2598. We'll share their email during the event!

// Event notes //

✔ Talk will start at 7:50, so we have a 20 minute buffer for everyone to come online and answer the Salontroduction question 🎉

✔ Fo sho grab a drink - whether it's tea, juice, or something spiked - and dial in ☕🍹🍷🍺

✔ We're going to use Zoom: the link will be posted in the event discussion and on Eventbrite (click "View Links" on the ticket)! 🇿

// Supporting our community //

We're living through an unusual, tumultuous time as the pandemic impacts the economy and our usual ways of life. Though NYC Salon will always be free, we want to support our speakers and the great work they'll do over the next few months. Time spent on lifting our spirits and guiding us through new experiences is time they set aside from taking care of family, friends, and their own well being during this difficult time. Let's lift them as much as they lift us. 💗

If you are in a position to contribute, we encourage you to donate $1, $5, or more to our speaker of the week. And if you can't contribute financially, support the speaker's cause by following their Instagrams, purchasing their books, sending thank you notes, or simply sharing their work with friends. Every bit will be genuinely appreciated.

✨Sasha's Venmo ✨: @Alexander-Sauer

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