Marie-France Garon, B.A., D.O.
I have always been interested in movement. When I was very young, I performed my first choreographies at school, then they took place on the ice, and at the Place des arts … Subsequently, I began to write about dance, to talk about it on the radio and study it at Concordia University. Now I am exploring movement through Pilates, Yoga, Feldenkrais, Qi Gong, Body-Mind Centering, and Osteopathy. Recently, I took courses at the naturopathic training institute, in order to deepen my knowledge about nutrition.
I graduated from the Academy of Osteopathy of Montreal, in the full-time program (with master paper: Osteopathic approach to hypothyroidism). I am also certified as a Kinesio Taping, Neuro Kinetic Therapy and lymphatic drainage therapist, Vodder method. I also took post-graduate training in pediatrics, posturology, integrated respiratory rehabilitation and concussion treatment. Currently, I teach Clinique II and supervise students in their osteopathic clinic-schools.
In Pilates, I am certified by the STOTT and Ann McMillan Pilates methods. For several years, I have been teaching various Pilates courses on the floor, with various accessories (Swiss ball, Foam roll, elastic band, etc.). I have also followed several post-graduate training courses (yogalates, functional assessment, back pain, fragile necks) The courses I offer, in groups or in private, can be adapted according to individual needs, whether for pregnant women or for people who are in rehabilitation following an accident or postural problems. In addition to the regular classes, I also gave some specific workshops on Abs and back health. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University.
One of my goals is to share my knowledge and bring people to a better understanding of their human biomechanics, in search of a Corpore Sano, to quote the poet Juvénal.