Stretch Therapy (with Cian and Carolyn)

Stretch Therapy is table-based assisted stretching performed by a certified practitioner. Sessions will begin with a movement assessment to identify imbalances in the body and to target the work. Stretch Therapy works with the connective tissue system in the body (fascial system) to create more range of motion, reduce tension and stiffness, improve circulation, improve flexibility and accelerat... Read More

Stretch Therapy is table-based assisted stretching performed by a certified practitioner. Sessions will begin with a movement assessment to identify imbalances in the body and to target the work. Stretch Therapy works with the connective tissue system in the body (fascial system) to create more range of motion, reduce tension and stiffness, improve circulation, improve flexibility and accelerate athletic performance. Stretch Therapy is gentle yet deep, feels great and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Sometimes emotional releases can come up from this work. Clients wear flexible athletic clothing during sessions (ie: yoga pants and top. layers are recommended) // 90 minute and 60 minute sessions are available.


Stretch Therapy (with Charlotte + Kestrel)

Stretch Therapy is table-based assisted stretching performed by a certified practitioner. Sessions will begin with a movement assessment to identify imbalances in the body and to target the work. Stretch Therapy works with the connective tissue system in the body (fascial system) to create more range of motion, reduce tension and stiffness, improve circulation, improve flexibility and accelerat... Read More

Stretch Therapy is table-based assisted stretching performed by a certified practitioner. Sessions will begin with a movement assessment to identify imbalances in the body and to target the work. Stretch Therapy works with the connective tissue system in the body (fascial system) to create more range of motion, reduce tension and stiffness, improve circulation, improve flexibility and accelerate athletic performance. Stretch Therapy is gentle yet deep, feels great and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Clients wear flexible athletic clothing during sessions (ie: yoga pants and top. layers are recommended)


Breathwork

Explore Breathwork with us! ​ ​ Breathwork is a potent self-healing practice which circulates energy in the body and releases emotional blockages by using your breath. We predominantly work with the Wim Hof Method breath practice and Conscious Connected Breathwork (Breathwave). These forms of Breathwork are simple yet powerful, and are effective in managing stress + anxiety, physical pain and... Read More

Explore Breathwork with us! ​

Breathwork is a potent self-healing practice which circulates energy in the body and releases emotional blockages by using your breath. We predominantly work with the Wim Hof Method breath practice and Conscious Connected Breathwork (Breathwave). These forms of Breathwork are simple yet powerful, and are effective in managing stress + anxiety, physical pain and creating an overall sense of balance and well-being in the body.

Initial sessions are 90 minutes. All sessions are offered by an experienced and trauma-informed breathwork facilitator.

At the beginning of the session you will have a chance to share who you are, what matters to you and what your intention for breathing is. Then you will be guided through a nourishing and powerful breath practice for over an hour. Hands-on body work, energy work and sound healing tools may be used to optimize the experience.


Group Classes - Stretching + Movement

Our movement and stretch classes are the perfect compliment to our 1-1 sessions. Learn about your body, expand your movement and have fun with our small group classes. MOVEMENT CLASS - Monday's 6:30 - 8pm STRETCH CLASS - Thursday's 6:30 - 8pm. $30 drop in // $125 5 class pass. Sign up here!

Cian Dalton is a certified level 3 Fascial Stretch Therapist, Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor, Breathwork Facilitator (Breathwave) and Personal Trainer. Cian holds Certifications in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Functional Range Assessment (FRA) and utilizes his athletic background along with therapeutic techniques.

He is a passionate martial artist having competed as a professional middleweight boxer in the USA. Cian was a high level soccer player in his youth and still enjoys playing soccer, distance running and trail running.

Once upon a time, Cian worked in an office as an engineer for the renewable energy sector but his undeniable passion for movement and athletics called him to break free from the desk. Never shy from personal and physical challenges, Cian understands what it takes to push the human body to its limits and uses all of his past experiences and education to help his clients achieve their personal bests. 

Cian offers much gratitude to all his teachers including Wim Hof, Robin Clements, Ann and Chris Frederick, Ricardo Moreno and his boxing coaches Mike and Rich.

Cian Dalton is a certified level 3 Fascial Stretch Therapist, Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor... Read More

Kestrel was first introduced to Fascial Stretch Therapy in 2018, after booking a session at the Stretch Space as recommended by a friend. She could not believe the striking difference compared to years of massage and other hands-on therapies.

With a background as a professional dancer, Kestrel has always been passionate about restorative practices, a tool learned out of necessity from her many years of high intensity dance training. She knew how powerful consistent body awareness modalities were in bettering not only her artistic craft but day to day living. Fascial Stretch Therapy was the missing piece.

Kestrel holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and has performed professionally. She is trained in Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) through Stretch to Win Institute as well as Soft Release Therapy (SRT) and is currently continuing her education as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Her interests as a therapist lay in educating her clients in small practices that make big differences. She is passionate that everyone is a born mover and is committed to helping clients find ease and new possibilities in their bodies.

When not at the Stretch Space you can find Kestrel enjoying a coffee while taking in the beautiful Vancouver oceanside, or at the gym trying to master her pull-ups.

Kestrel was first introduced to Fascial Stretch Therapy in 2018, after booking a session at the S... Read More

Carolyn Schmidt is in a long term relationship with human movement. As a Stretch Therapist, Breathwork Facilitator and Movement Educator, Carolyn brings a lifetime of experience, passion and curiosity to each session and class she leads.

After years of dealing with frustrating dance injuries, Carolyn found herself on a healing path, learning how to unwind and re-pattern her own body from 20 years of intense physical training and related emotional impacts. As a part of her healing journey, she discovered Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) - a powerful modality that helps the body heal at a nervous system level. She became a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist in 2017 and holds the highest level of training in the method. 

In conjunction with Stretch Therapy, Carolyn is a skilled movement coach with a sharp eye and nurturing energy.

Carolyn has studied a wide range of movement practices and somatic body-mind modalities including Breathwave (Robin Clements), Bio-Energy Healing (Michael D’Alton), Franklin Method (Eric Franklin), Anatomy Trains Body Reading (Tom Myers), Laban Movement Analysis, Countertechnique, Alexander Technique, BodyMind Centering (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen), Yoga (various forms), Pilates (classical and contemporary), movement improvisation and more. 



Carolyn is co-owner of The Stretch Space. Carolyn enjoys working with 1-1 clients, small intimate groups, retreats and large workshops. She has worked with humans of all kinds, from age 3 - 93.

Carolyn Schmidt is in a long term relationship with human movement. As a Stretch Therapist, Breat... Read More

Charlotte has a passion for health, movement, and enjoyment of an active lifestyle. Her interests in physical and emotional wellness through movement led her to become a Stretch Therapist and Kinesiologist.

While at University Charlotte studied Dance and Kinesiology, focusing on how a dancer’s physiology adapts from training and conditioning. Her interests lie in understanding individual differences, applying her knowledge of sport science to address a holistic view of health and wellbeing. Charlotte has extensive training in Fascial Stretch Therapy through the Stretch to Win Institute (FST), Soft Stretch Release Therapy (SRT), and under the direction of Carolyn Schmidt and Cian Dalton of The Stretch Space.

Charlotte’s goal as a therapist is to create more enjoyable and educated lives for her clients as movers. She believes that building trust, comfort, and understanding of our bodies can reduce physical and psychological stress in exercise and performance as well as in everyday life. When Charlotte isn’t at the Stretch Space you can find her cycling the city, at the barre or lifting one at the gym, hiking a beautiful mountain trail, or just enjoying a hot cup of coffee.

Charlotte has a passion for health, movement, and enjoyment of an active lifestyle. Her interests... Read More

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