Thornhill’s Infinite Healing offers weekly ELDOA classes and certification courses to student-practitioners in Thornhill – just north of Toronto. Our classes and certification follow the guiding principles of Dr. Guy VOYER DO, the creator of ELDOA.
To become a
practitioner, choose from an introductory course or an advanced certification
course – depending on your experience. You can start with a 2-day introductory
ELDOA instruction if you have no formal training or select a more advanced
course according to your needs.
What is ELDOA™? Osteopathic exercises for stretching & strengthening the spine
ELDOA is a
revolutionary spine stretching and strengthening technique created by the
renowned French osteopath Guy VOYER, DO. Each posture, or ELDOA, is carefully
designed to “expand the space” within a precise joint or a segment of
the spine using myofascial tension and muscle contraction.
class, you may practice ELDOAs for each spinal segment as well as your
shoulders, hips, ribs and skull.
postures stretch and decompress an individual spinal segment while strengthening
the deep spinal muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments, placing them in the
exact position to open/de-coapt that specific spinal segment.
ELDOA practice is unlike anything else and will change all aspects of how you
move and feel. It will improve your joint mobility and performance by repairing
problems at their source.
Hajnal is a certified ELDOA™ Trainer—one of only 100 or so certified trainers worldwide—and has been practicing as a RMT for over 25 years. She studied Myofascial Stretching and Global Postural Stretching with Guy VOYER and has been teaching ELDOA in Private, Semi-Private and Group classes since 2013 ... Read More
Bob is a Certified ELDOA™ Trainer—one of approximately 100 ELDOA Trainers worldwide—a Physical Preparation coach, a certified Thai Massage practitioner and bodyworker. He is also a Certified Life Coach, a TRX® Suspension Training Sports Medicine Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist ... Read More
PROOF THAT ELDOA WORKS!
I have been physically active for most of my adult life. For the past 20 years weight training along with cardio and walking seemed enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle free of injury and illness. More recently, as my body has been aging I found this routine needed some adjustment.
Bob Bowers and Hajnal Laszlo suggested I try their ELDOA class and I soon became a regular. In just 6 months of practising these exercises I have noticed a big difference in my energy level and sense of well being. I am more aware of my body’s posture and alignment and how it can affect mobility. Not to mention that nagging ache in my right shoulder blade which is just a whisper now!
I know Bob and Hajnal combine many years of experience in wellness, body mechanics, training high performance athletes etc. To receive the benefits of ELDOA a strong attention to form with proper instruction is extremely important and Bob and Hajnal teach each class with this in mind. They are very kind and caring instructors who are dedicated to helping each class member achieve the most benefit and progression they can
Bob and Hajnal,
I have had the good fortune to work with you for a few years now, since becoming aware of your ELDOA classes. Your approach is very comprehensive and personal, so I have benefitted greatly from your guidance. In fact, I was able to discern many changes (for the better) after the very first class, amazing!
The ELDOA work has helped me resolve many body issues, including pain in my knees, hips, neck and shoulders (just to name the big ones!). I am amazed at how, when I leave the class, I am literally 2 inches taller and have to adjust the rear view mirror in the car to accommodate! The effects of creating more space between the joints and in the spine has allowed me to become more flexible and to acquire a strength I haven’t had since doing ballet 6 days a week.
ELDOA has opened the door to better overall body health and posture, the reduction or elimination of pain and improved my golf game a lot. I am very fortunate to have met you both and to participate in this great process!
ELDOA has really helped me to re-align my body post career after so many years of damage. It has not only helped with flexibility and strength, it has also given me a better mind-body connection. I recommend it to people of all ages and athletic ability.
Jonathon Power former World Champion Squash player
One of my passions in life happens to be my profession. I have been a teaching squash professional in Canada for 40 plus years… over those 40 years, I have felt my body breaking down due to the toll squash can impact on the body. Fortunately, I listened to Bob Bowers and Hajnal Laszlo who have enabled me to keep my body able to handle the stress squash puts on my body.
Initially I went to see them to fix the aches and pains of my back from the toll of the game. It was in the year 2013 that Bob and Hajnal told me about ELDOA. They encouraged me to come to do ELDOA classes, because it would be the most powerful preventive method to strengthen my core and enable me to enjoy squash pain free. The first months of doing ELDOA, I would cramp up in most of the positions we would be asked to do. I noticed that the others who were regulars with the ELDOA were not cramping up. This was all the motivation I needed. I made ELDOA a priority every Wednesday morning 7:30 to 8:30.
I no longer had to struggle to achieve the positions required in ELDOA. This doesn’t mean I have mastered ELDOA but it does mean that I will be doing ELDOA the rest of my life. It is my treat to myself. Thanks to Bob and Hajnal