One on One  |   Group Education  | Personal Growth

One on One:

Neurologic Bodywork  |  Movement & Fitness Coaching

Modalities studied:

Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex® (P-DTR®)

Here is a video that explains how P-DTR works. Or keep reading below…


Proprioceptive – Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)is the product of the original thought and research of orthopedic surgeon, Dr. José Palomar. This work recognizes that input from sensory receptors – and the way the brain processes the information from these receptors – is critical in determining neuromuscular responses throughout the entire body. If feedback from proprioceptors is aberrant, then motor control is compromised, and pain and dysfunction will ensue.

Using a comprehensive system of muscle testing and neural challenges, dysfunctional sensory receptors can be located and corrected, quickly restoring normal function and eliminating pain. Most therapeutic modalities address only the “hardware” of the body, neglecting the fact that most of the pain and dysfunction we experience is often actually a problem with our “software.” P-DTR® provides access to the software coding of the human nervous system, allowing you to quickly identify and resolve the root causes of pain and dysfunction throughout the entire body.

The P-DTR evaluation and treatment process is fast, non-invasive, and permanent. While a given set of symptoms can have many layers of software problems that need to be resolved, once a given channel of sensory information flowing to brain has been corrected, it will remain functional unless a new trauma occurs. PDTR-USA Website


Z-Health® Neurologic based Training

Z-Health® is a cutting-edge system that helps people improve their health, alleviate their pain, and maximize their athletic performance. And in Z-Health everyone is considered to be an athelete.

Most training systems focus on muscles via resistance training and flexibility exercises or on the heart and lungs through aerobic-work. Z-Health is much more evolved. Z-Health focuses on the nervous system. The nervous system manages your entire body. If you need to make changes in pain, range of motion, strength, coordination, speed, agility, or any other physical attribute, the fastest path to getting there is to adjust your nervous system.

  1. It is the governing system of the body. In other words, it runs the whole show.
  2. It is the most plastic system of the body. Research has proven that the nervous system can continue to learn and adapt at ANY age, which means you can improve your body at ANY point in your life by focusing on the nervous system.
  3. It is the fastest system of the body. Your nerves communicate throughout the body at lightning-­fast speed. What is wonderful about this is if you impact the nervous system correctly, you can make nearly instantaneous changes in the body

All day every day we are communicating with our nervous system. It is your guardian that is always on duty. Here is a link to an EXCELLENT video “Z-Health and Neurology 101” that explains in simple terms how the nervous system works and how Z-Health interfaces with it.

Z­-Health targets the nervous system in many different ways:

  1. Visual Skills Training
  2. Unique Balance Challenges
  3. Precise Mobility Work
  4. Non­-Traditional Strength Training Exercises
  5. Sensory Integration Drills
  6. And many, many more

One thing that all of these approaches have in common is a persistent focus on novelty. Modern neuroscience tells us that the brain learns best when there is something new to learn. By varying the stimulus (which can be as dramatic as an entirely new movement or as subtle as a change in lighting) you get the nervous system’s attention. This allows us to use every training session as a “neural re­education experience” leading to not only better movement, but more interesting and powerful training sessions.Z-Health’s nervous system-based exercise program was created by Dr. Eric Cobb. For more information visit the Z-Health website HERE.

Muscle Activation Techniques®

Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a dynamic muscular assessment system that analyzes and corrects muscular imbalances.  It has been successful in the reduction and elimination of pain and fatigue, as well as enhancing muscle recovery in athletes and non-athletes alike. This unique method was developed by Greg Roskopf, a biomechanics expert who has worked as a consultant for the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz. For more information, please visit the MAT web site at 



Group Education


Recover Your Cool*   with Fast Track Mindfulness℠  (flyer) – See Personal Growth below

 LEAP + LIVE     A program for Embodying the Power of Presence and Possibilities.  6 weeks, Starts October, 2020. See Personal Growth below


(more detailed descriptions and registration information below)


Neurologic Warm-up – Keep the body and neurologic system tuned up with this dynamic series of movements. Tuesdays 12-1pm.  

T’ai Chi Chih – Accessible Moving Meditation. Every Wednesday 10:30 – 11:30am. T’ai Chi followed by meditation.

Awakening Body AwarenessKeep your joints lubricated with gentle movements that explore full ranges of motion of all the joints with curiosity and kindness. Thursdays 8-9am


Embodying Resilience/Embodying Possibilities –
Introducing the Practices of Leadership Embodiment

OVERVIEW: The Leadership Embodiment model is based on the idea that evenif we “know” all of the right things to do, when we are stressed, our bodies revert to fight, flight or freeze. Under stress our thinking is impaired and we lose access to the broader view, creativity and innovation. Leadership Embodiment (LE) offers a methodology for assessing how our bodies organize under pressure and teaches simple and powerful practices that help us recover to a more open, uplifted and skillful state. LE is the HOW of cultivating resilience, presence, confidence and compassion.
WHAT HAPPENS: Exercises are used to simulate the stressors of life interactions in order to illicit and recognize our reactive patterns. Once we recognize these patterns, a method for centering is used to quickly shift our state of being to one that is more open, relaxed, and balanced. We then contrast our relationship to the stressor, and the way the interaction is being handled, before and after centering. Further training builds our capacity for accessing this centered state under increasing intensities of challenging situations. 

 Z-Health Neurologic warm-up
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a neurologic workout. This stripped-down effective series of movements is designed to stimulate all of your body’s major systems quickly and efficiently with the purpose of regaining joint health, coordination, agility and efficient movement. There will be 2 sections in the warm-up, sensory and motor (movement), which can be done separately or together. Join in on creating a new relationship with the amazing vehicle of life, your body. Tuesdays 12-1 until we are free to gather again. Register to get the list of movements.

T’ai Chi Chih – Accessible Moving Meditation
T’ai Chi Chih is a modern form of chi gong which has the sole purpose of activating, circulating, and balancing the life force or chi. It consists of 19 movements and one pose that are done in a repetitive fashion alternated with stillness. The movements are very easy to learn and very accessible. They can be done in both standing and sitting positions.  Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am. Meditation follows the T’ai Chi practice. Register to get the list of movements.

Awakening Body Awareness
With an attitude of kindness, compassion, and curiosity, we will be using active range of motion to bring awareness to our body & joints. We will begin with self-explorative movements to awaken the body, followed by directed movement to progressively explore the available and unavailable motions of all the joints. All the while we will have the intention of noticing the pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral sensations that are present along with the thoughts that are arising. These explorations are usually done lying down although just as easily sitting or standing. Thursdays from 8-9am until we are free to gather again. Let me know if you will be joining in.

Cost: All online classes are offered on generosity. The generosity of sharing and the generosity of gratitude. Gratitude offerings can be sent through Venmo (@Paul-Ciske,, PayPal friends & family (,  or Zelle (mobile number 510-912-5775, Suggested: $5 – $30 sliding scale depending on the class. Offer what you can or complimentary for unemployed or financially struggling. No excuses, just join in for the health of your body and mind.

ZOOM Instructions
I suggest “googling” “zoom app download” or follow this LINK and download the application in advance. The other option is that the web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. I had some people have problems with this and found it confusing so that is why I suggest downloading it in advance. You will also need to allow Zoom to access your microphone and camera. In opening Zoom it may direct you to this but if not you need to go to System Preferences under Security and Privacy. Go to camera and also microphone and check the box allowing Zoom to access them. At the specified time, you can open Zoom directly and enter the meeting ID and password or click on the link to take you to the meeting. Let me know if you have questions.



Personal Growth

Recover Your Cool*

with Fast Track Mindfulness℠ (flyer)

*Cool = Calm, Composed, Collected, Relaxed, Unruffled, Level-headed, Imperturbable, Unfazed
  • Are your recovery tools as fast as your reactivity?
  • Do you want the benefits of mindfulness in real time?
  • Would you like to manage stressors with greater ease?
  • Have a more powerful and confident presence?


Monday, August 24, 6-6:30pm

Wednesday, August 26, 12-12:30pm

Monday, August 31, 6-6:30pm

Tuesday, September 1, 9-9:30am

Learn to recover from reactivity to centered

It is well known that mindfulness is beneficial for the health and well-being of the body and mind. However, many of the techniques take time and require creating the right environment. Reactions to stressors and triggers, we all know, happen at reflexively fast speeds and over time takes a toll on the body and mind. We need recovery tools that match the quickness of the reactivity. Fast Track Mindfulness℠ offers techniques for countering and reversing in real time the body’s reactions to being stressed. The techniques work by changing our focus and body posture to change our internal chemistry & physiology which then changes our brain’s way of thinking and how we interact with the world. (See a fuller description of Fast Track Mindfulness℠ below)

These classes are offered on generosity. The generosity of sharing and the generosity of gratitude. Gratitude offerings can be sent through Venmo (@Paul-Ciske,, Pay Paul Ciske using PayPal.Me (USD), Transferwise (Paul Everett Ciske, 510-912-5775)



A program for Embodying the Power of Presence and Possibilities

6 weeks, Starts October, 2020   

LEAP – Leadership Embodiment Accelerate Program 
(online platform featuring Wendy Palmer, Founder and Tiphani Palmer recorded videos)

LIVE– 7 small group virtual coaching trainings
(designed and led by Paul Ciske and Ched Lee, accredited Instructors)



Overview of Leadership Embodiment Centering