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About Alignment Rescue

Alignment REScue with Carol Robbins

Update: As of March 13, 2020, all classes and workshops are being held online at coretocore.com and private sessions are available via Skype or Zoom. All in person workshops up to and including June are cancelled. I hope to reschedule the missed Move Your DNA workshops at a later date.

There are more classes to choose from now including three Restorative Exercise classes per week, a RExplore class and Self Massage Sunday.


Alignment REScue studio offers private sessions, classes and workshops. I have over twenty years’ experience as a movement coach. Special areas of interest are feet, shoulders, hyper-kyphosis and dynamic aging. (I turn 60 in 2020!)

I train regularly with Nutritious Movement™ founder Katy Bowman and assist at many of Katy’s workshops. As well, I’m influenced by ongoing training with anatomy mentor Eileen Birks, Nelson BC.

My boutique studio is equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors, outdoor covered hanging bars, outdoor monkey bars, rock walks, full southern exposure windows and even a fireplace for chilly winter mornings. 

I am one of 30 worldwide Move Your DNA workshop teachers and hold a two-day workshop bi-annually in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada. The next MYDNA workshop is on Gabriola Island June 13/14. Head to the workhshops page for details and link to register.

I have received special training to offer Nutritious Movement™ designed Dynamic Aging courses: learn from someone who really gets it – if I can change my life and health in my late 50s anyone can!

I offer mentorship to many of the Restorative Exericse teachers worldwide. I also provide a special Facebook study group for teachers and lead the conversations there as a way to provide a place to discuss client strategy and personal growth within the framework of RE and natural movement. 

I can work with you in person locally and online anywhere in the world.

Now offering workshops and regular classes in my Core to Coeur live online studio.

Workshops By Alignment Rescue

Move Your DNA Intensives 2020

June 13/14 – GABRIOLA ISLAND, B.C.


Movement for all bodies, all the time!

You will gain a deeper understanding of how to personally apply the exercises in the book “Move Your DNA” by Katy Bowman. Designed for all bodies, the only prerequisite for this workshop is to read Move Your DNA.

What does your weekend look like?

We meet Saturday morning to get to know each other and then start moving! As we go through the exercises, I’ll show you relevant modifications and make sure you are comfortable at your current level. The workshops are kept small enough that everyone gets personal attention. You’ll be able to identify your boundaries and create a personalized practice of natural movement long after the course is over.

At the end of the first day we take stock and give feedback as we rest in (everyone’s favourite) Psoas Release (because not only do modern people not move enough, they don’t rest enough either).

Move Your DNA weekends include:

  • thirteen hours of instruction over two days
  • practice of 40 MYDNA exercises
  • small group training
  • minimal footwear/barefoot experience
  • introductory gait experience
  • connection with other lovers of alignment and natural movement
  • a downloadable exercise workbook you’ll receive when you register

My goal is to give you the tools you need to improve your movement capabilities wherever you are starting from, and to leave the workshop feeling great! This is truly movement for all bodies and all ages.

About your Teacher

Carol Robbins has been teaching movement to people for over twenty years, and before that, she taught it to horses (and people on horses). In 2000 she began a Pilates practice but something just wasn’t sitting right and all became clear when she came across the work of biomechanist, scientist and author Katy Bowman in early 2012. Katy was one of the first people to change our perspective on exercise science. Looking at the role mechanotransduction plays in our gene expression and our biological need for specific movements, she wrote the groundbreaking Move Your DNA. 

In 2013 Carol travelled to Ventura California to work with Katy for the first of many times. She was selected as one of 15 staff teacher trainers for the Nutritious Movement organization and acted as a mentor to up-coming students for several years until the certification was closed. At that time, she became one of the assistants to Katy at her public appearances and continues to mentor teachers and teach classes and private sessions in her private practice Alignment REScue. 

Carol continues her studies with Katy Bowman, travelling to take advanced courses regularly around the world (Washington State, California, Scotland.) She is also a Dynamic Aging course teacher and a MovNat Level 1 teacher from the first ever certification for ages 50+ held in San Francisco. Carol will be 60 in June, 2020!

Katy trained 30 selected teachers to bring her seminal work Move Your DNA to locations around the world and spread the” movement matters” message. Carol is based in Toronto.  








Healthy Moving for Bunions


I have a workshop hosted on HealthyMoving.com called Healthy Moving for Bunions. This is a two hour online workshop that you buy and can watch as often as you like. Supporting materials are a downloadable booklet of the exercises as well as individual videos of each exercise so you can review just one or two videos as needed.

You will learn about the forces that contribute to formation of bunions, and non-surgical methods that reduce those forces and strengthen the feet up to the hips. This course is also a great review for anyone looking for prevention and to increase foot strength and health in general.

The course concentrates on the joint of the first (big) toe where it meets the foot and this joint can be affected by shoe habits and gait patterns leading to bunions, hallux abducto valgus (displaced toe), sesamoiditis, hallux rigidus, and more.

If you are a movement teacher with students with bunions, this course will be very informative.

To access this course click here.

If you are a certified RES, you can claim 2 CEUs for completion of this course. Please contact me for special rates.

Testimonial from a Teacher:

“Carol, it’s BRILLIANT! Clarity in the information you provide, practical, well paced, not overwhelming, nice linking of the concepts, really fab video. I will be watching it again but found the first time through to be really informative and I now feel better equipped to work with bunions. The visible change in your feet by the end was also incredible to see.”– Hayley Crockford, RES-CPT



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I came to Carol’s classes with so much knee and hip pain I had to use a cane. I could not sit on the floor or get up properly. But after a few months this completely changed. I am forever grateful to her for my continued mobility and independence. It was gentle, non-intrusive, and wonderful class.

- Lesley (student)

Your insight into movement is so clear; you present things in a non-threatening, understandable way, yet you are able to keep the complexity, not selling short the beauty and amazing gift that movement is.

- C.Morton

Feedback on the Healthy Moving for Bunions course:

“Carol, it’s BRILLIANT! Clarity in the information you provide, practical, well paced, not overwhelming, nice linking of the concepts, really fab video. I will be watching it again but found the first time through to be really informative and I now feel better equipped to work with bunions. The visible change in your feet by the end was also incredible to see.”

- Hayley Crockford, UK