Bodhi Suspension System

Wake up your body’s neuro-reflex and achieve your true physical potential.

When you work against gravity in a suspension system, you activate your “righting reflex.” This righting reflex instinctively keeps us from falling over by stimulating the deep local musculature that protects the joints, organs and spine. You also decrease unwanted stress on the joints while continually challenging your muscles and their range of motion. Your body and mind learn to respond against gravity as the situation demands, building greater strength and control.

This full body integration helps us create new neuro-pathways in the brain and re-educates the nervous system.

Challenge your body by challenging your center of gravity.

Exercises on the Bodhi can be gentle and rehabilitative, as well as athletic and incredibly acrobatic.

At Paragon, we offer Bodhi classes for clients and Bodhi training for fitness professionals, movement educators and rehab clinicians. We also design Bodhi workouts to match your physical abilities and goals in private or duet sessions.  With two anchor points and four points of suspension, the body is challenged more intensely with a wide variety of exercise options. Call our studio at (952) 405-9765 or send us an email to learn more.

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Join us for Bodhi Suspension Training

November 9-11, 2018

Appropriate for fitness professionals, movement educators, rehab clinicians and anyone with a strong movement background. Learn the essential Bodhi exercises, how to create balanced class sequences and more!

To register, please use the Balance Body Education Finder.

Next test-out date: May 30, 2018, Feb 20, 2019

Other test-out dates available upon request.
Call the studio to schedule (952) 405-9765

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*All Bodhi suspension system photos courtesy of Balanced Body.

Cari Riis Stemmler

Meet the Instructor

Cari Riis Stemmler

Paragon’s Cari Riis Stemmler is a PMA Gold certified teacher and teaches comprehensive Pilates teacher training courses, Bodhi Suspension training, CoreAlign training, Anatomy in Three Dimensions and continuing education as a senior Master Instructor for Balanced Body under the tutelage of Nora St. John. She also teaches continuing education courses on integrating Pilates with physical therapy and special conditions. She was also invited by Balanced Body to contribute to their video podcast library. Check out her Balanced Body video podcasts for athletes.