tes·ti·mo·ni·al

#1

Must have been fate that I came “coincidentally” across your site on the web, however, it was a life changer. You’ve been helping me in many ways, physically and mentally. On the physical level, I thought that I knew how my body functions due to my education in the fitness industry and working there for many years but you showed me a totally different world of how it does, in fact, how everything is working. With just one look at my posture, you gave me tools how to improve it and it worked! I’m learning how my body reacts more subtle and so different than I could even believe. I feel more grounded now, energy can move. I walk differently than before because my calves and achilles tendons are free and can move the right way now. There is again a lot more to do. Now working on my neck problems and improvements are showing day by day.
With your deep knowledge in Ayurveda you helped me deal with my menopause. No more hot flashes and sleeping like a baby are just two of the benefits I am experiencing with your help. Only small shifts which make such a difference. I’m so thankful for all this!
My digestion and general health has improved as well. It needs time and patience but after many years of disorders, it’s the first time I can remember having so much peace both in and with me. I’m learning how to live with the seasons, making small adjustments to keeping me healthy. Btw, as I am writing this so many people around me are lying in bed with cold and flu and I’m still in good health. Maybe the first time I have experienced this!
You also showed me how to integrate meditation in my daily routine. Instead of rushing for a run after awakening, I now enjoy meditation every morning and my day begins with much more energy than ever before. No more coffee needed.  😉
I cannot spell out enough what a bliss it is for me to having contact with you. You’re on the other side of the globe but so closed though. Whenever I have a problem or a question you fix it. Thank you. You’re a gift!

 

#2

Discipline and patience are what I learned from working with you Brad. Your website and your teachings helped cure my ear disorder which I had for 6 years. I still cannot believe it. From getting a allergic type reactions from certain foods to itching and fluid discharge were my symptoms. Low energy levels and anxiety were also bothering me. I am very grateful for the knowledge Brad. Skin diseases are minimal now. They are reducing as I walk the path of truth (lifestyle). My health is getting better and better as each hour goes by. I was also getting sick and cold for the last 5 years every winter. This winter I did not sick and tired despite the coldest winter in the history of Canada. This really was the most important of all benefits I cherished. I am a beast at work. I work 6 days a week and workout as well. My coworkers are also amazed at my work ethic. It took me a while to explain them to become balanced, we must follow the law and order of nature and there is no way around it. My quest to find truth has gone up. No more guess work and assumed beliefs. No Kapha, Vata and Pitta diet. They are interdependent. I will be researching more and more into Ayurveda with your help. I always recommend your website to the individuals interested in getting healthy. Truly, there are very few out there who know the truth of life. I thank you immensely Brad.

 

#3

“Brad’s work has brought tremendous change into my life on many levels.

I am a yoga teacher and his writings about the dangers of ignorance in the modern yoga world totally shattered my understanding of what yoga is. Brad’s understanding and knowledge of anatomy, yoga and ayurveda is way beyond of what I could learn with the most famous teachers, including Mysore masters. I understand now that even the best intentions do not authorize us to teach whatever in the name of “spreading love” and our experiences are not ultimate. Real yoga and healing should be based on authentic knowledge and diagnosis. Therefore, I am in the process of recalibrating all my yoga teachings and inspired to learn more and more in the traditional way, thanks to him.

Brad is a very kind, supportive and intelligent guy, who never wants me to blindly believe, but he always encourages me to think independently. As we argue, I see that he is just coming from a position of such authentic knowledge in the traditional Indian sciences (yoga, ayurveda, jyotish) that I’d better listen and digest what he says. So far, this new approach only got me to higher levels in my spirituality and practice.

On the physical level, he helped me to heal my knee injury. So quickly that it seemed just impossible. It is incredible what can be done through a skype call and how well he could guide me. He reads the body like a map. Because of my injury I could not walk, but after a 2 hours session I could stand on my legs again and did not feel the pain. He gave me practical tips and exercises to speed up my recovery. On top of that he pointed out the cause of my injury, the initial postural dysfunction that led me to have this condition. A real eye-opener. This information is priceless as it helps me understand how to preserve my knee in the future. ”

 

#4

I have been a client, student and friend of Brad’s for 10 years.  During that time he has taught me how to shift my nutrition, meditation, sleep, exercise and every day body awareness.  From these teachings I have learned to identify my own stress and imbalance when it arises and then take actions through diet, movement, body treatments and meditation to restore balance on my own.  Today I experience stronger digestion, more restful sleep, freedom from chronic injuries, better eye sight and more calm across my entire body system. Recently Brad helped me restore balance to my feet which resolved a chronic issue with my hip and helps me be more grounded every day.  I highly encourage people to experience Brad and his teachings.

 

#5

Brad can fix ANYTHING. He has dedicated the better part of his life to studying health and how the body functions and knows every way to correct it. Whatever issue you’re having – whether physical, mental or emotional – he has the solution. Better yet if he has your birth chart in front of him. One look and he’ll know you better than you know yourself. I have nothing but the utmost respect for this man and cannot express in words what he has done for me. He is a priceless treasure.

 

#6

Dear Brad

Thank you so very much for all your help rectifying and charting my Jyotish chart. Thank you also for the additional side notes of interpretations to help me better understand the meanings.

I so appreciate your willingness and kindness to share information as well as the talent for pointing out where the truth is located. You are a skilled and gifted teacher, as well as, beyond patient.

The information you shared with me has truly set my feet on a whole new path/way of viewing the world around me in a genuinely more positive light. I know I have a long way to go and many misperceptions to root out but have come to appreciate this journey, difficult as it may be many times.

Best regards

 

#7

Hi Brad – I just wanted to write to you & tell you how much I gained from doing an Ayurvedic consultation with you. You explained things perfectly for me – for my various issues & your advise has helped me immensely.  I have had brief experiences of Ayurvedic consultations in the past & was always left slightly confused – but yours was fabulous – we started at the very beginning – making the small but fundamentally important changes that will help. After just a week of implementing everything we discussed, i can already see & feel the difference. My digestion is starting to improve & I am loving my whole morning routine.  Getting up before sunrise everyday is really quite magical.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of working with you & look forward to working with you again. For the first time ever, i feel like my health is heading in the right direction, thank you so much.

 

#8

Brad’s work is amazing. As a dancer, personal trainer and aerialist coming to Brad I thought I “knew” a lot about the body and how to use it effectively and beautifully. WOW do I have a lot more wonderful stuff to learn! Brad has taken several branches of study (Ayurveda, Yoga, KMI, biomechanics… and more) and synthesized them into an AMAZING network of POWERFUL healing knowledge! His professional experience and skill level are SO HIGH and I recommend him with 100% confidence. Now, as a client and student of his, he has been facilitating my progress with physical symptoms (aches, pains, injuries etc.) mental & emotional conflicts (anxiety, stress etc.) diet & nutrition questions and more. He is also able to share information in clear, memorable ways.
 No matter the nature of your concerns, you will benefit from his services. My work with him has changed my life in the best possible way. I really really really hope you check it out for yourself and EXPERIENCE the changes you’re looking for. It IS possible.

 

#9

“Hi Brad,

As I write this, I am drinking a cup of fresh ginger tea which has become my staple drink throughout the day.  It’s been about 4 months since I started eating from a new perspective, the one you taught me about, well at least the basics and I make modifications based on my memory of and interpretation of what you taught me.  I am grateful to you for that!

My body, mind and spirit are feeling more energetic when I am faithful to what I call my eating foundation…

I feel like my body awareness is heightened, and my psyche abilities when I am not in trance seem stronger …

The constipation I was experiencing, affects me less and mostly when I am traveling. My sinuses feel clearer although I still can’t smell, I can taste more and breath during the day through my nose which I don’t think I realized I wasn’t doing, having gotten used to being clogged up. I shredded 10lbs feeling lighter and happy about that..”

 

#10

“Thank you. Amazing stuff.”

 

#11

It took me 52 years to cause the damage to my body that Brad is un-doing in a matter of weeks! His knowledge and expertise makes it easy to trust the process. I have been going once a week for a month and each time I leave with exercises to do at home and new information to digest. I have tried many things before coming into Evolution Movement, and none of them have given me the relief and hope in such a short time that Brad has.

 

#12

Brad is an incredible asset in my life. Over the years, I lost my ability to sense my biological reactions to my environment. In essence, I could not “hear” what my body was saying to me. Through Brad’s guidance, given with patience and dedication, I learned how to properly nourish my body. This process resulted in my increased capacity to immediately sense messages from within. I am now able to receive proper feedback on the recommendations presented by Brad. My continuous improvement in overall health and vitality is truly a confirmation of his expert guidance.   I attribute my progress to Brad’s brilliant skills and his high level of knowledge in Ayurveda and the body guided me on a healthy path to realign my mind and body. Brad is very detailed in his presentations to me. This has resulted in my ability to sleep deeply again. I feel much stronger; my hair regained its thickness and a healthy shine. My metabolism works much more efficiently. I know immediately if I did or ate something that was not beneficial to me. I receive quick and clear messages directly from the source, my body itself. Brad is tenuously dedicated to my process and success in many direct and indirect ways; he is totally supportive as if he is holding my hand through my healing process.   Ayurveda is a lifelong journey and i am very happy and grateful for finding and choosing Brad to be my guide on my journey to balance and true health.

 

#13

Its been quite awhile since I’ve contacted you however I just felt like I should let you know whats going on in my life and what I’ve done since we’ve last met.

I spent the entirety of my last Track and Field season training my self independently. Prior to the season I sustained a disc bulge injury, which was pretty devastating to my athleticism and psyche. However, I knew that Track was a passion and I hadn’t reached my potential so I saw the injury as something that needed to be overcome. Throughout the entire season I designed my own lifting workouts and running, while being very careful and taking the time to maintain my back health.

The one thing that kept me ahead of the injury and gave me the ability to keep working out so that I was strong enough to perform during season were the exercises and knowledge you gave me. I used, and still use them every day, multiple times a day, after workouts, before bed, and whenever I feel tightness or imbalance. It allows my body to stretch the muscles in a CHAIN, and by relaxing into the stretch I feel I achieve a much more beneficial stretch, which through the experience of training with a back injury I found to be the greatest way to expedite muscle recover and establish injury prevention.

I combined with what I knew about how to train my body in athletics (using some conventions of western medicine) with what you taught me about living and maintaining health outside the gym or after workouts, and I achieved AMAZING results. I am injury free today, with no disc bulge, and I feel stronger than I ever have. One of my doctors can’t believe the bulge is gone, he says he had never seen it before.

With all of that said, I wanted to thank you for teaching me such valuable techniques as it greatly affected the outlook of my athletic career. It has inspired me to continue to pursue medicine with a completely different approach of combining what works with western medicine and the immense benefits of your discipline.

 

#14

~Systematic Approach~ I find Brad Yantzer’s work not only deep and highly effective but profoundly unique in its systemic approach. He always finds the treatment that benefits the whole body. His deep knowledge allows identification of the true cause of discomfort rather than focus on the surface symptom.

~Release of emotional trauma~  I’ve often been perplexed – sometimes even annoyed – by how far from the location of pain he chose to work on my body — only to feel my body gratefully relax and release the pain I was holding. That includes deep emotional trauma. While Brad is not working on that aspect intentionally, his systemic approach allows for such a release as a side benefit.

~Postural Improvements~ When I finally started doing his exercises CONSISTENTLY (between sessions) – I have grown 1 inch(!) within a year. Many people comment I look even taller than that. My posture has improved dramatically; plus, friends comment on how beautiful and long my neck looks now.

~Transformation~ Brad’s melding of ancient yoga comprehension with movement-body knowledge approach has given me a strong, toned, and flexible body with awesome abs. I have to say – I spend a LOT less time exercising than people assume when looking at my body.

~Knowledge & Commitment~ For my high levels of energy, slimness without dieting, looking younger than for my age — I credit Brad’s great knowledge of Ayurveda – and my willingness to consistently act on his advice :).

 

#15

Brad is a miracle worker.

My work with Brad started after I had sustained injuries from doing too much Bikram Yoga.  Brad analyzed my situation and developed a customized yoga routine for me.  He also performed some deep bodywork to help me unlock some severe biomechanical problems I had developed.   Watch out for his sharp elbows the unlocking comes with a sharp short-term price.

Next, Brad asked me to join his 12 week yoga course.  This was much more in-depth program that combined study of the Vedas, Movement, and Group sharing/feedback.  The program was as informative and meaningful as the time you invest in it.  In other words, it was flexible – everyone grew together and some gained deep insight and growth.

Then, Brad started making nutrition a more intrinsic part of his own life and his message to his students.  He convinced me to start following ayurvedic cooking methods, and I have been amazed at how much fantastic growth and progress I’ve made with the combination of yoga and ayurveda.

Finally, Brad is a deeply committed yogi who takes great care with both the practice and his students.  At the same time, Brad is a very down to earth guy who can be fun, inspirational, hard core, and encouraging.

If you want to understand yoga, develop a meaningful practice, and resolve underlying physical or bio-mechanical traumas, I can promise that it will be very rewarding to work with Brad.

 

#16

It  took me 52 years to cause the damage to my body that Brad is un-doing in a matter of weeks!  His knowledge and expertise makes it easy to trust the process.   I have been going once a week for a month and each time I leave with exercises to do at home and new information to digest.   I have tried many things before coming into Evolution Movement, and none of them have given me the relief and hope in such a short time that Brad has.

 

#17

I came to Brad at a suggestion from a friend, for a long standing injury.  I had tried absolutely everything to heal this injury;  acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, rest, you name it.  I had come to a point where I had lost hope, and figured I’d be in chronic pain for good.  (The injury had given me succinct pain for over two years).
In 4 sessions, Brad had not just fixed the problem, but opened up an entirely new world of information to me about my body and its habits and dynamics.  He showed me a way to move and strengthen so as to keep the injury from reoccurring, gave me specific exercises to strengthen the areas of concern, and helped me change the way I thought about my posture, walking, etc.
The healing and help he gave me brought me to tears of gratitude, as I truly was hopeless when I was lucky enough to find him.
I recommend you book a series of appointments with him to receive the full benefit of not just his healing, but his teaching.  He has a wonderful kind and clear nature, is extremely knowledgeable about all things body related, and is absolutely passionate about helping people come back to their physical best in a way that is profoundly complete.

 

#18

Brad’s work  is amazing. As a dancer, personal trainer and aerialist coming to Evolution Movement I thought I “knew” a lot about the body and how to use it effectively and beautifully. WOW do I have a lot more wonderful stuff to learn! Brad has taken several branches of study (Ayurveda, Yoga, KMI, biomechanics… and more) and synthesized them into an AMAZING network of POWERFUL healing knowledge! His professional experience and skill level are SO HIGH and I recommend him with 100% confidence. Now, as a client and student of his, he has been facilitating my progress with physical symptoms (aches, pains, injuries etc.) mental&emotional conflicts (anxiety, stress etc.) diet&nutrition questions and more. He is also able to share information in clear, memorable ways.
No matter the nature of your concerns, you will benefit from his services. My work with him has changed my life in the best possible way. I really really really hope you check it out for yourself and EXPERIENCE the changes you’re looking for. It IS possible.

 

#19

Brad is a phenomenal diagnostician – at my first session he easily identified the various physical conditions that combined to cause my back, neck and shoulder pain.  He views the body holistically, and so made me understand how each physical problem was connected to the other.  I have never met anyone who is so knowledgeable about the human body, anatomy and movement.   Just as importantly, Brad is a lovely and compassionate human being, who genuinely cares about people.  He lives and breathes his work, and gets enormous pleasure from helping others to heal and strengthen.  I cannot recommend Brad highly enough.

 

#20

Brad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years. I simply can not describe how unusually talented Brad is. Not only has he dramatically improved my personal health and well being, I have witnessed him help my family, friends and others in amazing ways too. If you want to get in shape, heal an injury, have pain relief and get true “personal” training, I can’t recommend Brad strongly enough.

 

#21

Brad’s work is phenomenal! I had multiple invasive surgeries years ago, and have not been able to release the emotions contained inside my body memory from that time, nor to break up the scar tissue, nor to inherently strengthen the “center” that was opened up then. Through Brad’s body work coaching and instruction, I am  doing all of the above, while strengthening my body again from the inside out. I am also building a firm foundation that is allowing me to realign my body into correct form – foundation, posture, pelvic center. If you have experienced an injury or a trauma to any part of your body, or if you are healing from any surgical procedure (old or recent), or if you are finding the best way to live with a diagnosed “illness” – Brad’s work will teach you how to strengthen your body, and provide you with the tools to continue a regular “body strengthening” practice for the rest of your life. And he is an excellent resource on starting and living an ayurvedic lifestyle.

 

#22

Brad has a deep understanding of the body that goes far beyond what I have experienced in a wide range of yoga classes.  He is thoroughly equipped to help others heal and strengthen their bodies.  He lives what seems to be a strong calling and those who work with him benefit greatly.

 

#23

I call Brad my “trainer” because my physical therapist referred me to him 3 years ago when I was having back trouble and needed to begin exercising for the first time in my life.  He is a great trainer—knowledgeable, patient, and persuasive.  And he inspires me to do what is not natural for me, with his enthusiasm and kindness.  For the record, I’m a male senior citizen with poor posture and balance, though both are improving from my work with Brad.

 

#25

Here is the deal, I love yoga but before Brad’s 6 basic movements class, I got hurt…too often.  Brad has a practical side to him not often found in the yoga world which seems to “float” – Brad will ground you and help you help yourself. It doesn’t get any better than that.  I strongly recommend incorporating his bodywork and/or classes into your regular fitness program.

 

#26

I have not met anyone who knows more about the body than Brad.  He has helped me overcome various injuries and has given me  new perspective on movement. If you are in pain or want to improve your fitness level in a long lasting therapeutic manner, go see Brad.

 

#27

Since I’m a very practical person, so what matters to me is — does it work and does it stick? 🙂 And w/ Brad’s work it’s a resounding YES on both 🙂

1) works —

* Works at the source of the problem — he was the first one (and at this time the only practitioner that pointed out that my neck issues are from the way I walk — he works at me feet, and my neck is way better!

* He reliably takes me out of pain, which I manage to produce w/ bad posture, sit and walk habits, — pains that were there since I were a kid

* I can see the difference in the mirror b/n the side he worked on and hadn’t yet (during the session)

* My body feels way better for a long time

* My ex-boyfriend said that it’s the best his body felt his whole life 🙂

2) sticks —

* Even by itself the work has long term staying potential

* It’s EXTREMELY important to me, that he gives me exercises, which (when I do them :)) make me need him way less 🙂 I.e. no creation of dependency on him…. 🙂

 

#28

I have experienced the benefit of Brad’s work personally and have also had the opportunity to witness profound transformation in the health and vibrancy of clients who Brad has treated.  Brad’s work works!  The first time I went to him, I was having severe lower back pain.  Earlier that day I had attempted to gain relief from my pain from two practitioners who were specialists in their respective modalities of bodywork.  I didn’t feel better.  Though disillusioned, upon Brad’s insistence that he could help me, I decided to let him give my painful back a try.  I didn’t have much faith; after all, two other professionals couldn’t help me.  To my delight and relief, Brad’s treatment worked!  Brad’s understanding of the various integrative ways in which the systems of the bodywork together had him locate the source of my pain immediately (which was not what one would think, nor the area the other practitioners worked on), and more importantly, he provided correction and relief of pain in less than 45 minutes.  The pain did not return.

Another time I went to Brad I was depressed, anxious, had stomach pain, stiff muscles….all the symptoms of staying in fight-or-flight for way too long as a result of a stressful life event.  Again, because of Brad’s understanding of the human organism as an interconnected WHOLE being, not only did he help to relieve the mental/emotional imbalance I was suffering, but when I walked out of there, my body literally felt several years younger (I think I looked better, too :-))  Areas of contraction and tightness in my legs and pelvis were significantly corrected, I was breathing more easily (before I wasn’t really aware that I hadn’t been breathing easily, but now I had the contrast), and my body awareness was raised a significant amount (again, I didn’t know that I was missing so much body awareness until I experienced the contrast of having it).

A significant benefit of Brad’s style is that he educates you while he is working with you.  Treatment is not something that happens to you.  You are the active experiencer, not merely someone lying on the table to whom an experience happens.  Brad facilitates your conscious participation in taking-in, in integrating, the treatment he gives.  I think that’s why it sticks.  You are conscious when it’s happening.

Brad’s passion for healing the human form has merged and transformed his years of training and studying into an art form; you can feel that his work is guided by compassion and directed in wisdom.  Brad practices himself what he teaches, and it is instantly apparent the moment you meet him.  His clarity, poise, vibrancy, and balance, both physically and interpersonally, attest to the very obvious fact that Brad works.

 

#29

An amazing bodyworker here in SF (Brad Yantzer) who does KMI which is akin to but better than rolfing. I’m going through the sessions now, and I tell you this guy can fix almost anything.

2 thoughts on “tes·ti·mo·ni·al

  1. Hi does anyone know where I can make questions about ayurveda?
    I’ve recently came across a seminar on health based on ayurveda the person was explaining how there are different periods of the day and we should do different things at different times and for example he explained that we should eat only twice a day and never between 10.30am and 2.30pm only before or after, I have seen the statement to eat only twice a day too one in the morning and another at the end of the day in the book Charaka samhita which is one of the main authorities in ayurveda but at the same time I read that the best period for eating is from 12pm to 2pm because your digestive fire is higher, the gentleman on the seminar explained that from 10.30am to 2.30pm occurs a period of destruction in the universe so we should not eat or sleep and in the book Charaka samhita does say to eat once in the morning and once in the evening, how can we understand this ? Are there any books or sources of knowledge explaining this ? Can anyone help?
    Thank you

    • Daniel, Unfortunately, Ayurveda is exactly what you have experienced thus far… lots of opinions based upon nonsense made up by people for various reasons but mainly being undereducated. Charaka does not say not to eat at this time. And with this also, there is a ton of places for you to ask but nowhere I would advise that will give actual knowledge. In the west, they do not even know the correct seasonal vagaries and all the books are written as such. My question is even if you were to run into the proper knowledge, how would you know? My point in this is that if you do not understand the underpinnings or the foundation of how things work no answer for any question is anything but just more information or a chore list to follow. There are commentaries written on Charaka, many. But they are in hindi.
      Here is the thing, much like yoga, at this time where we are now so much destruction has been created by indians and westerners alike what is left of these sciences? My advise, stay away from health seminars. Stay off the internet looking for wisdom because it doesn’t exist there. Study the actual texts yourself if you have curiosity.
      No, no one can help because that is just the state of things today for the reasons i mentioned above. It is far worse than what you have experienced thus far, far worse. But no one will give you that answer, just opinions.

      Just to give a little clarity to how very screwed up the information you have already gotten is…. What is 12am to 2pm? What is 10:30am to 2:30pm. Cause right now the sun rises at 7:45am and sets at 5pm where I am, yet in Maine, USA. it rises 7:15am and sets at 4:15 PM and in Ecuador it rises at 6:14am and sets at 6:42pm. What time of year is it? What is the season? What is the weather? What is the individual’s prakriti and vikriti? Agni? Lifestyle? You mean to say that a triathlete should eat twice a day as compared to a monk? What is their ethnicity and history and environment?
      That whole dosha clock is not actually correct.
      But all the books, workshops, and teaching are perfect for the health and fitness plague that everyone is into today. Perfect for westerners.

      I wonder if seekers have enough intelligence to realize the damage that they do in “trying” things.

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