May 5, 2024

Developing Mobility

With Jim Donak

Learn how to train intelligently while progressing your functional range of motion. Utilizing methodologies used in Physical Limitation Elimination (aka PLE) this workshop is for those who wish to increase functional range of motion and athletic proficiency. You will develop better body awareness and work to increase your range of motion while strengthening the structures that provide control and stability while in your maximum ranges. This workshop is essential for those who want to excel in their athletic training by using safe and sustainable techniques that deliver the most effective results.


Sunday | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Cotton Mill

$55 or $50 if you pair with Bending Backwards: Aerial & Acrobatic Applications Sunday, May 5 12:30-2 pm

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May 1, 2024

None, this workshop is for all bodies and abilities. Bring playful curious spirit and wear clothes that permit freedom of movement.

16 & up or by permission of instructor

About The Coach

Jim Donak’s fascination with the human body and its potential began over 50 years ago when he began teaching himself anatomy and physiology. Since then, he has committed himself to in-depth studies of the movement and healing arts, including, Tai Chi, The Alexander Technique, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, manual orthopedic and osteopathic techniques, musculoskeletal therapy, and most of all circus arts.

Jim has taught circus arts and functional movement for over 40 years. He has taught numerous training workshops worldwide and had been an instructor at San Francisco’s Circus Center for over 25 years where he had most recently been teaching trampoline, handstanding skills, acrobatics, and his popular Physical Limitation Elimination class.
Jim teaches workshops in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and science-based technique development. His workshops focus on Intelligent Training approaches that minimize lost-time injuries and maximize training efficiency.

In all Jim has almost 55years of anatomy study (which includes over 1500hrs of cadaver dissection research), over 40yrs experience teaching circus skills, over 25yrs experience as a manual/physical therapist.
Jim maintains a private practice in Berkeley CA which focuses on athletic development, neuromusculoskeletal healing, and injury rehabilitation using manual and exercise therapies.

He specializes in bringing effective and sustainable approaches to athletic training and teaching related workshops and continuing education seminars to instructors of all movement disciplines and manual therapists. Find him at

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