Are you a maker looking for a wellness course with your studio practice in mind? You're in the right place! I have created a series of courses and offerings to teach you how to reduce your risk of injury in the studio. By deepening your understanding of the body, you can create a lasting practice. Click to learn more!
Interested in hosting a workshop or event? I offer both live and remote events. I travel all over the country to speak at universities, creative non-profits, museums, collaborative studios, retreats, and any other fun places where people are making art! I am currently booking live events for Spring/Summer 2021.
Need a massage? Looking for ways to strengthen your tired hands and body? You're in the right place. I've been a massage therapist since 2007 and I am a firm believer in the benefits of the modality. I understand that it is not always financially accessible. That's why I curated a collection of tools with your studio practice in mind.
From the Ground Up: 6 Week Wellness Immersion
Are you aching while making? I want to teach you how to improve your movement patterns and cheer you on every step of the way! Each week, we will focus on a different area of the body, starting with the feet and ankles and we will work our way up to the neck and shoulders. You are going to improve your movement patterns in the studio so that you can feel great in your body, From the Ground Up!
By the end of the immersion, you will have a complete "toolkit" and a more well-developed understanding of your body that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired to keep creating. You will gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening in the body when our posture fails us, when our backs give out, when we develop knots, or experience tension in the wrists and forearms.
You will walk away with the skills you need to build strength and mobility in the studio through safe movements, corrective exercises, strengthening techniques, massage techniques, stretches, and posture check-ins. Immersion will begin on September 30th.JOIN THE IMMERSION
I'm Missy Graff Ballone. I am the Founder and Podcast Host of Wellness for Makers! My mission is to motivate and empower creatives, like you, through education, mindful-living, and movement! I use my backgrounds as an Artist, Alignment-based Yoga Instructor RYT500, and Licensed Massage Therapist to make information about the body accessible to artists everywhere. As an artist, I understand the aches and pains that go into having an active studio practice. That's why I decided to use my specializations to create offerings and events just for you!LEARN MORE
Moving Clay: A Wellness Course for Potters
Create stronger alignment at the wheel and in the potters studio. In this course, I will teach you how to reduce your risk of injury in your hands and body while throwing, wedging, and pinching clay. We will also go over standing vs sitting at the wheel. Are you ready to learn accessible self-care and massage techniques to apply to your studio/daily routines? This course begins on October 30th.GET THE COURSE $59
Hands of A Maker: A Wellness Course for Creatives
Create longevity in your hands while working on your creative vision. In this course, I will teach you how to reduce your risk of injury in your hands, wrists, and forearms. Learn accessible self-care and massage techniques to apply to your studio/daily routines. This course will begin on October 30th.GET THE COURSE $47
Precious Movements: A Wellness Course for Jewelers
Advance your alignment at the bench and in the metals studio. In this course, we will go over how to reduce your risk of injury in your hands and body while filing, sawing, or hammering. Learn accessible self-care and massage techniques to apply to your studio/daily routines. This course will begin on October 15th.GET THE COURSE $59
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