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The straight-up facts

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    Retrain your body to live pain-free with individualized, private classes taught by certified posture teachers
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    Private sessions in Glen Park, San Francisco
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    No expensive accessories or equipment
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    Private classes for personal attention and customized, hands-on adjustments
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    All levels — no prerequisites required
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    Music, visuals and fun to the legal limit
    (we’re rebels, not maniacs)

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It feels good to be bad

Let’s give tradition the finger and get to the real root of your back and body pain, shall we? Bad posture habits have made messes of our spines and alignment, and Posture Rebellion® helps you fix the problem yourself. No miracle pills. No unrealistic quick fixes. Just bones, muscles and mechanics.

So if you’re ready to live pain-free (and maybe enjoy some extra strength, increased agility, bonus energy, better breathing and a leaner, taller look while you’re at it), get in here and let’s do this thing.

Stephanie Engelsen

Stephanie Engelsen

The Method to our Madness

Posture Rebellion is owned and taught by Stephanie Engelsen, an expert posture practitioner and a rebelliously rehabbed 10-hour-a-day desk-sitter. After suffering with back pain for 10 years and trying every solution under the sun, including surgery and daily pain medication, it was an hour-long class at Palo Alto’s Balance Center that finally began to free her from pain.

Stephanie is a certified Spinefulness® Instructor and her Posture Rebellion classes are based on the Spinefulness method taught by Jean Couch at the Balance Center. For certification, Stephanie completed 120 hours of instruction and over 25 hours of hands-on assisting under Jean’s supervision. Stephanie continues to hone her skills by attending continuing education classes each month.

And now in the spirit of going waaaaaay back to the beginning, Spinefulness is inspired by Aplomb, a French method originally developed by Noëlle Perez. These methods observe and research populations without prominent back pain. By examining what those folks do differently, we can identify what we’re doing “wrong” and, in turn, rewire our bodies back to comfort.

Why Rebel?