Care for Your Body and Mind

Building mindful movement.

The Motus Way:

Live in the present movement.

Our goal in movement is to bridge the gap between health: the state of being, and wellness: the state of living.

We’re not interested in trendy fad diets, exercise programs, and other "quick fix" approaches to wellness. The vast majority of “wellness” fads fail terribly when it comes to addressing long-ingrained poor health and fitness habits.

At Motus, we value simple, proven foundational movement principles informed by decades of experience working with patients who want to feel radically better in their everyday lives. Rooted in science-backed methodologies, our proprietary classes are designed to teach and then challenge key movements–building strength, optimizing mobility, and developing a deeper awareness and understanding of how we operate our bodies in motion. We intend to EDUCATE each person about their body and mind, thereby bridging the existing gap between health and wellness care.

Living healthfully is a lifelong pursuit, and our grounding, energizing movement practices are guaranteed to empower you to feel your absolute best–physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Yoga

At Motus, our unique yoga classes combine the fundamental principles of yoga and strength training to build a better, stronger, and more knowledgeable mover.

Yoga asana, or postural practice, is rooted in mindful movement. Each practice is designed to help you develop a deeper awareness of your body and its vast potential. The curriculum for each class is aimed at both educating and strengthening, repeatedly illuminating the why and the how behind each movement. Embodying this concept ensures long-term changes. We encourage our students to find depth in the basics; from there, more elusive and challenging yoga postures become accessible.

Interval Training

M-FIT is a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) fitness class that introduces fundamentals while strongly emphasizing movement quality.

We focus on foundational movement patterns (squat, deadlift, etc.), and work to strengthen them by using interval training programs like AMRAP (As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible) and EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute).

Workouts consist of bodyweight and resistance work (weights, bands, etc.), and also incorporate tempo and explosive training.

Whether you’re just starting to become more active or you’re a seasoned athlete, these classes will make you sweat, grow your strength, and build you up.

Meditation

Mindfulness training isn’t limited to meditation, but it’s a great place to start.

At Motus, we recognize meditation as an essential practice for cultivating awareness and compassion, not only toward others but especially with ourselves.

We meditate to better understand who we are at our core, and how our mind relates to that. Life is sometimes difficult, and while we can’t control what happens, we do have the power to transform how we respond to the challenges delivered to us.

When our patients learn to sit with their minds, they’re training to be more open, at ease, and in touch with their inner resources of calm, clarity, and contentment.

Meet Your Motus Team

Christie Rafanan

Yoga Instructor - E-RYT

Christie has been a lifelong athlete, however, discovering Ashtanga Yoga at the age of 21 was the catalyst that sparked her studies in movement and her path toward self-discovery. Christie has practiced yoga since 2006 and has been teaching yoga as a full-time career since 2015. In that time, she has led twenty-two 200HR Yoga Teacher Trainings and countless workshops. Since 2016, Christie has trained with some of the best strength and bodybuilding coaches in San Francisco. To develop more niche skills, she also trained with a Cirque du Soleil performer, a circus contortionist and a well-known handstand coach.  The combination of these trainings have heavily influenced and shaped her straight-forward, technical and methodical approach in movement. Training with her will build your overall strength, flexibility and body awareness while bringing you to a deeply grounded and peaceful mindset. Christie no longer considers herself “just a yoga teacher”, but rather a coach, movement specialist and hand-balancer.

Salvatore Flores

M-FIT Coach & Massage Therapist

Since Sal began his practice in massage therapy in 2000, one of the most consistent pieces of feedback that his clients give is how profound his work is—and how unique. It is the kind of bodywork you can only receive from someone who not only deeply cares about his clients’ wellbeing but also knows what it is to go through extreme health challenges and integral healing. Sal’s clients consistently praise his capacity to help them achieve relief from ailments and body pains that have gone unaddressed for years. In addition to more than 2 decades of practice in massage therapy, Sal has also been in the fitness arena since 2001. Before he was picking up barbells, he was putting on weighted vests and making up WODs (*workout of the day*) with other fitness enthusiasts. For Sal, fitness, and massage therapy have always gone hand in hand; and together, these two pillars of wellbeing enable him to continue to serve his clients year after year as they cultivate their capacity to live their best lives. (Being able to lift all the things comes in handy with his two little boys as well!)

Watching the way these guys all work together is encouraging and honestly, I want to be friends with all of them. Couldn't speak more highly of the girls (and boys) at Motus!

Leyna Swoboda

The team at Motus took the time to establish a strong, trusting relationship, and gave me confidence that I would get the care and attention I needed. Their work has solved the knee injuries that plagued me for years, and has also given me the tools and knowledge to stay healthy going forward.

Carlin Eng

YOU will benefit you no matter what your current experience level is. Whether you're a total beginner who is living a sedentary lifestyle or an advanced practitioner in fantastic shape with the strength of an ox - these classes will challenge and improve your flexibility, strength, and balance. The Instruction increases your body awareness, you don't have to think about anything else but your breathing, and moving in the way they tell you to. The poses gradually become more difficult as the class progresses. I would 100% recommend Motus Rehab Clinic to anyone looking for classes.

Caitlyn Slavich

The Motus team is wonderful and phenomenal at what they do. They care deeply about their patients. I finally recruited my husband after they expanded their offerings to include yoga. You will see results working with them.

Jennifer Jew

COMING SOON: Thoughtful, intentional, science-backed movement education

Motus On Demand

Join our community of movers and optimize your health whenever, wherever. Re-educate your movement to safely improve your strength, fitness, and overall performance. You will get access to our full series of classes (both recorded and live), guided programs, community forum, and monthly Q&A sessions with our team.

36 full-length movement classes

7 detailed programs tailored to Low back and hip pain,
headaches, shoulder pain and more

6 live movement classes per week

1 virtual Q&A per month with our team of experts

Pay as you go.

Live Classes - $25 (60 MIN.)*

Whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned mover, we believe in preventive healthcare that starts with the patient’s body and mind. Our classes are designed to help you move better so you feel better.

*Only available to existing patients currently being treated by one of our providers.

Motus on Demand - Coming Soon!

Join our community of movers and optimize your health whenever, wherever. Get access to our thoughtful, intentional, science-backed movement education, guided movement programs, live classes, community forum, and monthly Q&A sessions with our team.

Wellfulness Membership

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