Courses/workshops held at Seven Star Energy Centre

Seven Star Energy Centre prides itself on having hosted a variety of workshops, seminars, retreats and certifications.

Seven Star Energy Centre has 2 main training areas; the indoor space is 60 sq/m and used for all disciplines as well as workshops and courses. The outside area is 80 sq/m and primarly used for our physical training disciplines however it is open to be used by other disciplines, workshops and courses.

The space is available for rent depending on the time of day and duration needed. The studio may be rented at rates of hourly, half day, full day or weekend. The centre contains 2 bathrooms and 2 showers as well as a small kitchenette, there is parking inside and outside. ADT security oversee the safety of the property and are on 24 hour call.

Muscle Activation

Created by Douglas Heel, a trained physiotherapist who also studied acupuncture and Kinesiology. MA uses a system of reflexes throughout the body that wakes up the muscles. The muscles can then function at their maximum potential in strength, power, endurance and flexibility.

The applications range from improved sports performance to greater gains in training but also the release of tight structures throughout the body that cause pain and dysfunction.

Certain patterns make the body shut down, MA looks at why the body shuts down and how to interrupt those patterns i.e. rewire the templates the brain has.

MA looks at improving strength, speed, co-ordination, balance, flexibility and range of motion instantly. It highlights the connection between the mind and body with measurable differences.

If you can find the areas where the body shuts down and you can release it, then the corresponding muscle and the structures that relate to that area will immediately shift their function.

The MA workshops held at Seven Star are presented by Prolific Training owner Peri Zourides who has completed Level 1 with Douglas Heel.


Feldenkrais is a somatically educational system designed by Moshe Feldenkrais. The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.

Workshops are taught by Barbara Mc Crea who is South Africa’s only Feldenkrais Method ® practitioner. Trained in London, she has also explored a number of other somatic approaches in her 20 years of working as a manual and movement therapist. She works from the Wynberg Pilates Studio in Cape Town, and Renee Watson Studio.

She regularly teaches courses for physiotherapists, Pilates teachers, biokineticists and other health professionals in Johannesburg, Durban as well as Cape Town. Her special interests include Feldenkrais for equestrians and singers. Although relatively unknown in South Africa, Feldenkrais® is highly valued abroad for its contribution to retraining movement using innovative brain plasticity theories.

Pain Management

Presented by Dr Andre Sorger who is a lecturer and clinic supervisor at the University of Western Cape, School of Natural Medicine, Bellville, Western Cape. He is also a supervisor to the student clinic both on-campus and for outreach programs in township. He is a lecturer in Chinese Herbal medicine and Foundations of Chinese Medicine.

This course is designed to enhance skills in Pain Management utilising the principles of Acupuncture and the theories of Chinese Medicine. It is designed for those that want to increase their knowledge of Acupuncture, meridian theory and Pain management.

The course will give you a greater understanding of the meridian pathways and the most important point (and their symptoms) on each pathway. It is not designed to make you proficient in Chinese Medicine but will give you increased skills and a greater understanding of your existing Dry needling practice.

You will be able to choose points with greater clarity and wisdom, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of your treatment and providing maximum benefit to your patients. It is also designed for those who want an Introduction to Chinese Medicine theories and the Acupuncture meridians.

DNAlysis - DNA Fit

Ian Craig MSc, CSCS, INLPTA, presents the DNAlysis DNA Fit profile tests that looks at the genes that relate to three different categories of sporting performance: 1) Power and Endurance, 2) Tendon Pathology and 3) Recovery. These tests provide insight into: Individual exercise and dietary responsiveness; exercise choices for expression of health and physical performance; training patterns and nutritional intake for optimal recovery times and ‘prehabilitative’ strategies for injury avoidance.

It is an opportunity to work with clients or patients in a highly individual manner. Variation in our genes, as expressed through our DNA, has been estimated to account for 66% of athletic success, but despite this huge individual variability, many exercise practitioners continue to follow a one-size-fits-all approach.

Ian is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. Ian edits two FSN magazines, lectures internationally on the subject and holds a nutrition/exercise clinic in Cape Town. He is the DNA Fit consultant for DNAlysis Biotechnology.

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method that helps improve co-ordination, find new ways to deal with stress and pain, and support fuller enjoyment of life activities
The approach is playful, encouraging curiosity about habitual processes. The teachers will facilitate group explorations and give individual guidance using words and touch.