Group classes

Group Classes. 
Okanagan, BC. 
2022 Group Class Schedule. 
 Still working on how to have group classes  in this new world that COVID-19 has created. None yet planned. 

Payment is cash, check or etransfer.

General Information on group classes.

These classes suit all levels of fitness as you go at your own pace and ability. One requirement is to be able to get up and down on to the floor. Any concerns or questions, just ask.

During these classes, I will be using the latest information about how the brain learns, organizes and changes to help you create more comfort and pleasure in your movement and in your life. This is a brain training and nervous system calming practice using movement.

The movement sequences used feeds information to your brain so it can let go of limiting pattern/habits. Develop life and awareness skills to enhance all areas of your life. Improve your range and comfort of motion and release accumulated stress. All this from exploring movement.

The methods that I use are Feldenkrais®, Somatic Experiencing® and Somatic Practice®. They combine mindfulness with body mechanics and brain neuroplasticity.

Feldenkrais® group classes . The following is information from the Feldenkrais website explaining group classes.
Group classes are known as Awareness Through Movement®(ATM®) lessons. …… Awareness Through Movement classes use slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of strength, flexibility, and holistic integration of body and mind. Unique to the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is that these lessons tie directly into functional movements of daily life, such as walking efficiently, safely lifting objects, and improving one’s posture in sitting or standing.

You can expect a class to last about 60 minutes. You might walk, stand, or sit in a chair, although usually you will lie on the floor in a variety of comfortable positions: either on your back, front, or side. The teacher verbally guides  students through a sequence of movements, encouraging them to move with gentle attention within a comfortable range. You may become aware of unexpected and interesting connections within and between the movements. As you attend to the improving quality of movement, unnecessary muscular tensions throughout the body can reorganize and release. Students are often amazed at the quick and clear changes that occur through the neuromuscular repatterning that happens in an Awareness Through Movement lesson!