Are you stuck at home? Let’s get together.
While we are sequestered I am using the Zoom application to offer Awareness Through Movement lessons and Taiji classes. We can keep our feeling of community and continue to support each other. Email me to register for a class and for more information.
The fee is dependent on your ability to pay and you can pay by donating to the United Way of Thunder Bay.
Awareness Through Movement™ lessons
This mind-body approach combines movement and awareness to teach people of all ages and conditions to move and live more comfortably and effectively.
You can learn to:
- practice mindful movement
- improve posture, balance and flexibility,
- prevent injury,
- increase energy,
- reduce stress and fatigue
- improve concentration.
- ease pain,
All people, regardless of age or condition, have the ability to improve. Movement is the primary mode for learning in the Feldenkrais Method. It is taught in either a class setting or in private sessions.
Here is an article by Jane E Brody, in the New York Times. She is no longer sceptical about the Feldenkrais Method. Read more
Who was Moshe Feldenkrais?
Dr. Feldenkrais (1904-1984) was a Judo expert, a physicist and a creative thinker. His study of how to rehabilitate his severe knee injury led him to understanding what we now know as neuroplasticity — that our brains can “rewire” to replace patterns of pain and inefficient ways of moving. That we can improve and keep improving throughout our life. It doesn’t mean we can get younger but our lives can get richer as we learn ourselves from the inside out.
The origin of Moshe Feldenkrais’ therapeutic method reads more like a spy thriller than a neuroscience textbook. Read more
What is the Feldenkrais Method™?
This video highlights some of the movements used in the Feldenkrais Method:
This video of Baby Liv is a lovely example of how we learn to move by experimenting. Of course as adults and we learn differently, but the idea of improving by experimenting and playing with movement is part of our human potential.
© International Feldenkrais™ Federation
“Feldenkrais Turned Back my Clock”
I wanted to thank you for the help that your classes have provided. At 65 years of age it is hard to change the way you have been moving all your life. After our personal one hour session I have actually changed the way I walk. It took a serious knee injury to force me to change but I realize that if I had taken advantage of your advice years ago I would not be as injured as I am now. I now walk smoothly and effortlessly, without any strain on my body. This is help that I would not have got from a physio or doctor.
Thank you for helping with my recovery,