Thunder Bay
Oliver Reimer, Certified Teacher

Awareness Through Movement® (ATM™)

These online classes are all drop-in.

Classes will resume April 8, 2024:
    • Mondays 7pm Eastern Time
    • Wednesdays 11am Eastern Time
    • Thursdays 7:30pm Eastern Time
    • Fridays 2:30pm Eastern Time
    • The classes cost $5 per class. You keep track of how many classes you have attended and at the end of the month you can send a cheque, make an e-transfer or drop some money in my mailbox.
    • Register for the class.
    • I am also available for private lessons using Zoom.
    • or in person
Awareness Through Movement lessons at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
    •  Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method
      • Fridays 12 noon 1:00 pm
      • Spring session begins April 12 to June 31, 2024
      • Register 

This class will be very suitable for you if movement has become limited because you somehow have stopped moving much. Maybe pain or the fear of pain is stopping you from doing the things you used to love. Improve the ease and efficiency of your movement with gentle interesting explorations. You can do way more than you think and with less effort than you expect. Each class is a “one off” in the sense that you do not need to have done the previous class to understand what is involved in the current class. That means, if you want to drop in to find out what it is like you will not be behind the other participants. If you miss a class you will not fall behind.

Register for the class at the 55 Plus Centre online or call the registration hotline at 625-8463.


Functional Integration® (FI™) Lessons

These private lessons take into account your particular personal goals and conditions. If you are dealing with pain or have a very specific things you want to do better, it is best way to begin. During the Covid lockdown, there will be no private lessons, except via Zoom.

Sessions are about one hour

“Make the impossible possible, make the possible easy, and make the easy elegant.”

Very often students tell me that issues with their feet, knees, hips, back, shoulders, neck have improved. “Doing the Feldenkrais lessons is the only thing that has changed in my weekly routine, so it must be that these lessons are resulting in improvement. How can such small movements have such a big result?”

Sometimes there are rapid improvements and more often there is a gradual improvement as you learn to recognize what you are doing, and as you add new options.

The word “holistic” has become almost a cliche but here is a way of working through movement that is truly holistic. We recognize that we are working with our whole self rather than with parts.

We human beings are learners – it’s what our brains have evolved for. Maybe the fountain of youth is openness to new experiences, willingness to expand the frontiers of what we can be.

There are many pleasant discoveries waiting for you when you return to learning by trying new things without worry about failure. It’s the way you learned to walk, to ride a bike or to do the kind of activities where time just passes without your noticing because it is just so deeply enjoyably engaging.

My home and practice is, in Thunder Bay, in the Robinson-Superior Treaty territory and this land is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg and Métis people.