Feldenkrais
®
Thunder Bay
Oliver Reimer, Certified Teacher

Awareness Through Movement® (ATM™)

Classes at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
  • Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method
    • Fridays 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    • Begins September 13,  2019 for 13 weeks

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.

  •  Feldenkrais Challenge
    • Wednesdays 5:15 to 6:15 pm
    • Begins September 11,  2019 for 13 weeks

We will use the safe and gentle ways of this method to explore and improve ways of getting to the floor and back up. Everyone will stay in the zone of easy, interesting and even enjoyable. We will start in chairs and by the end of the 13 weeks many people will find that they have discovered ways of rolling to sit and to stand. It will gradually get easier and take less effort.

Tuesday evening group class in my home studio.
  • September 10 to September 30
    • Phone 345-6209 to register and to find out if there is room to drop in.
    • 7 – 8 pm
    • Class is limited to 4 people. Fee is $40 or  drop-in $15

This small class is very responsive to the needs and interests of participants. You will learn how to move with greater efficiency. How can range of motion increase without stretching? How can movement get easier without strengthening muscles? How can you learn to move so nothing you are doing makes it harder? There is apparently an epidemic of back and knee problems in our society.  These lessons will help you learn to organize your body so there is less stress on your joints.

Phone Oliver at 345-6209 or email info@feldenkraisthunderbay.ca. Ask about a free introductory lesson.

 

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.

  • 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 openess 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.