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 April 5, 2019 for 6 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 for Fit People
- Wednesday 5:15 to 6:15
- Begins April 3, 2019 for 8 weeks.
This class is for people who move pretty easily enjoy physical activities and are curious about how they could improve on what they already do well. A useful way of learning is to look at things from a different angle. These lessons will help you be more efficient, to sense yourself more clearly. If you are feeling a bit stale or that you are stuck and no longer improving, Feldenkrais Method can help you return to the practices you enjoy with a refreshed senses. Things that you do easily can become flowing and graceful.
Class sessions at 22 Ontario Street (Oliver’s home)
- Awareness Through Movement Lessons
- Phone to inquire
- 7 – 8 pm
- Class is limited to 4 people. Fee is $40.
This small class is very responsive to the needs and interests of participants. You will learn how to move with the greatest efficiency. How can range of motion increase without stretching? How can strength increase without exercising muscles? How can you learn to move so nothing gets in the way?
Phone Oliver at 345-6209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- Fee is $50
- 30 minute consultation is free
- To make an appointment phone Oliver at 345-6209 or email email@example.com
“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.