These classes emphasize the benefits of well-organized movement and the importance of knowing how to move to facilitate greater comfort and ease. Each workshop has a different focus, but all include specific gentle exercises, done with care and attention, to enable participants to move more freely with greater flexibility and less strain and discompfort. Age 15 and up.
This workshop is appropriate for almost anyone with a balance challenge. Seniors and those recovering from surgery or injury will expecially benefit. The class will speed recovery and restore lost function. You will be able to move with more confidence and less fear of falling, and learn to move with more pleasure and less pain. How it works: Gentle movement patterns re-evoke and re-integrate lost movement in the neck, hips, ribcage and spine that is essential for balance. The movment patterns will be performed primarily while seated in a chair with a small amount of movement while standing next to the chair. Ease, smoothness and coordination are emphasized. Please dress for light exercise. Saturday, April 27, 1:00-3:00 p.m. $16 Members, $22 Community Members.
This is a two-part workshop that will use gentle, integrated movement sequences along with breathing and imagery to help you develop greater control and awareness of your pelvic floor. These movement sequences can help with: back pain, hip pain (hip replacements), bladder control, constipation, balance, recovery from abdominal, hip and prostate surgery, and recovery from childbirth. Please dress for light exercise. Participants need to be able to get to the floor (mats) and rise without assistance. Sunday, May 5 and Sunday, May 19, 1:00-3:00 p.m. $30 Members, $42 Community Members.
Do you have "gluteal amnesia"? If you spend much of your day sitting like most Americans, you probably do. Poor glute activation forces other, less powerful muscles to pick up the slack. This results in unnecessary tightness, strain and pain in muscles like the hamstrings and inner thigh muscles that were designed to assist the glutes, not take over for them. The workshop will help you to: 1. find power for improved walking, running, biking and weight training, 2. improve hip flexibility, 3. reduce low-back pain and strain on the feet, ankles and knees, and 4. improve posture.