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 discomfort. The classes are suitable for almost everyone, but if you have a medical condition please get approval from your doctor and speak with the class instructor. Age 15 and up.
Feldenkrais Method® Posture Series
Four workshops designed to evoke an effortless, confident, upright posture will be presented. Each workshop will include both elements that help to unwind stress and tension that thwart your posture as well as elements that wake up dormant muscles and movement patterns that are essential for good posture. Each workshop will stand on its own but for maximum benefit consider coming to all of them.
Feldenkrais 1. Restoring The Spine.
Flexible, adaptable, supportive and powerful – all are qualities of the spine that help us feel confident, tall, and ready to take action. Restore and revive your spine as we revisit developmental movement patterns that worked once to bring you upright (when you were an infant) and will work again for you as an adult. Leave the workshop feeling grounded and reconnected to the support for your back. Saturday, March 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Members $18. Community Members $26.
Feldenkrais 2. Shoulders, Hips and Spine.
So much of our daily activity involves having our arms out in front of ourselves – sitting at the computer, driving the car, cooking, exercising. All of this forward activity sets the stage for rounded shoulders and uncomfortable posture. Set your shoulders up to support, rather than thwart your posture. Leave the workshop feeling refreshed, with your neck and shoulders relaxed. Saturday, March 15. 1:00-3:30 p.m. Members, $18. Community Members $26.
Feldenkrais 3. Head, Neck and Hips.
The position of our head relative to our spine and pelvis plays a significant role in determining our posture. This workshop will explore movement patterns that help you find a new place for your head atop your spine as well as bring about better balance and agility for athletics, performance and daily activity. Leave the workshop feeling light, free and upright! Saturday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Members $18. Community Members, $26.
Feldenkrais 4. Core Support.
Tension, imbalance or weakness within our core can thwart our posture. This workshop will explore movement patterns that release tension and stress and rebalance and strengthen your core support. The abdomen and the pelvic floor will be the focus of this workshop. Leave the workshop feeling supported from the ground up. Saturday, April 12. Members $18. Community Members $26.