Wednesday's: 16th Feb to 23rd March 2022, 5.45pm in Perth (GMT +8)
New York 4.45am
6 weekly Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)® classes
Each week a new idea or movement will be explored allowing you to expand and enhance your self awareness, improving your image and idea of yourself. Classes are suitable for most people, even those who have never done Feldenkrais classes. Providing you do not have severe physical impairments you will be fine. Feel free to contact me first if you are unsure. Some people with severe problems or challenges would be better off having individual consultations first or instead.
If you miss a week I will email you a link to a recording of one of the live classes so you needn't miss out.
Only 1 ticket can be booked at a time due to the requirement of each attendee to provide some basic background about yourself and agree to the booking terms and conditions and personal responsibility. You can choose to enter an 'X' into any basic background questions you do not want to answer, that is your choice.
When you complete your booking an email with general info and the ZOOM meeting link will also be sent to you. Check your 'spam' or 'junk' folder if you don't see it. If you did not receive the necessary email you probably entered your email address incorrectly so email Vanessa asap (details below) or via the Website contact tab. Without the ZOOM link you wont be able to join the meeting.
Why include Feldenkrais as a regular activity?
Feldenkrais classes are unlike anything else out there. I believe they are the best way to become better acquainted with the body and mind you inhabit to maximise your potential. Life with less pain, easier movement, more calmness, and more zest for life. Practicing Feldenkrais “mindful movement lessons” can stem the tide of reduced function that is considered a normal process of aging.
Movement lessons offer you the opportunity to change and improve your movement repertoire which you can then take into your activity of choice. It is an accessory to, not a replacement for, physical activity. Feldenkrais tunes the breath, body and mind to allow you to function more efficiently.
These classes involve a range of movements where the attention is on the “how” of the movement. How do you make it harder than it need be, how could you make it easier? What is your intention with the movement? How does the intention affect your breath? Can you be more interested in the process rather than the outcome? Are you so focused on the outcome you miss the process? Do you hold your breath to move? Does holding your breath make it easier or is holding your breath an habituated response to expecting something to be difficult?
These movement classes raises body awareness by mapping the many parts of ourselves in action in our brain. We learn to know better where are bodies are in space and what we do, not just in the Feldenkrais class, but in all life situations. If we don’t actually know what we do how can we change to improve? Body mapping through slow and attentive movements is an ongoing exploration. Come and join me on a journey of self discovery and self improvement.
Vanessa Stephen 0416 101 854 and firstname.lastname@example.org