Discover More Flexibility and Movement in your Whole Spine
6 Weeks of 'In Person' Feldenkrais classes - $126 (+ $10 mat hire if needed)
6 Wednesday's: 11th May to
15th 22nd June 2022 (pushed back a week, no class 18th May)
9.15am @ Hakea room, Mt Claremont Community Centre
6 weekly Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)® classes
Your spine is designed to have a forward curve in the neck and low back area, a backward curve in the thoracic (chest) and sacrum part. From these natural curves your spine can bend forwards, backwards, sideways and twist and turn along its entire length from the base of your head to your pelvis. Most people feel and move as though their spine is fused in many parts. When one part doesn't move, another parts strains then hurts. It neednt be. With these guided movement explorations you can find that there is more easy movement than you have felt for a while.
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, although you will need to be able to get up and down from the floor by yourself. (You can use a chair for help but I cannot help you). Providing you do not have severe physical impairments you will be fine. Feel free to call me first if you are unsure. People with severe problems or challenges would be better off having a series of individual consultations (called Functional Integration) with me instead.
If you missed the start of this 6 week block contact Vanessa now (0416 101 854 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a discount code which allows you to pay pro-rata for the remaining number of classes.
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.
NOTE 1: Some people on NDIS are eligible to be refunded the cost of Feldenkrais classes and Feldenkrais Individual consultations.
NOTE 2: Hiring of a mat is now done at the booking stage.
I have a number of my luxury thick colourful cloth covered mats that can be hired exclusively for the 6 week series of classes ($10 per term, ensure you select the booking option that includes the hire cost). No sharing of mats. I also have the thinner, simpler foam style fitness mats (the purple ones I used previously at Mt Claremont) which can be borrowed for free. Alternatively bring your own mat. If it is your first attendance at my Feldenkrais classes you MUST hire one of my thicker mats and not bring your own yoga mat or similar.
You also need to bring 2 bath towels each week.
Only 1 ticket can be booked at a time due to the requirement of each attendee to agree to the booking terms and conditions. If you have attended classes/workshops in the last 12 months just put an X in fields.
When you complete your booking an email with general info will also be sent to you. If you do not receive this check your 'spam' or 'junk' folder or you may have entered your email address incorrectly, in which case please contact Vanessa asap.
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 email@example.com