Group Classes that are grounded in movement, mindfulness, and self-discovery.

group classes + programs

My classes and group programs are designed to meet you where you are. And because I know that your needs vary, from the amount of support you need to your current budget, I offer several ways to commune with others as you learn. But no matter the program you choose, you'll develop your ability to tap into neuroplasticity and discover new ways to move through life with greater ease. And all of my group offerings explore...

Moving with Awareness Through Movement Feldenkrais Classes

Moving

It’s safe to say that most of us have reduced the amount we move as we have aged— limiting the variety of movements that we do on a day-to-day basis and rarely engage in novel (new) movements. These unconscious constraints have gradually limited our basic movement repertoire. And over time, our movements - and/or lack of them - shape who we are and how we move, think, sense, and feel.

Sensing yourself in a Feldenkrais Class

Sensing

Engaging the senses is a powerful way to help regulate your nervous system and find a sense of flow in your movement. For those who have struggled with chronic pain, learning how to intentionally engage the senses can be a powerful practice for shifting pain — both neurologically and experientially. And consciously using our senses to relate to the environment can be a strong ally in helping us to self-regulate.

Feeling in a Feldenkrais Class

Feeling

Emotions are a part of our evolution as humans. Emotions are inherited, habituated and learned. We create and influence our emotions,  sometimes involuntarily and other times voluntarily, through how we move or restrain ourselves. Once we start to understand how our emotions and movements relate to and impact one another, we begin to develop a better sense of resiliency and emotional well-being.

Improve Thinking with Feldenkrais Classes

Thinking

Thinking is more than a brain thing. In fact, some believe that thinking is done with the whole body. And, part of what we are up to in this work is learning how to tap into the power and genius that comes along with thinking with the whole self. To do so, we must begin to clarify our self-image. In the context of this work, that means ensuring that what we 'think' we are doing (our action) aligns with what we are actually doing (how we're moving).


"My first class took me into a deeply meditative state & awareness unlike anything I’ve ever experienced."  —Susan


Awareness Through Movement®

Our physical experiences, lifestyle, personality, and reactions to stress contribute to learned muscular patterns that are unique to each of us. Unfortunately, sometimes our habitual ways of moving, thinking, sensing and feeling can limit our self-expression or cause discomfort and even damage. And by exploring Awareness Through Movement classes you’ll re-discover natural, efficient full-body movement patterns and develop the capacity to tap into the mind-body continuum.

You see, our ability to learn and automate movement patterns is commonly referred to as muscle memory. Muscle memory is extremely beneficial in our daily lives, allowing us to act and move quickly without conscious thought. Unfortunately, we can easily develop learned movement patterns which do damage to our bodies. Just as our increased level of muscle tension feels normal, these damaging patterns feel natural and automatic.

Over time these habitual responses shift our image of ourselves and how we move through space. Our proprioception (how we sense our body in space) adjusts so that these patterns feel normal. For example, a person who has slowly developed rounded posture over the years actually feels like they are standing fairly straight because their proprioception has adjusted.

In Awareness Through Movement lessons, we utilize gentle movements to retrain proprioception and expand your muscle memory so that you can accurately sense your movement and eliminate compulsive, dysfunctional strain.


CLASSES & GROUP PROGRAMS


Classes - Feldenkrais Classes

Feldenkrais Classes

$14-$20 per class

I offer a few Awareness Through Movement 6-week series a year. Each series explores a specific theme and is geared towards meeting the needs and interests of the students.

Each class offers you an opportunity to learn more about your habits of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling. Through the process of self-inquiry and mindful movement, these classes utilize the power of neuroplasticity to improve the way you move through life.

Winter/Spring 2018

Meaning - Feldenkrais & Mindfulness

Pay What You Want

Awareness Through Movement®

The Pay What You Want, or Dāna, virtual classes are part of my "Pay It Forward" program. All of the funds collected for these classes are put into a 'scholarship' fund for those with chronic pain who are on a fixed income or who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to work with me without one of us sacrificing our financial well-being.  

All of the Dāna based Awareness Through Movement classes are typically held once a month. Registration is required. 

Why A Dāna Based Practice

Meaning & Well-being with the Feldenkrais & Mindfulness

Group Programs

Body + Brain for Chronic Pain

The Body + Brain for Chronic Pain Group Program are currently in the development phase. 

The vision for this group program is to focus on the 5 Pillars For Chronic Pain that I use in my private coaching.  We'll explore live group coaching calls, specialized Awareness Through Movement classes, and so much more.

The beta program is expected to launch in the Fall of 2018.

5 Pillars For Chronic Pain


"I do not intend to "teach" you, but to enable you to learn at your own rate of understanding and doing."
—Moshe Feldenkrais

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