You Are What Matters
These are trying times with limits on where we can travel and who we can socialise with. So I'm pleased to now offer online Awareness Through Movement classes to help you care for yourself.
Schedule time in your calendar for yourself. Experience Awareness Through Movement live online with a small group of mindful clients.
These classes will help you:
- Comfort your body
- Let go of muscular tension
- Find a sense of calm
- Ground yourself
- Think more clearly
- Stay connected with others in the community
I'm keeping my online classes small – no more than 5 clients per class. That way I can track your progress and comfort.
These online floor classes are suitable for adults 18 years and older who can move without help.
To take part, you'll need:
- Reliable internet
- A laptop computer or electronic tablet (with microphone and in-built video camera or separate webcam)
- A quiet space to lie on your mat on the floor
Term 2 (8 weeks):
4 May to 29 June 2020 (excluding 1 June)
Mornings: 9:30 am to 10:30 am (AWST)
Evenings: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AWST)
5 May to 30 June 2020 (excluding 2 June)
Evenings: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AWST)
(Classes approx. 45 min with 30 min available after class for a virtual chat and cuppa.)
Online via Zoom (log-in instructions will be emailed separately)
$160 – Adults (waged)
$120 – Retirees/Pensioners
Free – Students 18+ years (COVID-19 special)
Free – Adults recently laid off (COVID-19 special)
(Receive complimentary downloadable audio-recordings of lessons.)
Please contact me (Judith) if interested in July's Term 3 group classes or if you would prefer individual online Awareness Through Movement classes.
Before starting Awareness Through Movement classes...
If you have back pain, please make sure your pain isn't something serious. Though rare, several issues cause back pain and require you to see a doctor.
You should see a doctor if you have:
* Numbness or tingling
* Severe pain that does not improve with rest
* Pain after a fall or injury
* Pain plus any of these problems: trouble urinating; weakness; numbness in your legs; fever; and/or weight loss when not on a diet
In-Person Classes Unavailable Temporarily
About Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes
Awareness Through Movement classes don't rely on stretching or using muscular effort. Instead, each lesson stimulates your brain with a blend of gentle, unusual movement sequences, and guided attention to the connections between parts and your sense of your whole self.
This movement-based mind-body practice will help you:
- Move more easily and comfortably
- Improve your breathing, posture, coordination, and flexibility for daily activities
- Re-educate your body to move less painfully
- Experience stillness and enhanced awareness
Regular practice can help you to become more active and stay fit.
The only prerequisites are being:
- 18 years or older, and
- able to safely move unassisted including get down to lie on a mat on the floor, and up again (please contact me (Judith) if you have a condition that affects your ability to move around, or if unsure that floor classes are suitable for you)
Wear modest clothing that lets you move freely. You may be lying on your back with your legs in the air, so leggings or similar are recommended. Lessons can be done barefoot or wearing grip/non-slip socks - yoga socks with toes and grippers are ideal to give you the barefoot feeling while preventing slipping. This is not aerobic or strength-based exercise so dress in layers for adjusting to changes in temperature.
Bring 3 towels (to fold into firm headrest) and an exercise mat or similar. (If continuing classes, a mat wider and thicker than a standard yoga mat is recommended e.g., 80–100 cm wide & 1.5–3 cm thick mat made of NBR foam or premium high density foam.)
What to expect in group classes
Term 1 2020 – Getting Back to Basics
We started the New Year with a series of classic Awareness Through Movement lessons. For newcomers, these lessons provided building blocks for a level of effortlessness, efficiency, and ease in everyday movement. For my regular clients, these lessons offered a new or deeper insight into their habits of movement and posture. Some discovered new ways of doing, new possibilities that they could carry with them.