Small Group Awareness Through Movement Classes

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Improve How You Move

Do you feel disconnected from your body? Do you have a habit of straining or stiffening your body? Do you hold your breath without realising?

We all have quirky ways that we move and habitual postures. We use these shortcuts to get by day-to-day without thinking too much. It's just what we do...

But by becoming aware of how you move and hold yourself you can find more comfortable ways to do everyday activities. Improving your mobility can safeguard your independence, too.

Making little changes, no matter how insignificant, can make a big difference in your life.

My Awareness Through Movement classes will help you:

  • Become aware of your habitual patterns of movement and posture
  • Learn to take care of yourself and gently expand your limits
  • Improve your movement patterns and increase your choices
  • Breathe and move more freely

My small group Awareness Through Movement classes guarantee individual attention, with lessons adjusted to your concerns and abilities to ensure you are comfortable. Classes are open to adults 18 years and older who are able to move without assistance. Please contact me (Judith) if you have a condition that affects your ability to move around, if you're unsure that floor classes are suitable for you, or if you want to start after term commences. (See below for issues that require you to see a doctor before starting Awareness Through Movement classes.)

Term 2 (8 weeks):

Monday mornings: 4 May to 29 June 2020 (excluding 1 June)
Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am

or

Tuesday evenings: 5 May to 30 June 2020 (excluding 2 June)
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(Class running time approx. 45 min with 10 min discussion/question time.)

Location:  Held at St Hilda's Church Parish Hall, 15 View Street, North Perth WA 6006
(Hall at rear of the church & garden)

Cost:  Adults $160 ($120 unwaged, retirees, & students 18 years & older)
(includes complimentary lesson notes to guide your practice)
(Book by Friday 17 April 2020 and save $10.)
(TryBooking service fee $0.50 per booking. Credit card surcharges may apply. Please read TryBooking's privacy policy before booking.)
Drop-ins not available – please contact me (Judith) if wanting to start after term commences or if unable to attend the whole term ($25 per class).

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Where to find us:

Parking: Free street parking in the vicinity (please check street signs for time limits) | Public transport: A short walk from Fitzgerald St bus routes

 


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


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.

Class preparation

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

Discover Movement's 2020 Timetable

Want to plan ahead?
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Term 1 2020 – Getting Back to Basics

Balance rocks photo by Rajesh Kavasseri on Unsplash

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.