Picture of older woman getting up and down more easily while gardening

 Apr–Jul'19 Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement 9-week series

Is getting up and down becoming a chore? Do you find it hard to move from standing to sitting and back up? Do you struggle to get up and down from the floor?

Even young people can have trouble standing up from sitting in a chair or getting up from the floor. You may have had an injury or arthritis, gained weight, lost muscle strength, or spend a lot of time sitting down...

The ability to rise from sitting is a good indicator of whether you are likely to remain independent as you age and of your risk for debilitating falls. It's never too early to improve your mobility and make your life easier. Enrol for Awareness Through Movement classes to learn how to make sitting to standing easier, more efficient, and more comfortable.

Judith's small group Awareness Through Movement classes ensure individualised attention. Classes are open to adults 18 years and older. The only condition is that you are able to safely mobilise without assistance. Please contact Judith if you have a condition that affects your ability to move around or transfer unassisted or if unsure that floor classes are suitable for you. (Drop-ins not available – please contact Judith if  wanting to start after term commences.)

Term 2 classes:

Monday mornings: 29th April to 1st July 2019 (*No class 3rd June, WA Day)
Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am


Tuesday evenings: 30th April to 2nd July 2019 (*No class 3rd June, WA Day week)
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(Class running time approx. 45 min with 15 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 $180 ($135 unwaged, retirees, & students 18 years & older)
(Book by Monday 15th April 2019 and save $10.)
(TryBooking service fee $0.50 per booking. Credit card surcharges may apply. Please read TryBooking's privacy policy before booking.)
(Contact Judith if  wanting to start after term commences or if unable to attend the whole term.)

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

About Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons are a type of movement education that doesn't rely on stretching or using muscular effort. Instead, these lessons will stimulate 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. These lessons 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

allowing you to become more active and stay fit.

Class preparation

The only prerequisites are being:

  • 18 years or older, and
  • able to safely mobilise and transfer unassisted including get down to lie on a mat on the floor, and up again (please contact Judith if you have a condition that affects your ability to move around or transfer unassisted 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 Awareness Through Movement group classes