Discover Movement Feldenkrais October 2018 classes North Perth

"Our breathing reflects every emotional or physical effort and every disturbance."
(Moshe Feldenkrais, 1972, Awareness Through Movement)

 

  Oct–Nov'18 Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement 8-week series

Do you catch yourself holding your breath, tightening your chest, or clenching your jaw sometimes? Or breathing heavily and fast? Do you spend long hours of your day sitting still, taking only quick, shallow breaths?

These gentle Awareness Through Movement classes will help you learn to self-regulate your breathing. You'll discover different ways to breathe that you can use in different activities and situations. And you'll experience the calming effect and vitality that can come from improved breathing.

Judith runs small group classes to ensure individualised attention as you explore non-habitual movement sequences and learn to improve your own capacity to breathe and move with ease. Classes are open to adults 18 years and older. The only condition is that you are able to safely get down to and up from the ground. Please contact Judith if you're unsure if floor classes are suitable for you.

Weekly classes:
Monday mornings:
8th Oct to 26th Nov 2018 (Term Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 & 26)
Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am

or

Tuesday evenings: 9th Oct to 27th Nov 2018 (Term Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20 & 27)
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 $160 ($120 unwaged, retirees, & students 18 years & older)
(Book by Mon 24th Sep 2018 and save $10.)
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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


Discover Movement Feldenkrais classes Maylands Perth July 2018

Jul–Sep'18 Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement 8-week series

Do your shoulders feel stiff? Always feel lifted? Or always feel locked down? Do you hold tension in your shoulders?

Our shoulders bear the brunt of many of our daily activities, which often restrict movement. We may have habits of movement and posture that we repeat every day, whether they work well for us or not. Would you like, instead, grounded, restful shoulders?

These gentle Awareness Through Movement lessons will help you learn to let go of poor self-use and habits. You'll discover different ways to move so that you don't overuse your shoulders, move with greater ease, and find greater comfort.

Judith runs small group classes to ensure individualised attention as you explore non-habitual movement sequences and learn to improve your own capacity to move with ease. Classes are open to adults 18 years and older. Beginners welcome. The only condition is that you are able to safely get down to and up from the ground. Please contact Judith if you're unsure if classes are suitable for you.

Classes:  Weekly Mondays from 16th July to 10th September 2018 (Term Jul 16, 23, 30, Aug 13, 20, 27, Sep 3 & 10) (*No class on Aug 6)

Choose from:  Mon morning classes 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Mon evening classes 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Class running time approx. 45 min with 15 min discussion/question time.)

Location:  Held at the tranquil Wellness on Whatley, 162 Whatley Crescent, Maylands WA 6051

Cost:  Adults $160 ($120 unwaged, retirees, & students 18 years & older)
(Book by Mon 2nd July 2018 and save $10.)
(TryBooking service fee $0.30 per booking. Credit card surcharges may apply. Please read TryBooking's privacy policy before booking.)

Bookings essential at TryBooking. If booking button doesn't open automatically, type or copy and paste url into your browser: https://www.trybooking.com/WHPL

Parking: Free parking on 7th Avenue | Free 1-hour daytime parking on Whatley Cres (unrestricted after hours) | Public transport: A short walk from Maylands Railway Station


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 get down to lie on a mat on the floor, and up again.

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