Discover Movement's Feldenkrais classes February 2019 North Perth

Discover Movement North Perth Feldenkrais classes  Feb–Apr'19 Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement 9-week series

Your walk reflects your physical and emotional journey through life. Compensating for aches and pains, injuries or imbalanced muscles, and misuse in day-to-day activities can make it hard for your whole body to move in sync. You may find yourself walking with difficulty, heavily or clumsily, hesitatingly, unsteadily. Whether you like to amble, stroll, power walk, or hike, a problem with walking can make daily life more difficult . . .

The body awareness you gain in these classes will help improve your balance, coordination, posture, and gait to walk more easily and confidently.

Judith runs small group Awareness Through Movement classes to ensure individualised attention as you explore non-habitual movement sequences and discover more options for the best of all exercises, walking.

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 (or if wanting to start after term commences).

Weekly classes:

Monday mornings: 4th Feb to 8th Apr 2019 (Term Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1 & 8) (*No class 4th Mar, Labour Day)
Time: 9:30 am to 10:30 am


Tuesday evenings: 5th Feb to 9th Apr 2019 (Term Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2 & 9) (*No class 5th Mar, Labour 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 Sun 20th Jan 2019 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

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