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Weekly Awareness Through Movement® Classes

Weekly class themes relate to daily activities, such as reaching, bending, walking, working at the computer, playing with children or grandchildren.  Each class is a stand-alone lesson related to a theme.  Students move slowly, within a comfortable range, in a non-comparative and non-competitive setting.  I am committed to addressing individual limitations and needs, allowing students of any fitness level and ability to participate.  Time for comments and questions encourage applications to daily life situations.  Students frequently comment: “It’s not your usual exercise class!”

 

Classes are about an hour in length.  Dress comfortably in layers and bring a mat or blanket for lying on the floor.  A limited number of mats is available. 

    

When we return to the Senior Center, a raised platform will be available to allow participation by those unable to get to and from the floor easily.  Contact me in advance to check platform availability.

               To determine the best class for you, please

 

 

Tuesdays -- two locations and times in Corvallis

      10:30 am      Walnut Community Room -- 4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr

                                South of Martin Luther King Park

                           Register:   Avery Park 1310 SW Avery Park Dr.

                                (Temporary location of Sr. Center staff)

                               or by phone:  541-766-6959

 

      12 noon       Friends Meeting House -- Register at class

                            3311 NW Polk  Street

 

Current and Future Themes --  Please contact me to confirm details.

Knees:  Weak Link or Coordinated Player                 Jan 14 – Feb 11, 2020 

Knees influence -- and are affected by -- what happens in the back, hip joints, feet

and ankles.  Enhance these connections and learn self-help techniques to improve movement, support and economy of effort in moving.

Balance and Fall Prevention                                       Feb 25 - Mar 17, 2020

Decrease your risk of falling!  Increase the coordinated movement of your shoulders, spine and pelvis.  Learn strategies to regain your balance when compromised and sharpen your movement practices to enhance stability.    

Free Your Neck and Shoulders                             March 31 - April 28, 2020

Feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?  Explore self-help movements designed to release tension in your shoulders, jaw, neck and upper back while enhancing your comfort in daily activities.

Odd Couples:  Surprising Connections                      May 12 - June 9, 2020

Get to know your skeleton and its movements from a different perspective!  We'll start with two bones of sekeltal segments (breast bone and sacrum or neck and knee, for instance) and explore their similarities and differences in form, function and relationships in movement.

© 2005, Rosalie O'Connor. Used with permission of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.

© 2005, Rosalie O'Connor. Used with permission of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.

© 2007, Rosalie O'Connor. Used with permission of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.

Photo courtesy of Foundation for Movement Intelligence

Classes in Davis, CA -- 2020 dates to be determined

 

Periodically I teach Bones for Life® and other classes and offer private sessions in Davis, CA.  Contact me for details.

 

Bones for Life®, based on the principles of the Feldenkrais Method,  focuses on alignment while standing, sitting and walking.  We use dynamic and rhythmic movement patterns that involve pushing hands and feet into the wall or floor, and using a strip of cloth as a wrap to assist alignment to coordinate a springy and dynamic walk and develop skill in restoring balance. Other weight-bearing exercise, such as walking or weight training, will then be more enjoyable and beneficial.

 

Fundamentals Class for New Students

    Next Session:  to be determined

 

Classes for students who have completed Fundamentals Classes:

   Next Session:   to be determined

Any questions:   contact Marg

                                        

for details and class descriptions.

Photo courtesy of Foundation for Movement Intelligence