Classes

About the Classes

Discovering the magic of your body's ability to change.

People feel immediate and surprising results from the lessons, including relaxation, feeling taller and lighter, greater vitality, strength and balance.

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2-minute Neck Ease

Is your neck sore or stiff when you turn, or just sitting there?

This 2-minute Awareness Through Movement  activity may help you regain mobility and reduce discomfort.

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Sit & Stir

Debono SittingYou can improve the suppleness of your spine, free up your arms and help reduce your chance of overuse injuries.

It is done sitting at the front of your chair. 

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Standing Lesson

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Is your back sore when you turn? Or, do you find your back to be stiff? This mini-Awareness Through Movement  activity may help you regain mobility and reduce discomfort.

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Happy Hips & Low Back

Tuesdays Evenings, Sept 5 - Oct 24

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Pain in the hips or back when sitting or standing? Sciatica got you down? What if improving your movement was the key? Come experience the  Feldenkrais Method, which has helped so many to resolve back pain & enjoy life again. With or without back pain, you can benefit from this class. This will be a good introduction to "Better Walking".

In the class you will discover new ways of moving and using your back and hips to help awaken and free them. You will do gentle movements under guided instruction and with awareness. These will be done while sitting, standing and lying on the floor.

All you need to attend this workshop is a desire to learn new ways of moving. All movements can be modified for individual needs.

8-week series on Tuesday evenings,  starting Sept 5 at 7 pm for 1 hour

 Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Avenue SW
(call 253-8600 to register)

Fee: CJC Members: $105; non-members: $120

Please plan to arrive five minutes before your first class to register.

What to Wear. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Sometimes the classroom can be cool, so socks are recommended. At the beginning of class you will want to remove jewelry or earrings, belts with buckles and items from your pockets (e.g. keys) which may become uncomfortable. During the class you will remove your glasses. 

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2-minute Neck Ease, Part 2.

Continuing with the idea of supporting your head with your hands, this 2-minute Awareness Through Movement  activity adds to your mobility and reduced discomfort.

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Better Walking

Tuesdays Evenings, Oct 31 - Dec 19

 

Use Feldenkrais to Improve your walking comfort.

Our skeletal structure evolved to help us walk with ease, efficiency, and pleasure. Walking is one of the healthiest things we can do for ourselves! But, old injuries, disease (such as Parkinson's) and sedentary postural habits can rob us of our pleasure in walking, as time goes by. Don't walk less! Instead, come to this class. Persons with significant walking challenges are encouraged to start with the "Happy Hips and Low Back" series.

In the class you will discover new ways of moving and using your back and hips to help awaken and free them. You will do gentle movements under guided instruction and with awareness. These will be done while sitting, standing and lying on the floor.

All you need to attend this workshop is a desire to learn new ways of moving. All movements can be modified for individual needs.

8-week series on Tuesday evenings,  starting October 31 at 7 pm for 1 hour

 Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Avenue SW (call 253-8600 to register)

Fee: CJC Members: $105; non-members: $120

Please plan to arrive five minutes before your first class to register.

What to Wear. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Sometimes the classroom can be cool, so socks are recommended. At the beginning of class you will want to remove jewelry or earrings, belts with buckles and items from your pockets (e.g. keys) which may become uncomfortable. During the class you will remove your glasses. 

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Neck and Shoulder Ease part 3: Elbow Painting

Changing the orientation and degree of support, this is part of a series I call "elbow painting".

In this 5-minute activity, the forearm rests on the head so that elbow could direct movement of folding to the side.

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