AIKIDO | LAUGHTER YOGA
POSTURAL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP
FELDEKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGHMOVEMENT
(additional offerings by studio renters)
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POSTURAL ALIGNMENT WORKSHOP
with Valerie Rogers
Saturday, February 7, 2:30p-4:45p ENROLL NOW
$30 if registered by 2/4, $40 thereafter
Proper alignment of the whole body starts with the feet. If the feet are out of alignment everything will be out of alignment. Starting from the ground up we will learn how to anatomically align the body to establish correct posture for standing, walking, sitting and balancing.
Correct alignment helps:
Proper alignment creates more space and allows the breath to become fuller. With more space, the organs and neurological system begin to function properly.
Stop sliding down the slippery slope of misuse and begin the journey of change. When we use the body the way it’s designed to be used we start functioning better and feeling better.
The focus of this workshop is learning how to align the body to achieve optimal health.
Open to all levels. Feel free to takes notes.
Valerie is the creator of Chogaflow, Yoga Alliance Certified, and a Registered Massage Therapist. She has a unique, fun, eclectic teaching style with emphasis on alignment and safety. Visit Valerie’s website or email Valerie for more information. ChogaFlow class with Valerie is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:40p.
with Leah Misty
$5 in advance or $8 at the door
January 3 ENROLL NOW
February 14 ENROLL NOW
March 7 ENROLL NOW
April 4 ENROLL NOW
Humans were designed to laugh. Laughter is nature's stress-buster. It lifts our spirits with a happy high that makes us feel good and improves our behavior towards others. We all know that laughter makes us feel good. Laughter is gentle exercise. It fill your lungs and body with oxygen, deep-clears your breathing passages and exercises your lungs. When we laugh our bodies release a cocktail of hormones & chemicals that have startling positive effects on our system. Stress is reduced, blood pressure drops, depression is lifted, your immune system is boosted & more. Western science is just starting to discover the great effects of laughter. Laughter Yoga provides the opportunity to laugh, without reason, to enjoy the countless benefits to body and spirit that laughter offers.
"Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works." Oprah Winfrey
About Leah Misty: Holistic health is her passion. Leah is greatly appreciative of laughter as an emotional release and a mood lifter. Silliness and breathing techniques make for a powerful healing combination that she delights in sharing with others. In addition to being a laughter yoga leader, she is also a Thai yoga-massage therapist, a crystal energy jewelry designer and a Reiki master-teacher.
FELDENKRAIS AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®
with Angela Alston
6 Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30p,
6-week series: $95 in advance, $105 at door if space available
January 6-February 10 ENROLL NOW
February 17-March 24 ENROLL NOW
It may be possible to begin in the middle of a series or "drop in" to a class ($20) if space permits; please call the studio in advance.
“A few minutes of Feldenkrais can give you the flexibility & postural benefits of hours of stretching exercises.”— Anne Rosenthal, PhD
Would you like to be more flexible? Would you like to move with greater ease? Would you simply like to know your physical self better?
If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions, you’ll benefit from Awareness Through Movement (ATM®), the active version of The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.
Each lesson begins with simple movements, which gradually increase in complexity, all organized around a function such as hip opening, movement of the shoulder girdle, or organizing head and neck. You'll discover greater flexibility, improved balance, grace, and pleasure in moving. ATM is a wonderful complement to dance, yoga, Pilates, Nia, and other movement modalities
“Wow, that was incredible. It’s hard to believe little movements can do so much, but obviously they do.”—Janet A., after her first ATM class
PLEASE NOTE: Mats and props are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own mat specifically designed for the Feldenkrais practice, which may be purchased online at WellMats.
Instructor Angela Alston, GCFP, MFA, began taking Awareness Through Movement® in 1996. She trained in The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education in New York, Houston, and Chicago and was certified to teach ATM® in 2008. Angel also offers Functional Integration® private sessions. Angela has studied a variety of movement forms, including yoga and dance, and she is an award-winning maker of dance films. She has an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in philosophy and biology from Swarthmore College.
with Shannon Mairs, Certified MELT Hand & Foot Instructor
Join Shannon Mairs, Certified MELT Hand & Foot Instructor, as she takes you on a journey of grounded connectivity, openness and flexibility!
Part One: Exploring Your Body’s Connective Tissue
Explore the mystery and magic of Your Body’s Way by learning about the Connective Tissue System. In this workshop we will explore the body’s connective tissue and how it affects every aspect of your body’s movement. Learn what connective tissue is and how it can be nurtured, how it can be healed, and how it can be part of natural longevity. We will explore how to reacquire whole-body balance by directly affecting the cellular hydration of the connective tissue matrix using Hands-Off Bodywork™. This workshop is the first of a three part series, although it may be attended singularly. No experience required. Expect minimal, gentle movement.
Part Two: The Feet
Explore healing your body from the ground up by focusing on five pressure points on the bottom of the feet. By working with the MELT soft and hard balls, you will create a healing ritual that will alleviate pain and increase stability in your body. Adding the MELT foot treatment to your life will help improve your efficiency and performance in your fitness routine, while enhancing daily life by improving your digestion, sleeping, and reducing inflammation, accumulated stress, and chronic pain symptoms. This workshop is the second of a three part series, although it may be attended singularly. No experience required. Expect minimal, barefoot, gentle movement.
Part Three: The Hands
Explore healing your body through expansion and touch by focusing on five pressure points on the palm of the hand. By working with the MELT soft and hard balls, you will create a healing ritual that will alleviate pain and increase flexibility in the head, neck, arms and shoulders. The MELT hand method will allow you to experience how easy it is to create change in your body regarding misalignment, chronic pain, and the negative effects associated with aging. Different from going to a therapist for bodywork, MELT empowers people with simple, self-care tools for long-term wellness. This workshop is the third of a three part series, although it may be attended singularly. No experience required. Expect minimal, gentle movement.