Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Classes
Year-Round, Every Tues & Fri 12 - 1 pm at All Saints' Episcopal in the Parish Hall (106 W. Church St. Frederick, MD). Beginners welcome but let me know you're coming! Mostly mat classes with the occasional chair class. Mats are available on-site at All Saints' Episcopal for you to use, or bring your own. There are no stairs to contend with if you go into the courtyard from Church St. , enter the glass doors in the corner, and take the elevator to the top floor.
Fee: Your options are to drop-in for $20 or purchase an 8-Class Pass for $120 (cash or check). Pass is valid for 90 days from purchase and you can come to any of the All Saint's Episcopal class times that suit you.
Wednesday evenings 6 -7:30 pm 8-week session Sept 19 - Nov 2. Frederick Community College - Institute for Learning in Retirement, Frederick, MD. Courses at ILR are geared towards ages 55+ but younger students may enroll. Must be able to lie on a mat. Registration has ended, so sign up to be notified about the Spring 2019 class.
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What are classes like?
Students lie on mats or sit in chairs and are verbally guided through slow, gentle movements and visualizations. In a relaxing environment free of comparison and judgment, you explore your uniquely individual habits of movement. Along the way you discover that variations in position, eye movements and breathing patterns can either make movement nearly impossible. . .or completely effortless! Your neuromuscular system automatically adopts the most efficient movement patterns so that without having to think about it consciously, you are more highly organized to engage in daily life. Whether carrying groceries, working at your computer, playing the piano or competing in a triathlon, Feldenkrais makes everything easier.
Who are classes for?
Everyone can benefit from Feldenkrais because it emphasizes individuality rather than conformity to an ideal or goal. There is no competition between students. Thus, a high-performing athlete and someone with rheumatoid arthritis can experience great benefit from the same class. (If you are not comfortable lying on a mat then please consider private sessions.)
Health care providers: Gain new perspectives on your patients' challenges and potential, all while supporting your own health and well-being.
Retirees: Many older participants report feeling decades younger after a Feldenkrais class. Stiffness and unsteadiness is not an inevitable consequence of aging, and it is possible to regain the joy of moving as a child at any age!
Athletes and Dancers: Discover easy, graceful and pleasurable ways to take your work and passion to the next level. Prevent injuries by improving coordination and awareness.
Performing Artists: Enhance your sensitivity, expression and creativity through subtle movement and solving the movement puzzles of Feldenkrais. Recognize the productivity gained by improving focus and honoring the need for frequent but brief rest.
Classes not your thing?
I offer private sessions that are tailored to meet your needs, abilities and goals.