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Best of Feldenkrais Month

January 3 - 28, 2022

Get started on your Feldenkrais journey with classes designed to give you a broad overview of what is possible with Feldenkrais. In addition, new Michigan Feldenkrais students can take advantage of a 50% discount on a 5-Class package.

Sixteen lessons will be taught in January that collectively showcase the variety, creativity and power of the Feldenkrais Method to facilitate lasting change in the way you move. Note that January 31 class will be part of the February series.

The Feldenkrais repertoire is vast - over 1500 unique lessons created by Moshe Feldenkrais! The small, but varied sample taught this month will address various functions (balance, walking, sitting, reaching, breathing...to name a few) and give you insights into how to improve your organization from head to toes. Whether you are interested in help for your lower back, hip, knee, neck, shoulders...you name it, there will be something here for you.

If you've thought about trying the Feldenkrais Method (perhaps thought about it many times) - NOW is a great time to start! 

More experienced students will enjoy this survey of material that will include familiar lesson structures as well as several new movement patterns. 

Join us by buying a class package. Upon purchasing a class package you will receive a Zoom link and other instructions for joining any weekly class.

In-person class (currently only Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm) requires separate online registration in addition to purchase of a class package. Online registration for the in-person class is necessary to maintain adequate space to move at Harmony In Motion Studio.

Online and In-Person Class Details

 

Online classes: 

  • Purchase a class package online
  • If you prefer to pay with check or cash, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I can let you know how to do that.
  • If you cannot afford to pay for class at this time, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can make arrangements for you to join. I want to support everyone to the best of my ability during this time regardless of ability to pay.  
  • Once I receive your class package purchase I will send you the Zoom link and other pertinent information.
  • Online classes are offered via Zoom and you can join class via phone, tablet or computer. 
  • I will track your participation on your class package. I will let you know when you are due for a refill.
  • All classes are drop-in. No pre-registration for specific online classes is required. Join any class you like as you are able.
  • Class will begin at the scheduled time, however you can join up to 10 minutes early. I will be available for tech support during that time as well as just to chat. Join early if this is your first time using Zoom and I will get you set up!

Set Up a Place to do Feldenkrais:

  • You will need a spot on the floor with some cushioning. A yoga mat, exercise mat or carpeting will work fine.
  • Dress to stay comfortable - layers if you might get cold, perhaps a blanket nearby as well. 
  • You will need some head support - ideally a few folded towels. Mexican blankets work well also. Firm pillow if that is what you have.
  • Have an arms-length of space around you - above your head and out to the sides.

In Person Classes:

  • Pre-register for in-person classes (space is limited).
  • If you need a class package, you can go to my online store to buy a new class package. Payment is via credit card.
  • If you prefer to pay with check or cash, feel free to do that when you attend class. You can indicate 'Pay Later' during registration.
  • If you cannot afford to pay for class at this time, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can make arrangements for you to join. I want to support everyone to the best of my ability during this time regardless of ability to pay.  
  • In-person classes are at my studio, Harmony In Motion Studio, 1955 Pauline Blvd, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    • The studio has ample free parking
  • Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. Be prepared to lie on the floor most of the time. Yoga mats and other props are available. Occasionally classes take place in a chair  or involve standing.

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Props for Feldenkrais Class

You don't need much of anything to practice Feldenkrais which is one of its many appeals for me. Two props, however, come in handy for Feldenkrais classes - a mat and some kind of head support. If you are just starting with Feldenkrais, there is absolutely no need to buy anything. 

Mat (free, basic)

A yoga mat can work in a pinch, but ultimately you'll need a surface that you can slide on. The combination of a yoga mat with a blanket on top provides cushioning while also allowing the possibility of sliding body parts. This is the basic mat setup I recommend. If you make it past this basic prop description I'll provide a fuller range of options.

If you are uncomfortable lying on the floor with these basic props you could add more layers (mats, blankets). If you are still uncomfortable, I am happy to help you find a setup that works.

Head Support (free, basic)

Folded towels work fine for head support. I suggest 1-2 folded towels for lying on your back, 2-3 for lying on your side. The amount varies by the dimensions and needs of your body. I can help you refine your arrangement in class.

Feel free to stop reading at this point if you are just getting started with Feldenkrais. If you have been doing Feldenkrais for a while and you're hooked, you may be interested in a more detailed description of prop options.

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    • Location

      1955 Pauline Blvd, Suite 100B
      Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

      Coming from Stadium onto Pauline, 2nd brown building on the left. Plenty of free parking.

    • Other Locations

      Individual sessions can be arranged at your residence if you are unable to travel. There is an additional fee for this service.
    • Contact

      734.265.0262
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