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Theme of the Week

 Week of August 10

"Set Your Rib Cage Free" - Part 3

Classes will feature movement patterns to improve the mobility of your thoracic spine and rib cage. As you set your rib cage free you may find it has become more of a "rib case" or "rib basket".  

Improved thoracic mobility leads to better balance, better breathing, better posture and more.

This third week of rib cage classes will feature movement patterns that involve rotational and counter-rotational (aka "twisting") of your spine to mobilize your rib cage and thoracic spine.

Please note: This theme completes on Monday, August 17 rather than Friday, August 14. 

This will be the last online class until September.

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES 8/18 - 9/1.

CLASSES RESUME ON 9/2.

 

Theme of the Week

 Week of August 3

"Set Your Rib Cage Free" - Part 2

Classes will feature movement patterns to improve the mobility of your thoracic spine and rib cage. As you set your rib cage free you may find it has become more of a "rib case" or "rib basket".  

Improved thoracic mobility leads to better balance, better breathing, better posture and more.

This second week of rib cage classes will feature movement patterns that involve the use of breath to mobilize your rib cage and thoracic spine.

 

Theme of the Week

 Week of June 1st

"Core"

We will explore your core, Feldenkrais style. Moving with awareness we will organize your core with possible benefits including:

  • an upright posture
  • free head and neck
  • relaxed, mobile shoulders
  • easier breathing
  • better balance
  • the list goes on...

Join us and see for yourself! 

Theme of the Week

 Week of May 10th

"Hips"

We will continue our focus on hips this week. We will be exploring a set of relationships between hips, shoulders, head, neck and jaw...oh, and feet! That just about covers everything! ;-)

Evoking these relationships has the potential to

  • free tension in all the aforementioned areas
  • making your hips feel really agile, and your legs feel really light
  • create a very grounded, very stable feeling in standing and walking
  • give you better balance

Join us and see for yourself! 

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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