Join us at Phoenix Fitness and Yoga on Sunday, February 23rd and learn how to improve your balance, orient yourself rapidly, and stand or walk with more ease.
When we feel unstable, we often tense up or hold our body stiffly to avoid losing control. But limiting your movement only leads to more instability. A confident, dynamic sense of balance requires whole body participation. And that begins with awareness!This introductory series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons will help you focus on how you move now, what your habits are, and the quality of your movement. Then, you’ll explore new movement strategies, new possibilities for movements you do everyday – standing, sitting, running, doing yoga or just walking your dog. Anyone at any age can hone their neuromuscular system and learn new movements.
Why learn new movement strategies? Letting larger muscles share the work will improve your stamina. Breaking free of longstanding habits can open up possibilities of moving with less pain. Having more options will help you adapt to changing circumstances or environments more rapidly.
Already move well? These lessons can help you discover sources of tension and options for moving with greater ease. A better understanding of how you move into and out of familiar yoga poses, for example, will help you prevent muscle strain. Focused attention to your movements can reduce anxiety and stress.
The workshop’s lessons will involve standing, sitting and lying on the floor. Don’t want to get down on the floor? No problem. Chairs will be available. Any floor lesson can be adapted for sitting in a chair. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity and sense of adventure.
Time: February 23rd, 1:00-4:00pm.Cost: $35 ($28 for Phoenix members)Awareness Through Movement® is part of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. If you’d like to know more, please visit feldenkrais.com. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact the instructor, Cynthia Dunafon (Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner) at feld.shenandoah@gmail.com

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