To contact Gika Rector, call 713.213.7643 or send e-mail.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Moving Forward: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Date and time

Saturday, August 24, 2013
1–3 p.m.

Description

speed_blur_smDo you find yourself running around like a crazy person? Peddling as fast as you can? August in Texas is the perfect opportunity to slow down, be lazy and take a look at the speed of your life. Stepping back for a different perspective and changing your tempo can give your body—and your life—a fresh start.

Join Gika Rector for this gentle exploration of setting your tempo—physically and metaphorically. This two-hour workshop focuses on fun and easy ways to move your body and your life. What might be possible if you could set your own pace, sometimes slow and lazy, sometimes fast and powerful?

The workshop will include group interactions/conversations, quiet time for individual reflection and a specially selected Awareness Through Movement® lesson.

Fee

Early bird before August 20 is $30; after August 20, $35

How to register

Registration is available online here or at the door.
Send email to Gika or call her at 713-213-7643, or send email to Jen for further information.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354

Moving Forward: Finding Your Footing

Date and time

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
6–8 p.m.

Description

Standing FeetFeeling stuck? Having a hard time moving your body, much less moving your life? How are your feet? Tired, sore, achey? Do you find yourself looking for the perfect pair of shoes—no matter how ugly—to get you through the day without hurting?

Join Gika Rector for this gentle exploration of standing and moving forward-physically and metaphorically. This two hour workshop focuses on the feet as both a metaphor and as a physical experience to explore how we find stability, balance, and movement in our bodies and in our lives. The workshop will include group interactions/conversations, quiet time for individual reflection and a specially selected Awareness Through Movement® lesson.

Please wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement.

Fee

Early bird before August 20 is $30; after August 20, $35

How to register

Registration is available online https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=14438 or at the door.
Contact Gika at gika@gikarector.com or 713-213-7643, or Jen at jennifer@pilatesplaceyogaspace.com for further information.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354

Walking Tall: A Bones for Life Event

Date and time

Saturday, August 17, 2013
12:45–4:15 p.m.

Description

Cambodian woman carrying basket on her head, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Ever wonder how those women who carry loads on their head can walk so beautifully? Learn some of their basic movements and see if you don’t walk taller.

Bones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Cathy Wright, certified BFL Teacher and Teachers in Training, Gika Rector and Mary Grimord for this introductory session and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life visit the Bones for Life website.

Fee

Cost: $40 online $45 at the door

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Awareness Through Movement Series

Date and time

3-Week Series on Thursdays
August 15, 22, 29, 2013

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Description

woman walkingOne of the principles of Nia, the Feldenkrais Method® is an invitation to slow down and explore how your body moves. Awareness Through Movement®(ATM) lessons give your movements not only strength, but also ease and grace.

As a black belt in Judo, an athlete and a scientist, Moshe Feldenkrais (founder of the Feldenkrais Method®) understood how to develop strength, efficiency and elegance in human movement. Bringing attention to how we organize our movements, we can move with greater strength and power-and with less pain and effort. Classes are suitable for almost all fitness levels. Willingness to lie on the floor, and an interest in moving more easily are really about all you need.

Fee

• Three session series: $40 early bird pay online by
  August 18, $45 after.
• Single sessions: $15 online or at the door.
• You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to
  receive the biggest benefit.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

August 15, 22 and 29
9:15–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

Bones for Life® (BFL) promotes healthy bones and improved alignment—making your movements easier, safer and more fun. Ways of moving to sustain life and maintain health have well served many of the world’s traditional cultures for centuries. Some of these ways have been lost in our modern, comparatively sedentary life.

Learn through Bones for Life lessons how to move better through out your day, improve your posture, and improve or maintain bone health. Bone health is critical for a vibrant and active life.

Join Cathy Wright, certified BFL Teacher and Teachers in Training, Gika Rector and Mary Grimord for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life visit  www.movementintelligence.org/BFL.html

Fee

$45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the
series starts, $55 after.
– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to
receive the biggest benefit.
– Contact Catherine if you want to take fewer than the full
3 sessions. wrightleet@yahoo.com

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to August 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

NiaMoves
508 Pecore Street [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-864-4260

Ongoing Class: Bones for Life

Date and time

Mondays
12–1 p.m.

Description


Bones for Life (BFL)
is a program based on the premise that bone strength is stimulated through natural movement and weight-bearing posture. It was developed by Ruthy Alon, and is based on Moshe Feldenkrais’ teachings for the re-education of movement habits.

Bones for Life training teaches you safe, non-jarring exercises, through gentle, springy, weight-bearing motions. It helps to stimulate bone health, improves skeletal alignment, improves posture, and balance. It teaches you your natural movement.

“Natural movement, which resonates through every part of the body, integrates them all into graceful harmony. It organizes the body both for stability and flexibility. It inspires trust in the bones as well as in the freedom of the joints. The joy which emerges in performing vigorous movements with ease and success is a constant companion to the dynamic activity. I call this joy, biological optimism. This biological optimism in regaining natural movement is the real benefit of the program; strengthening the bones is the bonus.” Ruthy Alon

For more information see http://www.bonesforlife.com/ and www.movementintelligence.org

Fee

Drop-in classes are $15, but you can also purchase a package of 6 classes for $75, or 12 classes for $120.

How to register

Register online at Pilates Place Yoga Space (click on Schedule) or call Jennifer at 281-419-3131 or at jennifer@pilatesplaceyogaspace.com to register. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354