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

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno feltWednesday, November 13, 2013
1–4 p.m.

Description

Join artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt…
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Fee

$35, plus a materials fee of $10

How to register

Call Twisted Yarns at 281-528-8664 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Twisted Yarns
702 Spring Cypress Road, Suite A [MAP]
Spring TX 77373

Awareness Through Movement Series

Date and time

3-Week Series on Thursdays
November 7, 14, and 21, 2013

5–6 p.m.

Description

Fall tableGive thanks—for being human. Your body is an amazing, complex system that carries you through your entire life.  Whether you move easily or have too many aches and pains, the season of Thanks-giving is the perfect time to restore your sense of wonder at living in a human body.

The Feldenkrais Method® is an invitation to do just that—to find more enjoyment and greater ease in your body. It seems counterintuitive in our hard-working culture that the easy way might be better, but in this case it really works. 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.

Awareness Through Movement® lessons help you slow down and notice how your body gets things done. Bringing mindfulness to your movements, you will build strength, greater range of motion, and better balance. As Feldenkrais said, you will “Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy graceful.”

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: $45 early bird pay online by
November 5, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to
receive the biggest benefit.

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 Tuesdays
November 5, 12, and 19, 2013

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Description

Stretch

Moving easily throughout the holiday season! Wouldn’t that be great? As your schedule gets a little crazy, what if you could take an hour in the middle of the day to slow down, ease into your body and get a fresh start?

The Feldenkrais Method® is an invitation to do just that—to find more enjoyment and greater ease in your body. It seems counterintuitive in our hard-working culture that the easy way might be better, but in this case it really works. 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.

Awareness Through Movement® lessons help you slow down and notice how your body gets things done. Bringing mindfulness to your movements, you will build strength, greater range of motion, and better balance. As Feldenkrais said, you will “Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy graceful.”

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: $45 early bird pay online by
November 3, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 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

Practice Towards Mastery

I’ve been running a little experiment lately. After reading about mastery and taking a couple of drawing classes, I still don’t like the way I draw. Reading about mastery did nothing for my drawing, but it did encourage practicing. So, I’ve been practicing. Almost every morning, I start my day with a practice that Julia Cameron calls “morning pages”. Before you read or check your email or listen to the news, you sit down and write three pages. Three pages about whatever comes to mind, no matter how serious, silly, redundant or irrelevant. When I start my day with morning pages, somehow the day goes better.coffee

Several weeks ago I added a practice. At the end of the writing, I draw my coffee cup. It’s always there. It has a simple shape and so it shouldn’t be that difficult to draw. I usually spend only about 5 minutes on the drawing, because I’m not yet patient enough to take more time with it. I’ve learned enough to know that I have a lot to learn—and not just about drawing. But here’s the good news: this morning’s rendering looks a little better than yesterday’s. It’s not quite as lopsided as previous versions, and something about the handle is beginning to look more like a handle. …more