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

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Awareness Through Movement Series—Core Moves

Date and time

3-Week Series on Tuesdays
May 20, 27 and June 3, 2014
12–1 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
May 22, 29 and June 5, 2014
5 – 6 p.m.

Description

Core Moves—Core strength, core awareness, core stability! What’s that all about, and what do you really need to know about it? Find out how you can move from your center, with both strength and flexibility.

Join Gika Rector for this three week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons and reach into summer with strength and grace—literally and metaphorically. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power coming from your core than you might have thought possible.stretch

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, $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

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
May 15–June 19, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

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

relax_womanBones 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 Gika Rector for this introductory series and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

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

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to May 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

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Wednesday, May 7
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

Stepping In—A Mini Workshop

Date and time

Saturday, May 3, 2014
3:30–5:30 p.m.

Description

What are you stepping into? Away from? What would you like to step toward?

Walk on BeachCambrey and Gika invite you to a sensory based experience steeped in Feldenkrais, Nia and Creativity. Leaving your daily distractions behind, explore your feet as the foundation of movement. Try “Stepping In”, the second cycle of the Nia Technique, not only physically, but also as a metaphor for where you are versus where you would like to be. Be prepared to step back into life refreshed and invigorated—making new connections physically, emotionally, in your mind and in your spirit.

Cambrey Lindsay, MA , LPC is a Nia Brown Belt Certified Trance Dance Facilitator and Shamanic energy healer. Her interest in psycho-­‐spiritual practices and Source healing has provided the tools for energetically clearing somatic imbalances, emotional conflict, and improving holistic well-­‐being. She believes the fluid connection of mind-­‐body-­‐spirit are instrumental for psycho-­‐spiritual growth and evolution of the Self.

A fiber artist for more than 20 years, Gika Rector combines creativity, an education in psychology and her role as a personal coach to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations. She is known for her nonjudgmental and supportive approach to hearing the truth, eliciting clarity, and opening new possibilities. She teaches Awareness Through Movement®, Bones For Life®, and felt-making.

Fee

$45 online or $55 at the door

Location

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