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

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

4-Week Series on Thursdays
September 15, 22, 29 and October 6
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

$30 for four-week series

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025


July 17, 2016">"Dem Bones" at A Healing Collective

July 17, 2016

Date and time

Sunday
July 17, 2016
2-5 p.m.

Description

As if by magic, bones give us the capacity to feel weightless. When we line them up just right,  they make us feel tall and light and free to move in any direction we like. Magical.marilyn_sand

When we think about bone health we start talking about weight bearing and working hard, building muscle and getting stronger. What if lightness and ease were at the heart of bone health and maybe even at the core of general well being? What if improving bone health could be fun and easy?

Join Gika Rector for this exploration of Bones For Life® (BFL), a program developed by Ruthy Alon to promote bone health and skeletal alignment. Through gentle, natural movements you’ll feel taller, lighter and more balanced. You might even have a little more spring in your step.

Fee

$60 (Early bird registration, $55 by July 11)

How to register

For more information, send email to Gika Rector .

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

A Healing Collective
4231 Bellaire Blvd, Ste. T
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

5-Week Series on Thursdays
June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2016
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

$40 for the series

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

5-Week Series on Thursdays
April 7, 14, 28, and May 5, 12
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

$30 for the series

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

4-Week Series on Thursdays
February 4, 11, 19, 25, 2016
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

$20 for the series

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

3-Week Series on Thursdays
December 3, 10, and 17, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $15 for three week session (West U residents receive a discount)

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

6-Week Series on Thursdays
October 8-November 19, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $35 for six week session (West U residents receive a discount)

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/220/Senior-Services or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

6-Week Series on Thursdays
April 2-May 7, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
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Join Gika Rector for this series and add a new bounce to your step.

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $30 for six week session

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/SeniorServices or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

Bones for Life at ER-Jewish Community Center

Date and time

Two 9-Week Series on Tuesdays
March 24–May 19, 2015
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.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, posture, and balance.iStock_000017831931XSmall

“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

 

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $77 Member/$108 Public for the 9-week session FREE for Fitness Center Members

How to register

For more information and to register, please visit the ER-JCC website.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096-3907

Bones for Life at West University

Date and time

5-Week Series on Thursdays
January 8-February 12, 2015

10:45-11:30 a.m. (Beginner’s Class)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Regular Class)

Description

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. The lessons will help you to develop a more springy dynamic walk that helps build bones, continue to improve your posture and give you more options of how you move through your daily life.
iStock_000017831931XSmall

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

Bring a yoga mat, a clean pair of socks and a beach towel.

Fee

– $30 for six week session

How to register

Visit www.westutx.gov/SeniorServices or call 713-662-5895 and ask to speak with Toby Brooks or Patricia Noren.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025