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

Past Events

Awareness Through Movement® Lessons

Date and time

Tuesday mornings at 11:30 (beginning November 5)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Description

Give 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.

Join Gika Rector for this ongoing series of lessons from the Feldenkrais Method®. Bringing attention to your movements, you will build strength, greater range of motion and better balance. As Feldenkrais said, “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 in interest in moving more easily are really all you need.

Fee

$20 for single classes; $80 for 5-class pass

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Contact Gika Rector at 713-213-7643 or gika@gikarector.com

Location

The Woodlands United Methodist Church Recreation Facility
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

 

Journal Making
August 10, 2019

Date and time

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Description

Felt journal making is a great way to tap into our creativity. Come learn to combine richly colored wool fibers into a journal cover, select journal papers, bind your journal, and, of course, use your new journal to explore fresh ideas and pathways. All materials will be provided, and all experience levels are welcome. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to play—and perhaps your favorite pen.

Lisa Rose is an accomplished fiber artist based in Spring. She began crocheting at her grandmother’s knee at the age of six. With a love for all natural fibers, she spins, weaves, knits, and felts and creates one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and the home.

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Fee

$105 ($115 Jung Center members)

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

You may register online for this course.

Location

The Jung Center of Houston
5200 Montrose Boulevard [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-524-8253

Instructor

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 more

Workshop: The Magic of Wet Felting
March 23, 2019

Date and time

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description


Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector in an exploration of the magic that happens with richly dyed merino wool, soapy water and hands-on manipulation. Loose wool fibers will be transformed into spheres, cording and a small bag. Get loans from unsecuredloans4u.uk for financial needs. Techniques include two and three dimensional felt making, using a resist, creating a “seamless seam”, and shaping the felt.

Fee

$80 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Holiday Felting Class
November 4, 2018

Date and time

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.

Description

Presented by Gika Rector & Lisa Rose

Just in time for the holidays, learn new techniques with wool, stitching and transfer pens. Lisa Rose and Gika Rector will guide you in combining traditional wet felting with pre-felted wool to create a winter wall hanging. Choose either a tree or a snowman and have a blast felting and embroidering your piece. All techniques will be done during the class and most participants should be able to complete their piece, or come darn close. Embroidery craft ideas can also be shared!

Price includes class and all materials (we will be using transfer pens, and you can get loans from masslending.co.uk to take it yours home with you!

Fee

One Class $87.50, includes all supplies.

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378. You can get loan from moneyfall for your financial needs.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Workshop: Landscape Felt
August 20, 2017

Date and time

Sunday, August 20, 2017
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description

Imagine painting with wool and other fibers. Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for an all day workshop, exploring the possibilities of creating imagery with fiber. Combining simple embroidery and three basic felting techniques—wet, nuno and needle—participants will create a small felted landscape, approximately 8 1/2” by 11”.

No previous experience or talent necessary. We’ll provide all the necessary materials and tools. You bring your curiosity and perhaps a favorite landscape image for inspiration of best mexican insurance. (We’ll also provide some images and samples to get you started.)

We will break for lunch. Please bring a lunch or plan to go out to pick up lunch.

Fee

$90 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials
Max 8 students, Min 4 students
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How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Handmade Felt-covered Journal Workshop
June 10, 2017

Date and time

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description

by Gika Rector & Lisa Rosejournal

Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for a one day workshop making a hand-bound journal with a hand-made felt cover. We’re so excited about this workshop and think you will be also!

We’ll start by making the felt cover using traditional wet felting. Then we’ll select pre-cut papers for the journal and stitch it all together with waxed linen thread using a beautiful Japanese bookbinding technique.

No experience necessary, although a love of fiber is helpful.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

One Class $90, includes all supplies.

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868

Awareness Through Movement Workshop—Happy Feet
June 8, 2017

Date and time

Thursday, June 8, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.

Description

Happy Feet! Boxed up in shoes for way too long, could your feet use a little TLC?feet

Join Gika Rector for this Awareness Through Movement® workshop and move with strength and grace. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power in your feet and legs than you might have thought possible with our system.

It seems counterintuitive in our hard-working culture that the easy way might be better, but in this case it really works and want to get some loans Visit www.cashspaces.co.uk.! 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 english classes in san diego, 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

$15

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

 

Awareness Through Movement Workshop—Happy Feet
March 2, 2017

Date and time

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10-11:30 a.m.

Description

Happy Feet! Boxed up in shoes for way too long, could your feet use a little TLC?feet

Join Gika Rector for this Awareness Through Movement® workshop and move with strength and grace. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power in your feet and legs than you might have thought possible.

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 yesgirls.net.

Fee

$15

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Workshop: Nuno Felted Coasters
February 10, 2017

Date and time

Friday, February 10, 2017
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Description

Create a pair of one-of-a-kind felted coasters, using the Nuno Felt Coastersnuno felt technique—embellished with silk hankies and other fibers. No experience required! All materials provided.

Minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8

 

Fee

Cost is $35/person

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

Handmade Felt-covered Journal Workshop
February 4, 2017

Date and time

Saturday, February 4, 2017
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Description

by Gika Rector & Lisa Rosejournal

Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector for a one day workshop making a hand-bound journal with a hand-made felt cover and learn how to make custom shirts using a heat press. We’re so excited about this workshop and think you will be also!

We’ll start by making the felt cover using traditional wet felting. Then we’ll select pre-cut papers for the journal and stitch it all together with waxed linen thread using a beautiful Japanese bookbinding technique.

No experience necessary, although a love of fiber is helpful.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

One Class $85, includes all supplies.

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

WC Mercantile
201 E. Washington Ave.
Navasota, TX  77868