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

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Awareness Through Movement® Series at A Healing Collective

Date and time

Four Wednesdays
February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2016
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Description

waterfallWhat if you took some moments to slow down and reconnect with yourself? What if you could find a way to move easily and quickly, without effort or hurrying? Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons bring ease and grace to your movements, empowering you to move more flexibly without stretching. Join Gika Rector for this 4- week series and breathe your way into the new year.

Based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, 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. Bring your curiosity, your willingness to lie on the floor, and an interest in improving your moving.

Fee

$80 series

$25 per lesson

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

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

Awareness Through Movement® Series</a><br /><span class='past-date'>December 2015</span>

Date and time

Three Wednesdays
December 2, 9, and 16, 2015
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Description

‘Tis the season to rush amidst the hustle and bustle. Or not.waterfall

What if you took some moments to slow down and reconnect with yourself? What if you could find a way to move easily and quickly, without effort or hurrying? Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons bring ease and grace to your movements, empowering you to move more flexibly without stretching. Join Gika Rector for this 3- week series and breathe your way through the holiday season.

Based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, 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. Bring your curiosity, your willingness to lie on the floor, and an interest in improving your moving.

Fee

$60 series

$25 per lesson

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

Workshop: Nuno Felting</a><br /><span class='past-date'>October 16, 2015</span>

Date and time

Nuno felt Friday, October 16, 2015
10 a.m.-1 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

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

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Wednesday, May 20, 2015
1–4 p.m.

Description

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

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

Workshop: Nuno Felting

Date and time

Nuno felt Wednesday, April 22, 2015
1–4 p.m.

Description

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

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 at A Healing Collective

Date and time

Four Wednesdays
April 8–29
6–7 p.m.

Description

Join Gika Rector for this 4-week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons exploring the relationship of the feet to the carriage of the head.

Often ignored and neglected until they cry out for attention, the feet have a profound impact on the simplest of movements. With 3 separate arches and 26 bones in each foot, the complexity of how human beings get support from the ground up is amazing. But because we box up our feet in shoes and walk on flat surfaces all day long, we lose the range of motion and proprioceptive information that can make human movement so beautiful. As we remind ourselves of these possibilities, we can once again hold our heads lightly at the top of the spine and move with greater confidence and ease.

Based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, 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. Bring your curiosity, your willingness to lie on the floor, and an interest in improving your moving.

Fee

$80 series

$25 per lesson

How to register

For more information, send email to Gika Rector . To register mail your check made out to Gika Rector to A Healing Collective, 4231 Bellaire Blvd. Ste T, Houston, TX 77025.  Please include your name, address and phone number.

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

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.
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

Awareness Through Movement® Series—Rice University

Date and time

Six Wednesdays
February 11–March 25
(no class during Spring Break, March 4)
4–5 p.m.

Description

Feeling stuck in a rut? Want to move better, faster, and with more ease? Whether you’re a couch potato looking to begin exercise or a highly skilled athlete who wants to compete at the next level, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement is right for you. Designed to help the human body move with greater strength and efficiency, this 6 week class introduces students to new movement patterns and ways to be more mindful of our own bodies. Classes are suited for all fitness levels; willingness to move with grace and ease required. Come and try the class for free on February 11 and see if it fits for you!Stretch

Fee

$60 students

$70 non-students

$80 non-members

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Rice University, Room MPR 2