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

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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

Moving Forward: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Date and time

Saturday, August 24, 2013
1–3 p.m.

Description

speed_blur_smDo you find yourself running around like a crazy person? Peddling as fast as you can? August in Texas is the perfect opportunity to slow down, be lazy and take a look at the speed of your life. Stepping back for a different perspective and changing your tempo can give your body—and your life—a fresh start.

Join Gika Rector for this gentle exploration of setting your tempo—physically and metaphorically. This two-hour workshop focuses on fun and easy ways to move your body and your life. What might be possible if you could set your own pace, sometimes slow and lazy, sometimes fast and powerful?

The workshop will include group interactions/conversations, quiet time for individual reflection and a specially selected Awareness Through Movement® lesson.

Fee

Early bird before August 20 is $30; after August 20, $35

How to register

Registration is available online here or at the door.
Send email to Gika or call her at 713-213-7643, or send email to Jen for further information.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354

Moving Forward: Finding Your Footing

Date and time

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
6–8 p.m.

Description

Standing FeetFeeling stuck? Having a hard time moving your body, much less moving your life? How are your feet? Tired, sore, achey? Do you find yourself looking for the perfect pair of shoes—no matter how ugly—to get you through the day without hurting?

Join Gika Rector for this gentle exploration of standing and moving forward-physically and metaphorically. This two hour workshop focuses on the feet as both a metaphor and as a physical experience to explore how we find stability, balance, and movement in our bodies and in our lives. The workshop will include group interactions/conversations, quiet time for individual reflection and a specially selected Awareness Through Movement® lesson.

Please wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement.

Fee

Early bird before August 20 is $30; after August 20, $35

How to register

Registration is available online https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=14438 or at the door.
Contact Gika at gika@gikarector.com or 713-213-7643, or Jen at jennifer@pilatesplaceyogaspace.com for further information.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354

Walking Tall: A Bones for Life Event

Date and time

Saturday, August 17, 2013
12:45–4:15 p.m.

Description

Cambodian woman carrying basket on her head, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Ever wonder how those women who carry loads on their head can walk so beautifully? Learn some of their basic movements and see if you don’t walk taller.

Bones 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 Cathy Wright, certified BFL Teacher and Teachers in Training, Gika Rector and Mary Grimord for this introductory session and add a new bounce to your step.

For more information about Bones for Life visit the Bones for Life website.

Fee

Cost: $40 online $45 at the door

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Moving Forward: Extending Your Reach

Date and time

Saturday, July 20, 2013
1–3 p.m.

Description

Are you ready to reach out and grab a bit more out of life? Having a hard time reaching those goals that seem so close, but are just beyond your grasp?

How are your arms and shoulders these days? Tired, achey, maybe even “frozen”?   Until it becomes difficult or painful, we take for granted the multitude of ways we use our hands and arms. What might be possible, if you found a way to move your arms with ease and grace?

Join Gika Rector for this gentle exploration of extending your reach—physically and metaphorically. This two-hour workshop focuses on using your arms and shoulders to reach out from your center to connect with the world around you.

The workshop will include group interactions and conversations, quiet time for individual reflection and a specially selected Awareness Through Movement® lesson.

Fee

Early bird before July 13 is $30; after July 13, $35

How to register

Registration is available online here or at the door.
Contact Gika at gika@gikarector.com or 713-213-7643, or Jen at jennifer@pilatesplaceyogaspace.com for further information.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354

Moving Forward: Finding Your Footing

Date and time

Saturday, June 29, 2013
1–3 p.m.

Description

Standing FeetFeeling stuck? Having a hard time moving your body, much less moving your life? How are your feet? Tired, sore, achey? Do you find yourself looking for the perfect pair of shoes—no matter how ugly—to get you through the day without hurting?

Join Gika Rector for this gentle exploration of standing and moving forward-physically and metaphorically. This two hour workshop focuses on the feet as both a metaphor and as a physical experience to explore how we find stability, balance, and movement in our bodies and in our lives. The workshop will include group interactions/conversations, quiet time for individual reflection and a specially selected Awareness Through Movement® lesson.

Please wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement.

Fee

Early bird before June 22 is $30; after June 22, $35

How to register

Registration is available online https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=14438 or at the door.
Contact Gika at gika@gikarector.com or 713-213-7643, or Jen at jennifer@pilatesplaceyogaspace.com for further information.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Pilates Place Yoga Space of the Woodlands
30420 FM 2978
The Woodlands, TX  77354