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

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

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

Moving Forward: Breathing Room
January 11, 18, and 25, 2012

Date and time


Wednesdays, January 11, 18, and 25, 2012
7–8:30 p.m.

Description

Moving Forward: Breathing Room is all about taking in fresh air, making a clean start, creating a great new year. This three-session workshop series uses breath as a metaphor and as a physical experience for exploring how we make space for ourselves and for what’s important to us.

January 11
Session 1 – Breathe Out:
Make room for the new as you release old tensions, stories, and habits that offer too many constraints and not enough freedom.

January 18
Session 2 – Breathe In:
As you expand your rib cage in the physical sense you can also make space for new ideas, fresh perspectives, and renewed energy.

January 25
Session 3 – The Spaces In Between:
There’s a moment’s pause between the inhale and the exhale-a perfect place to explore the restoration and renewal possible in unlikely spaces.

Each session in the series offers games, movement, and quiet time for individual reflection. You’ll find personal insight and benefit from the wisdom and experience of the people around you.

Fee

Early bird price per session $25, $30 after January 6
Early bird price for all THREE sessions $60, $75 after January 6

Location

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Register online at the NiaMoves web site. For more information, send e-mail or call 713-213-7643.

Moving Forward in Uncertain Times
November 9, 2011

The world seems to change at an ever-faster pace. How do we navigate the disruptions around us and create the changes we want in our own lives?

Date and time

Egret without solid footingWednesday, November 9, 2011
7–8:30 p.m.

Description

Moving Forward in Uncertain Times is a dynamic workshop that will provide “tools for transformation”—strategies for finding stability, gaining clarity, and navigating change.

Participants will:

  • Identify reliable resources—people, places, and things already in your world that can be consistently relied upon to assist in navigating change.
  • Gain perspective—clarify not only where you want to go, but also what’s right in front of you right now.
  • Get into action—go forward with specific strategies and actions for moving toward a richer, fuller, more satisfying life.

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Measuring Progress in Inches

I read an odd little horoscope today, which said that it’s time for me to pay attention to details. Fair enough, but then came the suggestion that I should consider measuring progress in inches. Oh my! Measuring progress in inches! Not such a great prospect for someone who just taught a workshop called “Moving Forward.”

On reflection, I suppose it’s the only way to make progress—one step at a time. I’m inclined to take on projects that are worked in tiny increments. Projects like sewing and knitting and felting and helping people change their lives. Not to mention the volunteer work, being on committees and boards. A friend used to call it “church time.” When a committee meets monthly or quarterly, it can take years to get anything completed.

Oddly enough, I tried to drive into town today, a 35‑mile trip one way. It took an hour to go about one mile, so when I got past the bottleneck, I headed back home. The delay was caused by major flooding …more