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

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Core Moves—An Awareness Through Movement® Series

Date and time

Please note: This series will only be held on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
September 4, 11, and 18, 2014
5:15 – 6:10 p.m.

Description

Core Moves—Core strength, core awareness, core stability! What’s that all about, and what do you really need to know about it? Find out how you can move from your center, with both strength and flexibility.

Join Gika Rector for this three week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons and begin the fall season with strength and grace—literally and metaphorically. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power coming from your core than you might have thought possible.stretch

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.

Fee

– Three session series: $45 early bird pay, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Core Moves—An Awareness Through Movement® Series

Date and time

Please note: This series will only be held on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
September 25, October 2 and 9, 2014
5:15 – 6:10 p.m.

Description

Core Moves—Core strength, core awareness, core stability! What’s that all about, and what do you really need to know about it? Find out how you can move from your center, with both strength and flexibility.

Join Gika Rector for this three week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons and begin the fall season with strength and grace—literally and metaphorically. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power coming from your core than you might have thought possible.stretch

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.

Fee

– Three session series: $45 early bird pay, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
August 14–28, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

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

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to May 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Unlock Your Neck and Shoulders—An Awareness Through Movement® Series

Date and time

3-Week Series on Tuesdays
August 12, 19, and 26, 2014
12–1 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
August 14,  21, and 28, 2014
5 – 6 p.m.

Description

Do you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Do headaches, shoulder pain and tension in your upper back keep you from doing what you want to do? Neck and shoulder pain are common complaints and often limit what we can do on a daily basis. Come and learn some simple movements to help reduce discomfort in your shoulders and neck. See if you don’t stand taller and move more easily at the end of the day. It is time to leave that ‘pain in the neck’ behind.shoulders_sm

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.

Fee

– Three session series: $45 early bird pay, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

The Bee's Knees—An Awareness Through Movement® Series

Date and time

3-Week Series on Tuesdays
July 8, 15, and 22, 2014
12–1 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
July 10, 17, and 24, 2014
5 – 6 p.m.

Description

The Bee’s Knees—Find more ease and grace in your knee joints. The knees are meant to bend and unbend, take a load and then take a load off. Join Gika Rector for this three week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons, exploring how the knee bones are connected to the foot bones—and the hip bones. And most importantly, how you can get those knees feeling like the Bee’s Knees again.bee-jackson

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.

Fee

– Three session series: $45 early bird pay, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

Location

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

The Pelvic Basin—An Exploration of Holding and Letting Go

Date and time

Saturday, June 21, 2014
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Description

What are you holding on to?
What can you let go of?

The pelvic basin is a wondrous container for the flow of life. The muscles that run through the pelvis not only support vital organs, but they also direct functional movement—standing, walking, digestion, elimination, reproduction, breathing.purple_twirl

Cambrey and Gika invite you to a sensory based experience steeped in Feldenkrais, Nia and Creativity. Leaving your daily distractions behind, explore your pelvis as the foundation of movement. Experience the pelvis as a metaphor for the things you hold and the things you let go of—physically, emotionally and creatively.

Cambrey Lindsay, MA , LPC is a Nia Brown Belt Certified Trance Dance Facilitator and Shamanic energy healer. Her interest in psycho-­‐spiritual practices and Source healing has provided the tools for energetically clearing somatic imbalances, emotional conflict, and improving holistic well-­‐being. She believes the fluid connection of mind-­‐body-­‐spirit are instrumental for psycho-­‐spiritual growth and evolution of the Self.

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. She is known for her nonjudgmental and supportive approach to hearing the truth, eliciting clarity, and opening new possibilities. She teaches Awareness Through Movement®, Bones For Life®, and felt-making.

Fee

$45 online or $55 at the door

How to register

Sign up here: Register at NiaMoves.

Location

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

Awareness Through Movement Series—Twists and Turns

Date and time

3-Week Series on Tuesdays
June 10, 17, and 24, 2014
12–1 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
June 12, 19, and 26, 2014
5 – 6 p.m.

Description

Twists and Turns—Remember when twisting and turning was easy? What if you could bring that ease and grace back into your everyday movements?twirl

Join Gika Rector for this three week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons and reach into summer with a few new twists and turns, physically and metaphorically. Who knows what might lie around the next corner!

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.

Fee

– Three session series: $45 early bird pay, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

How to register

Sign up here: Register at NiaMoves.

Location

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

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
July 10–July 24, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

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

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Awareness Through Movement Series—Core Moves

Date and time

3-Week Series on Tuesdays
May 20, 27 and June 3, 2014
12–1 p.m.

3-Week Series on Thursdays
May 22, 29 and June 5, 2014
5 – 6 p.m.

Description

Core Moves—Core strength, core awareness, core stability! What’s that all about, and what do you really need to know about it? Find out how you can move from your center, with both strength and flexibility.

Join Gika Rector for this three week series of Awareness Through Movement® lessons and reach into summer with strength and grace—literally and metaphorically. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power coming from your core than you might have thought possible.stretch

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.

Fee

– Three session series: $45 early bird pay, $55 after.

– Single sessions: $20 online or at the door.

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

Location

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

Strong Bones for a Lifetime

Date and time

Thursdays
May 15–June 19, 2014
9:00–10:15 a.m.

Description

Learn what you can do to promote bone replenishment and maintain healthy bones for the future.

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

For more information about Bones for Life, please Click here! 

Fee

– $45 for all three classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $55 after.

– 6 weeks: $90 for all six classes pay by the Tuesday before the series starts, $110 after.

– Single Session $20 Online $25 at Door

– You are encouraged to commit to all 3 sessions to receive the biggest benefit.

– Contact Gika if you want to take fewer than the full number of sessions.

How to register

Register online at NiaMoves. Select the Special Event & Series tab and go to May 15. You may also pay at the door.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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