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

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Awareness Through Movement® Series—Rice University

Date and time

Four Tuesdays
March 15-April 5
4–5 p.m.

Description

Feeling stuck in a rut? Want to move better, faster, and with more ease?

Designed to help the human body move with greater strength and efficiency, this 4 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. Attend the first class on March 15 for free!Stretch

Fee

$60 students

$70 non-students

$80 non-members

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

Rice University, Room MPR 3

Workshop: Landscape Felt

Date and time

Saturday, February 27, 2016
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. (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 10 students, Min 4 students

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® 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

Workshop: Landscape Felt

Date and time

Saturday, January 30, 2016
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. (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 10 students, Min 4 students

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</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

Wool Felt Holiday Fun!</a><br /><span class='past-date'>October 17, 2015</span>

Date and time

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

felt_sampleFelt Great for the Holidays is an unconventional workshop that starts with a deceptively simple creative act: you’ll craft one or more felt ornaments or small vessels by wrapping wool around a 3″ plastic ball. Color, texture, soap, and water create an environment of festivity and fun within which we’ll explore anxiety and anticipation, creativity and celebration, fellowship and transformation, improvisation and surprise.

Materials: No experience is necessary for this workshop.  Just bring a towel, a plastic bag, and your curiosity.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

$45

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

Workshop: Nuno Felting</a><br /><span class='past-date'>October 17, 2015</span>

Date and time

Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

felt_sampleJoin artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt. It is an amazingly light fabric made by felting a bit of wool into a loosely woven natural fiber fabric. Perfect for our southern climate, nuno felt has exciting possibilities for creating custom fabrics. The underlying woven fabric adds strength and drape-ability while the wool/felt adds texture, color, and endless design possibilities.

Materials: This felting technique uses water, so please bring a towel.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

$45

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

Create a Hand Bound Journal with Felt Cover

Date and time

Saturday, July 25, 2015
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Description

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

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.

We will take a a one-hour break for lunch (probably around 1:00).

Fee

$85, includes supplies

Location

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

Workshop: Felt Around a Ball to Make a Bowl

Date and time

Saturday, June 6, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Description

Learn a fun and contemporary approach to an ancient fiber medium. Wrap a beach ball with luscious and colorful merino wool and cover it with pantyhose. Add soap and water, and bounce: the wool becomes a felted sphere. The sphere can then become a bowl, a bag or a vessel, perhaps even a hat.Felt-around-a-ball

With vibrant and interesting textures to play with, felting is a rich creative experience for the senses. Bring an old towel, a plastic bag, and your curiosity. All other materials are included in the registration fee. No experience necessary.

Fee

$45

Location

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