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

Class Series: Zoom-ing Toward Resilience

Feeling stuck? Cranky joints, chronic pain, weary of being stuck inside for too long?

No matter what our circumstances, it’s easy to feel constricted and constrained by what’s going on in the world around us. So how do we adapt? How do we move forward in a way that both honors what is real and explores new possibilities?

We’ll begin from the ground up, using a series of five Awareness Through Movement® group Feldenkrais lessons, plus one private Functional Integration® lesson*. Generally slow and gentle, these guided movements bring attention and awareness to how we move, stimulating the nervous system to rediscover or invent movement options that you might have thought weren’t even possible.

Led by Gika Rector, these lessons are designed to improve balance, agility and resilience. On the surface, they’re about improving physical mobility, but they’re also about learning how to learn. As the lessons progress, participants find that they discover new insights and possibilities in other areas of their lives.

Dates: June 1 through June 5, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. Central Time (U.S. and Canada)
Tuition: $145 (includes five online group Awareness Through Movement lessons and a one-on-one Functional Integration lesson)

Enroll now!

*After enrollment, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation with a link for the online Zoom ATM lessons plus a scheduling link and coupon code you can use to schedule a Functional Integration at a time that’s convenient for you. We ask that you book your appointment by July 31, 2020.

Disclaimer: We assume no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained by or through the use of our services or participation in our lessons and workshops.

All lessons and information provided are intended for your general knowledge only and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. We cannot and do not give medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before taking part in our activities.

Awareness Through Movement – Tuesday morning’s class moved to Zoom

I’ve been teaching a weekly Awareness Through Movement lesson at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Tuesday mornings at 11:30. Not surprisingly, we’re not meeting in person for a while. So, please join us online, using Zoom. If you’re interested, contact me by phone/text or email and I’ll send you a link. Please contact me no later than 11:00 on Tuesday mornings. The lesson starts at 11:30.

This class is offered free of charge, but you’re welcome to make a voluntary payment if you wish by visiting my payment page.

Journal Making

Date and time

Saturday, January 11, 2020
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Description

Felt journal making is a great way to tap into our creativity. Come learn to combine richly colored wool fibers into a journal cover, select journal papers, bind your journal, and, of course, use your new journal to explore fresh ideas and pathways. All materials will be provided, and all experience levels are welcome. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to play—and perhaps your favorite pen.

Instructors

Lisa Rose is an accomplished fiber artist based in Spring. She began crocheting at her grandmother’s knee at the age of six. With a love for all natural fibers, she spins, weaves, knits, and felts and creates one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and the home.

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Fee

$110 (includes materials)

How to register

You may register online through the Glade Arts Foundation web site for this course.

Registration deadline is January 6, 2020.

Journal Making
August 10, 2019

Date and time

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Description

Felt journal making is a great way to tap into our creativity. Come learn to combine richly colored wool fibers into a journal cover, select journal papers, bind your journal, and, of course, use your new journal to explore fresh ideas and pathways. All materials will be provided, and all experience levels are welcome. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to play—and perhaps your favorite pen.

Lisa Rose is an accomplished fiber artist based in Spring. She began crocheting at her grandmother’s knee at the age of six. With a love for all natural fibers, she spins, weaves, knits, and felts and creates one-of-a-kind pieces for the body and the home.

Gika Rector has been a fiber artist for more than 20 years. She combines creativity, her education in psychology, and her role as a personal coach and Feldenkrais practitioner to facilitate transformation in individuals and organizations.

Fee

$105 ($115 Jung Center members)

How to register

Registration is closed for this event.

You may register online for this course.

Location

The Jung Center of Houston
5200 Montrose Boulevard [MAP]
Houston, Texas
713-524-8253

Instructor

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 more

The Magic of Wet Felting
March 23, 2019

Date and time

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description


Join Lisa Rose and Gika Rector in an exploration of the magic that happens with richly dyed merino wool, soapy water and hands-on manipulation. Loose wool fibers will be transformed into spheres, cording and a small bag. Get loans from unsecuredloans4u.uk for financial needs. Techniques include two and three dimensional felt making, using a resist, creating a “seamless seam”, and shaping the felt.

Fee

$80 per student, which includes teaching fee and all materials

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

Holiday Felting Class
November 4, 2018

Date and time

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.

Description

Presented by Gika Rector & Lisa Rose

Just in time for the holidays, learn new techniques with wool, stitching and transfer pens. Lisa Rose and Gika Rector will guide you in combining traditional wet felting with pre-felted wool to create a winter wall hanging. Choose either a tree or a snowman and have a blast felting and embroidering your piece. All techniques will be done during the class and most participants should be able to complete their piece, or come darn close. Embroidery craft ideas can also be shared!

Price includes class and all materials (we will be using transfer pens, and you can get loans from masslending.co.uk to take it yours home with you!

Fee

One Class $87.50, includes all supplies.

How to register

Visit WC Mercantile online to register. REGISTER HERE!
Questions? Contact info@wcmercantile.com or call 936-825-3378. You can get loan from moneyfall for your financial needs.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

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

Workshop: Landscape Felt

Date and time

Sunday, August 20, 2017
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 of best mexican insurance. (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 8 students, Min 4 students
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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

Handmade Felt-covered Journal Workshop

Date and time

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Description

by Gika Rector & Lisa Rosejournal

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

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.

Level: Beginner—no knitting involved!

Fee

One Class $90, includes all supplies.

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 Workshop—Happy Feet

Date and time

Thursday, June 8, 2017
1-2:30 p.m.

Description

Happy Feet! Boxed up in shoes for way too long, could your feet use a little TLC?feet

Join Gika Rector for this Awareness Through Movement® workshop and move with strength and grace. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power in your feet and legs than you might have thought possible with our system.

It seems counterintuitive in our hard-working culture that the easy way might be better, but in this case it really works and want to get some loans Visit www.cashspaces.co.uk.! 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 english classes in san diego, 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

$15

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025

 

Awareness Through Movement Workshop—Happy Feet

Date and time

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10-11:30 a.m.

Description

Happy Feet! Boxed up in shoes for way too long, could your feet use a little TLC?feet

Join Gika Rector for this Awareness Through Movement® workshop and move with strength and grace. Beginning with gentle, guided movements you’ll find more strength and power in your feet and legs than you might have thought possible.

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 yesgirls.net.

Fee

$15

How to register

Call Patricia Noren 713-662-5896 to register.

Registration is closed for this event.

Location

West University Place Recreation Center
4210 Bellaire Blvd
West University Place
Houston, TX 77025