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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.

Moving Forward: Finding Your Footing
August 21, 2013

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

Some Days Are Foggy

Some days are foggySome days are foggy. Flights get cancelled. Traffic slows down. Meetings are postponed. Not much choice: ready or not, life slows down. We usually don’t like it when we’re forced to slow down. We’ve got places to go and things to do, and we don’t like interference. But every now and then, it’s nice to slow down and “feel your way” through an experience.

Explaining his work in the field of human functioning and self-awareness, Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of the Feldenkrais Method, invoked the Weber-Fechner law, which attempts to describe the relationship between the magnitudes of stimuli and our ability to perceive differences among them. He asserted that at a slower pace, with smaller movements—on a foggy day, maybe—we can get more clarity. If we slow down enough to pay attention, we can learn something new about how we move, how we put one foot in front of the other, what it takes to get us moving, how we find our way in a confusing environment.

Coaching is useful on those foggy days. Something interferes with your life and you need to get your bearings. Coaching can bring some light—not the high beams that bounce off the fog and create glare, but the low beams that focus on the ground right in front of you, the ground you might otherwise not have noticed. In coaching, we look at how you move, what propels you forward, and what slows you down. As daylight increases and burns away the fog, you can move forward with greater ease and grace because of what you’ve learned.

What’s interfering in your life? What creates the fog? Where might you shine some light and learn to move a little easier?