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

Classes

  • Improving Posture from the Ground Up

    Woman on floor doing Feldenkrais lesson

    Ankles, knees, hips and shoulders are the four major pairs of joints we use in all of our movements. Improve the movement in any one of these pairs, and everything gets better.

    Week 1 will address the ankles. Strong and agile ankles not only help us walk better, but they also make a difference in how we sit. And lately we’ve all been sitting way too much.

    Week 2 focuses on the knees. This movement lesson will bring attention to easier ways to move the knees—easier to bend and unbend, easier to stand and walk, maybe even run.

    Week 3 arrives at the hips. The hips are the locus of some of the biggest and strongest muscles in our bodies. Learning to move with ease in these joints creates an incredible sense of power and strength.

    Week 4 brings us to the shoulders. Guess what! You don’t have to pull your shoulders back to improve your posture. This week’s lesson will help you discover new freedom in the shoulders, and that creates so much more ease in the neck, arms and hands. You’ll find yourself feeling taller, lighter and more relaxed.

    This four-week series of lessons allows for a deeper dive in an online, small-group setting. Each session will include an Awareness Through Movement® lesson as well as a more detailed look at the key ingredients of the lesson, how to apply them to your daily activities, and tips for continuing to improve your moves.

    Schedule:

    Date: Four Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020
    Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Central Time, U.S. and Canada)
    Location: Online via Zoom

    Tuition:

    $100 for the four-class series
    $30 per single session on a space-available basis. Contact me for information about participating in individual classes.

    Bonus: Participants who enroll in the full class series will receive a coupon to save 20 percent on their next individual Functional Integration® session.

    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.

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  • Magical Felt Bowls

    Date and time

    Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Postponed
    10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Description

    Join Gika Rector and Lisa Rose to spend a day making two magical felt bowls. Wrapping luscious wool fibers around different size rubber balls, participants will create two felt vessels, perfect for storing small treasures. The process involves soap, water, and fun. No talent required. Bring your curiosity and perhaps an apron.

    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

    $45 (includes materials)

    Location

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

    How to register

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  • Awareness Through Movement® Lessons

    Date and time

    Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (U.S. Central Time)

    Location

    Online via Zoom

    Description

    Your body is an amazing, complex system that carries you through your entire life. Whether you move easily or have too many aches and pains, now is the perfect time to restore your sense of wonder at living in a human body.

    Join Gika Rector for this ongoing series of lessons from the Feldenkrais Method®. Bringing attention to your movements, you will build strength, greater range of motion and better balance. As Feldenkrais said, “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 in interest in moving more easily are really all you need.

    Tuition:

    Tuition for this class is usually $20/session, but it’s currently offered for free. We request that you register, however, so that we can send you a password-protected link to the Zoom meeting. Participants are welcome to make a voluntary payment by visiting my payment page.

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