Awareness through Movement (ATM)
Give your body a treat by joining an ATM class
Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais classes (ATM), facilitated by Ingrid Musson, are a learning process, that invite a person to explore how they move and function in the world. The one-hour session consists of verbally directed movement sequences which students are encouraged to explore within their own capacities and comfort range. The last few minutes are spent explaining how the movements can be incorporated into daily life and students may give feedback of their experience if they wish. Each lesson is complete in itself so you can join in at any time—see below for the monthly theme.
Wednesday 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Drop-in or use your class card
Katherine Wieseman will be teaching as Ingrid's substitute on April 1, 8 and 15. Ingrid returns April 22nd. You might remember her from previous times as she has covered Ingrid's classes previously.
The theme for April is: Balance & Stability
We start the series on April 1 with "Your Feet as Agents of Balance & Stability". Losing your balance is an action of over-reaction - or not being able to re-find equilibrium. Maintaining equilibrium begins with your feet being intelligent -- able to adjust to changes in terrain or surface whilst you bear your body's weight on them. Toes captive and constrained in tight and rigid shoes and mono-texture surfaces (flat, even, hard) deprive feet of fully using their intelligence and can inhibit their innate potential for generating propulsion. Do you know what your feet are doing? By the way, this is a great lesson for anyone who wants to walk with power and propulsion, and/or enjoys walking and hiking. It's a lesson for people of all ability and movement capacity levels.
If you have any questions about the three April classes Katherine will be teaching, please feel free to call her cell number or email listed. I look forward to seeing you this coming Wednesday at 5:15 pm if you can attend.
Katherine Wieseman, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cell: 360.775.6373
There will be 4 classes at the usual time of 5.15 - 6.15 pm at Madrona.
Dynamic balance is an intangible phenomenon that you know exists because its absence (you might describe as "I feel like I'm falling") makes you feel discomfort, and you work to recover the state of equilibrium called balance. The fascinating aspect about recovering balance is that one often does exactly opposite of what is needed. Raising your center of gravity, attempting to move away from the ground as you fall toward the ground, or going rigid are counterproductive actions - they only make matters worse. What is more productive? By exploring the relationship between mobility and stability, and practicing balance along a continuum of movements that involve the ability to shift directions of movement using well-organized and integrated whole body movement, you can improve your balance. For example, turning a stumble into a skip or the beginning of a fall into a roll.
For more inquires, please call Ingrid Musson at 360 379 1373
or email: Musson.Ingrid@olypen.com