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AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT GROUP CLASSES

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Awareness Through Movement (ATM) is a ~6o minute class done in a group setting, offered In-Person or on Zoom. Each lesson highlights novel movement patterns and specific kinesthetic relationships to uncover/recall more possibilities in the way you organize yourself to better serve you in doing the things you want to do. Zoom classes are co-taught with Feldenkrais practitioner, Krista Langberg.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A FELDENKRAIS CLASS

ATM class most often takes place lying down, but occasionally in sitting or standing. I provide verbal proposals and guide learners as they move, but there is no demonstration. There is a strong emphasis on moving slowly, easily, and staying within the range of personal comfort so that you can refine your sense of what you are doing and how you are doing it. ATM is perhaps different from other movement classes in that its goals are not about stretching, strengthening, relaxing, meditating, or imitating. Instead lessons are designed to engage your curiosity in yourself and to refine your innate powers of awareness. 

SUMMER SESSION 2024

IN-PERSON CLASS SCHEDULE

Starting June 5

WEDNESDAY

In-Person @ East Lake Aikido

10:00-11:00am >> Awareness Through Movement class

 

FRIDAY

In-Person @ East Lake Aikido

9:00-10:00am >> Awareness Through Movement class

ZOOM CLASS SCHEDULE

Starting June 18

TUESDAy

On Zoom

10:00-11:15am (CDT) >> Co-Taught with Krista Langberg

 

THURSDAY

On Zoom

7:00-8:15pm (CDT) >> Co-Taught with Krista Langberg

IN-PERSON CLASSES

Summer 2024 Session at East Lake Aikido Dojo

Six Weeks: June 5 to July 12

This Summer come practice your Feldenkrais in-person! Whether you are new to Awareness Through Movement or have been practicing for years, these classes will allow you to sink into a curiosity of your moving self and deepen your attentional powers.

Wednesdays, 10-11am

Fridays from 9-10am

IN-PERSON CLASS PRICING

6-CLASS DISCOUNT: Pay for all 6 weeks upfront for $75

includes:

-six distinct ATM lessons

-Flexibility: mix and match Wednesdays and Fridays.

to fit your schedule

Feldenkrais is most effective as a practice. I encourage you to come to class regularly and provide a discount to make that more possible. If the discounted price is still too much, please contact me and we'll work it out!

SINGLE CLASS DROP-IN RATE: $15-$25

(income based sliding scale)

Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, venmo, and paypal (jjoewells@gmail.com)

If cost is a barrier, let's discuss! Current members of ELA take class for free.

Zoom SERIES

THE GAP OF POTENTIAL

with Jeffrey Wells and Krista Langberg

4 Weeks: June 18 to July 18

(no class July 2 or 4)

There is a place between stimulus and response, between thought and action, between now and the future that is rife with possibility, full of potential, and enticingly elusive. In our everyday actions, we are rightfully oblivious to these places within us, capitalizing on the habitual efficiencies of our intelligent nervous systems. In this abbreviated 4-week summer series, we will engage in Awareness Through Movement lessons that encourage us to slow down and refine our sensory listening, as a way to widen the space/time/gap between wanting to do something and doing it. We’ll attempt to delight in confusion, revel in error, and slowly move from an objective “rightness” to what feels right for each of us.

Register:

ZOOM SERIES PRICING

$60-$150

(income-based sliding scale)

includes:

-Four distinct ATM lessons + post- lesson discussion

-Access to lesson audio recordings 

-Flexibility: mix and match Tuesdays, Thursdays, and recordings

to fit your schedule

Forms of payment accepted: cash, check, venmo, and paypal (kristalangberg@gmail.com)

If cost is a barrier, let's discuss!

FAQ

WHERE DO IN-PERSON CLASSES HAPPEN?

Most classes and workshops are located at East Lake Aikido at 3359 36th Ave S located in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, just across the street from Longfellow Park on the northwest corner.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

BY CAR: East Lake Aikido is located four blocks south of East Lake St and six blocks east of Minnehaha Av.

BY BUS: The nearest Metro Transit stop is right in front of the studio at E 34th St and 36th Ave S on the 9 line.

 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

There is plenty of free on-street parking near the studio.

IS EAST LAKE AIKIDO ACCESSIBLE?

East Lake Aikido is generally accessible though there is a slight one-inch rise to get from the floor onto the studio matts. Let me know if you have specific accessibility needs or requests.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

You can feel free to wear anything that is comfortable. Generally clothing that is not too loose or too tight is helpful. The temperature at the studio can be variable depending on the season and it can be helpful to wear or bring layers for your comfort. There is a bathroom for you to change clothes before and/or after class if you'd like.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? DO I NEED A MAT?

The flooring at East Lake Aikido is made of firm but forgiving tatami mat which is a great surface for Feldenkrais. Most often people practice on a quilted moving blanket which are provided for you. Any other bolsters or props required for the lesson will also be provided for you. You are always welcome to bring your own mats, props, etc if you prefer.

OTHER QUESTIONS? Please contact me!

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