AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT GROUP CLASSES
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.
IN-PERSON CLASS SCHEDULE
WINTER SESSION 2024 starts the third week in January
In-Person @ East Lake Aikido
10:00-11:00am >> RESTORATIVE Awareness Through Movement class
In-Person @ East Lake Aikido
9:00-10:00am >> Awareness Through Movement class
In-Person @ East Lake Aikido
8:30-9:30am >> RESTORATIVE Awareness Through Movement class
ZOOM CLASS SCHEDULE
Winter 2024 Session at East Lake Aikido Dojo
January 17 to March 9
This winter 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 or Saturdays, 8:30-9:30am
These classes will focus on taking participants out of a vertical relationship to gravity, allowing you to restore and reorganize yourself lying down on your back and side, and perhaps front. Lesson content will involve subtler and smaller movements and movement sequences to create a sense of calm for your nervous system. There will be one new restorative lesson each week taught on Wednesday morning and repeated on Saturday morning.
Fridays from 9-10am
(Classes January 19 to February 9 taught by Krista Langberg)
IN-PERSON CLASS PRICING
8-CLASS DISCOUNT: Pay for all 8 weeks upfront for $100
4-CLASS DISCOUNT: Pay for 4 weeks upfront for $55
SINGLE CLASS DROP-IN RATE: $15-$25 sliding scale
If cost is a barrier, let's discuss! Current members of ELA take class for free.
Begin Again: Redeveloping Your Sense of Curiosity
A Feldenkrais Zoom Series with Jeffrey Wells and Krista Langberg
January 16 to February 22
Choose your class to register:
Feldenkrais wrote about the phase of development early in a person’s life when one starts the fundamental process of teaching oneself to move. We all at some point (many points) got placed on a surface and were left to our own devices to wiggle and kick, push and slide, and feel our way into our physical relationship with the world around us. During those times we were more or less teaching ourselves on our own terms, through impulse, experimentation, curiosity, and a process of try and feel, try and feel again. This phase laid the foundations of our pathways of movement, ignited our capacity to learn, and began the formation of our sense of agency in and with our environment. In this new series, we will explore lessons Feldenkrais created based on these early developmental patterns and processes. Over six weeks we will tap back into our early potential for creativity, curiosity, and movement, free from expectations or conclusions as a way to invigorate our capacity for adaptability wherever we find ourselves now.
ZOOM SERIES PRICING
(income-based sliding scale)
-Six 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 (email@example.com)
If cost is a barrier, let's discuss!
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!