IN-PERSON CLASSES @ EAST LAKE AIKIDO
Fall Session 1 - September 13 to October 21
Fall Break - No Classes October 23 to November 11
Fall Session 2 - November 13 to December 23
DROP-IN TO ANY CLASS ON ANY DAY!
GENERATIVE CLASSES - Generate is to make anew
Monday evenings 6:00-7:00pm
Friday mornings 9:00-10:00pm
COST: $10-25 per class
These classes will move participants from the floor and into explorations beyond lying, including sitting, all fours, standing, kneeling, and perhaps some inversions. Lesson content will delve into some of the more complex movement sequences in the Feldenkrais repertoire to gently challenge tendencies and generate new possibilities.There will be one new generative lesson each week taught on Monday night and repeated on Friday morning. Drop-ins welcome!
RESTORATIVE CLASSES - Restore is to make well again
Wednesday mornings 10:00-11:00am
Saturday mornings 8:30-9:30am (no class November 17)
COST: $60-150 sliding scale for the full series. $10-25 drop-in per class
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. Drop-ins welcome!
LOCATION: East Lake Aikido is located at 3359 36th Ave S, Minneapolis in Longfellow Neighborhood
***ALL Feldenkrais Awareness-Through-Movement classes encourage self-exploration, comfort, and moving at a pace that is good for you regardless of the type of positions or movement sequences involved. As such, either of the series above can be appropriate and fruitful for anyone’s learning process. If you are unsure which class series might be good for you, let’s discuss!***
AT THE MINNEAPOLIS JCC
Weekly class offered Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm for members and guests of The J at Sabes Center
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. 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.