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Theme of the Month

OCTOBER

"Balance"

Classes will feature movement patterns to improve balance in the month of OCTOBER.

Being a human involves quite an impressive balancing act!

Not only do we have a relatively small base of support, i.e. just 2 footprints on the ground, but as we walk and run we have to negotiate organizing the weight of our body over one foot at a time. Walking and running involve another kind of balance, a balance between stability and instability.

We will explore various elements of balance in October classes. As you participate in class this month expect to feel some improvements/refinements to your balance, your gait and more!

Join us by buying a class card (2-for-1 card is a great way to start for beginners). Upon purchasing a class card you will receive a Zoom link to join any weekly class.

Please note that there is no class on 10/16.

Props for Feldenkrais Class

You don't need much of anything to practice Feldenkrais which is one of its many appeals for me. Two props, however, come in handy for Feldenkrais classes - a mat and some kind of head support. If you are just starting with Feldenkrais, there is absolutely no need to buy anything. 

Mat (free, basic)

A yoga mat can work in a pinch, but ultimately you'll need a surface that you can slide on. The combination of a yoga mat with a blanket on top provides cushioning while also allowing the possibility of sliding body parts. This is the basic mat setup I recommend. If you make it past this basic prop description I'll provide a fuller range of options.

If you are uncomfortable lying on the floor with these basic props you could add more layers (mats, blankets). If you are still uncomfortable, I am happy to help you find a setup that works.

Head Support (free, basic)

Folded towels work fine for head support. I suggest 1-2 folded towels for lying on your back, 2-3 for lying on your side. The amount varies by the dimensions and needs of your body. I can help you refine your arrangement in class.

Feel free to stop reading at this point if you are just getting started with Feldenkrais. If you have been doing Feldenkrais for a while and you're hooked, you may be interested in a more detailed description of prop options.

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Online Classes

All of my classes are online (currently via Zoom) at this time. When in-person classes resume, I plan to continue online classes to accommodate those who cannot or prefer not to join in-person.


Here's how online classes work: 

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (click this bullet item to email me)
  • Purchase a class card (details below).
  • You can join class via phone, tablet or computer. You do not need internet access to join..
  • Once you purchase a class card I will send you a link and phone number to join the classes. I will remove one class on your card for each class you attend. I will let you know when you are due for a refill.
  • All classes are drop-in for now. Join any class you like as you are able.
  • Class will begin at the scheduled time, however you can join up to 15 minutes early. I will be available for tech support during that time as well as just to chat. Join early if this is your first time using Zoom and I will get you set up!

Join Class with a Smartphone, Table or Computer (Internet Access Required):

  • Click on the link that you were emailed to join the class.
  • This should automatically start the process of downloading Zoom to your device.
  • If Zoom does not automatically download, follow the onscreen instructions or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • You could download Zoom in advance of the meeting by going to the relevant App Store for your device.

Join Class with a Phone (No Internet Access Required):

  • You will call in using using one of several phone numbers that I will email or text you.
  • You will also need a meeting ID which I will also provide. 

Set Up a Place to do Feldenkrais:

  • You will need a spot on the floor with some cushioning. A yoga mat, exercise mat or carpeting will work fine.
  • Dress to stay comfortable - layers if you might get cold, perhaps a blanket nearby as well. 
  • You will need some head support - ideally a few folded towels. Mexican blankets work well also. Firm pillow if that is what you have.
  • Have some an arms-length amount of space around you - above your head and out to the sides.

Class Cards:

  • If you have a class card for in-person classes I will continue to use your class card for online classes.
  • If you need a class card, you can go to my online store to buy a new card. Payment is via credit card.
  • If you prefer to pay with check or cash, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I can let you know how to do that.
  • If you cannot afford to pay for class at this time, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can make arrangements for you to join. I want to support everyone to the best of my ability during this time regardless of ability to pay.  

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General Class Information

  • Weekly Group Classes are taught at
    • Harmony In Motion Studio, 1955 Pauline Blvd, Suite 100B, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
  • Class Card or Drop-In: Purchase a class card to receive a discount rate or pay the drop-in rate for a single class. Class cards are good for any Feldenkrais class taught at Harmony Yoga. Class cards are purchased at your first class. Cash, check and credit / debit cards accepted.
  • Themes and Series: Class theme varies from month to month. This allows for a deeper experience for those able to come each week. However, you may come to any class at any time without worry that you have missed something in the previous weeks. In other words, all classes stand on their own.
  • What to Bring: Mats, blankets and all props are available, however you can certainly bring your own if you like.
  • What to Wear: Wear clothing that does not restrict movement. The space is quite warm, however if you tend to get cold easily, bring an extra layer. There is a changing area and bathroom if you need to dress at the studio.

 

"Making the impossible, possible; the possible, easy; and the easy, elegant"
    • Location

      1955 Pauline Blvd, Suite 100B
      Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

      Coming from Stadium onto Pauline, 2nd brown building on the left. Plenty of free parking.

    • Other Locations

      Individual sessions can be arranged at your residence if you are unable to travel. There is an additional fee for this service.
    • Contact

      734.265.0262
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