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Awareness Through Movement Classes
Awareness Through Movement classes are explorations using movement and awareness to bring about change in how we hold ourselves, our gait, posture, activities and attitude. The class is guided by verbal instruction in gentle variations of movements that become increasingly complex. They are the earliest and most complete system to take advantage of what is now known as "neruo-plastisity." They were developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais from the 1940's through the early 1980's. He was convinced that the human brain was capable of learning and changing even into adulthood and old age, an idea that was rejected at the time. It was only proven in the 1990's by neuro-scientists that, in fact, the adult brain can lay down new neural pathways (known as neuroplastisity). Beyond this, it is now understood that this process can be facilitated and encouraged. So, Awareness Through Movement is actually about changing the brain. It is a method of discovering neural options we didn't know we have. It is about becoming more of ourselves rather than being stuck in the habitual patterns we are usually confined to. Ultimately the classes are about improving function in our day to day activities. That is why they are good for improving walking, jogging, sitting, standing, gardening, pain relief, breathing, work, play...
The classes are usually done on mats on the floor, sometimes lying, sometimes sitting or even standing. Please wear comfortable loose or flexible clothing. The classes last about 50 minutes.
The terms Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, Functional Integration, Awareness Through Movement, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner are trade marked.
Summer classes 2017 will meet at the Yoga Center
Riverside Office Center, Suite E-1
535 Jack Warner Pkwy East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Begining July 10 classes will meet every
Monday at 9:00 am
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
To register, use the contact form on the Yoga Centers website:
or call Lynda Kees at:
For Information about the classes call:
Arnold Askew at: