Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement
We are often unaware of the stress in our body. This translate in muscular patterns that, eventually, brings pain and discomfort and limits our movements. Your awareness is a powerful key you can put to good use to increase the quality of your life. Classes of Awareness Through Movement will help you create clearer connections between your mind and your body. As you enter into guided gentle movement explorations, you will be surprised at the increased ease and mobility you can achieve and the well-being you can (re)discover. Taught by Isel.
“Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy, elegant.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais
This methodology systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating exercises. This movement stimulates the body’s internal organs and different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated. Taught by Ann.
A traditional yoga practice focused on conscious movement, breath, and meditation practice. Taught by Bashiran.
Pilates-based floor class to increase body awareness, flexibility, and strength utilizing multiple props such as rings, balls, and foam rollers to integrate balanced movement and create functional strength. Taught by Morgan.
Roll, Release & Restore
By focusing on developing strength, flexibility, and coordination while improving postural alignment, these mat-based therapeutic exercise and myofascial release classes are designed to increase functional movement patterns, improve posture, stability, balance, increase lung capacity, and develop core strength. You will learn to work the deep musculature of the body to stabilize and support the spine by combining Pilates mat, Somatic Integration, and small portable equipment such as various therapy balls, stability trainer, and foam rollers. Taught by Ann.
Beneficial for and adapted to all fitness levels.
Suitable for Seniors, those with fibromyalgia, and many chronic pain conditions.
This class potentially is a more challenging class, but will be adapted for new students.
Stretch and Connect
A class focused on stretching, breathing, and rolling massage to counteract tension in the body. This class designed to strengthen the mind-body connection and you will leave feeling refreshed and energized. Taught by Morgan.
Sit – Walk – Sit Meditation/Awareness Practice at Simple Human
A weekly practice in collaboration with One House of Peace incorporates sitting and walking meditation. The meditations are guided by seasoned One House of Peace practitioners and the group is open to all. No experience is required to attend. (Suggested minimum donation for these events: $5.) When Caverly is in Sacramento (quarterly) the practice periods are complemented by an in-depth group discussion. Caverly facilitates these discussions, which are interactive and personal (though there is no requirement to speak). The teachings of the practice come forward within these talks, which bring awareness to the process of suffering and focus on learning ways to move beyond. Suggested minimum donation for these events: $12.
Tai Chi – Qui Gong
For thousands of years people have enjoyed the life enhancing benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. These slow moving practices strengthen muscles, improve circulation and balance, increase energy and enrich overall health.
Feel stronger, balanced, energized with simple, easy motions. All the benefits of a workout – without all the work! For more information visit www.valleyoaktaichi.com
Yoga and Movement for Emotional Healing
This class focuses on the emotionally therapeutic aspects of yoga and body movement. Gradual physical and emotional opening facilitates trust and release. Empowerment follows body self awareness and acceptance. A safe and nurturing space will be provided to explore our current feelings and life transitions. Using the pallette of yoga and movement, this therapeutic class will embrace a whole person approach to healing, and provide a place to reflect on our inner world. Taught by Amanda.