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Saturday, May 23, 2015

No Saturday May 30th Feldenkrais Class

Please note that on May 30th I will be in Berkeley at an advanced training with Elizabeth Beringer on using the element of surprise in our Feldenkrais work.  This means that my regular Saturday 3 pm Awareness Through Movement class at Midtown Fitness will be canceled on that day, and will resume June 6.

I hope this does not pose any inconvenience, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow, May 23rd at 3 pm at 600 S. Center St. in Reno, or on June 6 and beyond.

Thanks! And I hope you have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend this weekend!

Carole Bucher
Reno Feldenkrais Integrative Movement

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 16 Feldenkrais class at 3 pm will held at the Reno Buddhist Center

Hi everyone,

As a temporary accommodation for new construction, our kind friends at the Reno Buddhist Center will host my 3 pm Awareness Through Movement class in the Hiroma Hall downstairs. It is the same location in which the Thursday 5:30 pm class is held.

Parking will be available for us off the alley to the north end of the parking lot behind the brick apt. building, near the bushes and trees, not the apt building.  There are several small commercial businesses who front on Forest and who don't use their premises on the weekend, thus do not use their parking lot. This is official Buddhist Center overflow parking, so no problem.


If you have any questions or are confused by any of this, please email me.  This is the only reminder I will send about the May 16 change, so please note your calendars.  I will post a reminder on on Meetup.com, and on facebook too.

Thank you and see you Saturday!  Remember, if you are coming to your first class, please contact me and plan to come 15 minutes early.

The SOLD OUT second session of the Feldenkrais workshop on May 17, "Freeing the Neck and Shoulders," will be held as planned at Midtown Fitness, 600 S. Center St.

See everyone soon!
Carole

Sunday, April 5, 2015

If you have neck, shoulder, or upper back issues...

This new Reno Feldenkrais workshop will help you find more comfort, better range of movement and efficiency in your cervical spine, shoulders and upper torso, including kyphosis. On Sunday, May 17, at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; 15 people only. Preregister, prepayment required.



Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Feldenkrais Method and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Some general information about the methodological 'what and how' of a somatic approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder:


Carole Bucher, BA, GCFP/T, March 7, 2015


The Feldenkrais Method and its derivative methodologies, i.e., the Anat Baniel Method, The Field Center for Children's Integrated Development, Michelle Turner's Movement Lesson, Chava Shelhav's Child Space, Russell and Linda Delman's The Feldenkrais Method for Children and Youth, and others, have a proven track record for dramatically improving a wide range autism spectrum disorder conditions and symptoms. 

To some extent, all ASD symptoms/behaviors/conditions occur because of a child's lack of ability to perceive and differentiate sufficiently, meaning "...create new connections in the brain that would lead to integration of new skills and a healthy process of development -- physical, cognitive, social and emotional" (Anat Baniel).  This lack of healthy development and processing is seen in physical movement delays from early infancy onward.

In these physical and mental realms, a lack of clear self-image means a lack of grounded, connected movement in children, particularly in their ability to organize and initiate movement from the core area of the pelvis and low spine. The perpetuation of this condition exacerbates a child's emotional and physical sense of disconnectedness, impotence and disorganization. 

Feldenkrais lessons have a powerful impact on infants, toddlers, children and adults, as they learn to feel themselves differently, and develop a clearer sense of their skeletal systems, and the support it provides to their bodies from the inside out. They become physically grounded. Their organization, balance and alignment change, a feeling of empowerment takes hold because they feel better, move better and connect with themselves more deeply.  

These results have been well documented in clinical studies and observations on numerous websites, and via thousands of anecdotal testimonies on youtube, with a general premise that the more work, the better, as early as possible. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Improve walking, integrate your upper and lower torso

Differentiating movement of the chest, pelvis and legs = more connected and powerful movement through your whole body!


Feel and move great again!


This week's Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson, is a Mark Reese lesson called 'Rolling the Pelvis.' It focuses on several elements of walking and synchronized movement in the torso and legs.  

All of these together have an enormous effect on the fluidity and power of your movement, and the rotation of your upper and lower torso -- in walking, running, skiing, riding, golf and tennis. Of course this improvement applies to moving through your day comfortably and effectively -- getting in and out of the car, driving, walking the dog, working in the kitchen, gardening, etc.

Every Feldenkrais class helps you discover a new and more comfortable, flexible, and vital self again.   For over 70 years around the world people have used the Feldenkrais Method to:

  •        Reduce physical and mental stress and pain
  •        Improve skeletal alignment and grace
  •        Distribute movement through the whole body
  •        Improve balance, posture, stability, flexibility and range of motion
  •        Increase capacity, self-confidence and effectiveness in all your activities. 


Hope to see you soon! Contact me or join classes through Meetup.com (in the upper right hand corner of this website).
  


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Using Your Feet Well, Comfortably

Balance, movement and foot comfort.


This week's Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson will teach you to use your feet more effectively to support ankles, knees and hips.


The connections between your feet and legs, torso, will be improved and more accessible to you. How your feet can and do affect the rest of your body is our realm of exploration.  This is a fun and useful class.

Please contact me and plan to come 15 minutes early if this is your first class.

The Feldenkrais Method applies to all parts of the body, meaning you will reconnect to yourself in ways that help to bring new joy back into movement and living. Rediscover and recover moving as you did as a child.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An Important Feldenkrais Pelvic Clock class this week (Jan. 29 and 31)

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Class this week:  

Equestrians, people with balance and stability concerns, or if you have SI joint issues, low back pain, hip pain or, conversely, are a dancer, performer or athlete who wants to improve your competitive edge -- this class is for you.


The PELVIC CLOCK concept and movements are a unique discovery of Dr. Feldenkrais. Doing these carefully structured movement sequences reorganizes the connections between the spine, pelvis, hips and legs. This means that movement and communication between these parts are improved greatly.  Our natural timing, refinement of movement and all the complex aspects that play into comfortable, efficient and graceful use of our bodies are more well aligned and functionally better, in every day activities and in all the things we love to do.

The lesson begins and ends in standing; we incorporate sensing and tracking the movement of chest and pelvis in various movements by placing our hands on these bony landmarks and getting a doubly powerful input from our self sensing.  We move mindfully and slowly around the clock in special order and directions, noticing where such movement is clear and easy, and where it is not.

Remaining pelvic clock classes this week are 5:30 pm on Thurs. Jan 29 at the Reno Buddhist Center, (820 Plumas St. at Taylor in Reno) and 3 pm on Saturday Jan. 31 at Midtown Fitness (600 S. Center St., Reno).  Contact me and plan to come at least 15 mins. early to your first class.
Hope to see you!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sat 3 pm Feldenkrais class, Jan 17, will be held at Reno Buddhist Center

Hi everyone!

Just a short update to make sure people are aware of this temporary change -- for one week only, on January 17,  my usual 3:00 pm Midtown Fitness Awareness Through Movement class will be held at the Reno Buddhist Center (820 Plumas St. at Taylor) instead. There is a special activity taking place at MTF on this day.

Next week, on January 24, the Saturday 3 pm class will be back at Midtown Fitness as usual.  If you have any questions, please contact me!

Thanks and have a great week!
Carole


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bringing Balance into the New Year

Looking for Balance?


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The Feldenkrais Method lets you find balance deeply, at the level of your skeletal and nervous systems.  It goes far beyond the well-known results of pain relief and improved movement.

Feldenkrais brings vitality, creativity and harmony into our lives in unexpected ways, for people of all ages - from infants to people in their 90s.  What we learn in classes and individual lessons is applicable to all your activities. Greater self-awareness, alignment, balance, feeling and moving well are the elements that bring meaning and joy back into our lives, whatever we do.

Classes have begun for the 2015 schedule.  Please join us and find out what a little more balance in your life can mean for you.  Best wishes and Happy New Year!

Carole


Sunday, December 28, 2014

2015 Feldenkrais Classes in Reno Begin on Tues. Jan 6, at 10 am:

Happy New Year!!  Reno Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan 6, not on Saturday Jan 10, as posted earlier. The corrected Holiday schedule is posted in the previous blog.

Thus the first class of 2015 will be held on Tuesday January 6 at Midtown Fitness, 10 am, followed by the resumption of Thursday 5:30 pm at the Reno Buddhist Center, and then the Saturday afternoon class on January 10, at Midtown Fitness at 3 pm.

We will begin a real energetic direction together for the New Year, continuing on our journey toward greater self awareness, health and wellbeing, effective, efficient, and comfortable movement, as we create better internal connections between our brains and our bodies.  These intentions improve our vitality, our feeling of self-worth and our relationship to the world around us. They open our hearts and minds and heal what needs healing.

Meanwhile, have a safe, comfortable, fun and happy New Year!

And please note, if you are on my email list, watch for my New Years message in a few days! It will contain information and Feldy tips you will want to know and use! Or you can sign up for the newsletter on this page.  In any case, I'll see you soon!

Best wishes and love,
Carole