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Sunday, June 28, 2015

No Feldenkrais class on Sat. July 4th.

Hi everyone,
Just to make it clear, I am canceling the July 4th class on Saturday 3 pm at Cardio Kickfit. Tuesday and Thursday classes will occur as normally scheduled.  Hoping you have a safe and fun Independence Day, and I'll see you Saturday the 11th.

Kind regards,
Carole

Monday, June 1, 2015

6:00 pm Thursday Feldenkrais Class at the Reno Buddhist Center

Time Change for Thursday Reno Buddhist Center (820 Plumas) Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Class: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm, in perpetuity.


Hi Everyone!
Many people have said they have trouble making the 5:30 pm class because they work till 5 or 5:30. So after polling existing students and numerous others, I have changed the class start time to 6 pm.

If you need to bring a snack, that is fine! I'll also make sure we get started on time so that we end about the same time that we have been ending, i.e., around 7:15.

This is a permanent change.  And please note that because this is a Beginning Feldenkrais class, if you are coming to your first class, please be sure to contact me so that I can send you the class handout and plan on coming 15 minutes early to meet with me privately before class begins.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Carole

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Last Feldenkrais class this week is tonight, May 28, at the Reno Buddhist Center

Students and friends, please remember that there is no Saturday Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class at Cardio Kickfit this weekend (formerly Midtown fitness). I will be in Berkeley at an advanced training on Functional Integration with Elizabeth Beringer. 
Thus, if you want to pick up an additional class this week, tonight at the Reno Buddhist Center, 820 Plumas at Taylor streets, Thursday May 28, is your option.  Class starts at 5:30 pm, but I will soon be changing the time to 6:00 pm to accommodate more people who work till 5 or 5:30.  If you are planning on coming tonight for the first time, please contact me and come 15 minutes early.  Bring a blanket, mat or comforter.


The lesson we are doing this week (shown above from Tuesday's class at Cardio Kickfit, 600 S. Center St.) is part of the flexible chest series, by Arlyn Zones.  It is a side-bending, breathing, rib and spine moving hip integrator!!  And yes, that IS a lot, but that is why Feldenkrais works and helps so many people.  


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 Cardio Kickfit (formerly Midtown Fitness, 600 S. Center St.) 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!