Chair Feldenkrais resumes Sept. 12

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:00pm

Chair Feldenkrais classes will recommence at St. Andrews Urgent Care Center on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. These ongoing classes are perfect for those with movement limitations who seek to enjoy moving again with the freedom and ease they once experienced. Gradually, over time, these simple lessons help to correct body alignment, improve posture, increase flexibility, and lessen or eliminate pain.

Former students are unquestionably the best promoters of the Feldenkrais method. Student Eileen Sypher said, “I have never moved better than after these three Feldenkrais sessions. I have had several surgeries that have made me feel broken up. Now my whole body is more fluid, and it feels like it is all one piece for the first time in a long time.”

Another student beams that she has overcome her fear of injury. “I’ve been apprehensive to do certain movements,” says Chris Bastion. “For me, Feldenkrais takes the fear out of feeling you will hurt yourself.”

The Feldenkrais Method ingeniously taps into the body’s innate way of learning to safely and gently reestablish good movement patterns. Years of moving incorrectly, often due to injury or chronic overuse, can cause nagging aches and pains. Feldenkrais helps the body relearn how to move with good alignment and body mechanics so that pain and limitations disappear.

Each time you come to Feldenkrais class you are introduced to a new movement sequence. You will be performing these either while seated in a chair or while standing and holding onto a chair for safety and stability.

The classes are ongoing and can be joined at any time. The next monthly series begins Sept. 12 and will continue on Thursdays, from 2-2:45 p.m. These classes are taught by Dianne Daniels, MA, an exercise physiologist and certified Feldenkrais, Pilates, and Yoga teacher. She has worked in the wellness field for over 20 years, and is the author of two books, “Exercises for Osteoporosis,” and “Pilates Perfect.”

For more information and to register for the next series, call Dianne Daniels, 380-1536.