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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Recent Feldenkrais Awareness Thru Movement Class Photos at the Reno Buddhist Center and at 600 S. Center St., Reno

You can begin classes any time. Everyone works at their own level, at their own pace. The objective is to begin to learn what that is, what my body can easily do, where there are impediments or where I need to modify a movement or even visualize. The more we learn about our movement patterns from the inside out, the greater the improvement in range of movement, comfort, stability, and efficiency in everything we do, including thought and creativity.






Why We Do Feldenkrais (and why you should too!): Personal input from students

DENISE SHEEHAN, Conscious Evolution Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, Shaman at Sage Spirit Coaching and Reiki, Reno, NV:
"Getting grounded and consciously embodied with Carole Bucher's amazing Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes. Carole's gifts seem like the sweetest nurturing to all aspects of my being and I am always excited to go home and practice what I learn." 


CAREY FOX, in Recovery from Cancer, Reno, NV:
"Feldenkrais Functional Integration has had a profound effect on my life in general and over the last 6 months very specifically.  After battling breast cancer, surgery and radiation treatment, Feldenkrais has added quality and balance to my physical well being, my sense of self, my perception of my body in space and how I sense my environment around me, at a deep level. Feldenkrais classes added much to my healing experience and continue to enhance my daily life through slow, defined movement and increased sensory awareness.  I would not be this far along in my healing journey if not for Carole, her Feldenkrais expertise and her amazing understanding of the human body and spirit." 


JANET MELANDER, Civil/Environmental Engineer, Gardnerville, NV:
"I wanted to tell you I've been taking yoga classes for about a month now, which I hadn't done in about five years.  It's totally different than any other yoga class I've ever taken, because now with Feldenkrais knowledge, when they say "listen to your body" and "only do what you think is comfortable" (which they ALWAYS say, and I would still try to do outlandish things and injure myself), NOW I just do what I want, what my body tells me is ok. I know what it means to listen to my body! I still have to remind myself not to do uncomfortable things, it's that peer pressure of people all around you trying to do headstands or whatever. Because of Feldenkrais I wanted to experiment with yoga again, and so far it's working, even with just standard gym yoga! Feldenkrais is so awesome!!"

MARIANNE MERRIAM, Equestrian, Landscape Architecture, Animal Love, Reno, NV:
"By the way, Carole, your flexible chest class last Saturday was great!! I felt like it increased my lung capacity like I haven't felt in a very long time. Thank you!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Feldenkrais Classes Begin January 5, 7, and 9

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Classes begin this week, in the same schedule, place and on the same days as last year.  I look forward to seeing you on the floor! Don't forget to contact me in advance if you are coming to your first class. Detailed Schedule is in the right hand side bar.

Best wishes,
Carole











Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Feldenkrais Class Schedules, Reno, NV

Dear students and friends!

The holidays are almost here, the year is drawing to a close! If you are still interested in vitality, brain and body health, and most of all more efficient, comfortable movement, here are the Nov/Dec class schedules for the Reno Buddhist Center (RBC) and for 600 S. Center St., the Cardio Kickfit (CKF) bldg.

The same classes are taught at both locations each week; you are welcome to attend 1, 2 or 3 classes, as it suits your needs.  Drop-in fee is still $12; lower cost 10-class card also available. Contact me if you have questions, and come 15 mins early to your first class.  Tis the season to be WELL!

TUES 10 am, 600 So. Center St. CKF:   
November 24
December 1
December 8
December 15 (last class of the year)



THURS 6 pm, RBC (Taylor at Plumas):
November 19
(No class Nov. 26, Thanksgiving)
December 3
December 10
December 17 (last class)



SAT 3 pm, CKF:                                 
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19 (last class)


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Heads up - Tues. Nov. 3 Feldenkrais class in Reno will be canceled.

Hi everyone,

I will be in a training in Phoenix with Michelle Turner next week, so my Tuesday 10 am Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class at Cardio Kickfit, 600 S. Center St., Reno, will be canceled.

Cody Remaklus will substitute teach for me on Thursday night at the Reno Buddhist Center.

I will be back to teach my 3 pm Saturday class at Cardio Kickfit.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact me via email or use the contact form on this website.

You may also contact me via Reno Feldenkrais on facebook.

My best wishes as always,
Carole

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Improving range of movement and function in the shoulders, chest and hips

More comfortable shoulders, neck, ribs, chest and spine! And improved relationship to hips and low back. What more can you want?


This week's lesson (9-21 thru 9-27):
(Pictures from Tues. class at 600 S. Center St., Cardio Kickfit Bldg):

If you want to get your shoulders working well and comfortably again, this is a wonderful lesson for you.  It is easy, gentle, and effective. It also opens and lengthens the chest, ribs and spine, and improves the diagonalization of your walking movement. One half of this lesson is done mindfully standing against the wall; another portion is done on the floor and improves neck and hip function.  Please contact me via email or text and come 15 minutes early to your first class.  You can find all the information about classes on the right side bar, including what to bring, times, cost, etc.  I teach the same lesson in all 3 classes so that if you wish to take advantage of a particular lesson 2 or 3 times in one week, you may easily do that.



Friday, July 24, 2015

Feldenkrais for Equestrians Clinic Series

Feldenkrais for Equestrians, a new clinic sequence presented by Rebekka Rhodes and Carole Bucher, GCFP.
The July 26, Pelvic Clock and the Seat, is SOLD OUT.


Our first clinic, Sunday July 26, is a study of the rider's seat and the classic Feldenkrais pelvic clock work. We will explore this unique and powerful image initially on the ground in 3 different ways, and then take our experience and understanding from the unmounted work onto the horse to continue our investigation with our equine partner, with guidance from Rebekka and Carole.

Each of us brings our individual postures, habits, constraints and histories with us onto the backs of our horses. Not only is this hard on the horse, it means that one size does not fit all in terms of technique or teaching.  We each are called to participate in this learning in a more sensitive and self-aware way; to see what it is we do, and then to begin to sense better movement options based on our individual needs. 

Therein lies the true challenge.  To observe and feel, then grasp conceptually, and finally to bring all of this onto the dynamic, living, breathing, moving platform of the horses' back and connect with it fluidly and intelligently. We can only do this if we are fully present in ourselves and deeply connected to our horse. 

This clinic is for serious, dedicated riders who want a true basis for excellent, clear communication with your horse. 

We may offer a second session of this first and foundational clinic, due to the unmet demand, so watch for updates. Contact me for more information (see above right hand corner), or Rebekka Rhodes at Centaurgenic@gmail.com.



Feldenkrais Method for Actors and Performers

A special Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class at the Reno Buddhist Center with Reno's own Merry War Theatre Group.  


Actors and performers of all kinds (classical Shakespeare, improvisational, you name it) have long used the Feldenkrais Method to assist them in the development of greater internal sensitivity, opening of self (body and nervous system, emotions), reorganization of the body into better, more aligned physical movement, gestural nuance, and the like.  You can google Peter Brook and/or Andrew Dawson for some examples.

It was with great pleasure that I did class with a group of 15 talented and wonderful, spirited actors recently, at the Reno Buddhist Center, the Merry War Theatre Group, a group organized and lead by Chase McKenna (including Alex Slater, Lainey Henderson, Megan Fielder, Regina Powers, Sophie Moeller, Jon Lutz, Cameron M. Shirey, Cassandra Michelle Moore, Chadaeos Clarno, Owen Bryant, Bernadette Garcia).

Feldenkrais means that one can enter the magical realm of going beyond one's habitual movement patterns. Here one finds internal and external changes of many wonderful kinds:  clear, solid connection with one's skeleton, improved aligned, hugely different self awareness and feeling of openness and possibility -- new sensations that can lead to epiphanies, personal breakthroughs, change in one's relationship to self and to the world, and for actors, the critical capacity to neutralize one's own posture and allow the characteristics, movement and feeling of another being to be taken in and adopted authentically, thus presented to the world believably.

Here are a few pictures from our class, during and after. I am sorry I did not take more, but was very involved in the process of teaching and being with my class on my own deep level, an activity from which I derive enormous personal calm, centeredness, and meaningful connection. I went through the long training to become a Feldenkrais teacher because the work provides so many enriching elements to me personally, and helps me to feel infinitely better and more well organized in my body while developing more capacity as a human being.

If you would like more information about classes or private lessons, please contact me via the links in the upper right hand corner of this page, and see the class schedule below those links.




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