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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,

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,

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

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,

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!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Feldenkrais class 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.