The Feldenkrais (FEL den krice) Method® is a remarkable muscular-skeletal reeducation that reduces or eliminates pain while creating a vibrant awareness of effective, pleasurable movement, sensing, and thinking in our everyday lives. The method uses gentle, highly precise movement explorations to cultivate this awareness, evoking these beneficial changes by accessing and harnessing the extraordinary repatterning power of the human central nervous system.
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Is yarn work therapeutic? Heck Yes! Knitting and crocheting have been known to calm the mind with meditative qualities, focus attention, as well as create beautiful (and functional) art! Learn about the wonders of utilizing needles and yarn to reduce anxiety and create a wonderful sense of well-being.
Dancing for Fitness & Fun
10:30 – 11:30 am
Join Bonnie Wallace for a fun and uplifting beginning level dance class to infuse breath, balance, strength and grace into your body. This one hour class will include a warm up, stretches, and dance techniques, as well as easy to learn choreography. Bonnie has been teaching dance in the community for 10 years and is looking forward to teaching you some dance moves!
Pilates is a unique exercise system which builds an incredibly high degree of abdominal and back strength, flexibility of spine and limbs, improved concentration, and coordination of breath with motion. This class focuses on the restorative qualities of the exercise system for those in recovery.
Mindfulness for Health
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Sylvia Homes, Louise Wannier, and Jo Anne Kindler
This practice group will introduce the principles of Mindfulness and offer both silent and guided meditation exercises and encourage group discussion to enable participants to deepen their awareness. No prior meditation experience needed.
Focus on Fun: Photography
3:00 - 5:00 pm
With Professional Photographer, Catherine Bicknell
Use a camera or smart phone to learn the tricks of the trade to produce the best photographs possible. Students are invited to explore the world through the camera lens and produce beautiful art for all to enjoy.
The Resilience Toolkit consists of a suite of movement and mindfulness tools that help you develop an embodied understanding of your stress and relaxation cycles. Reduce unwanted symptoms of stress, cultivate a sense of peace and safety within the body, and respond to the challenges of life with more ease and balance. The Resilience Toolkit supports your new knowledge and skills by applying scientifically supported methods to help you develop a robust and sustainable practice to effect real positive change over time.