with Sonja Johansson
"Really enjoyed your class, Sonja - and the reference to Goldilocks and 'choice'. Both arms felt the same at the end, I was nearly able to fly away!"
-- Martine Morin
THIS VIDEO: Supporting your arms to free up your neck and shoulders, to help you breath easier and workout more effectively.
This guided movement lesson will help support your shoulder blades, ultimately leading to more optimal scapular rotation.The ability to integrate your arm and scapular motion (Scapulohumeral rhythm) gives you the feeling of strong arms from skeletal support.
This Feldenkrais lesson is designed to help you do some essential movements of everyday life. And maybe some very important exercises as well. Global bodyweight training often involves bearing your own weight through your arms - think exercises that start in positions like quadruped all-fours and plank. Even leaning your hands on a wall when you're standing can lead to some important improvements in strength and integration of the your arms into your trunk (or core). But maybe more important than any of that is the ability to lean on your arms to get down and up from the floor. More critically to catch yourself, if you should fall.
"The aim [of the Feldenkrais Method] is a person that is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but through increased consciousness of how movement works."
-- Moshe Feldenkrais, PhD. (1904 --1984)
I believe the quality of your movement
is the quality of your life.
If you’re struggling with pain, lack of motivation, recovering from an injury or feeling the effects of aging - there is a secret weapon to help you combat them all. It doesn’t require specialized equipment, complicated routines, extensive study and it’s right at your fingertips. An innate ability that everyone has but you may have ignored.
I am passionate about improving people’s lives by coaching them to have a greater awareness of their physical sensations to help nurture functional movement. These are the tools that have transformed the lives of countless of my clients.
For over 20 years I have used the principles from a powerful neuro-motor practice called the Feldenkrais Method to inform my pilates teaching as well as fitness training with groups and individuals. Specializing in clients recovering from injury, neurological issues, performing artists and seniors, I maintain a private clinical practice working one-on-one with clients and present workshops across the country and overseas.
In addition I offer many weekly ONLINE learning opportunities so you can work with me in the comfort of your home.