Feldenkrais Classes – Awareness through Movement
The Gallery will be closed to the public October 7th & 8th for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Feldenkrais is a kind of guided movement exploration.
It was developed by a scientist who was looking for ways to heal his injuries from an active sporting life. The lessons are mostly done with people lying down on mats and the teacher guiding. Each lesson has a particular focus for example, improving stiff hips – and over the course of about 45 minutes, after a series of gentle movements, students notice a big change in their mobility. They feel less stiffness and pain.
The classes are not about pushing or stretching the muscles, but still they have quite a profound effect. Everything is done slowly and with awareness so it is suitable for almost anyone. Afterward you feel relaxed and refreshed, energized and delighted at how well you’re moving. You walk out feeling taller, more graceful, younger – ready to do more of the hiking, yoga, gardening, golf, and dancing that you love.
Thursdays: September 14th, September 21st, September 28th, October 5th, October 12th & October 26th.
Fridays: October 13th, October 20th & October 27th.
We also offer a 7 class package for $126 for the Thursday dates. To select the option, click on the drop don menu bellow and select ‘7 Class Package (Thursday dates only)’.
Cheryl has always been an active person and grew up with an interest in dance, fitness, and yoga. She became a yoga teacher in 2003 after graduating from a 500 hr/2 yr teacher’s programme, and has taught hatha yoga for the past twenty years in Oakville, Ontario. She has also studied meditation, and became a certified iRest Yoga Nidra meditation teacher in 2021 after completing a 2 year course. This guided meditation is a research-based version of an ancient yoga practice that can be helpful for anyone wanting stress relief, and more particularly can be beneficial for those suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief.
More recently, Cheryl has become a Feldenkrais teacher. She began attending Feldenkrais movement classes about 10 years ago, and was intrigued by how different it seemed than anything else she’d ever done. Everything is done slowly and with awareness, so it feels like a kind of moving meditation. It’s not traditional stretching, but when you stand up at the end, you feel great: relaxed, supple, and energized. You stand differently, feel younger. Cheryl decided to become a Feldenkrais practitioner, and has been teaching classes since 2022.