Hello !! If this picture feels like you or someone you know... September is your month! If you wish you had a "User's Guide" to your Spine, join us


Hello !!

If this picture feels like you or someone you know...

September is your month!

If you wish you had a "User's Guide" to your Spine, join us at a weekly class. If you want to walk with greater ease and confidence, check out the Walking with Poles Workshop. If you're bothered by sciatic pain, there's a special workshop with that focus.


So should I practice this at home?

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A common question from students in Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes.

Well, yes and no.

Let’s take the “No” part first:
A common tendency is to focus on the movements, attempting to repeat them exactly or re-enact them in a specific sequence. Please remember:

We are not stretching or strengthening muscles.
Or trying to “learn” a movement so we do it exactly the “right” or the “same” way each time.
Rarely, if ever, are we in the exact same situation, with the same degree of physical coordination and flexibility, mental alertness, and emotional attitude. That’s not how life is. We want our movements to fit well with our intention in that particular moment.

Instead (and this is the “yes” part): Read more

User's Guide to a Healthy Back

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Bending, turning, walking, lifting, reaching -- we ask a lot of our backs! Improve comfortable movement of your spine and ribs to increase ease and pleasure in all activities! Two locations. No Class Sept 20.

Tuesdays Sept 6 - Oct 4 -- 10:30 - 11:30 am

Where: Chintimini Senior Center - 2601 NW Tyler Ave

$24 resident; $30 out-of-city; $8 drop-in

Tuesdays Sept 6 - Oct 4 -- Noon - 1 pm

Where: Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis

$32 for series. $10 drop-in Register at first class for the four-week series

Parking available in front, and next to school yard playground across the street. Please bring a blanket or mat for use on the carpeted floor.

Easier Walking with Poles -- starts Sept 9

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REGISTER BY SEPT 1 please -- deadline to request poles

Are walking poles gathering dust in your closet? Just don't feel at ease in walking with poles?

Designed for people experiencing balance or walking challenges, perhaps after illness or injury, as well as those who want to experience enhanced uprightness, flexibility & confidence in walking on various terrains
Three sessions:

Friday, Sept 9 -- 2:30 - 4 pm

Monday, Sept 12 -- 2:30 - 4 pm

Friday Sept 16 -- 1:30 - 3 pm

Learn more

Moving Easier with Sciatica - Sept 19 - 28

Learn and share self-help strategies to calm sciatic pain
Develop skeletal awareness to improve posture and movement
Increase comfort in every-day activities with specific movement practices

Mondays and Wednesdays Sept 19, 21, 26, and 28

11 am - 12 Noon Cost: $40

Where: Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis
Contact me to discuss whether this is the class for you. Other contact info below.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept 13 please Click here

Mindful Movement - Specific Class for Parkinson's

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Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Fitness over Fifty, Corvallis

Sept 1, 8, 15, & 29 (no class Sept 22)

Where: Fitness Over Fifty -- 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis
$40 for monthly series; Drop-in $12/class

A specialty class for People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers

Come and learn PWR!Moves -- Parkinson's Wellness Recovery exercise program that helps slow Parkinson's progression and makes daily activities easier and more enjoyable. Warm up with the music and moves from Dance For Parkinson's.

New students--first class session free! Read More

For More Information

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Contact me: margbartosek@gmail.com or 541-286-4678

or check out: My Website

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