Hello !! This week is International Feldenkrais Week, a time to acknowledge the renaissance man, born May 6, 1904, who developed the approach to huma


Hello !!

This week is International Feldenkrais Week, a time to acknowledge the renaissance man, born May 6, 1904, who developed the approach to human betterment that so many have found helpful. As scientists deepen our understanding of brain plasticity, it is clear that Moshe Feldenkrais was well ahead of his time, accessing the brain through attention and movement.

I came to this work after a serious illness largely paralyzed me and my recovery was not complete. Working with a Feldenkrais® practitioner convinced me that more was possible. In addition, I found the approach perfect for us as we age, and have been richly blessed by the wonderful people the work has brought into my life. Thank you, Moshe!


Don't Fall -- Take a Step !

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Click on image to listen to a short balance recovery practice

Taking a fall, and the injuries sustained as a result, often seem to be the beginning of a downward spiral. Even if no serious injury occurs, confidence erodes, which may lead to less activity, and thus decreased physical ability.

Researchers at OSU's Biomechanics Lab have determined that "people can learn to respond to a loss of balance by taking a step, thus preventing a fall." (Terra, Winter 2015, p 37) As we age, our balance recovery reflexes work less well, possibly because in our largely flat environment, we don't use them as often. But, thanks to neuroplasticity, our brain and nervous system are amenable to learning via attentive practice.

That's one of the things we'll work on in all the upcoming classes: developing a fluid step-strategy. In the meantime, check out the short, 3-minute, audio practice, Stepping Around the Clock. Click on the image and find an open area to work on your balance.

No Class this Week - New Series Begin May 12 & 13

But I am soliciting input on future class topics!

Is there some movement aspect of a daily activity or favorite pastime that's giving you trouble?

An area of chronic stiffness or lessened ability?

I'm putting together class outlines now for Sept '15 - May '16. I have had interest expressed in Balance and Stability, Neck and Shoulders, and Pelvic Floor. This last topic would not just include Kegel exercises but rather exploring how the pelvic floor works with breathing and transitional movements like getting up and down, as well as helping with continence issues.

I look forward to your suggestions: margbartosek@gmail.com

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Do aches and pains keep you from enjoying activities?
Are you sitting a lot?
Concerned about your posture?

Change your Age -- Awareness Through Movement®

“Move younger” with less pain, stiffness and effort
Learn to distribute the work, using more of yourself
Engage your brain and learn new movement patterns
Bring your concerns -- we'll work on them!

Smaller class allows individual attention. - Drop-in spots available

Yoga Center of Corvallis -- 111 NW Second Street (at Monroe)

Tuesdays Noon-12:45 pm -- May 12 - June 6

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Are you less steady on your feet?
Concerned about falling, especially in unfamiliar terrain?

Dynamic Balance

Decrease risk of falls with improved flexibility and coordination
Learn strategies to regian balance when needed
Experience greater confidence and stability

Chintimini Senior Center - 2601 NW Tyler Ave

Tuesdays May 12 - June 9 10:30 - 11:30 am

Drop-in spots also available!

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Mindful Movement with Parkinson's

Ongoing Class

A specialty class for People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers focused on movement issues important to health and safety. Participants will learn specific movement strategies to make daily activities easier and more enjoyable.

New students--first class session free! Read More

Fitness Over Fifty -- 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis

Wednesdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm

What's the right class for you? Please contact me--details below

For More Information

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

or check out: My Website

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