Hello !! My workshop at the Feldenkrais Guild Meeting was a success! Ten people with Parkinson's and six care partners joined several Feldenkrais tea

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Relaxing with Jeannette & John Pepper and co-presenter Sonja Johannsen after the workshop

Hello !!

My workshop at the Feldenkrais Guild Meeting was a success! Ten people with Parkinson's and six care partners joined several Feldenkrais teachers from around the country to learn about walking. Conscious Walking, that is. Developed by John Pepper, an 82-year-old man from South Africa who has had Parkinson's disease for over 40 years, this approach to walking in a very conscious way has controlled PD motor symptoms and allowed easier movement. If you'd like to know more, check out John's video:

There is more to do to finish up the project but, for now, I am off for a hiking and wildlife vacation on Vancouver Island.

Regular weekly movement lasses resume Sept 12!


My Lesson Picks from the Feldenkrais Conference

The Feldenkrais Institute - Version 2

I always enjoy lying on the floor, (or sitting, or standing) and just doing an ATM lesson since I teach so many of them. That's one of the great things about the Feldenkrais Conference. I will be sharing two lessons I especially liked from this year's meeting:

Tuesdays Sept 12 and 19 -- 12 noon

Friends Meeting House -- 3311 NW Polk

Cost is $8/class; $16 for both, payable at class. Bring a mat or blanket for carpeted floor and please do not park in front of neighborhood houses. Thanks!

NOTE: If you plan to attend, please email me at margbartosek@gmail.com as space is limited. Sept 12 is on the floor and Sept 19 is a mostly standing lesson, sliding hands down the legs. Good for the spine, balance, flexibility!

Weekly Classes Begin Sept 26 - Sr Center & Friends

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Feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

Releasing Upper Body Tension

Explore self-help movements that release tension in your
• Shoulders
• Neck
• Upper Back
to find greater comfort in daily activities.

Chintimini Senior Center - 2601 NW Tyler Ave

Tuesdays Sept 26 - Oct 24 -- 10:30 - 11:30 am

$32 residents; $40 non-residents; $8 drop in if space.
Classes tend to fill so sign up early at the center or online.

Friends Meeting House - 3311 NW Polk

Tuesdays Sept 26 - Oct 24 -- 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Register at first class please. $40 for series; $10 drop in
Bring mat or blanket for carpeted floor.
Do not park in front of neighboring homes. Thanks!

Bones for Life® Chairs is Back -- note new location

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Wednesdays Sept 27 - Oct 25

10:00 - 11:00 am


Walnut Park Meeting Room

Just south of Martin Luther King Park, take Fair Oaks Drive west off 53rd Ave (continuation of Walnut Blvd)

For those unable to get to and from the floor
• Improve upright alignment, flexibility and balance
• Learn strategies to more easily stand up from a chair
• Stand and walk with greater confidence
Class size limited – pre-registration required
Cost: $35 for residents; $43.75 for Non-residents
Register at Senior Center or online

Please contact me to discuss details, your participation and any concerns.

Two Classes: Mindful Movement with Parkinson's

We still have room for a few more in the 1:15 pm Chair-based class! If you are beginning or returning to exercise after a setback or are not comfortable with getting down to the floor, this is the class for you Come check it out:

Thursdays 1:15 - 2:15 pm

And if you are comfortable with floor work (and the getting back up!) and are looking for variety in PD-focused exercise:

Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm

BOTH CLASSES -- Sept 14, 21 and 28

Location: Fitness Over Fifty: 6735 SW Country Club Drive Corvallis
Cost: $30 for the monthly series; Drop-in $12/class

New students--first class session free!

Please check with me first to confirm availability and the right class for you.

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

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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