Strengthen Learning Capabilities.          Improve Freedom of Movement.         Reduce Pain, Stress, and Tension.           Build Attention and Concentration.
Learn how to move with pleasure, ease and grace, breathe more easily, and enjoy the simple things in life again.
Awareness Through Movement® Classes
now in session.
Please join us.

Wednesdays 9:00- 10:00 AM


Patty Turner Senior Center

375 Elm Street, Deerfield, IL 60015
For Directions call:  847-940-4010
Joyce Ann OTR/L, GCFP  
Feldenkrais Method®
Masgutova MNRI® Method
   Occupational Therapist    
Building Better Balance

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"Movement is life. Without movement, life is unthinkable..."
 Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais DSc

                                                                                                              

REFLEXES and HABITS can be performed without conscious thought. The Feldenkrais Method® and MNRI® address these issues by reorganizing the brain’s neural network.

 

Chronic Pain:
Do you feel muscle and joint pain that keep you from doing the things you like to do? Are you hesitant to join movement classes for fear of hurting yourself? Have you found traditional therapies to be too painful or unproductive, leaving you feeling frustrated and defeated? (Read More.)

Awareness through Movement® is not stretching or vigorous exercise and is taught in a "less is more" attitude.


Playing a musical instrument: requires many repetitive movement patterns, which often can leave the musician in chronic pain or discomfort, often to a point when it is difficult to play the instrument. (Read More.)







Children and learning:
The Feldenkrais Method® and MNRI®can help children move with more ease. When childrens' movement 
patterns are more fluid they can  pay more attention to cognitive challenges.
(Read more.)

Breathing Difficulty:
Many individuals hold their breath when they move. Shallow breathing or poorly distributed breathing is often not recognized as a contributing source for various difficulties, including muscle tightness, pain, inflexibility and poor coordination. 
Even some children may not breathe as fully as they can. Not utilizing the true capacity of their lungs can impair balance, movement, and may cause speech impairments or delays.




Aging and Balance:
Walking and the risk of falling is just one of the many concerns for aging individuals and their family members. The Feldenkrais Method® is so gentle that even individuals who do not move very well, or are afraid to move can benefit and enjoy it.  (Read more.)

Individuals with Dementia can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method® through their still intact ability to learn through their Procedural Memory. The Feldenkrais Method® can help individuals improve balance, coordination, alertness and awareness of his or her surroundings.
(Read More.)


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