Positive Movement Through Re-education

ABOUT US

Madeleine Perrone established Body in Motion in 1995 and offers classes and individual sessions in the Feldenkrais Method® of movement re-education. Madeleine is certified by the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America since 1994. As a movement specialist she is dedicated to working with individuals who wish to enhance their life. Changing habitual patterns can have a positive effect on the way we perceive situations, feel and act in our lives, environment and in our relationships. The goal is to restore function for a variety of physical problems, prevent injury and improve movement skills and performance. Body in Motion is based in Cambria, serving the Central Coast - San Luis Obispo County. Madeleine also offers classes in Fresno and other locations in California.

"Awareness through Movement" Classes

Mondays at 3:30 – 4:45pm (PST)

Session: June 1,8,15 & 22

Cost: $48 for group of 4 classes

(Online Classes offered through ZOOM)

"Awareness through Movement" Classes

Thursdays: 1:00-2:15 pm (PST)

Session: June 18, 25 & July 2, 9

Cost: $48 for group of 4 classes

(Online Classes offered through ZOOM)

Session Dates
Session Dates

Online Classes

Cambria

Move Smarter NOT Harder - A Unique & Gentle Method

Date/Time: Currently not available.

Fresno

Move Smarter NOT Harder - A Unique & Gentle Method

Increasing Core Organization, Coordination, Flexibility & Balance. In these Classes you will explore movements to increase mobility and transform the way you approach athletic activities, as well as everyday movements. The Feldenkrais Method®: provides an effective means of illuminating and supporting the practice of any activity. By slowing down, we can sense and feel more clearly how we are moving. The Method: Improves balance, neurological clarity and core strength, increases flexibility, helps overcome and avoid injury, and explores movement that intrigues the mind. Classes take place on the floor - basic lessons for turning, bending, reaching & rolling.

Date/Time: Currently not available.

Morro Bay

Fine Tune Your Yoga Practice

Easier Sitting & Flexible Spine. Transform the way you approach yoga poses. All levels of students can benefit from these explorations! Yoga teachers will learn new ways of introducing your students to challenging poses.

Date/Time: Currently not available.

Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais

As presented on the recent PBS program, Brain and Neuroplasticity, scientists now know that we continue to create new pathways in the brain as we age. These ideas were not new to Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, creator of the Feldenkrais Method®.

The classes are unique and challenging, combining movements that seem unrelated at first but later connect to an entire action, making the lessons diverse and interesting. Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) group classes take place on the floor; yet there are many lessons that are experienced sitting, standing, or walking. These lessons are verbally directed using attention and imagination. The movements are subtle, which helps to develop awareness. They help the student learn to relax and abandon habitual patterns that no longer serve to enhance ease of movement.

The other technique used in the Feldenkrais Method® is Functional Integration® (FI), which are private lessons with a Feldenkrais practitioner. Sessions usually take place on a low table or chair, where the practitioner suggests movement possibilities by gently moving the student, thus re-educating the nervous system.

The FI session is so gentle and non-intrusive, that you will be surprised how effective it can be! This is because this method is based on viewing the body's potential and not its limitations. It does not focus on tight muscles, weak muscles, misalignment, or structural deficiencies. Instead, both FI and AMT focus on the re-education of habitual patterns that can create pain.

The Feldenkrais Method ® offers several benefits to our well-being:

• Move with flexibility and strength

• Be rid of aches and pains

• Acquire tools to improve your fitness practice; yoga, golf, running, etc.

• Find new possibilities

• Learn to organize ourselves more efficiently

• Action becomes easier, more fluid, and more enjoyable through awareness

How does it work? It combines the understanding of physics, judo, yoga, anatomy, neurophysiology, learning theory, developmental movement patterns, and biochemistry. In offering new ways of thinking about movement, it is a continual learning experience for anyone, at any age.

Madeleine Perrone is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. She works with adults and children using the Feldenkrais Method to enhance performance, to make the impossible possible and the easy elegant. She offers private sessions, ongoing classes and workshops year round.

 

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