Pool at Brier Stone

Brier Stone/Stone Brier

Pool

deep water aerobics

2 x 2

starting at 12:30 each day

12:30

2pm

3:30

Guidelines for outdoor classes and gyms are 10 feet apart and that is very hard to maintain in my pool. Since we are not putting our faces in, I am asking that you wear a mask, come dressed, clean the bathroom when you are done and have only 1 person in the studio at a time.

Masks and Exercise

For those of you close by there is a special summer rate! $25/week for unlimited classes – Unlimited classes for $25 a week.. Come to Feldenkrais and to the Pool. Pool is open 7 days a week. Sign up here.  Brier Stone Pool sign up

What to Do When the Lesson is Over…

What to Do When the Lesson is Over…

David Zemach-Bersin, Founder Feldenkrais Access

http://www.FeldenkraisAccess.com

As a Feldenkrais Teacher, I often hear: “I feel great after that lesson! How can I make
the improvements last and maximize the benefits?” To support the benefits of a
lesson, first consider this: Awareness Through Movement lessons do not end when
the movements stop.
For approximately an hour, as we do an Awareness Through Movement lesson, our
brain has an opportunity to sample new options. Old, habitual patterns become
flexible, and our brain has a chance to learn something new. New neurological
pathways begin to develop, which allow for better posture, easier movement, and
better organization. But those new pathways are unfamiliar. If you stand up after
doing a Feldenkrais lesson, and immediately start rushing around or grab your cell
phone, you will miss the potent minutes–or hours–when the lesson’s effects are the
easiest to feel, and the most easily integrated.
Your awareness immediately following a Feldenkrais lesson is very powerful, and
helps to ensure the lesson’s effectiveness. Give yourself sufficient time to feel and
take notice of the various changes and improvements in your body. Simply noticing
differences and changes in the way you are standing, walking, moving, and feeling will
strengthen those new neural pathways. Orient yourself in a non-judgmental way
toward your kinesthetic, bodily experience, without analyzing the changes or
attaching words or language to your sensations. Do you feel lighter or taller? Does
your walking feel different? Has your breathing changed? While you are still in this
state of heightened awareness (but now upright and walking around,) can you
continue to ‘let go’ of unnecessary muscular effort or tension? Do you feel a
difference in your hip joints? Do your legs feel lighter?
I once received an especially significant Functional Integration lesson from Dr.
Feldenkrais. Afterward, I asked him, “How can I keep this feeling?” He said something
like, “You can’t, but walk around and feel yourself. Feel what is different, and that will
help your brain to integrate the improvement.”
After doing a lesson, I suggest you try to avoid evoking old habits right away. If you’re
trying to make room for the new learning, don’t rush back to ‘normal’ life too quickly.
Maybe take a short walk or a rest. While doing either, feel where you can relax,
especially your jaw, throat, and lower abdomen. Breathing more fully is an indication
that your nervous system is at ease.
Any new learning is fragile, especially after a lifetime of sensing, moving, feeling, and
thinking in particular, habitual ways. All new learning needs safety, nurturance, and
time to become integrated. You will find that if you can treat the time after a lesson as
a precious gift, you can potentiate the lesson’s long-term benefits. The more you let
the new learning ‘soak in,’ the more likely it will become integrated.
http://www.FeldenkraisAccess.com

May Classes

Online Classes

May 2020

Or call in: One tap mobile
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all classes now require a password

email fitoverforty@jesed.com  or text 703-2303-2264 to obtain password

5 classes for $40 Pay here

1 class $12 (drop in only possible if the series is a go) Pay for Single Class

2nd & 3rd class of the week – $8.00

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Wellness Exercises

Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Wellness Exercises

I wanted to share with you some Wellness Exercises from Grandmaster Yang Jun and the Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association. These simple tajichaun exercises will support your immune system, they are easy to follow, balanced on both sides and designed to be done in a small space. See  the links below.

Grandmaster Yang Jun says “Doctors in China who are on the front lines of infectious disease containment and mitigation are using Traditional Chinese Medicine and tai chi to boost patients’ immunity to fight COVID19. A UCLA research study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics in 2007 showed that practicing tai chi might have a strong effect on the immune system because it manages to bring exercise, relaxation, and meditation together in ‘one behavioral intervention,’ the researchers said. They theorized that tai chi enhances T-cell (the white blood cells that fight infection) activity and in this way boost immunity…Even in cases where people are confined at home, it is possible to practice some simple movements and help the immune system stay strong.”

Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Wellness Exercises.

Creator Yang Jun, demonstration by Yang Jun.

Wellness Part 1 (3:25)

  1 Moving with the waves. 2 Roc spreads its wings. 3 Looking up at the moon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56vIEx8HMhl

Wellness Part 2 (4:49)

  1 Cloud hands, right and left. 2 Brush knee and push, left and right. 3 Parting wild horse’s mane, right and left.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9EOyBRVxHE

Wellness Part 3(5:28)

  1 Ward off, left and right. 2 Raise hands and step forward, right and left. 3 Golden rooster stands on one leg left and right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCdVh0Tf-GE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2eJxPsidYQy1LkU47TW50fFtJbS_qbLJFXf61VhHLW-w0FV9nVx3aWYTQ

Yang Jun Cloud Hands

Master Yang Jun/ Fighting COVID-19 Campaign/ Cloud Hands demonstration

Online Classes April, May & June 2020

Online Classes

Or call in: One tap mobile
+16468769923,,3353593277# US (New York)

all classes now require a password

email fitoverforty@jesed.com  or text 703-2303-2264 to obtain password

5 classes for $40 Pay here 

1 class $12 (drop in only possible if the series is a go) Pay for Single Class

2nd & 3rd class of the week – $8.00 Pay here

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New Online Classes

New Online Classes

5 classes for $40 Pay here 

1 class $12 (drop in only possible if the series is a go) Pay for Single Class

2nd & 3rd class of the week – $8.00 Pay here

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March Classes – Revised Schedule – 2020

The classes below are a GO!! Sign up for the series or drop in.

*You may sign up for the class and pay at a later date
** This class has 4 sessions, please makeup at another class series

5 classes for $40 Pay here

Sign up for a specific series but feel free to attend a class in another series during this session.

1 class $12 (drop in only possible if the series is a go) Pay for Single Class

  • Lunchtime Tai Chi – 12:15PM Clarke County Parks and Rec

Billy is teaching my Clarke County Parks and Rec “Lunchtime Tai Chi” class. He is teaching the Tai Chi Gong Form – this is a great opportunity to try out Tai Chi. I will be back soon and will try and attend a few class sessions in March. Sign up at the Parks and Rec

New Classes starting Monday March 2

I will be starting several new classes the week of March 1st-  these classes are online or at Brier Stone (space is very limited at Brier Stone, so let me know)

*You may sign up for the class and pay at a later date for the M/W 5pm and the Tuesday 1pm after we see if it is a go.
** This class has 4 sessions, please makeup at another class series

5 classes for $40 Pay here

Sign up for a specific series but feel free to attend a class in another series during this session.

1 class $12 (drop in only possible if the series is a go) Pay for Single Class

  • Lunchtime Tai Chi – 12:15PM Clarke County Parks and Rec

Billy is teaching my Clarke County Parks and Rec “Lunchtime Tai Chi” class. He is teaching the Tai Chi Gong Form – this is a great opportunity to try out Tai Chi. I will be back soon and will try and attend a few class sessions in March. Sign up at the Parks and Rec – please sign up before Monday.

  • Lunchtime Tai Chi – 12:15PM Clarke County Parks and Rec

 

Fit Over Forty – March 2020

As most of you know, I broke my femur in January. I will be recovering at home until mid April and then must have extensive rehab to my affected leg. I am hoping to return to my full teaching schedule but do not have an exact timeline.  My plan is to have a full teaching schedule at Brier Stone (Clarke County) this summer and to return to Ida Lee as soon as i can and return to Clarke County Parks and Rec beginning of  October 2020. 
I am planning on teaching 4 Feldenkrais Method Awareness through Movement series of classes while I am recuperating. M/W 11am, Tuesday 1pm and Monday or Wednesday at 5:00pm. Each class will be dependent on enrollment – I need 4 people to hold the class.  I am encouraging online enrollment but can have maybe 5-6 here at Brier Stone in the living room if you prefer. $40 per session of 5 classes – you may make up at other session, but please sign up for your preferred time. Let me know if you are interested and which class you will usually attend.

*You may sign up for the class and pay at a later date for the M/W 5pm and the Tuesday 1pm after we see if it is a go.
** This class has 4 sessions, please makeup at another class series
 
5 classes for $40 Pay here 

Sign up for a specific series but feel free to attend a class in another series during this session.
 
1 class $12 (drop in only possible if the series is a go) Pay for Single Class

 
I am considering a Yoga class as well, but …. Let me know if you are interested.
Billy is teaching my Clarke County Parks and Rec “Lunchtime Tai Chi” class. He is teaching the Tai Chi Gong Form – this is a great opportunity to try out Tai Chi. I will be back soon and will try and attend a few class sessions in March. Sign up at the Parks and Rec – please sign up before Monday.

  • Lunchtime Tai Chi – 12:15PM Clarke County Parks and Rec

Thank you so much for all of the food, cards and visits! It means a lot to me to know that you are thinking of me. 🙂
Much love
Jane

Yoga Friday January 3rd

Yoga on the Ball and Feldenkrais Method, too

Join us for the 1st Fit Over Forty class of 2020

tomorrow at Brier Stone/Stone Brier

Fridays 11am

January, February, March, April

  January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

  February 7, 14, 21, 28

  March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 16, 17, 24