I recall not too long ago, when I tried to open a jar of pickles that had been previously opened, it seemed to require more effort than necessary. When did opening jars become difficult for me?
Then there was the time I was lifting a pan out of the drawer…
It used to be effortless to get the clasp of my necklace open…
Our hands are such an important part of our life. We use them every day for so many different purposes. We use them to express love, to assist others, to create something special, to cook, plant gardens, write notes, wave hello and the list goes on.
Recently, a friend of ours had surgery on his hand. He expressed how difficult it was, especially at first, to function with only one hand. He also told us how the experience caused him to reflect on the life of my mother-in-law who was born with one arm. She not only raised 9 children, but held a job requiring her to use a typewriter effectively… and she did! She was also an amazing cook. Her knitting was flawless, and intricately or what one might say simply incredible! Clearly, she knew how to “Handle” her way through the day with great skill.
How do you “HANDle” your day?
In this next series of Feldenkrais® lessons, we will explore and discover the use of our hands from new perspectives and through less familiar connections. Our hands are not separate appendages, but rather are intricately connected with our whole self. With curiosity and attention, we can experience increased ease, strength and reduced pain in the use of our hands.
If you are interested in attending classes, please see the details are below! Please register through the Learning Bridges website:
For this series of lessons, we will continue in a similar fashion with two shorter lessons each week. Each lesson will be 25 to 30 minutes long, followed by a time for discussion and sharing for those interested. Please note, the final or grand finale lesson will be 45-60 minutes.
Weekly lessons will be recorded and made available for those individuals registered. If you cannot make it to a class, you will have the audio recording for use at a convenient time.
Details: ONLINE via Zoom
April/May 2023: 5 Week Series/2 Sessions each week (10 Lessons)
Classes: Tuesdays @ 8:30 am (April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9)
Fridays @ 8:30 am (April 14, 21, 28, and May 5, 12)
PLEASE NOTE: THE FINAL CLASS, May 12, 2023 WILL BE A 45-60 minute class. This final class will be offered twice:
May 12 @ 8:30 am (Online)
May 12 @ 3:30 pm (In-person) NB: Limit of 6 for the In-person class! To register for in-person session, indicate this preference in the comment area on the registration page. You will receive a confirmation if the class is not already full.
The in-person class will be held in the Learning Bridges Clinic at 16 Mission Avenue, St. Albert.
Please note that for in-person sessions, masks are encouraged but not mandatory.
Cost: 10 Class Series/Recordings including GST = $73.50. Please pay by e-transfer to email@example.com