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Gentle Movement & Meditation

Every movement class at VITALITY is geared for gentle, slow exploration!

All of VITALITY's yoga classes have been informed by Krishnamacharya's yoga wisdom of the second half of his 101-year life and Moshe Feldenkrais' insights into neuroplasticity (that our brains can be changed in a split second through slow, gentle movement).

Whether it's our Gentle Yoga class (for anyone who can get up/down from the floor on their own), Chair Yoga (for world-class athletes to people struggling with mobility), or Modified Primary-VITALITY style (intelligent movement to help build some strength), beginners to mindful-movement to well-seasoned practitioners have found themselves at home in our classes.

Want to restore your joints to innocence?  Feldenkrais Method & Movement Intelligence / Bones for Life are for you!

We all know that walking is some of the best medicine for our bones and our whole selves.  But sometimes a joint is tender, or sometimes we feel "out of joint", out of synch.   Who would think that slow, gentle movement might be the way to restore our joints to innocence . . . ?!

What is Movement Intelligence (Bones for Life)?
90 gentle processes to free your body inside & out, created by Ruthy Alon of the Feldenkrais Method when she was 65 years old to restore our joints to innocence. Ruthy worked with her own osteopenia and rounded back and is now 87 years young, vibrant, and no longer osteopenic! Inspired by African water carriers whose posture and ease in their bodies have been shown to be more efficient and stronger than even the best athletes & Navy SEALS!

What is Feldenkrais Method?
Begun by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 - 1984) who helped invent radium with the Curies, invented SONAR during World War 2, judo master, speaker of at least nine languages, and somatic pioneer. Feldenkrais continually injured his knee to the point where he was not able to walk. When told that he would never walk again without surgery to attach broken ligaments in the 1940s, he pioneered a way of using his body — slowly, gently, with ease — to re-educate his way of walking and restore his joints and nervous system to innocence. Feldenkrais Method includes voice-guided group classes called Awareness through Movement & one-on-one, hands-on, gentle movement called Functional Integration.

 

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