BALANCE

A Transformational Afternoon Workshop with Feldenkrais® Practitioner Jane Burdick, Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-5 p.m., Portland, Maine

What do I mean by Balance?
Far from being static, true balance is a dynamic and ever-changing form of stability side-to-side, front-to-back, and up-to-down. Like a lotus flower, we have our roots sinking into the earth through the force of gravity while anti-gravity lifts us gently toward the sky.

But who can really feel these forces? Instead what we mostly feel is the pull downward. Over time, illness, injury, operations, trauma, repetitive stress, habit and misunderstandings about how to cooperate with gravity take over. Even a slight imbalance over time can result in all kinds of pain and limitation where there should be ease and flow … and there can be again.

Let’s intervene! It’s never too late! Feldenkrais is for everyone! It’s easier than you might have imagined to begin to cooperate with nature’s forces. It’s a matter of changing the brain through simple movements and beginning to enjoy the bodily life we’ve been given.

Where: 222 St. John Street, Suite 240, Portland, Maine
When: Sunday, January 29th, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
Cost: $75 to Jane Burdick, 50 Gray Street, Portland, ME 04102

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COMFORT IN SITTING

That’s the topic for these Wednesday evening classes February 1-22, 2017, at 50 Gray Street, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

As you well know, sitting is something we do all day long whether we’re in our cars, at a computer, in meetings, at gatherings of all kinds, at the movies, watching TV, in meditation—but are we comfortable or are we adding to our discomfort without knowing what else to do?

In these four evenings we will learn: 1) How to be able to sit for longer periods with more comfort; 2) Find out what we do that’s getting in our own way … and the remedy for those things on the spot.

Feldenkrais® is a slow, gentle, interesting, and highly effective series of movement strategies that change even long-standing habits. Everyone can do it and everyone is welcome, but space is limited so please let me know soon if you’d like to join in.

The cost will be $80 for all four classes. Please register in advance by sending your check to me: Jane Burdick, 50 Gray Street, Portland, ME 04102.

Please visit: www.janeburdick.com or write with any questions: janeburd72@gmail.com.