Asleep/ Awake-Aware: Therapeutic Movement in the Style of Moshe Feldenkrais

Class on Thursdays at 11:00

Taught by Christine Dopke.

The class uses gentle movement to help you become aware of movement patterns, to retrain your nervous system to make healthier movement choices, and to heal chronic injuries and imbalances. The movement is mostly done on the floor. There is a focus on movement of the body as well as the breath. The classes are suitable for all bodies and level of fitness. If are recovering from an injury or looking for a gentle but powerful way to bring healing movement into your daily life, or if you are dedicated to a particular movement form but would like to deepen your practice, the movement style Feldenkrais is suited for you.

Cost:
Drop in 10.00
5 class pass 40.00
Checks only, please them to Christine Dopke. You may pay by the class or purchase a pass directly from Christine when you come to class.
(This class is not a part of the Aloft class pass system.)

Below is a youtube video link in which you can see a bit of a class and hear people talk about the value of Feldenkrais as a healing practice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_i5QuIqcQo&NR=1#t=33s

For more information, please contact Chris at christinedopko1@gmail.com

Asleep/Awake, Aware by Christine Dopke

Ah, asleep! I’m not the best sleeper- I envy little kids who can fall asleep at rock concerts. But I think I get the hours I need. I’m also of the belief that the dream world is as real as waking life…

Awake- well, that’s an interesting word. How many of us are going through good portions of our lives with our eyes open but not really seeing? After all, seeing is not really a function of the eyes- it’s a function of the brain. We take in millions of images in a day and the select what we want to pay attention to and remember.

It’s quite easy to not pay attention to what we think we already know. Imagine the difference between walking down the street in your home town compared to walking in a place you’ve not been to before. However, do we really know what we think we know, that is the million dollar question.

Which brings me to aware. Moshe Feldenkrais developed his teaching technique which he named Awareness Through Movement when he discovered that the average person was moving through the world habitually and therefore had very little conscious idea of how to use themselves most efficiently.

And isn’t awareness among the highest goals we wish to attain in life? A mentor of mine would say we are all looking for enlightenment as if it’s something outside ourselves, but no, it’s right there in your quadricep- feel that!

Right now, pause, notice how you are…

Exhale. Be thankful.

Chris Dopke

Welcome Christine Dopke, Teacher in the style of Moshe Feldenkrais

 We are pleased to welcome Christine, who will be teaching some new therapeutic movement classes at Aloft studios.
Christine has her B.S.  in physical education from Northern Illinios University, and graduated from massage school in Eugene, OR in 1996.  She graduated from Bend Oregon Feldenkrais Training in 2009.  She moved to Moscow in 2013 to foster a big change after 17 years in Corvallis, Oregon.  Christine sings in Palouse Choral Society and loves yoga and biking. Her husband, Matt is a hockey player with a day job.  They have one cat, Ivan.
Please welcome Christine to the studio and the area.  Don’t forget that she is teaching 2 demo classes on 11/11 at 11:00 (that’s cool!), and also on 11/12 at 5:45 p.m.  Look for weekly classes taught by Christine at Aloft Studios, starting very soon (we are still finalizing details). Check out the upcoming article by Christine about her work, “Asleep/Awake – Aware” on this website Come meet her, and engage in healing movement with friends.