Events for the Public

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Trauma & The Nervous System

Rolfing & Trauma & The Nervous SystemLearn how your brain is wired to respond to danger, and how overwhelming experiences can cause us to get stuck in the danger-response mode. You'll understand the basic biological reasons for emotions and gain compassion for yourself and others.This class includes learning to feel how to monitor and consciously affect your own nervous system, as well as how to use mindfulness to heal trauma. This material is very relevant to yoga, Aikido and other martial arts, spirituality, and every type of personal growth work.
Appropriate for the public, yet also will have enough juicy information to be relevant for practitioners of all types. (This class is not intended to treat severe trauma; upon request I can provide a referral to a trained therapist.)  
Past participants called this class "simple but life-changing." 
Based partly on the work of
Peter Levine (see his book, Waking the Tiger)

Tuesday, Nov 13, 7-8:30 PM
People's second floor community room, 3029 SE 21st Ave (1 block south of Powell Blvd.) 
$10-20 sliding scale: Eventbrite tickets here.

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Back to the Sea: A Guided Exploration of Aquatic Movement

jellyfishLet the fluid movements of marine creatures inspire you to move in novel and interesting ways. Video projections will transform our space into an aquatic garden. Music and sounds that elicit the ocean will be interspersed with thoughtfully chosen verbal guidance. We imagine that your nervous system will be deeply soothed by this experience. You are invited to wear clothing in ocean tones or flowing garments if that helps you get into the spirit, or simply come as you are. 

Sunday, Dec 2, 7-8:30 PM
People's second floor community room, 3029 SE 21st Ave (1 block south of Powell Blvd.) 
$10-20 sliding scale. Eventbrite tickets here

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Self-Care for the Nervous System: A Movement Exploration

Cherry Blossoms
Boost your capacity to keep up with life's demands while keeping yourself calm, collected, and comfortable. This class will teach movement and awareness practices from Structural Integration, Yoga, Ki-Aikido, and other somatic practices. These techniques can enhance existing practices like yoga, meditation, martial arts and dance. Good for anyone looking to increase resilience to stress, recover from trauma, injury, or chronic pain.    
This class is not intended to treat severe trauma; upon request we can provide a referral to a trained therapist.  

Tuesday, Dec 4, 7-8:30 PM
People's second floor community room, 3029 SE 21st Ave (1 block south of Powell Blvd.) 
$15-$35 sliding scale, reserve your spot with Eventbrite here, as class is limited to 14 participants.

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Free Structural Integration for Children (annual event)

Rolfing for Children

The 12th annual children's clinic was Saturday May 19, 2018. We will aim for May 2019 for the next one! 

Pre-registration recommended, walk-ins allowed if space permits.  View this event on Facebook

Free sessions for children ages 0-10. We provide gentle bodywork to insure healthy growth and movement patterns, perform a structural check-up for preventative care, and offer treatment for concerns such as scoliosis, growing pains, pigeon toes, and more.

Would you like to see some photos from a past year?




Shoe Clinic

Rolfing Shoe Clinic
Learn how you can treat and prevent foot problems by choosing shoes that promote foot health. We will take a look at the natural motion of the foot,  discuss what to look for in shoes (and why!), and check your shoes to see how they measure up. (Please bring 4-6 pairs.)
You'll learn ways to modify your own shoes to improve foot health, and you'll leave with enough knowledge to confidently choose healthy shoes for future purchases. Featuring Pie Footwear's mobile version of their store, so we can have a variety of examples of minimalist shoes (no pressure to purchase).

To be scheduled  - or contact me to schedule a class for your group. Usually offered once a year.
Cost is $10-20, paid in advance.

Visit the Healthy Feet page for short videos, articles that I wrote about feet and shoes, and more foot health resources.



Rolfing for the People


Rolfing for the PeopleDid you know that Rolfing® Structural Integration is far more than just bodywork? It's a whole framework for thinking about movement, and an exploration of what it means to truly live in our body. This interactive class will include some information about Rolfing, but the focus will be on movement experiences and self-bodywork that help you feel your body in a new way. The class will be adapted to the participants as it unfolds. 

To be scheduled  - or contact me to schedule a class for your group. Usually offered once a year.
Cost is $10-20, paid in advance.



Smart Sitting

Are you perplexed by the question of how to sit? 
Do you find it difficult to settle in to a comfortable sitting position without fidgeting? 

In this workshop, you will discover:

  • The natural way to sit as dictated by your anatomy
  • How to find support from the ground up
  • How your sitting posture affects your breathing, your concentration & your state of mind

To be scheduled  - or contact me to schedule a class for your group. Usually offered once a year.
Cost is $10-20, paid in advance.
For more information, read this article on sitting by my colleague Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer.


 

The New Rules of Posture

Why do we need new rules? The truth is the old rules–Shoulders back! Head up!–make most people feel stiff and unnatural. Healthy posture can be discovered from within, by cultivating your body’s ability to feel. In this workshop we'll share ideas about pain-free body use, including:

  • How your perception of the world creates your posture
  • Awareness of key zones in your body that shape alignment
  • How to change your habits without self-criticism

To be scheduled  - or contact me to schedule a class for your group. Usually offered once a year.
Cost is $10-20, paid in advance.
For more information, read this book on posture by my colleague Mary Bond, Certified Advanced Rolfer.