Saturday, November 16, 2019 From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pelvic Health Workshop - for Women Led by Allyson Sipple and Paula Alonso
Increase awareness and coordination of your Pelvic Floor with gentle Feldenkrais movement sequences.
The pelvis and the pelvic floor play an important part in such fundamental functions as bladder control, sexual pleasure, breathing and digestion. They also have a central role in postural support and are a vital source of strength and power in common daily activities like walking, lifting a heavy grocery bag, or getting up from a chair. Yet, our pelvic floor can be so unfamiliar to us and so hard to sense.
How does your pelvic floor relate to your diaphragm when you breathe? How is it connected to your digestive sphincters? Is your pelvic floor stronger on the right side or on the left? Is tighter in the back or in the front? How can you start to clearly sense this important, but elusive, part of yourself?
The first step for improvement is awareness. Come explore some of those questions in a safe and non-judgmental environment and leave with a greater sense of strength and well-being.
I'm having the pleasure of co-teaching this workshop with my colleague, Allyson Sipple, who is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and a licensed Physical Therapist.
Where: Movement Dialogues Studio 4805 Park Rd., Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28209
Cost: $55 if you register by Nov. 8 $65 after Nov. 8
Release Eye Tension, Release Body Tension - a vision and movement workshop
Come experience a renewed sense of well-being by learning simple strategies to balance your vision and reduce eye strain.
Due to technology use, reading, or just from the habit of staring when worrying or thinking, most of us tend to strain our eyes without even noticing it.
When we fix and strain our eyes, our whole self responds to it. This can be perceived in the form of headaches, neck and shoulder tension, constricted breathing or even a tight pelvic floor.
Smart phones have added yet another challenge to our already strong cultural tendency to overuse central and near vision. In the constant movement of expansion and contraction that is characteristic of all living beings, we are spending too much time using our vision in the contracting, narrowing, closing phase. This not only affects our vision and our movements, but also our way of interacting with others and with the environment around us.
In this workshop, we’ll explore gentle movement lessons to balance our central vision with a more expanded, soft, peripheral gaze. In the process, we’ll notice what becomes more available to expand in our bodies, as well as in our perception.