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Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes
What's it all about:
Touching Your Toes

(Often known as: my hamstrings are tight; or my back hurts when I up weight)
Classes Guided by Brenda Sorkin, GCFP

Dates:  October 3, 10, 17, 31       
Time:  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
3 Week Series:  $60
Drop in:  $18 per class

Classes continue:
2 Week Series: November 7 & 14; $30

Workshop on this theme: Saturday, December 2 from 10-1; $65.

You can live your whole life without touching your toes. If it is difficult, how often have you heard it attributed to tight hamstrings? Have you known stretching your hamstrings to help?
     The ability to touch your toes has more to do with the movement through your spine rather than tight hamstrings. The restrictions in your spine contributes to your tight hamstrings. How you move determines your ability to find comfort in your daily tasks -- such as vacuuming, gardening, lifting weight from the floor.
     These classes will be examining all the components that allow freedom of movement through your spine. We’ll put it all together in a workshop by the end of the year.

Photograph by: Ben Smith

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement and Movement Intelligence

Walk for Life
Facilitated by Allyson Sipple, GCFP
To contact Allyson call: 704.965.7804 or
Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Dates: September 15, 22, 29 & Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 & Nov. 10, 17 (no class Nov 3).
Investment: $15/class
Pay by cash or check

“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Everyday, I walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts…..”    
Soren Kierkegaard                 

Walking is part of everyday life and yet we rarely pay attention to ourselves as we go from place to place. What is the quality of your walk now? Would you like to find spontaneous ease with each step you take? Come explore and discover walking as a source of vibrant health and well-being.
     This is a continuation of the program started this spring. It is a good fit for both those new and experienced with the Walk for Life program.
     We will be adding Nordic walking poles in October and November classes.

Facilitated by Allyson Sipple, GCFP
Questions: 704-965-7804 or

Qigong and Feldenkrais
Guided by Brenda Sorkin, GCFP or 704.650.7252
Lunch time Thursdays
Dates: TBA
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
6 Class Series: $90
6 Class Series for Past Participants: $75
Drop in for past participants only: $15
Pre-registration required.
Call or text 704.650.7252 or email if you'd like to start a series.

In 2002 I was certified by Chan Zhang to teach what I consider a more feminine qigong form called Dance of the Phoenix. I was interested in studying with a woman because all of my previous qigong forms had been developed by men. This form has 5 sets of movements aimed at  harmonizing energy, massaging your organs, centering your chakras and auras and breaking up negativity. The figure eight, a symbol of infinity, is prominently used in the movements. You will receive written notes for each set at the end of class to help you with your practice so that you will have the full set by the end of the series. We will enhance the series by drawing from Feldenkrais and Bones for Life for our warm up, increasing the potential of the qigong sets.

Classes are small and can last from 1 to 1 ½ hours. If you are interested in participating in a daytime or evening Feldenkrais or Bones for Life class please let us know. A class can be started with 8 of your friends and consensus on day and time.

For more information or to sign up or confirm a class 

please call Brenda Sorkin, GCFP at 704.527.5996 or e-mail

(704) 527-7226


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