WORKSHOPS AT OHANA
Saturday November 10th – 11 – 1 pm , 2018
The Feldenkrais Method with Megan Hopley
Have you noticed that as people age, their balance becomes more of an issue? We tend to look down at our feet much more. Why does this happen? Find out how we can change these patterns before they become issues using the Feldenkrais Method®.
Often these habits show up much earlier in our lives and there are ways to change the path we’re on. The next time you’re out for a walk you might like to notice the habits of those around you.
If you’re new to the Feldenkrais Method® this will be a fun introduction as we explore Moshe Feldenkrais’ discoveries on finding comfortable, easy balance, posture and walking. For those who were at the pelvis workshop, here is an opportunity to deepen your connection between the feet, hips, pelvis and head and how they relate to balance and movement. You will learn simple, fun home practices to further develop easy balance and posture.
In reality, our self-image is never static. It changes from action to action, but these changes gradually become habits… Moshe Feldenkrais
Megan completed her Feldenkrais training in the Brisbane 3 training group with educational director Julie Peck. She offers a fulltime Feldenkrais practice in several locations in Melbourne. Megan’s movement practice began forming in the mid 1990’s with studies in Martial arts; Wing Chun Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong ‘Chi gong’. She loves to share the experience and wisdom gained through her own journey of recovery from pain and injury; later cultivating more freedom and joy through the Feldenkrais Method. Megan works with people of all ages and abilities.
“African Safari and Yoga Information Session – Sunday November 18th from 2 – 4pm
Essential Oils Workshop ……Sunday November 25th from 11am – 12:30 pm
Are you open to discover natural solutions to reclaim your physical and emotional wellbeing?
Join us at Ohana Yoga for an essential oil sharing and information session on which you will learn about how essential oils can provide you and your family with simple yet effective health solutions.
During this information session you will learn how to safely use the top 10 essential oils for having a natural cabinet at home and how you can start using them straight away to:
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“Aging Well” – Changing your perception of aging
Saturday October 20th from 2 – 5pm
Aging as we think of it is a ‘myth’ – Thomas Hannah (somatic movement pioneer)
As we age, there is an expectation that the body will become less fluid, that we will have drier skin and brittle bones, that we will be mentally less functional, and our movement will become compromised. Is this a normal process of aging? Or, are many of these attributes we ascribe to the aging process not aging, but a disease process that the body is going through?
We all have someone in our life that fits this image of getting older and tighter and decrepit, but this is not how we have to age. The limitations that we think are due to the lack of suppleness are the result of habitually contracted muscles that lead to unbalanced movement. This in turn, leads to new limitations on muscles, which we avoid using to preclude discomfort or pain. The vicious circle leads to deformation of the skeleton, spinal discs and so on.
What if you could age with more fluidity and ease in your body? How would it feel to have free movement and suppleness in your body no matter what age you are?
When we remain connected to our fluid body, we allow the body to remain in a state of renewal. When the body is in a state of renewal rather than a state of decay, you move with more ease. All levels and layers of you benefit from a connection to your fluid body; your muscles, bones, organs, glands and your cells thrive in the fluid body state.
Come explore movement, breath and your state of mind to discover how to reclaim the fluidity of your body.