Classes, Workshops, and Events

What people are saying about classes with Sandra Bradshaw:

When I started the class I was well aware of a lot of pressure on the left side of my spine, by the time we finished, it felt perfect balanced...or....by the end of the class I felt that I had a new, up close and personal relationship with my entire spine! ~ Peggy Oud 

I was curious, as always in a Feldenkrais class, by the specifics of the progressive movements and where it was all going to end up. Doing the movements, I connected with parts of my spine that moves as a group instead of individually and was able, then, to find some "new" movement in those spots. And I was amazed at how I felt each time we took a brief walking break. I felt more spaciousness in my body, more groundedness and yet lighter at the same time. ~ Carmie Verdone

The Secret to Strong Bones Workshop

Did you miss our Bones for Life workshop in Vernon at the Okanagan Feldenkrais Center? It was a success and we are doing it again!

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $100.00
Where: 3005 32 St., VERNON

The workshop includes a catered lunch--which is included in the price of the workshop. 
To Register: Call Brent at Okanagan Feldenkrais Centre in Vernon at (250) 550-4599


Embracing Mobility: Do More, Enjoy More!
Movement Lessons taught by Susinn Shaler

Would you like to improve your posture and move around more easily?  This could be perfect for you!  These classes are great for all fitness and ability levels. There is a limited enrollment of 4 people per class allowing for more individualized attention.

Wednesday Mornings for SIX weeks
Dates:  November 1 - December 6, 2017
Time: 10-11 am
Cost: $120

Tuesday Evenings for FIVE weeks

Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2017
Time: 7-8pm
Cost: $100

Where: Sandra Bradshaw's Kelowna Studio
Register: Phone or Email Susinn
403-919-1881, [email protected]


Bones for Life® Classes – Foundations and Fundamentals

The Bones for Life® program is designed to stimulate and regenerate bone growth, prevent osteoporosis, encourage upright posture and promote vitality throughout life.

The Bones for Life classes will be offered by appointment only. If you have specific needs that would require me to design a special program tailor-made for you then one-on-one sessions are recommended. However, if you are looking for a class setting and simply want to learn strategies to maintain and/or improve bone health you may bring one or two friends along with you. When you prepay for 5 Bones for Life sessions, you will receive a 6th session free of charge.

Prerequisite
Anyone interested in participating in the Bones for Life® classes and workshops is required to take the above Foundations and Fundamentals series first. In this series you will learn foundational strategies and techniques that are used throughout the BFL program. The movement sequences in these classes are gentle, adaptable and appropriate for most people. If you are unsure of your ability to participate please contact me to discuss your concerns.

Please contact me directly at 250.862.8489 to discuss your needs and/or book your first appointment.

Virtual Classroom 

Due to the volume of private clients in my practice I have created a virtual classroom. All of my private clients are invited to go to the Clients’ Area of my website and do the Awareness Through Movement Lessons at their convenience.

250 862 8489
[email protected]


Additional workshops for Corporate Executives, businesses, and special interest groups. Everyone can benefit from Feldenkrais®.

Retrain your body to sit properly, stand properly and reduce the strain that repetitive sitting, standing and movements cause. Learn how to use your sit bones, move effortlessly and retrain your brain.

Whether it's a fun afternoon of learning how to give yourself a surgery-free facelift or an in-depth analysis of how to increase productivity among staff and managers by increasing their energy and decreasing their pain; Sandra will customize your workshop to suit your needs.

Whether you are a large corporation or a small group of friends; a Feldenkrais® workshop is great for getting things moving!

You may choose from one of the workshops below or have one designed specifically for your company or group.

Workshop "Stop "Shouldering" the Load!"
Release Chronic Shoulder Discomfort and Tension.

Many of us carry our stress in the shoulders. This workshop will assist you in recognizing when you are 'carrying the world' on your shoulders and how to release the tension and strain you feel. A must for those who do repetitive work at a desk or table.


Workshop "The Straight Goods on Slouching"
Two Hours to Better Posture 
 
"Don't slouch!  Sit up straight!" 

How many times did you hear that directive as a child?  And how often as an adult does the same old tape run in your head as you slump down in your favorite chair? 

We would all like to have better posture but if it were simply a case of willpower or desire everyone would be sitting in alignment all the time. 

Get out of the slumps and change that well-worn posture that stresses our backs and creates all manner of problems as we age. 

Learn some strategies that will help you to change your posture once and for all.


Workshop "Moving Better Feeling Younger"
Strategies for decreasing chronic pain and for increasing the quality of life.

This workshop is designed for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. One of the major areas where people often have difficulty is rolling over in bed and getting up in the morning. If you identify with this or have similar difficulties, this workshop is for you!

 

Workshop "Experiential Anatomy Workshop"
Exploring and Refining Figure Drawing

This workshop juxtaposes explorations of moving and feeling with seeing and drawing.  Explore personal movement patterns and universal anatomical concepts using Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) sequences. This allows for understanding structural detail, relationships between the parts and how the parts fit together so they have a felt sense of their subject.  ATM sequences develop a language of physical sensation using the floor as a biofeedback tool.  The workshop integrates drawing with an experiential approach to anatomy.

 

Please contact Sandra to discuss which workshops are right for you or to create one specifically for your needs.

 


Header photo by
Rosalie O'Connor

 

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, and Functional Integration® are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner ™ and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher ™ are certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild®.