Awareness Through Movement
An important part of The Feldenkrais Method. It is taught as a calming voice guiding a group of students, usually lying on comfortable floor mats, through a series of movements. The movements are slow, gentle, novel and exploratory. Students are taught to direct inner awareness to subtle yet crucial aspects of movements that are nearly impossible to sense in more traditional exercise settings that emphasize speed, strength, and effort.
Every person is unique; every life is unique. In the course of life we
develop habits; we live in a certain lifestyle; we may experience
trauma or serious health issues; we try to cope with the changes of
aging. All these experiences influence our bodies and differentiate us
Unique and individual as each one of us is, we all require a
cardiovascular system that efficiently provides oxygen to the body,
and we all need muscles that keep us upright, mobile, balanced, and
efficient, muscles that allow us to do the things we like and enjoy.
As an experienced personal trainer and certified Feldenkrais
instructor, I have worked mostly with the retired population in the last
15 years. I feel blessed to meet people with so many diverse life
experiences. I love the challenge of finding the way for each person
to connect and be aware of their body while safely strengthening and
developing the necessary muscles and pushing the heart to work.
Quite by chance I was in the class where Yasmin substituted and introduced the Feldenkrais Method. By the end of the session I was amazed at the increase in range of motion that I experienced through simple movements done on a mat.
I made commitment to take Yasmin's classes. She draws upon her training in various disciplines to cerfully and uniquely structure lessons.
Trough group and individual sessions, Yasmin has helped me cope with the effect of SCOLIOSIS. My posture has visibly improved. KNEE pain is greatly reduced and my BALANCE is more stable.
We continue working to reduce TENSION in areas that I am not even aware that tension exists.
As a ressult I have greater flexability and move with more ease.
I am fortunate to be on this journey to help me respond to the challenges that my condition presents, as well as the challenges of the aging process.
I was seventy. I had sciatica, and the pain led to a severe, flexible scoliosis. Even after I completed a round of physical therapy which improved my core strength and flexibility, I still stood askew, left hip protruding outward. I required a cane to walk, and I walked in pain.
When you approach my age and begin losing mobility, experiencing increasing pain, it is reasonable to assume that you are headed for serious medical interventions, surgery, even a wheelchair.
But maybe not.
I was acquainted with the Feldenkrais method from decades earlier when it was offered routinely at a holistic learning center I visited, the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. I thought at the time that Feldenkrais was remarkable, but hard to describe. We worked in groups on mats on the floor, verbally guided through a series of gentle, repetitive movements, walking away an hour later with joints feeling lubricated and body operating so much better.
Fast forward to 2010 when I found Yasmin’s Feldenkrais class right here in my own community. Yasmin is the real deal, trained in Israel, where the method originated.
Over time, I undid a body full of tension and imbalance and slowly stood taller and straighter, with less and less pain. MY CANE BECOME AN IMPEDIMENT, and I stopped using it.
Gradually, I came to know and sense my own amazing body as a friend instead of a complaining adversary.
I recommend trying Balance awareness with Yasmin. Begin where you realistically are right now, and go from there.
In my studio 114 Grant Ave. New Providence
Awareness Through Movement:
Monday & Wednesday
Strengthening & Balance
Balance Awareness class
Fee for a class: $20
Discount for 10 lessons package: $150
First class is FREE
Please RSVP before you came.
For RSVP mail or click here
Or schedule Private Session that tailored to fit your needs
Specialize working with adults 65 up
In the studio -
1 hour - 60$
45 min - 50$
In the customer home -
1 hour only 65$-85$
Depends on the distance (no more than 1/2 hour drive)
You can also attend my class at The Connection, summit (membership required)
Tuesday 8:45 - 9:45 am - Balance Training
Friday 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Regular Feldenkrais class
or schedule a Personal Training at the fitness center (membership required)