This class is now closed. The next series begins on June 4.
Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) is a mind body learning method that is physically therapeutic and calming for the nervous system. Lying quietly on a mat, you will follow a series of verbally guided* instructions to perform a series of simple movements. At the same time, you will be instructed to pay attention to how these movements resonates throughout your body. The process, which might be described as a movement-based approach to mindfulness, evokes a state of interconnected awareness between the mind and body. With continued practice, ATM can be an effective approach for improving body use. Although considered an educational process, as opposed to a medical intervention, many who study regularly report the following kinds of results:
- Improvement in functional abilities, such as balancing, walking, turning and reaching—helpful to all clients, but especially those who experience limited function due to injury, or advanced age.
- Reduction in chronic pain resulting from maladaptive movement habits or past injury.
- Increased ability to sense and perceive the body in action, which is important for everyone, but especially beneficial to performing artists and elite athletes wishing to enhance performance.
WHAT TO EXPECT
ATM lesson are quiet and internally focused. The movement quality is gentle and should not cause you any discomfort. That being said, if you have an existing injury or pain issue, it can sometimes be difficult to learn to negotiate the experience in a comfortable way. In certain cases you may need to modify a position or movement in order to participate comfortably. It is advisable to speak with your doctor if you have any concerns about your ability to participate safely. You might also consider seeking out private study, if you feel that your needs will require more individualized attention.
FORMAT & REGISTRATION
This is a 4-week one-month program.You must register and pay in advance. You have the option of registering for three or four classes in a one-month period. Missed classes will not be refunded, and cannot be transferred to future programs. To help facilitate a quiet and private learning experience for all participants, this conference will use an audio format. You will not be visible to anyone else in the workshop, nor will they be visible to you.**
Andrea Higgins; Director of Kinesthetic Edge
4 classes: $100
3 classes: $75
You will be emailed a special link that you will need to access your class each week.
Zoom is the web conferencing platform we will use to connect with each other. Zoom offers extremely high quality connections across the Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android platforms.
Before registering, please check that your computer or device meets Zoom's system requirements by visiting this link: (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-and-Mac).
You will need to register for a free Zoom Account at https://zoom.us. You will be prompted to download the Zoom App, and you must do this if you wish to participate. There are desktop, Apple App Store, and Android Google Play versions.
*We welcome you from where ever you are, but be advised that the conference will be conducted in English.
**When you create your Zoom account, you will have the option of adding a profile photograph. The photo and your name will be visible to attendees, but live video footage of your participation will not.