Have you heard me talk about Kim Cotrell’s weekly Feldenkrais classes? I have known Kim for years and popped in to her classes when my schedule allowed. For the past few months I have been regularly attending Kim’s Tuesday morning lessons and I can really feel a difference in my back. Since my back surgery in 2014 my view of “movement vs. exercise” has shifted dramatically. In my twenties if I had a break I was going for a run. Now if I have a break I do release work, somatics, undulation exercises, or myofascial release on the foam roller.
Feldenkrias is subtle, relaxing, frustrating, difficult to explain, and really good for my back. One of the goals of this work is to increase our movement options. I describe this as taking a machete and clearing a new path through the jungle (my brain being the jungle).
The official description is a little more eloquent – a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement to enhance function, increase ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement.
In August Kim is offering a pelvic floor focus. If you are available Tuesdays morning at 11 I highly recommend these classes.
Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers weekly classes and one on one sessions that incorporate her signature movement + massage concepts to aid in pain relief, stress reduction and improve strength.
Contact her today for your complimentary consultation. (503) 705-4762