An Unmounted Workshop for Riders
Using Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically selected with the rider in mind
March 16, 2013 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm | Metamora, Michigan
The movement lessons will examine:
- Learning how you load and unload the seatbones for increased freedom to re- balance yourself and your horse, and for all-important weight transfers in the saddle
- Softening and opening the hip joints, essential for all mounted movement
- Differentiating movements of the pelvis and hips for independent use of the leg and trunk
- Opening and bending the ribs to shorten or lengthen the trunk, for lateral work
Upcoming Classes for the Rider
IN ROMEO, MICHIGAN, Winter 2013
Offered through Romeo, Washington, Bruce Township Parks and Recreation, located at 361 Morton, Romeo, Michigan. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes call RWB Parks and Rec at 586.752.6543 or visit them at the above location. Course number is 4063, the FELDENKRAIS METHOD FOR RIDERS.
Currently the class meets at Romeo Middle School, 297 Prospect, Romeo, on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Classes begin Wednesday, January 16. The series runs 15 weeks. Registration for the class closes on January 23, per Parks and Rec policy. If you are interested in registering, call 586.752.6543 prior to the end of the business day, Wednesday, January 23rd. 2013.
IN METAMORA, MICHIGAN, Winter 2013
Classes meet at the Historic “Old Town Hall”, 26 East High Street, Metamora, Michigan, Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm. You do not need to register in advance, come on a ‘drop in’ basis. If you are new to the Feldenkrais Method, please call Mary Lou Dyker at 810.706.1889 (cell) or 810.796.2667 (home) prior to attending. Cost per class: $10.00.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
Riders who participate in Awareness Through Movement are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the benefits generated by their participation.
“I’ve been attending Feldenkrais for Riders classes once a week for about a year. As a result, my lower back issue has definitely improved without question! I ride my horse 5 days a week and the Feldenkrais classes have helped me to continue to do what I enjoy … I would encourage anyone to attend the classes.”- Joyce W.
“Having a left total replacement for 23 years, my balance and flexibility (was) compromised…as I execute dressage movements to the left and sit my trot, leaving me frustrated with a very unhappy horse. Participating in Mary Lou Dyker’s Feldenkrais for Riders program and her use of gentle noninvasive instruction I’m able to redirect my thinking to release my hips, shoulders and rebalance, placing weight evenly in my irons for an easier sitting trot … and to weight my left iron resulting in one heck of a beautiful left half pass with a straight flying change and … a very happy forward horse!! If you have been struggling with your riding or everyday activity I strongly suggest the Feldenkrais program!”
- Kathleen Marquardt USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist
“After several minor accidents, some horse related, my equine/human body worker recommended your class (Feldenkrais for Riders) as a way (to learn) to rebalance myself and keep from transferring … my compensation patterns to my young horse. I had difficulty isolating movement on the right side … and developed compensation patterns … in my riding … just to stay on a horse. Thank you again. Your class has changed me since I began early last summer. I can now feel both sides of my body … and I no longer feel compressed on the right side … This has been a wonderful experience, one I hope to continue … ”
- Carol Wahl
“My (equine) trainer said ‘Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!’ ”
- Kathleen Eberle