OPENING THE HIP JOINTS part one
An unmounted workshop for riders
using Awareness Through Movement (ATM)
lessons selected with the rider in mind.
The lessons examine and clarify movements of the hip joints in order to allow the hip joints to soften and open; to provide for the reorganization of the pelvis; to create support for the spine and allow freedom for the head and neck, all using principles embodied in the Feldenkrais Method. Grow your kinesthetic awareness. Increase your balance and stability in the saddle.
Discover relationships of pelvis, head and spine through a somatic exploration of the hip joint, and how these relationships effect you, both on and off the horse.
WHEN: Sunday, April 27, 2014
WHERE: 555 Barclay Circle Suite 110, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
- Plenty of free parking.
- Many restaurant options or brown bag it.
- Space is limited to 20 participants. To register or for more info and testimonials from riders who use the Feldenkrais Method, call Mary Lou @ 248.842.1195
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