Upcoming events

Workshops and classes where Suzane is teaching:

 April 21, 2012:  “Easier Turning” workshop, Saturday, 1-3 pm, SE Portland OR, co-taught with Michael Wesson*

May 15-June 19, 2012: “A Better Back” six-week series, Tuesdays, noon-1pm, SE Portland, co-taught with Michael Wesson*

May 19, 2012: “The Balance Lab” workshop, Saturday 1:30pm – 5:30pm, Aurora Oregon

“Easier Turning” workshop, Saturday April 21, 1-3pm, fee $30. Sunnyside Holistic Center, 2450 SE Belmont St, Portland OR. 

Sometimes discomfort develops in your neck, shoulders, or back that limits your range in turning.  Whether you are turning to check your blind spot while driving, or turning to look at a co-worker while typing at the computer, you might wish that the motion of turning could be more comfortable.  If so, this two hour Feldenkrais® workshop will help you learn how to use your WHOLE body in an efficient way to make turning easier and more comfortable.  Beginners welcome.

The workshop will be comprised of two verbal movement lessons with some demonstration and Q&A.  Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers depending on room temperature.  Bring comfy socks and a blanket or towel (not a yoga mat). You will be on the floor and sitting in a chair. Co-taught by Michael Wesson and Suzane Van Amburgh.

Workshop limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration advised: Contact Michael Wesson: 559-355-5080, http://www.movementsolutions.com/contact.html

 “A Better Back” six-week series, Tuesdays, noon-1pm, May 15-June 19, fee $90, Sunnyside Holistic Center, 2450 SE Belmont St, Portland OR

Ah, the Back.  That part of our “core” that tends to bear the brunt of the pain for other muscles that we underuse or use in very inefficient ways.  Whether sitting, standing, reaching, or carrying something, most Americans, at some point in life, have some sort of back issue.  These six Awareness Through Movement® lessons will allow you to reset the way you use yourself so that your back doesn’t do so much of the work.  Each lesson will explore a different movement pattern where you will bring awareness to how you can gently move in the most coordinated way possible for you.

Each lesson lasts one hour.  Plan to  wear comfortable clothing in which you can lie and roll on the floor. Bring comfy socks and a blanket or towel (not a yoga mat). Co-taught by Michael Wesson and Suzane Van Amburgh.

Class limited to 8 participants. Pre-registration required: Contact Michael Wesson: 559-355-5080, http://www.movementsolutions.com/contact.html

* I am delighted to be co-teaching this class with my colleague Michael Wesson, GCFP. Michael was a computer programmer for 15 years before becoming a Feldenkrais Practitioner.  He developed serious chronic pain issues from computer overuse syndromes. Michael was temporarily disabled and used the Feldenkrais Method® to recover from his injuries. This has resulted in a passion for helping others learn how to use themselves effectively and comfortably to prevent or recover from injury.  Michael completed a four year professional Feldenkrais teacher training program in Santa Cruz, CA. He has been teaching Feldenkrais classes since 2003 and has had Feldenkrais as a part of his personal practice for over twelve years.  Learn more about Michael on his website: http://www.movementsolutions.com 

The Balance Lab,  Saturday May 19, 2012 1:30-5:30pm, $60 fee. Aurora Movement and Healing Arts Center, 14936 3rd Street NE, Aurora, OR 97002

Experience The Balance Lab as a half-day workshop at Aurora Movement and Healing Arts Center, 14936 3rd Street NE, Aurora, OR 97002. That’s about 20 minutes drive south of Portland. For full class description, click to download the printable flyer. Wear loose fitting clothes and be prepared to study barefoot. The studio has a hardwood floor. Presented by Suzane Van Amburgh. To register, contact the center at 503-307-7043, MovementAndHealingArts@gmail.com

Ongoing in Portland OR:

Vital Human Feldenkrais Community Clinic
Functional Integration® lessons with Suzane in a clinic atmosphere. Learn more at VitalHuman.org

Aikido Multnomah Aikikai
Suzane is the Chief Instructor at Multnomah Aikikai. Drop by to observe a group class or schedule private lessons with Suzane.
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