Awareness Through Movement® classes to help create your extraordinary musical skill!!!
As a musician, or someone who enjoys playing music, would you like to improve your prowess, dexterity, breathing, or be able to play with total grace and pleasure, without experiencing any pain or discomfort?
As a Feldenkrais practitioner, my Awareness Through Movement® group classes will help you to expand your kinesthetic, or bodily, awareness of yourself. By you ”encompassing more of yourself”, attaining a greater self-image, often times, pain or discomfort is eliminated.
Awareness Through Movement® is the group class format of Feldenkrais work. Here, I will verbally direct you through a series of comfortable movement sequences that will engage you in a precisely structured movement exploration to make you more aware of your habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand your options for new ways of moving while increasing sensitivity and improving efficiency.
When: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturdays, beginning November 3, 2012
Where: My office at 1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #206, Santa Monica, CA 90401 tel. 310-395-1952
Fee: $12 per class, or 5-class package for $50
Class size limited. To assure your class space, please call tel. 310-395-1952 to RSVP.
* Please feel free to bring a mat or blanket to class for further comfort.
James Speer, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (1994)Growing up in a music family, James has gratefully been surrounded by music his whole life.
In 8th grade, he was seated as the 1st chair for Trumpet in the New York Junior High
School All-State Band (encompassing the whole state). Herb Alpert and the Tijuana brass being his idol, he learned all their songs by heart, luvin’ it!
When sometimes having to experience dogma and rigid teaching from otherwise good intentioned regimented music instructors, James realized that his best developmental moments as a musician came when he was “cut some slack” and allowed to creatively explore his Self, his instrument, and the relationship between the two.
As a Feldenkrais Practitioner, James loves working with musicians. James’s forte is playing the trumpet. Also being familiar with playing keyboards and a little bit of guitar, musicians are his kin. James was destined to be a professional trumpet player. However, after becoming obsessed with the genius music of the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin, this changed his focus in his musical taste. After having finally met Robert Plant, James realizes that he is the world's absolute nicest guy.
After a 10-year successful career with Eastman Kodak Co. as a mechanical engineer, in 1994, James completed the 4-year Feldenkrais Professional Training Program for Movement Reeducation. He has twice presented Feldenkrais for the International Association of Fitness Professionals at their World Fitness Expo & Conventions. James treats all patients having neurological or orthopedic conditions, improving their mobility and action. He currently plays and performs with the American TCM Orchestra in Los Angeles.
Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhDJames Speer, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, 206
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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