Getting To Know the Hip Joints (2014)

An Awareness Through Movement® Four Class Series


Image: Kanizsa Triangle

Find how new options for movement can arise as our internal (self) image begins to match our personal structure more closely. The hip joints lie deep below the surface, surrounded by some of the largest, strongest muscles and their precise location is often vague in our awareness. By more accurately perceiving the hip joints in action we can bring more stability, flexibility and power to our movements. We’ll explore exercises that can uncover a deeper more inclusive sense of our hip joints in our movement at large.

Dates: 4 Sundays: February 9, 16, 23 and March 2 (2014)
Time: 6-7pm *note new time*
Cost: $15/drop-in, no need to pre-register

Paul Senechko, Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM

New Location:
Maru Dojo
736 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Maru Dojo is a few blocks away from the Yoga Loft, near the Church St. Muni Station.

About Awareness Through Movement: In the subtitle to Dr. Feldenkrais’ book “Awareness Through Movement” he describes the process as “Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness.” In these structured movement lessons, the teacher uses a combination of pleasant, purposeful movement and guided attention to lead the class through particular patterns of movement and action. Unlike traditional exercise, where the objective is to burn calories, stretch or train willpower for its own sake, Awareness Through Movement lessons teach us how to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and improve our awareness of our whole self in action. This emphasis on sensory learning results in movement that is more flexible, pleasurable and free from aches and pains. The Feldenkrais Method® deals with movement (and learning) as a process. It is a complementary way to decrease pain and discomfort and to increase skill and ability in any activity, such as Yoga, martial arts, running, painting, performing, etc.

Classes are open to everyone, no experience necessary. Please wear socks and warm clothing that allows for easy movement.