Asheville Movement Center Classes
Awareness Through Movement
with Lavinia Plonka
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If this is your first class, please call or email Lavinia 828-258-7220
Awareness Through Movement has sometimes been called “moving meditation.” Gentle yet sophisticated movements allow the mind to quiet down and the body to relax. The classes can help anyone improve range of motion, reduce pain, and experience more vitality. You can join these ongoing classes at any time. They are enjoyable and interesting, regardless of whether you want to improve peak performance, or just feel more comfortable in daily life. No movement experience is necessary. Feldenkrais lessons are gentle, safe, pleasurable movement explorations that help you reduce pain, move more gracefully and effortlessly, without strain or working out. They are suitable for everyone – no experience is necessary. The Feldenkrais Method has been found to help people heal and improve in many ways. Read more info on The Feldenkrais Method and some great testimonials.
Awareness Through Movement Ongoing Class Schedule
Mondays – 1 PM
Wednesdays – 10:30 AM
Fridays – 9:30 AM
Purna Yoga Classes with Letitia Walker
The only Purna Yoga classes in Asheville: Letitia’s friendly yet firm teaching style provides students with a community-oriented, non-competitive setting in which to practice, change, grow and progress. Her clear, anatomically-oriented instructions, engaging personality, and sense of humor work together to make classes light-hearted and fun even in the midst of challenging, disciplined work. In Purna Yoga, we believe that yoga is more that just physical exercise. Purna means complete. Purna Yoga addresses the entire you: body, mind, emotions, and spirit, because you are more than just your body.
Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) with Althea Wilkins
SMR is developing into a powerful form of accessible self-care. In the last 10 years, it emerged as an adjunct to manual therapy and is now found in the offices of physical therapists and athletic trainers as well as in yoga studios, homes and workplaces. “Rolling” empowers you to relieve muscular (myo) pain and tension as it rehydrates the connective tissue matrix (fascia), improving joint mobility and relaxing the nervous system (release). Now available here by request, a community class that is pleasurable to do, easy to learn and very effective.
Group practice blends the innate intuition of your body with guided expertise and knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology. Each week, enjoy a different sequence of rolling and compressions using bodyweight and breath to melt onto a variety of balls and foam rollers. All positions are modifiable to customize the right level of intensity or comfort. No experience is necessary and it is valuable for everyone from athlete to cubicle jockey; old, young and in between. Please wear clothing that allows freedom of movement without being too baggy.
Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Beginning March 22nd
$15 drop in, Package of 5 for $65, Package of 10 for $110
Althea WIlkins, BS, RYT, LMT, owns Adaptogenic Health & Fitness in West Asheville where she gives private sessions in clinical bodywork, functional movement and rolling. Her passion is helping humans befriend their bodies. Since 1992, she has found delight in studying the body/mind’s capacity to generate healthy change with intelligent input.
*adaptogenic ~ adj 1. Generating adaptations to normalize and regulate the systems of the body