Upcoming Classes

2023

Feldenkrais Intensive On Galiano Island, British Columbia
Date: February 24-26, 2023
Class Times: 930am-1130am and 130pm-330pm (everyday)                     
Location: North Hall, Galiano Island
Spaces are Limited: Registration is required to secure your spot. 


More Information about the course here: https://www.feldenkraisdharma.com/2022/11/feldenkrais-intensive-on-galiano-island.html
Public Class On Galiano Island, British Columbia
Date: February 24, 2023
Class Times: 4pm to 530pm                  
Location: North Hall, Galiano Island
Space is Limited,  Registration is required to secure your spot. Visit https://forms.gle/pH3iYwZcJNyG6SdP7  to complete the registration process

2022

Feldenkrais Intensive
Date: October 14-18, 2022
Class Times: 10am -12 noon and  4pm - 6pm (everyday)                     
Location: North Hall, Galiano Island
Spaces are Limited: Registration is required to secure your spot. Visit www.feldenkraisdharma.com to complete the registration process and pay the non-refundable $65 administration fee. (North Hall rental, refreshments, and transportation).
The daily classes are by Donation, suggested minimum of $20 per day.

In this 5-day intensive you will explore Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons that will help you:

Deepen MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
Manage PAIN
Improve POSTURE, BALANCE & COORDINATION
Increase GRACE & EFFICIENCY
Enhance SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Relieve REPETITIVE STRESS INJURY
Recover from INJURY

This is of benefit to everyone wishing to move more easefully and rest more comfortably.  Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a cushion, blanket(s) and food to nurture yourself during the day.

“The aim is a body that is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but increased consciousness of how it works.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais 

The hall rental fee includes full day use, which includes our ability to stay at the hall in between classes using the space as a place to practice. Light refreshments i.e. coffee, tea, hot water, juice and small snacks will be provided, however, we are requesting that each student bring some food and beverages as a potluck each day contributing to the nourishment of each other.

SUBJECT TO PROVINCIAL CoVID-19 PUBLIC MEETING RESTRICTIONS

2017

Please join us for a weekend of Feldenkrais Dharma with Jamie van Dam. Jamie has kindly accepted a request to teach again in Toronto on the weekend of January 20th. He will hold group sessions and has offered to give individual sessions for those who would like to do that. 
Jamie describes the practice in the following words: 
Feldenkrais Dharma is a process of self-discovery done in a supportive environment using a combination of guided meditations, movements and awareness questions within a context that treats the mind and body as a whole. Each guided sequence engages you in various ways from very small eye movements to larger breathing movements, facilitating deep relaxation, release and full body-mind experiencing. Working with movement patterns that enable a deepening of our innate ability for exploration and discovery, you can open further to the freeing of inherited intentions and superfluous actions rooted in habitual patterns of body, speech and mind. By developing a refined attention to your body-mind through movement you can gain the confidence to solve problems, resolve pain and deepen your ability to stay tuned into arisings, whether they are unpleasant or pleasant. 

Schedule: Friday January 20: group class at 7:30 Saturday January 21: group class at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. with individual sessions offered in the afternoon Sunday January 22: group class at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm Monday January 23: individual sessions 

Teachings are given freely and a Dana bowl will be set out for Jamie and one for contributions to a space if one needs to be rented. Please kindly let Patricia (patricia.steckley [at sign] utoronto.ca) know if you are able to attend that weekend so that arrangements can be made for a venue of appropriate size. Also indicate if you think you might want to have an individual session with Jamie. Looking forward to sharing in this wonderful practice with everyone!

2013

Feldenkrais in Sudbury, Ontario, October 2013.
Details to be announced soon!

2012

Feldenkrais Dharma at Yoga on 7th

The practice of Mindfulness is at the core of transforming and releasing painful physical and mental habits. By using Feldenkrais movements that are gentle, easy and pleasant to do, Jamie will guide us through awareness of body sensation, mental intentions and its relationship to physical and mental "environments". Through this method, strong mental maps which obscure the naturally spacious nature of mind can be uncovered and explored. Using our own profound capacity to "remap" or "un-map" the brain, we can find freeways to deep abiding calm and clarity.

Dates: SATURDAYS, July 14th, August 18th, September 1st and 15th, October 13th and 27th, November 10th and 24th and December 8th from 2 pm to 4 pm
Location: Yoga on 7th, #156 East 7th street
Cost: $25 for each class


Feldenkrais Dharma for Men only!

The practice of Mindfulness is at the core of transforming and releasing painful physical and mental habits. Using Feldenkrais movements that are gentle, easy and pleasant to do, Jamie will guide us through awareness of body sensation and its relationship to physical and mental "environments". Through this method, strong mental maps which obscure the naturally spacious nature of mind can be discovered and explored. Using our own profound capacity to "remap" or "un-map" the brain, we can find freeways to deep abiding calm and clarity.

Date: SUNDAY, May 13th 10 am to 1130 am
Location: 1227 Jefferson Ave. West Vancouver. There will be a sign directing students to the studio at the rear of the property.
Cost: by Donation (suggested $30)
Contact: Patrick at pram100@me.com 


Feldenkrais Dharma

Conscious Movements of the body with guided awareness questions lead to a loosening of physical tensions and mental stresses. When the superfluous habitual movements and stories are decreased then the more you can experience the joyful heart and spacious mind naturally.

Date: SATURDAY, May 12th 2pm to 5pm
Location: 3088 Francis Road Richmond BC
Parking in front of Amenities building on the main road in the complex.
Cost: by Donation (suggested $30)
Contact: Leslie at brunswick007@gmail.com 


Feldenkrais in Sudbury

You are invited to Sudbury’s first mindfully-based Feldenkrais series of workshops. Feldenkrais, you say ? Yes, the method which, by enhancing awareness to movement, actually improves both awareness and movement. In a pleasant, fun, relaxing and completely painless way. Open to all.

Time
Thursday and Friday, April 19 - 20, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday April 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.*
Sunday April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*
Thursday and Friday, May 3 - 4, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.*
Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*

Location: The Yoga Space, 61 Elm Street, Sudbury

Cost: to cover rental - travel, $5 for evening sessions and $10 for weekend sessions; the classes are by donation

Information, and registration**
please contact denise at dtruax19@gmail.com.
RSVP for space.

* Time will be set aside after the Saturday and Sunday sessions for individual consultations
** You can register for one or more sessions. You are not required to attend the preceding workshop in order to register for the following one. Themes for the workshops to be announced.
Please wear loose clothing, preferably no buttons or zippers; please bring a yoga mat if you have one; if you do not, some will be made available.

Feldenkrais à Sudbury 

Avec Jamie van Dam Professeur Feldenkrais certifié

Et si c’était aussi simple que de porter attention au mouvement ? De vraiment porter attention au mouvement, si petit soit-il ? Même celui qu’on imagine ? Vous êtes curieux ? Alors ces ateliers sont pour vous...

Quand
Les jeudi et vendredi 19 et 20 avril, de 19h30 à 21h
Le samedi 21 avril de 13h à 16h*
Le dimanche 22 avril de 10h à 14h*
Les jeudi et vendredi 3 et 4 mai, de 19h30 à 21h
Le samedi 5 mai de 13h à 16h*
Le dimanche 6 mai de 10h à 14h*

Endroit: The Yoga Space, 61, rue Elm, Sudbury

Coût: Pour la location de la salle et les déplacements, 5$ en soirée et 10$ le week-end Pour l’enseignement, des dons seront acceptés.

Pré-inscription et information**
S.v.p. communiquer avec denise au 705-674-2652 ou dtruax19@gmail.com. RSVP pour vous garantir une place.
Pour en apprendre davantage sur sur la méthode et le formateur
http://www.feldenkraisqc.info/methode.html

Jamie van Dam a obtenu en 2007 son certificat du Victoria Feldenkrais Teacher Training Program, où il a étudié avec plusieurs praticiens Feldenkrais renommés. En parallèle, il poursuit un apprentissage en méditation Buddha-Dharma depuis plus de 10 ans maintenant. Jamie anime des classes de Feldenkrais en Colombie-Britannique et un peu partout dans le monde.

* Sur demande, des consultations individuelles suivront ces ateliers
** Il est possible de s’inscrire aux ateliers de son choix. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir assisté au précédent pour participer au suivant. Des thèmes seront annoncés au préalable.
Prière de porter des vêtements confortables, préférablement sans boutons ou fermetures éclair. Si vous en avez un, apportez votre tapis de yoga; il y en aura de disponibles sur place.

2011


Jamie will be assisting with Feldenkrais sessions in the following retreat...
THE UNION OF COMPASSION AND PRIMORDIAL AWARENESS
The Crystal Mountain Annual Winter Retreat
January 15 - February 11, 2012
Guatemala


Feldenkrais Dharma - Awareness through Movement
A 6 hour Mini Retreat

We will work with your entire body, physically and mentally, building and connecting through mindfulness from the ground upward with extra special attention to using minimal effort and maximum comfort. In particular, with emphasis on elasticity and softness in your ankles, mobility and stability of your pelvis, flexible spine, and easy carriage of your head. This mini retreat is six hours (5 lessons with 2 breaks and a potluck lunch) in length so that you have ample time to enjoy, listen, study, and integrate these new experiences and understandings.

DATE: November 19th, 2011
TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: in Richmond, B.C.
To Pre-register contact Saskia 
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation


Feldenkrais® Dharma
with Jamie van Dam

Wednesdays November 2nd, 9th & 16th from 7-830 pm

Weekly classes with a special focus on developmental and functional movements that will help you deepen your experience of support, balance and mindfulness.

Classes are fun and relaxing. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Location: 218 Sturdies Bay rd. across from Home Hardware
Cost: To cover travel cost is $5; the teachings are by Donation


LOOSENING THE BODY, OPENING THE HEART

Movements of the body conjoined with guided awareness questions will lead to a loosening of physical tensions and mental stresses held in the self image. The more the physical body and breath body are loosened of habitual movements and stories the more one can open the heart. We will use guided movements that organize your core for a sense of centeredness, stability and mobility to loosen the body and open the heart.This workshop is three hours (3 lessons with 2 breaks) in length so that you have ample time to enjoy, listen, study, and integrate these new experiences and understandings.

DATE: October 29th, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Yoga on 7th, #156 East 7th street
To Pre-register contact Saskia
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation

Feldenkrais® Dharma
with Jamie van Dam

Can you sit, walk, stand or lie down comfortably when you meditate? Do you want to be more grounded and balanced? Would you like to improve your kinesthetic sense? Or just experience more quiet and peacefulness?

With clear instructions and awareness through movement lessons, you’ll learn how to relax your whole body, breathe more deeply, refine your coordination, expand your vision and much more...

Whether you seek to improve your Meditation or your Feldenkrais practice, this series of classes will help you experience mindfulness, stillness and awareness.

Time: Wednesdays October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 7-830 pm

Location: 218 Sturdies Bay rd. Galiano Island across from Home Hardware
Cost: To cover travel cost is $5; the teachings are by Donation


Feldenkrais® Dharma
Thursday October 13th from 7 - 9 pm

In Victoria BC at 1935 Ernest Avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond Rd.
COST: To cover travel cost is $5; the classes are by Donation


Feldenkrais® Dharma
Thursday September 15th from 7 - 9 pm

This class will work with your entire body, physically and mentally, building and connecting through mindfulness from the ground upward with extra special attention to using minimal effort and maximum comfort. In particular, with emphasis on elasticity and softness in your ankles, mobility and stability of your pelvis, flexible spine, and easy carriage of your head.

In Victoria BC at 1935 Ernest Avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond Rd.
COST: To cover travel cost is $5; the classes are by Donation


Introductory Talk & Meditation
LOVING-KINDNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Loving-kindness can transform our painful physical and mental patterning. Using Feldenkrais movements that are gentle, easy and pleasant to do, Jamie will guide us in meditations that explore body sensations, mental maps and the effects of physical surroundings - unfolding Loving kindness through awareness and movement!

Date: Sunday, September 25
Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: Banyen Books, 3608 West 4th Ave.
Cost: FREE
For more information, or to Register for ticketed events, contact us by e-mail, phone, fax or mail.


LOVING KINDNESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Loving-kindness changes the physically and mentally held maps that are unpleasant, brittle and sometimes painful. Using Feldenkrais movement lessons that are gentle, easy and pleasant to do we will explore the body sensations, self image and the effects of the physical surroundings - unfolding Loving kindness through movement! This workshop is three hours (3 lessons with 2 breaks) in length so that you have ample time to enjoy, listen, study, and integrate these new experiences and understandings.

DATE: September 24th, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Yoga on 7th, #156 East 7th street
To Pre-register contact Saskia 
COST: To cover rental & travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation

Jamie will be assisting with Feldenkrais sessions in the following retreat...
The Sixty Qualities of Buddha’s Speech
THE ANNUAL CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN SUMMER RETREAT with Lama Mark Webber
July 9 - 30, 2011
on Galiano Island, BC.


Centering

Feldenkrais® Dharma
Awareness through Movement® classes

We will have two classes that will work with your entire body, physically and mentally, building and connecting through mindfulness from the ground upward with extra special attention to using minimal effort and maximum comfort. In particular, with emphasis on elasticity and softness in your ankles, mobility and stability of your pelvis, flexible spine, and easy carriage of your head.

Thursdays June 16th and 30th, 7 to 9 pm
In Victoria BC at 1935 Ernest Avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond Rd.
COST: To cover travel cost is $5; the classes are by Donation


Unfolding Subtle Connections
Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® classes

In these classes you will be guided to explore your body, self image and the effects of the physical surroundings in your experience. Noticing these inter-relationships and being attentive can lead to a loosening of physically and mentally held concepts that hinder unfoldment.

These classes are one and a half hour in length so that you have ample time to enjoy, listen, study, and integrate these new experiences and understandings.

Time: In April: Wednesday 6th, Thursday 14th, Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In June: Wednesdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 630 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: 218 Sturdies Bay rd. (http://mapq.st/dXCOnX) across from Home Hardware
Cost: To cover travel cost is $5; the teachings are by Donation


MINDFUL MOVEMENTS OF JAW, EYES & NECK
Strained, sore or irritation in your eyes, jaw, neck and whole body are not always necessary. Patterns of movement can reinforce pain and soreness. Mindfulness and Feldenkrais can help unlock these habitual movements!
DATE: June 4th, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Source Point Center, 3261 Heather St. (2 blocks west of 16th & Cambie)
To Pre-register contact Saskia
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation


Jamie will be assisting with Feldenkrais sessions in the following retreat...
Teachings and Retreats in Germany
(Weekend Retreat on Mindfulness, Breath and Vipassana and a 9 day Retreat on The Namgyal Yoga &Teachings)
with Lama Mark Webber
May 13 to 26, 2011
in Germany


Jamie will be assisting with Feldenkrais sessions in the following retreat...
Establishing Mental/Emotional Freedom: The Art and Science of Meditation
with Lama Mark Webber
April 29 to May 7 2011
in 8265 Mammern TG, Switzerland


ALL ABOUT BREATHING
Exploring a fundamental aspect of your being - BREATH - is crucial to mental health and physical wellness. Learn how to fully expand, contract and relax your breath and whole body.
DATE: April 23rd, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Source Point Center, 3261 Heather St. (2 blocks west of 16th & Cambie)
To Pre-register contact Saskia
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation


Neck and Shoulders Integration
Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® classes

In these two classes we will continue to explore through movement the inter-relationships of your neck, shoulders, breath, pelvis and feet with specific attention being drawn to the held concepts that can prevent full awareness of your body. These classes are two hours in length so that you have ample time to enjoy, listen, study, and integrate these new experiences and understandings.

TIME: Mondays April 11th and Thursday April 21st, 2011, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: In Victoria BC at 1935 Ernest Avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond Rd.
COST: To cover travel cost is $5; the teachings are by Donation


PELVIS and FEET RELEASE
Awareness through Movement lessons to bring more balance, stability and a feeling of grounded-ness into all of your life activities.
DATE: April 2nd, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Yoga on 7th, #156 East 7th street
To Pre-register contact Saskia
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation

Unfolding Subtle Connections
Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement®classes

During these four classes, Jamie will support your integration of Meditation and Feldenkrais, through awareness questions and the development of attentive curiosity to the movement of your eyes, breath and body.

Time: Wednesdays March 9th,16th, 23rd and 30th 2011, 6:30pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 218 Sturdies Bay rd. (http://mapq.st/dXCOnX) across from Home Hardware
Cost: To cover travel cost is $5; the teachings are by Donation.


Neck and Shoulder Integration

In these classes you will experience new ways to bring mindfulness and awareness to what you are doing and learn to unravel unhealthy neck, shoulder and movement habits.

TIME: Thursdays March 10th and 24th 2011, 7pm to 9pm
LOCATION: In Victoria BC at 21935 Ernest Avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond Rd. - see map link
COST: To cover travel cost is $5; the teachings are by Donation


NECK & SHOULDER INTEGRATION
Release stress and strain to bring about a calm and clear settled mind through movement and meditation
DATE: March 5th, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Yoga on 7th, #156 East 7th street
To Pre-register contact Saskia
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation
FROM HEAD TO TOES
Being Present with slow mindful movements conjoined with awareness questions to bring about a natural presence from your head to your toes.
DATE: February 5th, 2011
TIME: 2:00pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Yoga on 7th, #156 East 7th street
To Pre-register contact Saskia
COST: To cover rental and travel cost is $20; the teachings are by Donation

FELDENKRAIS Method
AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASSES
with Jamie van Dam GCFP

DATE: Thursdays January 27th and February 3rd 2011
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
LOCATION: 1935 Ernest Avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond Rd)

DESCRIPTION: In these classes you will be guided through movement explorations which will develop relaxation, physical and mental grounded-ness, peacefulness and natural easeful concentration.

Space is limited, please pre-register by email or phone - thanks!

Cost is by Donation: Those attending the classes can support the teachings by offering a donation.The suggested donation is $30 but operates purely on a sliding scale.The donation goes directly to the teacher. Jamie spends several months each year studying with his teachers and attending silent retreats. As we all benefit from his experience and knowledge it is within the tradition that a donation/Dānā for the teacher is suggested. By continuing this tradition we find ourselves within the cycle of generosity, generosity being the foundation for all meditation and the nourishment of wisdom. Please know that simply arriving with an openness of heart, mind and spirit is in itself a form of donation/Dānā


2010

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®
A SIX EVENING CLASS SERIES

Would you like to be more present in your body, unwind from your daily life, and ease into a pleasant concentrated and meditative state of mind? Perhaps you would like to have less soreness and pain when sitting, walking and in all the movements of your life?

For those new to Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons, they are a way of learning to bring about more efficient, non habitual, comfortable, and healthy ways of being. These movements and discoveries can be applied to all aspects in your life!

This 6 class series will be Wednesdays August 11th, 18th and 25th, September 1st, 8th and 15th
Time: 730 pm to 830 pm
Cost is by Donation for each class (see donation poster for more details)
Location is at Nancy McPhee’s place on Galiano Island


BELLY, BREATH & EYES 
with Jamie van Dam
guild certified feldenkrais practitioner

  • Date: Sunday September 12th, 2010
  • Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Location: Yoga on 7th: #156 east 7th st. (near Main st.) Vancouver
  • Cost: To cover rental and travel cost: $20; the teachings are by Donation
  • To Pre-Register please contact Saskia 

Learning how to relax, move and place your eyes, can deeply effect change throughout your whole body. Developing the connections from your breath to your whole being, especially to your eyes, can further deepen concentration, loving kindness and compassion.

In this workshop you will explore Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons and breath meditation, developing the connections between your belly, breath and eyes. We will take time throughout the day to integrate these movements and meditation with the four classic meditation postures.

Private sessions are available, please inquire through Saskia.

please wear loose clothing, preferably no buttons or zippers - for movement and meditation


FELDENKRAIS ~ AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT CLASSES
with Jamie van Dam GCFP
DATE: Thursdays Sep.2 and Sep.9
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
LOCATION: 1935 Ernest avenue (on the #14 bus route, just north of Camosun College on Richmond rd. - see map link below for more details)

DESCRIPTION: Being mindful and exploring your whole being is crucial to mental health and physical wellness. In these classes you will be guided through movement explorations which will develop physical and mental grounded-ness, peacefulness and natural easeful concentration.

Space is limited, please pre-register by email or phone - thanks!

COST is by Donation: Those attending the classes can support the teachings by offering a donation.The suggested donation is $30 but operates purely on a sliding scale.The donation goes directly to the teacher. Jamie spends several months each year studying with his teachers and attending silent retreats. As we all benefit from his experience and knowledge it is within the tradition that a donation/Dānā for the teacher is suggested. By continuing this tradition we find ourselves within the cycle of generosity, generosity being the foundation for all meditation and the nourishment of wisdom. Please know that simply arriving with an openness of heart, mind and spirit is in itself a form of donation/Dānā

Sunday Workshop - AWARENESS HEALS

Would you like to be more present in your body, unwind from your daily life, and ease into a pleasant concentrated and meditative state of mind? Perhaps you would like to have less soreness and pain when sitting, walking and in all the movements of your life?

In this Sunday Workshop you will gain a clearer understanding of how Awareness Heals - knowing from the inside, from your own experience how to use your whole self in a more efficient way that prevents you from overuse and pain.

DATE: Sunday August 22nd
TIME: 10 am to 2:00 pm
COST is $55 before Aug.17 or $65 after Aug.17
LOCATION: Greenspirit Health and Movement Resources, 1822 Oak Bay ave. Victoria, BC


As part of The Annual Three-week Crystal Mountain Retreat: The Nature of Community: going into the heart of communing with all, Jamie will start the retreat with four to five days of intensive explorations of body-mind awareness and physical integration through Feldenkrais.
July 10-31, 2010


FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDITATION
Date: Saturday June 5th
Time: 10 am to 4 pm with a potluck lunch
Location: 2665 Cedar Hill Road
Cost: by Donation

The desire to have more concentration, loving kindness and compassion is fundamental to meditation. Yet, even with these desires, it can still be very challenging for some people to meditate! The experience of having a busy mind, or the challenge of soreness and strain in your body can be some of the reasons why we choose not to meditate. Learning how important it is to first prepare for meditation through settling and relaxing your physical body as well as stating an intention for that which you wish to unfold is necessary.

In this workshop you will explore Feldenkrais movements and breath meditation, developing the connections between your belly, breath and eyes. We will take time throughout the day to integrate these movements and meditation with the four classic meditation postures.

please bring a cushion, blanket & wear loose clothing for movement and meditation


BACK TO YOUR KNEES
When: May 5 to June 30 and August 4 to 25
Where: Greenspirit Health and Movement Resources, Oak Bay, Victoria
Time: 6 to 7 PM on WEDNESDAYS
Cost: $200 for 13 weeks or prorated or Drop in at $18
CALL: 250 472 8399 or Email Jamie

Throughout this class series we will focus on increasing movement and awareness in your core, legs and feet. Using guided movement lessons on standing, squatting and sitting you will have an opportunity to develop flexibility & mobility and reduce pain from your back to your knees to the whole of yourself.


ALL ABOUT BREATHING
When: May 5 to June 30 and August 4 to 25
Where: Greenspirit Health and Movement Resources, Oak Bay, Victoria
Time: Wednesdays from 730 to 830 PM
Cost: $200 for 13 weeks or prorated or Drop in at $18
Call 250 472 8399 or Email Jamie

Exploring a fundamental aspect of your being - Breath - is crucial to mental health and physical wellness. In this class series you will be invited to learn how to fully expand, contract and relax your breath and whole body. The movement explorations are peaceful and dynamic, developing awareness and a deeper capacity for attention to yourself.
Sources: Russell Delman and Lama Mark Webber


LOWER BACK EASE
When: May 2 to June 27
Where: Gordon Head near UVIC (call for directions)
Time: Sundays from 730 to 830 PM
Cost: $135 for 9 classes or Drop in at $18
Call 250 472 8399 or Email Jamie

Experiencing back pain seems common to most people at one time or another, either from lifting something too heavy or from repetitive movement, yet most of us know the commonly held wisdom of “lift using your legs” and other similar notions.

In Feldenkrais you will learn that Awareness Heals - knowing from the inside, from your own experience how to use your back in a more efficient way that prevents you from overuse and pain. You will leave these classes with a clearer understanding of the relationships between your back, hips and legs with an added spring in your step.
Sources: Steven Shafarman and Hilary Fuller


DEVELOPING CONNECTIONS OF JAW, FACE AND NECK
Dates: Mondays, May 3rd to June 28th
Time: 730 to 830 PM
Location: In Gordon Head near UVIC (call for directions)
Cost: $135 for 9 classes or $18 drop-in
Contact: 250 472 8399 or Email Jamie

Have you ever found yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, lip or cheek biting, or noticed that your jaw is slightly to one side? How about clicking, popping, grating sounds when opening or closing your mouth? Do you experience facial pain or dullness, earaches, headaches, pain or tenderness of the jaw?

Sometimes more effort is used than what is needed in a given activity — leading to chronic soreness and pain.

Feldenkrais movement lessons bring attention to how you do what you are doing and help you uncover habits that may have produced or enhanced any of the above symptoms.

Come join these classes for movement lessons focused on identifying jaw, eyes and shoulder habits to release soreness and pain and to bring about more awareness in your life.
Sources: Cliff Smyth, Dr. Frank Wildman, Wikipedia, www.feldenkrais.com


Jamie will assist with sessions based in the Feldenkrais Method as part of ...
Meditation
the Experience of Freedom and the Neuroplasticity of the Brain
A weekend retreat with Lama Mark Webber, 26-27th June 2010,
UBC – Vancouver School of Theology

“Meditative traditions and modern research on the nervous system have clearly documented that the human nervous system is capable of enormous plasticity, transformation and experiences of freedom. Let’s practically explore the interconnections between meditation, mindfulness and recent findings from the field of neuroplasticity. To a great degree, we can build and shape what we want, as long as the interest and determined attention is sustained.” Lama Mark

Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
$325 Workshop rate (earlybird special is $295)
Early Bird deadline for registration is May 26, 2010

BACK TO YOUR KNEES
When: May 6 to June 24
Where: South End Community Hall, Galiano Island
Time: 730 to 830 PM on THURSDAYS
Cost: $120 for 8 classes or Drop in at $18

Feldenkrais movement lessons bring attention to how you do what you are doing and help you uncover habits that may have produced or enhanced discomfort in your body and mind.

Sometimes more effort is used than what is needed in a given activity— leading to chronic soreness and pain. Come join this class for movement lessons focused on identifying back, knees and body habits to release soreness and pain and to bring about more awareness in your life.


2009

Nov. 29th, Victoria, BC.

Sunday Workshop 10am – 2pm: Feldenkrais & Meditation

Can you sit comfortably when you meditate? Do you want to be more grounded and balanced? Would you like to improve your kinesthetic sense? Or just experience more quiet and peacefulness?

With clear instructions and awareness through movement lessons, you’ll learn how to relax your whole body, breathe more deeply, refine your coordination, expand your vision and much more...

Whether you seek to improve your Meditation or your Feldenkrais practice, this workshop will help you experience mindfulness, stillness and awareness.


October 25th, Victoria, BC.

Sunday Workshop 10am – 2pm: Your Vision and Your Health

Have you ever wanted to have clearer vision? Relieve soreness and strain in your eyes? Improve your visual coordination? Be calm and peaceful? Whatever your motivation, this fun workshop will teach you some of the basic relationships between posture, vision, breathing, and movement.

Using clear directions, explanations, and awareness through movement lessons, you'll learn eye-hand and eye-foot coordination, to see finer details, how to relax your whole body through the movement of your eyes and much more...

Whether you seek to improve your vision or improve your health or both, this course will help you understand the power of awareness - and to use it at all times throughout your day.


September 11th - December 4th, Victoria, BC. 12 Weeks of ATM Classes (or Drop In Class) on Tuesdays at 730 PM


June 27th and 28th, Vancouver, BC. Meditation, Therapy and Mindfulness: engaging neuroplasticity by direct experience. This retreat-workshop will be given by Lama Mark Webber at UBC-Vancouver School of Theology. Jamie will lead movement classes to help deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.

May 31st, Victoria, BC. 10am – 2pm Feldenkrais® & Meditation Sunday Workshop


May 24th, Galiano Island, BC. 10am – 2pm Feldenkrais® & Meditation Sunday Workshop


March 27th, 28th and 29th, Galiano Island, BC. Feldenkrais Weekend Retreat:This weekend Retreat will have an emphasis on nurturing calm states of being unfolding towards more ease and joyful presence in your life. There will be guided awareness through movement lessons and meditative explorations supporting those already meditating or those wishing to begin. 


February 15th, Victoria, BC. 10am – 2pm Feldenkrais & Meditation Sunday Workshop


Winter term: January 13th – March 20th & Spring term: March 24th – May 31st, Victoria, BC. ATM class series are Tuesdays at 7:30pm.


January 24th and 25th, Vancouver, BC. Feldenkrais Meditation Retreat:10am to 12pm & 1:30pm to 3:30pm Click here for the poster.


January 10th and January 11th, Galiano Island, BC. Week-End Retreat: A unique, calm and supportive approach to being in a meditation retreat. During this retreat there will be an emphasis on getting to know the nature and interrelationships of breath; mindfulness-awareness, lucidity, kindness, and energy cycles in your mind-body. Lama Mark will show how direct and straightforward is meditation and that the kind and aware mind is always there; although just a ‘bit’ hidden away for a time! Jamie will lead some movement classes to assist with deepening and relaxing the Body-Mind.


2008

November 8-December 7, Bodega Resort, Galiano Island, BC. Lama Mark will be teaching two weeks of Anapanasati (Meditation on Breath) and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, followed by two weeks of Dzogchen teachings. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


September 13 and 14, Vancouver, BC. Exploring the Interface of Spiritual Practice and Therapy: This retreat-workshop will be given by Lama Mark Webber at UBC-Vancouver School of Theology. It is intended for practicing therapists. Jamie will lead a couple movement classes to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


July 7- 26 Crystal Mountain Retreat and Study Centre, Galiano Island, BC. Lama Mark will bestow The Tantric Meditation on the Unity of Generosity and Wisdom: Golden Zambala Yab-Yum. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.

2007

July 6th to 28th, Crystal Mountain Retreat and Study Centre, Galiano Island, BC. A three week summer retreat with Lama Mark: The Songs of Liberation. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


January 19th to 31st, Crystal Mountain Retreat and Study Centre ,Galiano Island, BC. A Vipassana and Chenresig Retreat: Unfolding the Nature of Loving-kindness and Emptiness. A 12 day retreat on Galiano Island with Lama Mark. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


2006

August 11th to January 12th, Dharma Centre of Canada, Kinmount, Ontario. The Lucid Mind Retreat: A Three to Five Month Retreat with Lama Mark. During this retreat Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


July 8th to 29th, Crystal Mountain Retreat and Study Centre ,Galiano Island, BC.Family Retreat and The Diamond Dakini/Milarepa Retreat with Lama Mark. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


April 22nd to May 13th, South Island, New Zealand. Meditations on Space, Light and Mind in Makarora with Lama Mark. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


February 1st to 19th, Dharma Centre of Canada, Kinmount, Ontario. The Tantra of Demchog, Six Yogas of Naropa & Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Mark Webber. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


January 8th - 26th, Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island, BC. Dream Yoga & Meditations on Space, Light and Mind with Lama Mark Webber. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


2005

Feldenkrais, Awareness through Movement classes. Rossland BC. Wednesdays, Nov 9 and 30 , Dec 7 , and 14 at the Miners’ Hall from 6 to 7pm Or Thursdays, Dec 1, 8, 15 and 22 at the Miners’ Hall from 7:30 to 8:30am. 


December 4th 3pm to 6pm. Rossland BC. Feldenkrais Workshop presented by Rossland Recreation. Click here for the poster


November 16th - 28th, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dream Yoga - The Mind Yogas of Night and Day Dreams with Lama Mark Webber: With teachings on the Extraordinary Foundation Practices as taught in the Tantric Buddhist tradition. This retreat is just outside of Winnipeg, at a St. Benedict Nunnery. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


August Ladakh, India. Mahamudra retreat with Lama Mark Webber at Kaspang Gompa & trek through the Zanskar and Ladakh Ranges within the Great Himalayan Range. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


July 1st to 21st Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island, BC. The Vital Breath summer retreat with Lama Mark Webber. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


June 1st to 13th Israel Retreat and Evening teachings with Lama Mark Webber on Generosity and Loving Kindness in the Galilee & Tel Aviv, Israel. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


April 11th to 24th New Zealand The Meditation on Breath and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Lama Mark Webber. Course and Silent Retreat. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


January 14th to February 5th, Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island BC. The Vital Breath retreat with Lama Markk Webber. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


2004

August 21 - September 9th, Dharma Centre of Canada, Kinmount, Ontario Karma Pakshi & Mahamudra Retreat with Lama Mark Webber. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


July 3rd -30th Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island, BC. Lama Mark will give teachings on The Mandala of the 12 Manjushris and an introduction to Abhidhamma as well as a Mahamudra (Vipassana) retreat. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.


April 18th - May 13th, Queenstown, New Zealand Lama Mark will teach the Mandala of the Twenty-One Taras, Love and Emptiness and Microscopic Explorations. Jamie will lead movement classes a few times a week to deepen relaxation and cultivate mindfulness.