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Joining us from New York, Michele Rafferty, founder of Holistic Turtles - Holistic Health for Seniors, certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Movement Specialist, trained at the prestigious Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London. Michele has experience in the field of movement exploration, including Modern Dance technique, Contact improvisation, Kripalu Yoga, Feldenkrais Movement, Social Dance, and Ohashiatsu Bodywork. Holistic Turtles provides on-site hands on education and programs that encompass a balanced, well rounded, and healthy lifestyle creating dignity, compassion, and hope to Seniors lives. Michele will join us to discuss how integrating breath, mindfulness, and movementcan improve overall well being through aging by focusing on physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
Then we'll hear from Josette Marie on Long Island and talk about her music history, present projects and future music.
This week we are speaking with Amber Adams, a Broadway Sound Technician, who now is in private practice offering her clients the Feldenkrais Method and has also been trained in Pilates.
As she tells us that she works with two primary groups of people:
Adults who struggle with chronic pain,or have an old injury/surgery that never seemed to be quite right afterward;
Children with Special Needs, ranging from Autism to ADD to Cerebral Palsy to survivors of brain tumors.
In both categories she says, “we look at ways that they are unconsciously moving that are contributing to the their chronic pain and find more efficient solutions….many people who have ongoing pain also have emotional trauma associated with it…our work helps them experience their body as an ally again,not an enemy”.
Irene Pasternack tells us how you can use the Feldenkrais Method to improve your balance, prevent falls, cope with freezing, maintain facial mobility, speech volume and swallowing, and find greater comfort and ease in day-to-day activities. The show includes a short Feldenkrais lesson to improve posture, comfort and stability in sitting. In addition to making you feel more comfortable, this lesson helps improve the mobility of your neck, head, and eyes, and has a direct impact on your balance in standing.
Jane, a local South Bay resident and Redondo Beach school board member, has been a Physical Therapist for 34 years, working with both adults and children. In addition, she has been a Feldenkrais Practitioner for 18 years! She served as an Instructor for Awareness Through Movement at Torrance Memorial Hospital for 10 years, an Instructor for seminars on Improving Golf, Tennis , Walking and Running and as a guest lecturer for Cerritos Community College Physical Therapy assistant program. She is a Certified Instructor for Bones for Life and was recently Interviewed for Yoga Source Journal Winter 2000.
Jane believes that it is her dharma to teach and share her love of the Feldenkrais Method and says that people seem to find her at time when traditional methods of healing haven’t worked for them. Her gift is just what they need at that moment.
Liste to Jules Mitchell of the South Bay Yoga Conference ask Jane all about the Feldenkrais Method
Linda Flanders has been a San Francisco police detective, a prevention program designer, an educational videographer, a long-time Feldenkrais Practioner and she's a trained crisis intervention (CIT) class facilitator. Linda's hobby is stand up comedy and she has a dog named after WWII heroine, Rose Valland. Linda's website is www.taprootinc.com.
Thousands of years old, Qi Gong, derives from many shamanistic practices that are even older. In these long-ago times, everyone did everything in accordance with nature. They observed harmony in the spiraling cycles of degeneration and regeneration. They became aware of this same spiraling in the human experience. Over time, the spiraling relationship between humans and nature became known in Chinese thought as The Five Element Theory. This same ancient body of thought recognizes all disease as “dis-ease”—as stemming from an imbalance of Qi. Western practices tend to treat disease after it manifests. Qi Gong arose to cultivate the vital life force that would ward off dis-ease by addressing imbalances as they evolved. Fostering harmony creates wellness: in your body; between your body and your mind; in your connection to others; and in your connection to nature. Nature cannot exist separate from your body, your mind, or from other living beings. This is a truth in Qi Gong as well as in Feldenkrais.
Special guest Carrie Lafferty has been in the healing arts exploring her own inner world and guiding others to do the same for over 26 years. She is a Physical Therapist, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Master Qi Gong Teacher and has studied core shamanism with Michael Harner, Nicki Scully and indigenous shamans in Guatemala, Mexico, China & Tibet. She has maintained a meditation practice for over 15 years. Carrie has a healing practice in Seattle which focuses on awareness based practices for connecting to your own inner healer and guide http://movementfromwithin.net
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We are aware of what it means to tune a violin or a piano, but what does it mean to tune a human body?That is what our guest for this episode, Michael Gilbert explains to us. Michael’s tuning may include one or more of the many modalities that he has studied, including yoga, rolfing, feldenkrais, trager technique and shiatsu, to name just a few that he works with. As He explains to us,”I help people by getting them to see their problem differently, I get them to realize they are not broken. I help people understand that the body is out of tune and not broken….bodies are tunable”.Michael teaches people how to manage energy and reduce tension which he says,”is the underlying key to good health”.Over the last 25 years, Michael has enabled his clients to avoid invasive and dangerous surgeries and to get out of chronic pain.
Guest: Mary Debono, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Author of Best Seller: Grow Young With Your Dog, http://www.debonomoves.
Book-Growing Young with Your Dog.
"My Special Guest today will be my Therapy – Dog = Puff Prinzing!!!"
Interview with Robert Boyd. Learn about Feldenkrais Method and how it can help you to move without pain again.
Feldenkrais Method helps musicians, dancers, athletes, children with special needs and anybody who wants to improve quality of life and learn to:
* Ease chronic discomfort
* Improve posture and flexibility
* Prevent injuries
* Reduce stress
* Improve concentration
1st Guest: Beth Lord, Owner of Write Heart Memories®, Author, Occupational Therapist & Feldenkrais Practitioner.
Beth is an Occupational Therapist, Feldenkrais Practitioner, the once owner of a therapeutic toy catalog company, a pharmaceutical rep for Corporate America and is now an Author and Owner of Write Heart Memories®. Write Heart Memories® is a change agent for self-awareness, self-reflection, healing, rehabilitation, resolution and growth. Beth infuses her extraordinary therapeutic knowledge and wisdom, laughter, love and common sense practices to be supportive of the healthy wholeness of who you are in your body, mind, heart, spirit and soul.
2nd Guest: Letitia Fowler, Certified Health Coach.
As a Board Certified Health Coach and Wellness Educator, Letitia Fowler walks her talk as she supports midlife women to embrace a healthy lifestyle so they can live with vitality and age joyfully. Working by phone, Skype or in-person, Letitia helps her clients access their blueprint for better health by discovering what brings them joy and fulfillment. Letitia firmly believes that health is wealth and aging with vitality is priceless.
3rd Guest: Ellen Barrett, is a best-selling exercise video creator, with award winning titles like Crunch: Fat Burning Pilates and Prevention Magazine’s Flat Belly Diet Workout.From 2006 – 20011, she starred in Fit TV’s All-Star Workouts. She’s the author of four wellness books, including her latest.
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In this episode Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Amazon bestselling author Mary Debono will talk to us about how getting a dog can help you lose weight and keep it off. She recently released her new book “Grow young with your dog” and will talk about what our dogs can show us about being healthy and in shape.
For more information about Mary visit www.debonomoves.com and for more information about this Jill Thomas and this show visit www.healthyhabitshypnosis.com
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