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Restorative Movement Class

The Feldenkrais method is a revolutionary approach to fitness and health that is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful means of rehabilitation for those who are injured or in chronic pain, as well as people who simply want to learn to move better and feel more comfortable in their bodies.

Tapping into the natural processes by which babies learn to crawl, sit, walk and speak, physicist Moshe Feldenkrais spent more than 40 years developing and refining his method. During the class, you are guided through a series of deceptively simple floor exercises which have a profound effect on your posture, breathing and movement capabilities.

In this fun and supportive class, you might explore such common human functions as standing, sitting, turning, bending and reaching, or even recreate movement patterns you learned as an infant, such as crawling or rolling.

These gentle and pleasurable movement explorations help you to discover new options for moving and acting with more comfort, precision and power. This class is geared toward those in recovery from cancer — including spouses, family and caregivers — and is offered free of charge.

Each week we focus on a different individual's needs, giving special attention and hands-on guidance for each student.

A wonderful complement to any medical treatment or exercise program, these classes are especially beneficial for anyone experiencing fatigue, pain or restriction of movement due to injury, surgery or treatment.

This class is sponsored by the UCSF Cancer Resource Center. It is open to cancer patients and their caregivers. You do not need to be a patient of UCSF.

Time

Wednesdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

Location

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Instructor

Karen Ingebrigtson
Phone: (415) 931-7719

Registration

Registration is required for this class. To register, call instructor Karen Ingebrigtson at (415) 931-7719. A completed health history and signed physician's consent form is required before participating.