Current Topics

"Get Your Support and Power from the Ground"
(Durham and Carrboro) 8 weeks

We are designed to move off a surface. Without some kind of external supporting surface, we cannot intentionally control the direction of our movement. [Think how astronauts flail about in zero-gravity!] Additionally, most of us don't have an internal sense of support. We either use muscular strength to hold ourselves up or we collapse in on ourselves. Just as a driver who uses the gears inappropriately creates stress and damage to the engine and transmission, a person who doesn't use support from the ground well creates stress, strain and shearing forces through their joints and soft tissue that corrode their physical function, balance and quality-of-life over time. In this series of classes, we'll learn to exploit the relationship between the external support provided by the ground and the internal support provided by our skeleton to discover efficiency, ease and surprising power in our movements.

"CHANGE YOUR AGE -- Use Your Body and Brain to Feel Younger, Stronger, and More Fit" (OLLI) 11 weeks
BOOMERS: Feeling old(er)? Consider: your movement habits at ages 40-50 will impact how you feel at age 60 and beyond. The good news is we can shed our physically limiting habits and learn new habits that make our bodies and minds agile and more fit. This groundbreaking program, based on The Feldenkrais Method® of Neuromuscular Reeducation, applies the principals of childhood development and neuroplasticity to adult learners. You will learn simple but powerful exercises that will train your brain to send signals to your muscles to move in healthier, stronger, and more coordinated ways. The program is not stressful, and does not involve repetitive routines. It does not place demands on your muscular strength and flexibility. You will shed your physically limiting movement habits and learn new habits that make your bodies and minds more intelligent, agile, youthful, and fit.
Note: This topic will be offered in weekly classes and in a workshop format.




Latest Schedule for Move With Elan's Awareness Through Movement® classes
We recommend that prospective students call us at (919) 967-8013 before attending to be sure there is room in the class and to get details about directions or scheduling anomalies.
Carrboro New Day and Time!
Sunday
4 - 5pm
Balanced Movement Studio,
304 W Weaver St
(919) 942-0240
Karen Dold Topic: Get Your Support and Power from the Ground Fee: $96 for 8-punch cards ($15 drop-in). Ongoing Sunday classes beginning January 18
No class February 8
Chapel Hill Monday
9:30-10:30am
(on the floor)
Carol Woods Retirement Community,
750 Weaver Dairy Rd
Karen Dold Classes are for current and waitlisted Carol Woods residents only Fee: $6 per class Ongoing weekly
Friday
2:00-3:00pm
(in chairs)
Carol Woods Retirement Community,
750 Weaver Dairy Rd
Karen Dold Classes are for current and waitlisted Carol Woods residents only Fee: none Ongoing weekly
Durham Wednesday
9:00-10:30am
OLLI at Duke
(919) 684-2703
at Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd
Karen Dold Topic: Change Your Age Fee: Based on OLLI's fee schedule (must be OLLI member) Beginning January 7
(see OLLI's specific schedule).
Register through OLLI.
Thursday
6:45-7:45pm
Patanjali's Place
700 Foster St. (near downtown Durham)
(919) 475-1355
Move With Elan (Nancy and Karen) Topic: Get Your Support and Power from the Ground Fee: $65 for 5-class card ($15 for drop-in). See Patanjali's Place fee page for details. Register onsite at first attendance in class. Ongoing Thursday classes beginning January 15

Contact us:

Phone
(919) 967-8013
E-mail
Karen Dold
Nancy Agnew
Address
1203 Tallyho Trail
Chapel Hill, NC
27516