Core-Strengthening/ pilates class: Both for beginners and experienced, weekly pilates classes are centered on increasing core strength and mind to body connection. These classes celebrate bodies of all sizes, shapes, color, gender expression, and fitness level. Alejandra is an artist who has been teaching pilates and movement class for over a decade. She follows the overall framework of exercises from Stott Pilates and Global Somatics Process in her teaching. BIPOC only classes coming soon. Drop-ins welcome.
COST: For $20-40 for the month. $5-20 sliding scale per session. $0-3 for teens and children who can participate with class. Work-study possible.
Movement and Meditation: This class is moves through slow, active movements and stretches. Begins and ends in gently guided meditation. Drop-ins and donations welcome. Suggested $0-$20.
Somatic Circuit: This four-week class involves a group warm-up which proceeds through fitness modules. 4 people required for a class to run. $50-100 for the series.
Embodiment Circles a/b/c: Using practical applications of the Global Somatics Process, we will go systematically through different body systems using a mix of presentation and experiential means. We will practice reviving and deepening our individual relationship to ourselves. Six-week class series. $65-150.
Wellness Open House: This is a drop-in space for individual care in a group setting. Includes chair massage, chi machine, movement exercises, art-making and more. 1-4 people at a time. Drop-in/ Sign-up in advance. Suggested $15-25.
Movement for Performers: This class includes physical warm-up and conditioning as well as creative movement activities drawing from many forms of theater and storytelling techniques. 4-6 people at a time. Suggested $15-$25.
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Write for Rights: A large annual human rights campaign led by Amnesty International where people around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. 2020’s 10 cases are young people under threat; you can help them by signing up, writing, reporting, and mailing your letters by January 31, 2020. For any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to participate as a letter-writer or event organizer.
Collective Bodywork Day: A lasting legacy of the People’s Movement Center (2014-2020), this work is carried forward by Alejandra, Malia Burkhart, Caspian Wirth-Petrik and Aziza Bisanz. At this event there will be several practitioners giving bodywork / energy-work to different people in the same large room at the same time (unless otherwise noted in their description). Each practitioner and person receiving will have their own area with a massage table, massage chair, or a mat on the floor, but there are no barriers of any sort between these areas. This means that everyone in the room has the possibility of seeing and hearing each other, although while giving and receiving bodywork people generally focus on their own experience. All of the work will be done fully clothed. These sessions are different from receiving a usual individual session with a practitioner. It is intentionally a shared community space.
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