Group Classes | Wellington

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Movewell 2 Agewell® Classes

This class provides an opportunity for continuous improvement through movement explorations. Through gentle movements you will experience greater ease in all your activities.

Sign up for our 8-week term programme.

We offer Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon classes.

Movewell 2 Agewell® Classes | Karori, Wellington

Class Details

Location: Karori Community Centre (behind the Mobil Station), Karori.

Venue: Room 3, upstairs. Lift access available.

Type of Class: Suitable for 40+

Length of Class:

1 hour, held weekly as part of an 8-week programme. There are 4 terms each year – as below.

Cost: 

$120 per term (8 classes) or $20 per class, casual.
Payment in advance via internet banking to 12-3140-0094866-00 or cash/cheque.
Missed class can be made up on another day in the same term.

2018 Term Dates | 8-Week Programme

Term 1: 13 February – 5 April
Term 2: 1 May – 21 June
Term 3: 24 July – 13 September
Term 4: 9 October – 27 November

Two Class Options

  • Tuesday Morning Classes: 11.30am – 12.30pm.
  • Thursday Afternoon Classes: 3pm – 4pm.

Overview of the Course

Each lesson is complete in itself. There are four 8-week terms each year, and there is usually a theme each term to focus your learning. For example, Term 2 this year focuses on improving hips for walking and other activities.

Through verbal instruction in a wide range of movement lessons I help you explore new and improved ways to carry out your daily activities in a safe and pain-free manner.

These classes involve gentle, slow movements to facilitate learning via the brain’s sensory motor system. Classes are usually carried out with the student lying on the floor. This is the best for learning because it reduces stress on the nervous system. Floor based lessons are also optimal for providing sensory feedback about your individual patterns of standing, sitting, walking and any of your work or recreational activities.

Mats are provided by us for each session. Simply wear casual, comfortable clothing such as pants and t-shirt.

Term 3 starts 24 July – Free up your shoulders in 8 lessons

This term we’re focussing on the shoulders. In these  8 lessons you’ll become more aware of how you’re moving your shoulders and how important this is for good walking and maintaining your balance. This increased awareness of your shoulders in movement will make a significant difference to your daily activities including helping you avoid common shoulder joint problems.

In these lessons you’ll learn some very interesting and surprising things about the structure and functioning of your shoulder girdle and its parts. Did you know, for instance, that the entire bony structure of your shoulders – including your connected arm bones – only attach directly to the rest of your skeleton at the left and right side of the top of the sternum? This fact about the arrangement of our skeleton has profound implications for how we use our shoulders effectively in movement. To help demonstrate, Alan will bring the amazing Mr Movewell – his articulated skeleton – along to the first lesson!

Join Alan this term and learn to embody an increased awareness of your shoulders that will make a significant difference to your daily activities.

Term 2 starts 1 May –  Mobilise your pelvis and hips through the hip joints in 8 lessons

How easily can you bend down to pick something up from the floor? Or garden without getting a sore back?  This term’s focus is on bringing your awareness to the connection between your legs and pelvis through the hip joints. Plus the connections of these parts to other higher parts like your chest, back, head, shoulders and arms.

A functional pelvis is able to move freely between the hip joints in a way the allows easy use of the legs aligned to the up force of gravity from the ground through the feet and ankles. Feet and ankles in turn support the legs and the pelvis connected through the hip joints. Healthy mobile hip joints are therefore vital for easy functional movement of legs below the joints and for the pelvis and everything else above the hip joints. You”ll learn to mobilize your pelvis and hips through the hip joints in a way that benefits all your activities including walking and gardening.

Term 1 starts 13 February – Use your eyes to improve your flexibility in 8 lessons

The theme this term is eyes and movement: the way you use your eyes has a direct effect on your flexibility, even being able to back a car. You will improve your whole functioning in a range in of activities that require good flexibility of head, neck, arms and shoulders.

“We fix our eyes on something thousands, or even tens of thousands, of times a day, and if every time you look at something you stiffen your neck muscles even a tiny bit, if you do that for several decades, what’s that going to do to your neck?”                                                – Jack Heggie, author of Total Body Vision

If you suffer from headaches, common pressure or migraines, these classes can make a big difference. I should know; it was because of chronic migraines that I came to Feldenkrais® and became a practitioner. Make it a goal this year to become more aware of your eye use habits and discover new options for reducing eye strain and headaches and, in doing so, improving your overall flexibility.

For Further Information

If you would like to learn more about the Movewell 2 Agewell programme, phone or email Alan as below.

To Book Your Place in the Movewell 2 Agewell ® Programe:

Simply phone Alan on 027 697 3854 or 04 476 6532 or

Email alan@movewell-livewell.nz.