Falling with Grace: An Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method™ for Preventing a Fall and Falling with Grace.

Fall With Grace Class

Falling and falling prevention strategies are exceedingly important, acquired with lots of practice and an understanding of how the human skeleton maintains stability under the force of gravity. Using the Feldenkrais MethodTM, participants will learn to balance and coordinate the movements of their skeleton, both for saving themselves from falling and for bringing themselves down to the ground in an organized way*. Getting back up, and shaking off residual stress after taking a fall will also be addressed. 

During the first 6 hours of this course (Part I), students will learn better balance, better coordination and more control in walking to increase the likelihood of preventing a fall, as well, how to quickly catch themselves from falling under certain circumstances. Students will learn a little bit about the nervous system as it relates to proprioceptive intelligence and recovering from a fall. The last 3 hours of the course (Part II)**, students will carry out supervised falling practice privately***. Day-to-day falling hazards within the home and larger community will be identified and incorporated into these lessons. 

Please note: 

* Participants must be able to bring themselves to sit comfortably on the floor in a side-sitting or cross-legged position. Please contact Elena prior to registering to discuss eligibility. feelbetter@elenahenwood.com

** Participants are encouraged to register for both Part I and Part II of the course. Participants must complete Part I in order to register for Part II. 

*** Part II lessons are private and you can arrange for them to take place in your own home or at Elena’s home studio. 

Part I – Falling Essentials 

Six 1-hour weekly group lessons. . . $180.00 

Part II – Falling Practice 

Three 1-hour private lessons. . . $200.00 

Did you know?Falling remains the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors. 
What will I learn during the first 6 hours of the Falling with Grace course?During the first 6 hours of the course you will learn better balancebetter coordination and more control in walking to increase the likelihood of preventing a fall, as well, how to quickly catch yourself from falling under certain circumstances. You will also learn a little bit about the nervous system as it relates to proprioceptive intelligence and recovering from a fall.   

What will I learn during the last 3 hours of the Falling with Grace course? During the last 3 hours of the course you will carry out supervised falling practice privately. Day-to-day falling hazards within the home and larger community will be identified and incorporated into these lessons.