MOVEMENT MATTERS BACK-TO-BASICS

Start with your Roots

to Move Better, Feel Better

& Live Better 

The Feldenkrais Way


INTRODUCTORY SERIES MODULE 8

Are your muscles and joints stiff, tight, tense and sore?

Do you experience over-whelm or chronic anxiety?



Your body is designed to function perfectly. It's our modern lifestyle and daily living habits that are the root cause of dysfunction. Feet are beautifully designed to send signals about the surface they stand, walk, run and play on to your brain.
However when your feet spend decades in cushioned shoes, walking on flattened man-made surfaces, the signals become skewed and distorted, causing upstream 'stress' on your knees, hips, back, shoulders, neck and jaw etc!


It's time to FIND your feet, FEEL your roots and LIVE in a

grounded, centered HAPPY body? 


A fresh new paradigm is rapidly emerging, and your grounded, centered body knows the way ... starting with your feet!


MOVEMENT MATTERS

Back-To-Basics

TWICE WEEKLY MONDAY & THURSDAY
OCTOBER 18, 21, 25, 28, NOV 1, 4 - $160.
DAY GROUP >12noon-1pm
OR EVE GROUP 6-7pm
WHAT YOU GET:
✅ 'LIVE' Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically designed re- awaken your feet, in this busy, highly distracted 'top heavy' world.
✅ Re-cover pain free movement from the feet up, knees, hips, back, neck, or shoulders.
✅ Re- wire your brain and re-program your body to walk with greater freedom, ease, fluidity and grace.
✅  Re-discover the joy and confidence of feeling safe in your feet.
✅ Re-claim your connection to earth, the ground you walk upon.
✅ PLUS recorded replays for duration of series

Your foot is a wonderfully impressive part of your whole body ... 26 bones, 33 joints, 4 layers of muscle and up to 200,000 nerve endings within each foot. And yet for many, feet are grossly taken for granted, misunderstood, mistreated, and eventually

become painful and problematic. 


By awakening a better relationship with your feet and their connection to your brain,

positive 'whole body' postural changes occur, making the seemingly impossible, possible.


Our programs are based on modern science’s latest discoveries in brain neuroplasticity—

the brain's ability to change at any age.

DO YOU 'THINK' YOUR FEELINGS OR

DO YOU 'FEEL YOUR FEELINGS'?

Hear what Sharon has to say about being unaware and numb to her body feelings ... despite having done years of personal development and emotional work!


 


OUR 3 WEEK SIGNATURE SERIES IS FOR YOU IF:

✅ your body feels stiff, tight, limited and out of whack!
✅ you feel overwhelmed, confused or disconnected
✅ you feel a loss of agility, co-ordination or confidence
✅ you want to feel more spontaneous and playful
✅ you absolutely do NOT want to withdraw from activities you love eg music, walking, skiing, gardening, running, surfing etc
✅ you want more movement freedom, ease, power, fluidity, efficiency
✅ you want to function at your optimal best as you age
✅ you've tried everything and nothing has helped sustainably


ONLINE 'LIVE' SESSIONS

DELIVER BREAKTHROUGH RESULTS


"Sandy I'm blown away, you make it so easy, truly amazing, I feel energised, my body pain has gone and I feel years younger than 56!”  — Mary, NSW




Have you noticed in this busy-outcome-driven culture, that your brain is forced to process massive volumes of information in ways it's never had to before?

Do you experience 'overwhelm', brain fog, poor dedision making?

Science has proven that a brain in 'over-whelm' is unable to process, focus or make 'good' decisions ... it alerts the body to be on-guard, ready to defend itself ... MUSCLES & JOINTS become TENSE, TIGHTEN, STIFF and SORE! 

LIVING THIS WAY IS EXHAUSTING ... BUT WAIT ... IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE SO!



Movement is life

without movement life is unthinkable'

         -Moshé Feldenkrais Ph.D


WHAT THE HECK ... FELDEN-WHAT?




 

Stop Giving Up On The Things You Love:

You don’t want to end up like your parents
Things are only going to get worse if you don’t make a change
Your sick of waking up stiff and tight
You want to maintain your active life but tightness makes you wonder whether you’re doing more harm than good.
How do you think you’ll feel in 5 years time if you do nothing?


ALLOW ME TO EXPLAIN ...

Globally, we humans are exposed 24/7 to escalating levels of

stimulation and distraction that challenge- 

>>> your brain to be constantly on alert

>>> your mind to be busy and distracted and

>>> your body to function more like an object or machine!


IMAGINE being in the driver’s seat of your life


IMAGINE the freedom to make better choices


IMAGINE waking up happy, fresh, free and ready for the day


LISTENING TO YOUR BODY WHISPERS ISN'T SELF CARE ...

IT'S AN ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILL

Listening and responding to your body is about giving your brain

MORE of what it needs to run smoothly and ... LESS of what shuts it down!

'LESS IS MORE'

when your 'survival' brain feels safe ...

your higher functioning brain comes back online

tense, tight, sore, muscles let go and relax, joints move freely and overwhelm & anxiety resolve

This is achieved by engaging the brain's remarkable capacity to change ... we call this neuro-plasticity


MOVEMENT MATTERS 

Back-To-Basics


TWICE WEEKLY MONDAY & THURSDAY
DAY GROUP >12noon-1pm
OR EVE GROUP 6-7pm
WHAT YOU GET:
✅ 'LIVE' Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically designed re- awaken your feet, in this busy, highly distracted 'top heavy' world.
✅ Re-cover pain free movement from the feet up, knees, hips, back, neck, or shoulders.
✅ Re- wire your brain and re-program your body to walk with greater freedom, ease, fluidity and grace.
✅  Re-discover the joy and confidence of feeling safe in your feet.
✅ Re-claim your connection to earth, the ground you walk upon.
✅ PLUS recorded replays for duration of series


"Why would you work with Sandy? Because what she does works! I had been suffering from immense back pain due to sitting long hours at my computer. I discovered new ways to sit that are no longer painful. At first it seemed too simple! Nothing that required massive changes on my behalf, but the results were miraculous! She knows what she's doing. If you have body aches and pain, she's the woman! Thank you so much for your wisdom, your gentleness and help." — C. Hauser, Therapist USA


“You cannot solve a problem

using the same thinking 

that created the problem

in the first place”  Einstein




THE PROBLEM IS ... there's a PAINFULL MISMATCH

between how your body is designed to move as a mammal & what you are doing to your body as a 'thing' to be managed?


YOU WILL RESOLVE THIS MISMATCH THROUGH

using specifically designed movement lessons to discover new possibilities for yourself from the 'INSIDE-OUT', just as you naturally did as a little kid ...

>>> how to resolve tense tight sore muscles and joints

>>> how to soothe overwhelm. brain fatigue and anxiety

>>> how to have your brain work with you, not against you

>>> how to listen and better understand body signals

>>> how to live life on your terms, in your time and in your way

>>> how to embody connection, ease, fluidity, peace and power

>>> how to buffer yourself from information 'over-load', foggy thinking and zoom-gloom

>>> how to re-wire and re-calibrate your brain's extraordinary capacity to change ... neuroplasticity.


YOU WILL ALSO DISCOVER:

>>> how the brain and body are designed to work together in harmony

>>> how information over-load, over-whelm, chronic worry and anxiety cause disconnection

>>> why muscles forget to relax and let go ... and how to teach them to do so!

>>> how joints move and bones interact to create power and strength thru leverage

>>> how your breathing patterns reflects the status of your brain

>>> how gravity affects posture, pleasure and endless possibilities

>>> how to trade brute force, effort and struggle for grace, freedom and ease

>>> how new freedom, flexibility, creativity, strength and resilience ...

TRANSFORM self-image, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-regulation



MOVEMENT MATTERS 

Back-To-Basics


TWICE WEEKLY MONDAY & THURSDAY
OCTOBER 18, 21, 25, 28, NOV 1, 4 - $160.
DAY GROUP >12noon-1pm
OR EVE GROUP 6-7pm
WHAT YOU GET:
✅ 'LIVE' Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically designed re- awaken your feet, in this busy, highly distracted 'top heavy' world.
✅ Re-cover pain free movement from the feet up, knees, hips, back, neck, or shoulders.
✅ Re- wire your brain and re-program your body to walk with greater freedom, ease, fluidity and grace.
✅  Re-discover the joy and confidence of feeling safe in your feet.
✅ Re-claim your connection to earth, the ground you walk upon.
✅ PLUS recorded replays for duration of series
"What I'm after isn't
flexible bodies, but flexible brains.
What I'm after is to restore each person
to their human dignity."

-Dr Moshé Feldenkrais Ph.D


WHAT MAKES THIS TRAINING DIFFERENT?

We offer you -

>>> a fresh new paradigm for problem solving!

>>> a mindset shift!

>>> a different way of thinking, sensing and feeling!

>>> new options empower your choice between an inherited cultural, linea thinking mindset ... OR ... an organic functional-systems mindset.


THIS BRAIN BASED APPROACH IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE:

>>> we do NOT ‘fix’ problems … we create ‘connections’ to eliminate what’s in the way.

>>> we do NOT demonstrate for you to copy … we use self-paced explorations from the ‘inside-out’

>>> we do NOT stretch, effort, force or push through resistance … we listen, sense and feel the ‘whispers’ your intelligent body gives you

>>> we do NOT judge, diagnose, treat, or cure problems … this is a learning method in line with early childhood development

we do NOT relate to human beings as objects to be managed, controlled, supervised or manipulated … we partner to achieve your desired outcome

>>> we do NOT see humans as disconnected and separate … we recognise endless possibilites, inter-connections and extraordinary organic intelligence


MOVEMENT MATTERS 

Back-To-Basics


TWICE WEEKLY MONDAY & THURSDAY
OCTOBER 18, 21, 25, 28, NOV 1, 4 - $160.
DAY GROUP >12noon-1pm
OR EVE GROUP 6-7pm
WHAT YOU GET:
✅ 'LIVE' Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically designed re- awaken your feet, in this busy, highly distracted 'top heavy' world.
✅ Re-cover pain free movement from the feet up, knees, hips, back, neck, or shoulders.
✅ Re- wire your brain and re-program your body to walk with greater freedom, ease, fluidity and grace.
✅  Re-discover the joy and confidence of feeling safe in your feet.
✅ Re-claim your connection to earth, the ground you walk upon.
✅ PLUS recorded replays for duration of series


"I’ve done a number of classes with Sandy and am delighted by the simplicity yet profundity of the Feldenkrais Method.

I feel better about living in my body than I ever have before. Sandy is a passionate, warm and knowledgeable teacher who fosters understanding and clarity"... Sharon Davey Melb.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Question 1: How do I know if this training is right for me? 
Answer: Ask yourself, do you have the motivation to change aspects you wish were different?
Our Training is for you if:
>> you want to improve your movement flexibility and range of motion. 
>> you are recovering from an injury and have tried other traditional approaches without sustainable success. 
>> you feel out of touch, disconnected or numb in your body.
>> you want to improve your body awareness and functional endurance and strength. 
>> you want to improve your self confidence, self esteem and courage to be your authentic self.

Question 2: How is it different from Physio, Yoga or Pilates? 
Answer: These and many other modalities reflect the rational linear paradigm. Where the focus is on separate body parts eg. hammies, pecs, abdominals, quads stretching and strengthening exercises etc.
Our Training reflects a totally different way to think about whlole-body, whole-brain intelligence.
We do this by accessing the remarkable capacity the brain has to change, called neuroplasticity.
Through specifically designed Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Lessons
you will discover how to easily release excess muscle tone and tension.

Question 3: What should I expect in a group training?
Answer: We create a safe, relaxed and friendly online learning environment. You will be introduced to a variety of themes, concepts, discussions and an experiencial component known as Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®.
Verbally directed lessons guide participants through gentle and sometimes quirky movement sequences.
Movement explorations develop into sequential actions, that slowly and incrementally become more complex. Through movement and awareness I will help you explore skeletal alignment, breath, muscle tone, posture and pesky limiting habits.
You will dissolve inherited limitations and expand muscle memory, fluidity and freedom to eliminate compulsive and dysfunctional tightness, strain and tension. 
Movement lessons within this series will take place lying comfortably on the floor or bed.
Wear loose clothing and be sure your room is quiet and temperature controlled.

Question 4: Will it be fun? 
Yes, you are well supported to move at your own pace and in your own way. Although learning something new is often challenging, I will meet you and ensure you all you need before moving forward.

Question 5: How long does it take?
How long is a piece of string?
This is not a cookie cutter approach. Individualised learning
Your results will depend …... On the Environment
+ Past injuries
+ How long have you been suffering
+ What you have tried in the past
+ What your currently doing
+ Your willingness to change
+ How you are spending your time and money at the moment
= The Results 
How invested are you in finding relief and changing your pain?
How motivated are you to change?
Are you willing to put skin in the game?

Question 6 : Can you find the movement lessons for free?
YES, and…..
You won’t get the accountability. And the step by step of what to focus on at the right time.
One of the reasons I created this program is because there is SO MUCH incorrect and outdated information online about movement and wellness. 
I mean, movement science in brain/body is constantly evolving and changing...do you want to use strategies from outdated blog posts, videos with tactics that don’t work anymore especially those pre- protocols before neuroplasticity science. 
...or do you want to use strategies from a newly updated program with proven results from other students?
Think about the time you’d save by not having to dig through old blog posts and implement disconnected strategies, just to *maybe* find something that kinda works.
My program walks you through, step-by-step, what exactly you should be doing to get major results. No time wasted and no outdated curriculum.

Question 7: Are the results guaranteed? 
Nothing can be guaranteed when it relies on you to show up and do the work. Short term mindset is problematic and a symptom of our cultural misunderstanding of what our bodies need for organic sustainable transformation. Consistency is key to transformation. There are no magic pills. This program will give you solid information and a curiosity to learn at an insane price for a lifetime of transformation.

Question 8: What is the promise? 
My promise is to help you rediscover greater freedom, ease, comfort and aliveness is all you do each and every day. That may be sitting at a computer, rolling over in bed, sleeping more soundly and comfortably, walking, jogging or running, climbing up and down steps or hills, and generally improving how you experience yourself and your life. You will awaken a curious mind, self confidence and experience newfound movement possibilities.

Question 9: Why do you offer a money back guarantee?
Quite simply, I care about you, maybe more than you care about yourself. I know what's possible when you show up and follow the lessons with an open mind. Tune in and isten to yourself in the way I teach you.
I’m willing to put all my cards on the table and give of my best. I know that for your experience to be exceptional, you need to be all in too.

Question 10: What happens if I miss a session?
Do what you can to prioritise this series in your diary. This 'live' experience offers you invaluable feedback, social interaction and playful mutual support.

Question 11: What is your promise to me? 
My promise is to meet you where you are right now. So that together we can move forward to achieve the results and outcomes you desire. I am not here to 'fix' you! I bring to these sessions over 50years
experience in the health and wellness industry. My expertise is to tap you into your own deep, body-based intelligence and re-connect you with your birthright to be present, embodied, at ease and vibrantly alive ... regardless of age or surrounding chaotic circumstances!

MOVEMENT MATTERS 

Back-To-Basics


TWICE WEEKLY MONDAY & THURSDAY
OCTOBER 18, 21, 25, 28, NOV 1, 4 - $160.
DAY GROUP >12noon-1pm
OR EVE GROUP 6-7pm
WHAT YOU GET:
✅ 'LIVE' Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons specifically designed re- awaken your feet, in this busy, highly distracted 'top heavy' world.
✅ Re-cover pain free movement from the feet up, knees, hips, back, neck, or shoulders.
✅ Re- wire your brain and re-program your body to walk with greater freedom, ease, fluidity and grace.
✅  Re-discover the joy and confidence of feeling safe in your feet.
✅ Re-claim your connection to earth, the ground you walk upon.
✅ PLUS recorded replays for duration of series


HEAR WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
Listen to what Psychologist Rikki has to say about 'hidden' stress


 
Hear what Mich, high flying busy Corporate Mom has to say about living with unresolved pain ...
 
Hear how student and passionate horse rider nearly quit
due to re-occurring pain!
 

Sandy Leathem - Founder Movement Matters (1964)

Feldenkrais Practitioner

Physiotherapist

Embodied Aging Consultant

61-419-923-413

http://sandyleathem.com