-----Sonja Johansson Movement Educator
Bones for Life Sonja Johansson Personal Trainer Feldenkrais Seated Sonja Johansson - Feldenkrais Practitioner
Feldenkrais Method®
Bones For Life®
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About Sonja

Feldenkrais® is 'The How of Moving'.

The Feldenkrais Method is an innovative system of gentle and safe movement lessons and private sessions. It is designed to create healthier and more efficient ways of moving. Whether you wish to improve the way you sit, stand, walk, run or compete, Feldenkrais will help you achieve your goal.

- Improves posture and balance
- Sharpens coordination and agility
- Reverses deterioration of function
- Eliminates aches and pains
- Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
- Increases energy and stamina
- Enhances attention and promotes clear thinking
- Aids recovery from injury or surgery
- Prevents overuse injuries
- Helps maintain mobility as you age
- Builds movement efficiency to improve performance for athlete, musicians and actors

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Sonja Johansson has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method since 1999. She takes her years of experience in the fields of dance and theatre performance, fitness training, anatomy and kinesiology and integrates them with the Feldenkrais Method to create powerful, life changing programs. Working primarily with performing artists, athletes and those recovering from injury, Sonja also has a special focus on aging adults, particulary those dealing with balance issues and neurological conditions.

Feldenkrais Method®
Rehabilitation | Performance Enhancement | Sustainability and Personal Ergonomics
| Group classes (Awareness Through Movement
®)_| _Personalized Feldenkrais® sessions (Functional Integration®)

Bones for Life®, Chairs for Life® and Walk for Life®
| _ Group classes__| _Private sessions_ | _Teacher Training

Change Your Age®
| _ Group classes__|

Personal Fitness Training
| Improve your health and fitness, whether you are recovering from an injury, managing a chronic illness
oor getting fit after a long break
| Specializing in older adults with neurological and fall issues |
| Pilates mat and reformer training | Home visits in NYC metro area.

Fitness Classes
| Pilates mat classes__| _ Senior conditioning classes_ | _Pilates Fundamentals mat classes_ |

 Classes and Workshops

WalkforLife Workshop

Feldenkrais practitioners all over the world are celebrating the 111th anniversary of the birth of our founder Moshe Feldenkrais. To help spread the word and introduce newbies to this powerful and innovative method, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners are offering free classes and workshops.

See what I have on offer below or to find a class near you visit: Feldenkrais.com

SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015
2pm - 3:30pm
__FREE INTRODUCTION TO THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD - Walking Tall

251 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, New York (cnr 28th street)
FREE to first time students

Please email Sonja at Sonja@SonjaJohansson.com to secure your place

Being able to walk tall effortlessly is a hallmark of good coordination and yet so many of us fall short of our potential. In this introductory class you'll learn systematic ways to assess your posture, then spend time exploring unusual movements that will lead to functional ways to improve your uprightness. By tuning into your bodily sensations your coordination, balance and sense of well being will improve - at any age or with any physical condition.

SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015
11am - 1:30pm __Walk for Life Introduction

251 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, New York (cnr 28th street)
$50 pre register before April 17/ $60 at door

To register contact Sonja: ph 646.283.4539 or Sonja@SonjaJohansson.com

Walk for Life® is a new program in optimal gait dynamics that helps participants learn to walk "the way Nature meant." Developed by Ruthy Alon, creator of Bones for Life and founder of the Foundation for Movement Intelligence, this program is based on Alon's prior work and 40+ years as an international Senior Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method.
In this program the use of walking poles not only helps us to maintain equilibrium, but also redistribute effort, reviving our arms' primal function - like the front legs of a quadruped - to produce pressurized impacts into the ground. Pole usage when walking also increased our vitality, since the non-habitual interaction of the arms with the ground (through the extension via the poles) employs a long lever that effectively boost the ballistic force we employ for propulsion.Using Nordic walking poles helps participants integrate patterns characteristic of a lively, pleasurable and health-promoting walk into their daily lives.
The Walk for Life program consists of experiential indoor movement lessons to convey simple-yet-potent strategies that effect beneficial long-term change in flexibility, coordination, posture, strength and well-being. Skills covered include optimal alignment, coordination, pace, propulsion, timing and impact. Improvements in balance and gait have been validated by the University of New Hampshire's Departments of Kinesiology.


"Walk for Life participants improved their walking speed, step length, and time spend on each leg during walking.
They also experienced an improvement in their overall balance confidence."
--Eric E Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA Associate Professor, Clinical Coordinator,
Athletic Training Education Program, University of New Hampshire

MONDAY 1:15pm - 2:15pm __Feldenkrais Method (Awareness Through Movement)
FRIDAY
__1:15pm - 2:15pm _Feldenkrais Roller

Equinox Fitness Club - 817 Lexington Ave (63rd st), New York 10065
Note: Class is available to members and their guests.

An innovative system of neuromuscular retraining that improves balance, coordination, range of motion, efficiency and performance. The Feldenkrais Method teaches you how to reconnect with your natural abilities to move, think, sense and feel.

TUESDSAY 6:00pm - 7:00pm Bones for Life Class

251 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, New York (cnr 28th street)
Series of 6 lessons $90 (prepayment)
$20 per class (drop in visit)


The evening class is designed for the newcomer to the program who wants to get in touch with a more efficient and effortless way of moving. In this class we clarify everyday movement patterns that sometimes cause pain and fatigue. Here you will learn the movement vocabulary of the Bones for Life program.

Note: Registration required as space is limited. To register contact Sonja: ph 646.283.4539 or Sonja@SonjaJohansson.com


WEDNESDAY 9.30am - 10.30am The Feldenkrais Method (Awareness Through Movement) series

The Jewish Community Center
334 Amsterdam Ave (76th St)
, New York

2015 Spring PROGRAM
8 Classes
March 4- April 29 (except April 8)
$168.00 JCC Member
$200.00 Non-member

6 Classes
May 6 - June 10
$126.00 JCC Member
$150.00 Non-member

Experience the physical and mental health benefits of improved posture and coordination from the inside out. Learn practical ways to increase your body awareness, directly improving your self image, mood and appearance. With improved coordination and posture you will conserve energy and restore vitality, no matter your age or condition.

To participate in class you must be able to get down to the floor, and comfortably lay on your back or side.

Taught by Sonja Johansson and Anastasi Siotas, Movement Specialists - Certified in The Feldenkrais Method and Bones for Life. Other Feldenkrais classes offered by Anastasi Siotas: click here
To register, please call (646) 505 5708 or online at www.jccmanhattan.org


THURSDAY 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pilates Fundamentals

251 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, New York (cnr 28th street)
Series of 6 lessons $100.
Drop in class $20

Learn secrets from the Feldenkrais Method that will enable you to move easily through the Pilates exercises and develop a balanced, strong body. Sonja will reveal the muscular and skeletal action required, while guiding you to release unnecessary and counter-productive muscle involvement. In Pilates Fundamentals you will learn strategies and tools to help you move with more freedom and grace - both in class and in daily life.

Originally named 'Contrology', Pilates is a system of exercises developed to strengthen muscles focusing on the core. This class uses the principles of the Feldenkrais Method to illuminate and clarify Pilates exercises. Perfect for those new to Pilates or who have struggled with Pilates mat classes in the past.

This class is perfect for you if:

- you have never done Pilates but want to try it out
- you are out of shape and want to start a safe exercise routine
- you are injured or illness prevents you from taking a regular class
- you've found Pilates classes too challenging in the past
- you take Pilates class regularly and want to improve your form from the inside out

Please dress for movement and bring a towel.
Note: Registration required as space is limited To register contact Sonja: ph 646.283.4539 or Sonja@SonjaJohansson.com


FRIDAY 10:00am – 11:00am
Senior Conditioning class

Independence Towers, 114 Taylor St, Williamsburg

Offered by Shape Up NYC an initiative of the NYC Parks department and Equinox.

 

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