-----Sonja Johansson Movement Educator
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.
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.
| Pilates mat classes__| _ Senior conditioning classes_ | _Pilates Fundamentals mat classes_ |
Classes and Workshops
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.
TUESDAY 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 Fall PROGRAM
Sept 9 - Oct 28 (except Sept 23)
$147 JCC 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.
| --251 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10016---| --cell 646.283.4539-- | --email Sonja@SonjaJohansson.com-- |