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Motion Ways

 

Motion Ways

Register with the Gordon Head Recreation Centre at 250 475-7100

WInter Classes:
Session: Mondays, Jan. 16 - Apr. 10, 2017 
Cost : 12wks/$100
Drop-in Fee: $9 plus tax  
Time: 11:15am-12:15pm 

Spring/Summer Classes:
Sessions: Mondays, April 24 – June 12
Time: 11:15 – 12:15
Costs: 7 Classes for $58 Or Drop-In $9
Registration Barcode is 826405

No class on Victoria Day, May 22

Location: Gordon Head Recreation Centre, 4100 Lambrick Way

 

Why Motion Ways?

Many neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, or acquired brain injury leave people struggling with instructions, following steps, or even performing ordinary movements. Taught by HeadWay's very own Lindsay Beal, Parkinson's Outreach Coordinator, Motion Ways is a class where the pace is self determined, instruction is minimal, and following is optional. Using music, and suggestions for movement, Lindsay facilitates creativity and mindfulness. Activities involve focused attention to one’s own experience with movement. In an atmosphere of experimentation and fun, people can reduce stress and improve flexibility and balance.

“Motion Ways is a great class, a great gathering! The music is always so lovely. We dance! We release! We make sure that we are not gripping on to anything that our afflictions may promote! It is a tremendously positive space!”  ~  participant.

 

Motion Ways Feedback

In a recent survey, participants said the greatest impact Motion Ways created was in the areas of balance, awareness of posture and overall function.  The most valued content of the class was dancing.

 

Get To Know Lindsay Beal

Lindsay is currently the Parkinson’s Outreach Coordinator at HeadWay. She has her bachelor of science in psychology, and master of education in art education. She has facilitated classes for people all ages and varying abilities for over 30 years.  She was a student of 5 Rhythms® for nearly a decade, and completed the 2 year Undercurrents (movement meditation) program with Andrea Juhan.  Join her and others this autumn in exploring the ways of motion.  You can contact her by email or call 250-475-6677.

 

Congratulations to Lindsay who is now an official Parkinson Wellness Recovery or PWR!Moves Certified Instructor! The program was developed by Becky Farley PT, MS, PhD as a Parkinson–specific exercise program. It is based on research studies showing that exercise with large amplitude, high effort and sensory awareness contributes to brain health and repair. Lindsay will be incorporating the principals and Basic 4  PWR!Moves into her Motion Ways program, as well as providing PWR! exercise information and coaching during client consults.