Mondays 4:15 – 5:30 pm (HST)
Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:30 pm (HST)
Started June 17, 2020Sign up now!
Rediscover your innate capacity for effortless, organic, efficient, and graceful movement. Some students find themselves freed of years of pain that they thought they would live with forever. Feldenkrais “Awareness through Movement” lessons consist of gentle movement sequences that can eventually become more complex as you progress. After attending the classes for a while, you will find improved flexibility and breathing, coordination and balance. No prior experience necessary.
Feldenkrais® is based on a sophisticated understanding of the human nervous system that helps students continuously improve their functioning in all areas of life. This method uses learning in the way that babies learn: through exploring movement and sensing the environment, in order to get whatever it is we most want out of life. For a baby that may be reaching for a toy and bringing it to the mouth, but for an adult, that may be learning to play a sport better, becoming a better actor or dancer, living a pain-free life, increasing productivity at work, or finding harmony at home. Many students of the Feldenkrais® Method find their physical and non-physical problems spontaneously disappearing as they increase their self-awareness.
Erica knows the body well, both from her own physical practices as a dancer and from her training and experience helping other bodies heal with Feldenkrais Method® and Osteopathy. Whether in class or in a treatment session, you’re in good hands with Erica.
Originally from Vancouver, Erica enjoyed a 20 year career in classical ballet and contemporary dance took her to the United States, Canada and Europe.
Erica completed her training of the Feldenkrais Method® in Paris, France in 2006 and has since taught movement workshops and Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement® classes to a variety of groups in Norway, Belgium, Japan, the United States and Canada. She also teaches ballet and contemporary dance in the professional community, locally and internationally.
Erica returned to Canada in 2010 to continue her interests in dance and movement as well as manual therapy. Erica teaches dance for numerous groups in the Vancouver community. As a dancer in Belgium Erika had received Osteopathic treatment, which she found to be beneﬁcial to her health. She completed her manual osteopathy training in April 2019 at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice in Vancouver and won the Coup de Coeur award for her thesis on manual osteopathy and olfactory dysfunction.
One-on-one, In person, Erica uses the hands-on ‘treatment’ of the Feldenkrais Method® called Functional Integration® lessons, as well as cranial osteopathy, and other techniques such as strain counter strain, muscle energy, visceral manipulation and fascial release to help people with dysfunction and pain.
Only $75 for this 4 hour course with Dr. Mike (advance sign-up recommended)
Learn how to perform this wonderful Lymphatic Drainage technique to “tune-up” your friends and clients. Lymphatic drainage is used to improve the body’s defenses while also improving overall circulation. Lymphatic drainage is used to improve the body’s defenses while also improving overall circulation. The level 1 course includes: the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and how it affects our immunity and overall health. Learn specific techniques for the head, neck, chest, abdomen and limbs, and why they work. Understand which conditions are helped and which ones to avoid. Learn how to improve immunity with diet. And, of course, learn how to use all these techniques in a safe and professional manner.
Michael P. Quirk is a Physician certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapies and Family Medicine. He has over twenty years experience in medical/therapeutic massage, spinal adjustments, lymphatic drainage, and cranial-sacral techniques.
Students are amazed how much more sensitive their touch is after training with Dr. Mike. He trains closely with students, making sure that everyone can understand and use their new skills. Anatomy and physiology are explained clearly. Eastern medical philosophy is discussed. He gives the students both knowledge and tools that will benefit their practice. Dr Quirk has been using Osteopathic Manipulation in the hospital, urgent care and clinic for over twenty years. He uses it to treat patient’s holistically and promote wellness instead of disease.
Saturday & Sunday, October 8th & 9th
1. Feel the pulse and flow of the nervous system
2. Learn how to improve this flow in a gentle and relaxing way
3. Touch sensitivity training
4. Intuition training
5. Specific techniques for the sinuses, skull and neck
6. Introduction to the Primary Respiratory Mechanism and Qi
Students are amazed how much more sensitive their touch is after training with Dr. Mike. He is highly interactive, making sure that all students understand and can use their new skills. Anatomy and physiology are explained clearly. Eastern medical philosophy is discussed. He gives the students both knowledge and tools that will benefit their practice. Dr Quirk has been using Osteopathic Manipulation in the hospital, urgent care and clinic for over twenty years. He uses it to successfully treat diseases of the lung, heart, nervous system and gut as well as spine.
Medical professional, LMT’s and even self-educating lay persons who want to help their friends and family can benefit from this course.
Michael P. Quirk is a Physician certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapies and Family Medicine. He has over twenty years experience in Osteopathic Manual Medicine, including: therapeutic massage, spinal adjustments, lymphatic drainage, and cranial-sacral techniques.
Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) are equal to Medical Doctors (MD) in both training and practice. The difference is that DO’s are also taught how to use their hands to relieve pain and reduce the symptoms of many different diseases. Dr. Quirk has also studied hypnosis, lomilomi, and many other non-traditional healing techniques.