Restorative Movement/Feldenkrais for People with Cancer

The Feldenkrais Method® -- Awareness Through Movement

The Feldenkrais Method is a revolutionary approach to fitness and health that is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful means of rehabilitation for those who are injured or in chronic pain, as well as people who simply want to learn to move better and feel more comfortable in their bodies. Tapping into the natural processes by which babies learned to crawl, sit, walk, and speak, physicist Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais spent over 40 years developing and refining his method.

During the class, you are guided through a series of deceptively simple floor exercises which have a profound effect on your posture, breathing, and movement capabilities.

In this fun and supportive class, you might explore such common human functions as standing, sitting, turning, bending and reaching, or even recreate movement patterns you learned as an infant, such as crawling or rolling. These gentle and pleasurable movement explorations help you to discover new options for moving and acting with more comfort, precision and power.

This class is geared towards those in recovery from cancer, including spouses, family, and caregivers, and is offered free of charge.

Each week we focus on a different individual's needs, giving special attention and hands-on guidance for each student.

A wonderful complement to any medical treatment or exercise program, these classes are especially beneficial for anyone experiencing fatigue, pain, or restriction of movement due to injury, surgery, or treatment.

 

A completed waiver is required to participate, which you can complete at the first class. Please call ahead of time to register. 

Thursday, November 30 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

More dates through December 28, 2017

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 523, 5th Floor 1545 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Event Type

Wellness, Sports/Recreation

Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center

Audience

Patients

Campus

Mount Zion

Website

http://cancer.ucsf.edu/support/crc/re...

Department/Group

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact Info

Cancer Resource Center, 415-885-3693

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