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- May Calls & Classes: "Grief, Gratitude, and Reverence"
- Sub for May 4 & 11 Classes through Still & Moving Center Studio!
 
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Dear <<First Name>>,

John and I are off to Santa Sabina this week, and we are so excited to be teaching together, in person, for the first time since February 2020!

The theme of our upcoming retreat is "Exploring Grief, Gratitude, and Reverence." With so much going on for so many of us personally–not to mention in our communities, in our country, and in our world–this theme feels more pertinent with every passing day.

In these extraordinarily potent times, the act of coming together, getting in our bodies, and being present for ourselves and each other is profoundly healing, individually and collectively. This has been my experience even in online gatherings, and the potential is that much greater when we're able to connect in person.

Here's one of the poems we'll be sharing on retreat: a beautiful example of the power of poetry to give voice to the nuance and texture of our inner experience. 

 
* * * * * 
 

Downhearted

Six horses died in a tractor-trailer fire.
There. That’s the hard part. I wanted
to tell you straight away so we could
grieve together. So many sad things,
that’s just one on a long recent list
that loops and elongates in the chest,
in the diaphragm, in the alveoli. What
is it they say, heart-sick or downhearted?
I picture a heart lying down on the floor
of the torso, pulling up the blankets
over its head, thinking this pain will
go on forever (even though it won’t).
The heart is watching Lifetime movies
and wishing, and missing all the good
parts of her that she has forgotten.
The heart is so tired of beating
herself up, she wants to stop it still,
but also she wants the blood to return,
wants to bring in the thrill and wind of the ride,
the fast pull of life driving underneath her.
What the heart wants? The heart wants
her horses back.


—Ada Limon  


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Join me in our group classes and community connection calls this month to make space for more breath, compassion, and resilience in our bodies/hearts/minds.

 
Awareness Through Movement® 
Group Feldenkrais Classes

 

ONLINE:

I'm offering these Zoom classes by donation. Give them a try, see what you think, and if you feel moved to you can make a donation with credit card at my online store, through Venmo, or mail a check to my office.
 

 


Wednesdays, May 18 & 25
(5/4 & 11 sub option: see below!**)
4:00-5:00pm PST
Click here to register.



Saturdays, May 14, 21 & 28
(no class 5/7)
10:00-11:00am PST 
Click here to register.


 

*Clear some space to roll around on the floor, and have a folded towel or blanket handy for a head support if needed.

*No prior experience is necessary - everyone is welcome.

*Wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. 

*Have a question or lesson experience to share? I start and end Zoom meetings 10-15 minutes before and after class time, so log on early and/or stay after to connect.




IN PERSON:

 

Friendly House Community Center
1737 NW 26th Ave (at Thurman St)
THURSDAYS May 12, 19 & 26

(no class 5/5)
$15 drop in; 3 for $39; 5 for $55 (Friendly House non-members)
$12 drop in; 3 for $30 (Friendly House members) 

fhpdx.org

 


**Wednesday Online ATM® Sub!

Kevin from Still & Moving Center studio in Honolulu, Hawaii has a special offer for those of you who would like to attend class while I'm away:
 

Aloha!

I hope you are well!
We here at Still & Moving Center wanted to provide a substitute option while Alice Boyd is away from providing her classes.  We would like to provide the following options for you during her absence:

Wednesdays: 

4-May-2022 @1pm PDT/4pm HST- taught by Robert Poliquin

11-May-2022 @1pm PDT/4pm HST- taught by Robert Poliquin

 

Here is a quick recap about Robert and his take on Feldenkrais Movement!

 

If you are interested in taking a class, we invite you to click here and register.  If this is your first time at our Center, we are offering a complimentary first class free.  Here is a quick video explaining how to take advantage of that offer. Our Online drop-in prices are $17*/class thereafter. 

 

*Hawaii Sales and excise tax are not included in the price.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask. 

 

Mahalo, and we hope to see you to join in our joyous mindful movement Feldenkrais classes.

Kevin D Capretto

Ambassador of First Impressions

Still & Moving Center

808 397 7678

kevin@stillandmovingcenter.com
www.stillandmovingcenter.com


Community Connection Call

We begin with a short embodied practice and presentation of the theme, then open it up to optional sharing and dialogue.
 

THURSDAYS, May 12, 19 & 26
(no call 5/5)
Noon-1:00pm PDT
Click here to register.



This month:
"Grief, Gratitude, and Reverence"

 
 
Whether you attend group classes or not, join us to practice embodied speaking and listening, and to celebrate connection, collaboration, and community.
 
Functional Integration® 
Individual Lessons


On Zoom: Wed-Sat
Click here to schedule.

In Person: Wed-Sat
Email me or schedule online.

Have a beauty-filled week, 
🦋
Alice



 
Copyright © 2022 Alice Boyd, CFP, All rights reserved.

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