MoonDanceYoga

Yoga, Feldenkrais & Movement Therapy


Complimentary Functional Integration This Wednesday

Fool the Pain – Make it Go Away on April Fool’s Day

This April Fool’s day we won’t fool around: instead inviting you to a complimentary half hour session of Functional Integration(R), or FI for short.  This is the individualized session of the Feldenkrais Method(R), the somatic movement modality, that allows you, the recepient, discover your most optimal way to move, function, perform. It allows you – through mindful movement – to release tension, useless old patterns and pain. Combined with Awareness Through Movement or ATM(R) classes, the group version of the Method, you will become the director of the change you desire in yourself.

The method, that is the toast of the town and the subject of chapters in Norman Doidge’s new book: “The Brain’s Way of Healing”, is the mind/body discipline utilized; created by Moshe Feldenkrais and finally getting the attention it deserves. Instead of using repetitive action to “fix” something not functioning optimally in your body, it uses delicate and differentiated movement to go directly to the source, the brain itself. Through movement, using the learning/changing ability/plasticity of the brain, it allows for change to happen organically instead.

Application of the Feldenkrais Method(R), not only results in less pain, better function and performance physically, but in a more fundamental shift stemming from the adaptability of the brain and the nervous system, that will allow you to grow and change continually and optimally. Working with the this somatic mindfulness method is like being provided with an owner’s manual to your whole self, where you the owner, are in charge of your progress in body and mind, actually possessing the tools necessary to initiate and follow through with such change.

So this April Fool’s fool the pain, the difficulty and the stress and give yourself a break instead: come and have a half an hour session with me and celebrate the potentiality of change, growth and life itself! And maybe, just maybe, even spring 🙂

Sessions are available this Wednesday from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM,

to book:  call 603-548-5511 – leave message with your preferred time(s)
or email: MoonDanceYoga@yahoo.com.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Zsuzsa

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Zsuzsa Belhazy-Kovacs, MsME, GCFP(R), e-RYT


Nashua Office Location Opening March 1st

It is my pleasure to announce the opening of MoonDanceYoga private office location in the Landmark Building, 142 Main Street, Room 318 Nashua NH.

This will afford a central, easy to access space, where I will be able to see clients 3 times a week starting next week. I will be available Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday for private sessions of therapeutic yoga and Feldenkrais(R) private lessons (Functional Integration) those days.

The office hours are as follows:
Mondays: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Wednesdays: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
some weekend hours per prior arrangement.

To celebrate the opening of my new space, I am offering 1 hour donation based introductory services for the month of March on a first come first served basis. This means you will pay whatever you can afford for your session: I would like to give this opportunity to all, regardless of monetary status and reap the health benefits.

Let your friends and family know, spread the word and experience the healing power of custom tailored, individual yoga and/or Feldenkrais(R) sessions in the heart of Nashua NH.

To schedule an appointment please email MoonDanceYoga@yahoo.com or call 603-548-5511.

I look forward to working with you soon!

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Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method(R) – Free Class

A unique opportunity awaits: Friday, March 13, there will be a free introduction to the Feldenkrais Method (R) with Zsuzsa Belhazy-Kovacs, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(R) at Open Space Yoga studio in Nashua, NH.

If you like freedom of movement, ease, comfort and efficiency, this class will help you discover or rediscover it as well as have you move better, get more balanced and coordinated and leave you relaxed, at ease, light and free.

The Feldenkrais Method(R) is a somatic movement modality, named after it’s founder dr Moshe Feldenkais, that uses small movements and differentiations to find optimum function in brain, body and ultimately in your entire being. It is helpful for people recovering from injury, having any sort of movement challenge, neurological issues, athletes, yoga practitioners wishing to go deeper into their craft and simply those of us who just like to feel and move better.

I would like to invite you to come and see for yourself what it can do for you!

Your Teacher is Zsuzsa Belhazy-Kovacs, GCFP, e-RYT

For more information and to reach Zsuzsa directly you may contact:
moondanceyoga@yahoo.com,
http://www.MoonDanceYoga.com

Venue:

March 13, 2015

Friday 4:30 – 5:45 AM

Regularly scheduled classes on Fridays 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Open Space Yoga
19 Factory Street, Nashua NH

MoonDanceYoga

RSVP/questions: call Zsuzsa at 603-548-5511

or email MoonDanceYoga@yahoo.com


Origins of the Feldenkrais Method(R)

So how did Moshe Feldenkrais, physicist and judo master come about developing his original method instead of moving on as a talented physicist with a promising future?

We do know about his debilitating injury to his knee and his stubborn, albeit well founded refusal to have conventional treatment with a risky surgery and instead going his own way, experimenting, learning, even meditating on it, using every bit of knowledge and tool at his disposal, including applying psychology and becoming one of the pioneers of mind/body approaches.

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The Girl Missing Part of Her Brain and How She Healed with Feldenkrais(R) by Norman Doidge MD

“She will dance at her wedding”: Healing the girl born without part of her brain”

The following is annotated  excerpt from the full article published on Salon.com on Sunday, March 1, 2015

See how a parent’s nightmare turned into hope by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais’ intervention, continued support and the innovative approach he pioneered, the Feldenkrais Method®, when medical science had no hope or answers.

“A Girl Missing Part of Her Brain”

N Moshe Feldenkrais doing Functional Integration(R) or FI with a young child

“Feldenkrais’s approach can radically change the life even of people who were born missing huge parts of the brain, by facilitating differentiation in the remaining brain areas. Elizabeth, whom I (refers to N Doidge, MD, author)  interviewed, was born missing a third of her cerebellum, a part of the brain that helps to coordinate and control the timing of movement, thought, balance, and attention. Without the cerebellum, a person has difficulty controlling all these mental functions. The cerebellum, which means “little brain” in Latin, is about the size of a peach and is tucked under the cerebral hemispheres, toward the back of the brain. Although it occupies only about 10 percent of the brain’s volume, it contains almost 80 percent of the brain’s neurons. The technical name for Elizabeth’s condition is cerebellar hypoplasia, and there was no treatment known to change the course of the illness.”

The case of Elizabeth clearly points out that even a severely damaged brain is plastic, in other words, with proper stimulus, it can grow, learn and regain function, through a method of somatic education, as it was pioneered by dr Moshe Feldenkrais and is  known and practiced by Feldenkrais (R) practitioners and eloquently accounted for in Norman Doige’s new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing.

“When she was in the womb, her mother felt there might be a problem, because Elizabeth hardly moved. When Elizabeth was born, she didn’t move her eyes. They flickered and were not properly aligned, gazing in different directions. At one month, they rarely tracked objects. Her parents were terrified she might not see normally. As she developed, it was clear she had a problem with her muscle tonus. At times she was very floppy, meaning she had too little or no muscle tension, but at other times she had too much tension and was “spastic,” making no exploratory, voluntary movements. She received conventional physiotherapy and occupational therapy, but the treatments were painful for her.

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Coming Soon: Pregnant Pauses(TM), Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes in NH and MA

Pregnant Pauses is a scientifically proven exercise program that alleviates your pregnancy pain, increases your energy and helps you have a healthier overall pregnancy! It is not about bending or stretching or poses: it is about optimal movement for your changing body.  Pregnant Pauses(TM) is based on the ground-working method of the Feldenkrais Somatic Education, originally developed by Moshe Feldenkrais. Continue reading


New Offering! Late Afternoon Class: Hatha Yoga and Meditation

Attention school teachers and nurses and all other interested practitioners, a class geared toward your schedule and needs to help you unwind and revitalize after an exhausting day!

A new exciting class offering in Nashua on Tuesday afternoons, where no matter what your current condition or ability, you’ll receive individual attention, a caring presence and will be gently guided through the class toward feeling and functioning better by the end. Continue reading