#yyj in person Awareness through Movement® lessons resumes in Oak Bay

on Monday, September 13th, 2021

group lessons

Micro-movements using the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education

Felt sense through Body

Feldenkrais® is a system for learning new actions through movement to increase ones function and quality of life. There is no dogma or self-image attached to this system of independent self-learning. This means it introduces a focus upon what you can do, not what you can’t. It reduces limiting beliefs by increasing focus of attention in the the present moment. As an empath I can trust the Feldenkrais® experience as it deepens my inner understanding, clarity and skeletal support through perception. It taps into the same dynamic of inner support that I trusted as a baby to stand up and begin talking my first step.

I recommend it to everyone longing to be free of the past and to shift the fear of the unknown future. I especially recommend it for those who have been given labels and now identify with them. The only way to transformation is through a new action.

Renee is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner – since 2007

Location: Monterey Recreation Center – Oak Bay

1442 Monterey Avenue

For more information & to Register:

Register by phone @ 250-370-7300 or

online @ Oak Bay Recreation website

Copyright 2014 – 2021  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2001

Kua #’s:  3 & 4 power wardrobe – dressing for one’s Wood element

A fun and easy way for designing a wardrobe aligns with nature’s elements of; fire, earth, metal, water and wood.  Nature can support your personal growth and help you reach your potential.   For those whose Kua numbers are wood elements:

Wood

Wood 1The wood element designs are long and tapered shapes and comfortable. This is the element that is casual and sporty. This is the element that would include fashionable yoga wear and where the outdoor wear comes indoors!

COLOR PALETTE:

POWER COLORS:

Green, Teals, Turquoise, Brown,  Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens

SUPPORTIVE COLORS: 

Blue &  Black

COLORS TO AVOID:

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet

White, Grey, Silver, Pewter, Bronze, Copper & Pastels

FABRICS:

 Bamboo, Flannel, Linen, Cotton, Silk & Wool

SUPPORTING FABRIC: 

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe

FABRICS TO AVOID:

 Leather, Lace,  Satin


SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS:

 Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls

SUPPORTING  SHAPES & PATTERNS: 

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID:

Circles, Dots, Half  Circles, Flames and Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone


Wood creates fire

Fire


The only way to change is action

Explore your wardrobe as a way to find balance and harmony through it’s calming influence and how dressing with your element can increase your coping abilities and sense of groundedness.  What you put on your body creates an environment that can increase or  decrease angst, depression and chaos.

Back to – Aligning your wardrobe with your personal element 
 easy calculation to find your personal element

by Renee LindstromEffective Movement Posture and Awareness with Life  Mentoring Programs Available:←
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Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

 

Kua #9’s power wardrobe – dressing for one’s Fire element

A fun and easy way for designing a wardrobe aligns with nature’s elements of; fire, earth, metal, water and wood.  Nature can support your personal growth and help you reach your potential.   For those whose Kua numbers are fire elements:

Fire 

fire 1Fire is filled with warmth, passion, excitement, flair and drama.  A true fire sign shows their sexy inner passion in their style, color, patterns and accessories. Clothes are usually expensive, in style and attention grabbing.  The  styles are tailored to the body to accent curves using  natural fabrics.

 Color palette

POWER COLORS:

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet

SUPPORTive COLORS: 

Green, Turquoise, Teal, Brown, Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens

COLORS TO AVOID:

Black, Blue, White, Grey, Silver, Bronze, Pewter, Copper, Brass & Pastels


Fabrics

power FABRICS:

Cotton, Silk, Satin, Wool & Leather 

SUPPORTIVE FABRICS:

Bamboo, Flannel, Linen

FABRICS TO AVOID:

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe


Shapes & Patterns

POWER SHAPES & patterns:

Flames & Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone

SUPPORTIVE SHAPES & patterns:

Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID:

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents, Circles, Spheres, Half-Circles


Fire creates Earth

Earth


The only way to change is action

Explore your wardrobe as a way to find balance and harmony through it’s calming influence and how dressing with your element can increase your coping abilities and sense of groundedness.  What you put on your body creates an environment that can increase or  decrease angst, depression and chaos.

Back to – Aligning your wardrobe with your personal element 
 easy calculation to find your personal element

by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture and Awareness with Life  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook
by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

Kua #1 power wardrobe – dressing for one’s Water element

A fun and easy way for designing a wardrobe aligns with nature’s elements of; fire, earth, metal, water and wood.  Nature can support your personal growth and help you reach your potential.   For those whose Kua numbers are water  elements:

Water Element

 

Water 1Water is the element that is flamboyance!  It is swirling and whirling and flowing patterns and designs that are unusual and unique.  Like water it can be soft or fierce!  It is a powerful and feminine.

COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

Baby, Dark and Cobalt Blue, Aquamarine,  & Black

SUPPORTING COLORS: 

White, Grey, Silver, Pewter, Bronze, Copper, Brass & Pastels

COLORS TO AVOID:

Light & Ochre Yellows, Tan, Beige, Brown & Deep Oranges,  Green, Brown, Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens


FABRICS

POWER fabrics:

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe

SUPPORTING FABRICS 

Cotton, Leather, Lace, Silk & Satin

FABRICS TO AVOID:

Corduroy, Woven Fabrics, Linen, Tweed, Velvet, Chenille, Bamboo, Flannel, Linen


SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS: 

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

SUPPORTING SHAPES & PATTERNS: 

Circles, Dots, Half Circles 

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID: 

Checks, Squares, Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls

Back to – Aligning your wardrobe with your personal element 
 easy calculation to find your personal element

Water creates Wood

Wood  Wardrobe Elements


The only way to change is action

Explore your wardrobe as a way to find balance and harmony through it’s calming influence and how dressing with your element can increase your coping abilities and sense of groundedness.  What you put on your body creates an environment that can increase or  decrease angst, depression and chaos.


by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture and Awareness with Life  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook
by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

Kua #’s:  6 & 7 power wardrobe – dressing for one’s Metal element

A fun and easy way for designing a wardrobe aligns with nature’s elements of; fire, earth, metal, water and wood.  Nature can support your personal growth and help you reach your potential.   For those whose Kua numbers are metal  elements:

Metal

Metal 1Metal is enduring! It represents elegant and classic styles that can be worn with the changing styles and seasons through eternity!  They are expensive, well made and represent an investment.  The clothing is designed to showcase the accessories!  The jewels, shoes and handbags!

COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

White, Grey, Silver, Pewter, Bronze, Copper, Brass & Pastels

SUPPORTING COLORS: 

Light & Ochre Yellows, Tan, Beige, Brown & Deep Oranges

COLORS TO AVOID:

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet, Blue & Black


FABRICS

POWER FABRICS :

Cotton, Leather, Lace, Silk & Satin

SUPPORTING FABRIC: 

Corduroy, Woven Fabrics, Linen, Tweed, Velvet, Chenille

 FABRICS TO AVOID:

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe, Wool


SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS :

Circles, Dots, Half Circles

Supporting shapes & patterns: 

Checks, Squares

shapes & patterns to AVOID:  

Flames and Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone,  Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

Back to – Aligning your wardrobe with your personal element 
 easy calculation to find your personal element

Metal creates water

Water


The only way to change is action

Explore your wardrobe as a way to find balance and harmony through it’s calming influence and how dressing with your element can increase your coping abilities and sense of groundedness.  What you put on your body creates an environment that can increase or  decrease angst, depression and chaos.

Back to – Aligning your wardrobe with your personal element 


by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture and Awareness with Life  Mentoring Programs Available:←

Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

Kua #’s:  2, 5 & 8 power wardrobe – dressing for one’s Earth element

A fun and easy way for designing a wardrobe aligns with nature’s elements of; fire, earth, metal, water and wood.  Nature can support your personal growth and help you reach your potential.   For those whose Kua numbers are earth  elements:

Earth

Earth 1The element of earth is source of living things on the planet.  Without earth there would be no metal, water, wood or fire.  It is a warm, nurturing and grounded element.  It has a range of color crossing styles and designs of the other 4 elements whether casual or classic.  It is tailored and can be soft with some flowing qualities or solid.   It is the element that can connect to other elements and make them work!

COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

Light & Ochre Yellows, Tan, Beige, Brown & Deep Oranges

 SUPPORT COLORS

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet

 COLORS TO AVOID:

Green, Teal, Turquoise, Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens, Black, Blue, White, Grey, Silver, Bronze, Pewter, Copper, Brass & Pastels


 FABRICS

BEST :

Corduroy, Woven Fabrics, Linen, Tweed, Velvet, Chenille

 SUPPORTING FABRICS: 

Cotton, Silk, Satin, Wool & Leather 

 FABRICS TO AVOID:

Bamboo, Flannel


SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS :

Checks, Squares

SUPPORTING SHAPES & PATTERNS:

Flames and Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID:

 Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls, 

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents


Earth creates metal

Metal


The only way to change is action

Explore your wardrobe as a way to find balance and harmony through it’s calming influence and how dressing with your element can increase your coping abilities and sense of groundedness.  What you put on your body creates an environment that can increase or  decrease angst, depression and chaos.


by Renee Lindstrom

Effective Movement Posture and Awareness with Life  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook
by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2021 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration®, are registered service marks of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Feldenkrais Method®

Change through focus & purposeful action

‘People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.’ Earl Nightingale

Change begins with the ability to recognize it.

Recognition begins with courage to pause and focus on one’s experience.

Transformation is the willingness to explore how it could be different.

A personal focus on an inner question of  how the  experience could be different equals change.

Fear, pain, lethargy and withdrawal are debilitating. These feelings enable one’s ridgid patterns that create hopelessness and deepen their grip. These stuck patterns are limiting and very often unconscious behaviours that create the tone to how one experiences their day.  Successful transformation is possible through one’s willingness to connect to inner intention and corresponding outside actions.

Retraining focus of attention

Cultivating awareness of one’s actions in the moment begins with a intentional focus of observation prior to reactive responses.   Intentional observation that is inclusive of:

  • physical inner-action (experiencing sensory movements)
  • mental inner-thoughts (viewing thoughts without acting on them)
  • inner-feelings/emotions (being in sensations without acting on them)
  • environmental stimulus (sensing stimulus of surrounding influences)

Focusing one’s attention on sensing their action in real time is the true experience.  The truth of what is happening is lost when focus shifts away from simply observing the moment.  It becomes an opinion or a perspective based upon memory. 

  • shame & blame
  • right & wrong thinking
  • punishment & reward
  • hierarchy
  • denial of responsibility
  • demands
  • comparisons
  • moral judgements
  • diagnosis, or assessments
  • labelling
  • expectations