Elders: Getting Down & Up ONLINE

Instructor
Sarah Barnaby
Location

online class

Date and Time

Wednesdays, 12-1pm EDT

Fee
  • Classes are $20, or $15 for BP Sustaining Members.
  • Pre-registration is required, at least an hour in advance.
  • A discount of 50% is available by entering SPRING2020 in the promotion code section. (Please note: if you are able to pay the full price, you will help us offer these sessions to people who need the discount.)
Description

Are you interested in improving your mobility, balance, and movement choices?

Would you like to develop skills and reflexes that build your confidence in negotiating gravity, including falling without injuring yourself?

It’s not inevitable that our movement skills deteriorate as we get older. And you don’t have to think of yourself as an ‘elder’ to care about being (and continuing to be) a competent mover!

This class focuses on developing and practicing movement skills that support changing levels, including getting down to the floor and back up again. Movement explorations also include mobilizing and articulating the feet, rolling, crawling, getting into and out of sitting, and balancing.

We will draw upon developmental movement patterns and principles of Body-Mind Centering® to cultivate clear pathways of support and ease in movement.

This class is open to any level of movement experience and any age.

Students are expected and encouraged to work at their own pace and move into positions that they can also get themselves out of – a developmental principle that applies to babies of all ages.

Please note:

  • These online sessions will NOT be recorded.
  • It is your choice whether you set up with video or not – we will have our video on and sometimes demonstrate things, sometimes talk. If you have it set up so we can see you, we might be able to give you specific feedback on what you are exploring.
  • The teacher will be available for 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after class.
  • We’ll send out a Zoom link before each session to registered participants.

For each class you might need:


– space on spread out on the floor and roll to each side
– cushioning underneath (e.g., blankets, yoga mats) if you want and any other support to lie comfortably on your back
– a small ‘pinky’ or tennis ball (or other firm ball about that size)
– a chair or stool

Intructor's Bio

Sarah is certified as a BMC Teacher and Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME) through the School for Body-Mind Centering. She is also registered as a Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA.

Sarah teaches developmental movement to babies of all ages in NYC. She also teaches yoga asana and anatomy in group classes and private sessions. She is the co-founder and co-director of Babies Project with Amy Matthews.

Sarah is also certified in Embodied Developmental Movement and Yoga (EDMY) and Embodied Anatomy and Yoga (EAY), Body-Mind Centering® programs that teach developmental movement principles and an embodied approach to anatomy in relation to yoga practice.

Email
sarah [at] babiesproject [dot] org