Classes

Anna teaches several course tracks listed below. Click on a subject to learn more.

Movement Intelligence Workshop, June 23 & 24, 2018

A full spectrum of all Ruthy Alon's programs is offered with a focus on Solutions for Optimal Mobility and Walk for Life (walking with poles).
This is ideal for those continuing their training and for those beginning.

June 23 and 24, 2018
10 am - 1 pm and 3 - 6 pm, total 12 hours

$250
+ GST for Canadians

You can pay by PayPal (button below) or eTransfer (in Canada)

or mail a cheque to:

Anna Haltrecht
104 Langs Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 1N2

Accomodation:

People like to stay at the resort next to my studio where the workshop is held. (walking distance):

  • Lakeside Gardens

Very fun small cabanas with shared bathroom, right at the lakeside edge.

Your own bathroom at a couple of other resorts a little further away:

  • Lakeshore on Salt Spring
  • Green Acres
And there are numerous other B&Bs, Airbnb, and even a couple of hotels and a motel.

Please contact me for other suggestions.

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Weekly classes at Cats Pajamas

My Feldenkrais classes are also available as recordings on my website. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to subscribe.

Pilates

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Pilates is a body conditioning system that builds flexibility and long, lean muscles, strength and endurance. Resistance band exercises are also incorporated. 
This class uses the principles of the Feldenkrais Method® to illuminate and clarify Pilates exercises. Movements are done standing, and various positions on a mat on the floor.

Pepper Walk with Movement Intelligence

Monday 1:00 - 2:15 PM (please inquire if interested)

This group class features the work of John Pepper and is suitable for anyone that is motivated to learn and practice innovative healthful daily living techniques, including walking with poles. There will also be time for relaxation. Anna will help you find solutions to movement difficulties. She offers a support system to increase your walking speed to achieve the Pepper Walk using conscious movement and fast walking. Especially beneficial for people with Parkinson's. 

Feldenkrais®

Friday 10:00 - 11:00 AM 
Move with less pain and stress by learning how to make any activity more effective and more enjoyable. Movements are mostly done on the floor lying on a mat.

 

Private sessions

Including Pilates Reformer and online using Zoom video conferencing available by appointment. 
Please contact Anna.

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Fees for Pilates & Feldenkrais classes are $15 drop in or 10 classes for $120 (do not have be taken consecutively).

Fee for Pepper Walk with Movement Intelligence class is $25 each class.

Private sessions are $80. Reformer sessions are 6 for $420.

Subscribe to my Feldenkrais audio recordings for $120; by cheque, eTransfer or PayPal.

+ GST for Canadians

<Getting better, even by a little bit, is better than continuing to get worse>

Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm

Cats Pajamas Studio, 104 Langs Road, Salt Spring Island

$25 per class

Anna Haltrecht teaches group classes to continue the work of John Pepper, adding her own practice of The Feldenkrais Method® and Movement Intelligence.

Anna will help you find solutions to movement difficulties. She offers a support system to increase your waking speed to achieve the Pepper Walk using conscious movement and innovative walking techniques. While on Salt Spring, John Pepper taught us that fast walking increases a natural chemical substance called GDNF (Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor), which is manufactured in the brain and repairs damaged brain cells. Neurotrophic means Nerve repair. It is capable of reversing some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is not a cure but a strategy to reduce Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.

Numerous studies have shown that the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and Parkinson’s disease was lower for those who exercised regularly compared to control groups. Higher intensity exercise had the greatest effect.

This class is suitable for anyone that is motivated to learn and practice healthful daily living techniques, including increasing flexibility, mobility and endurance, strengthening, balance training, and learning to walk with poles. There will also be time for relaxation.

Anna Haltrecht is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Movement Intelligence Senior Trainer. She also teaches Dance, the Pilates Method, the Sounder Sleep System ™ and Mindful Eating. John Pepper has authorized her to teach his fast walking techniques. She has lived on Salt Spring for over 30 years.

John Pepper has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and has reversed his symptoms through conscious movement and fast walking. He is featured in “The Brain’s Way of Healing” by Norman Doidge.

Please contact Anna for information and registration:
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250-537-5681

”People with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders should have weekly exercise classes for the rest of their lives” – World Parkinson Congress