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