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Dance: I believe that through dance we gain a greater understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others. It is through this understanding that we become great dancers. The Argentine Tango is the ultimate challenge, because of the embrace, the many patterns and the music we are thrown off our axis and come face to face with our fears. ... and through our fear we find a joy that is beyond our wildest dreams.

Feldenkrais® offers to improve the range, quality and comfort with which you move - often it is not what we do but how we do it that causes such things as RSI (repetitive stress injury). Based on the work of Israeli physicist, engineer and martial arts master Moshe Feldenkrais (1904/1984), the Feldenkrais Method® is grounded in anatomy, physiology and physics. He believed that if we understood how we moved we could repair or prevent most of our injuries, pains, stresses and that even the effects of ageing & illnesses can be diminished.

Art: Bent wood boxes, weaving, water colours if it was an art form I tried it ... then came acrylics.
I have been collecting and selling art and working with artists most of my adult life ... then came acrylics.
I have called dance and desktop design my art form ... then came acrylics.
I started painting in November 2011 and  I love everything about it, including the frustration of "not knowing" what to do
or where the piece is going. … I love acrylics!

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Gabriola Women's Dance
at Gabriola Island Community Hall -
2200 South Road

Dates:
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Workshop:
7:00 Jive dance lesson by Gwen
Dancing: 7:00 to 11:00pm  
(last ferry is at 11:00pm)

Cost:
$10 includes workshop & dance (snacks, punch)
No Scents Please - everyone needs to breathe
Hosts:
Gwen Spinks at 250-247-9756; wannadance@shaw.ca
      & Sheila Norgate at 250-247-7308
snorgate@shaw.ca

Wanted!
Girls of all shapes and sizes

Feldenkrais® for the Workplace - offers to improve the range, quality and comfort with which you move - often it is not what we do but how we do it that causes such things as RSI (repetitive stress injury). Based on the work of Israeli physicist, engineer and martial arts master Moshe Feldenkrais (1904/1984), the Feldenkrais Method® is grounded in anatomy, physiology and physics. www.feldenkrais.com. He believed that if we understood how we moved we could repair or prevent most of our injuries, pains, stresses and that even the effects of ageing & illnesses can be diminished.

I tailor this course to your workplace. You and your staff will learn how your daily habits of moving, sensing, thinking and feeling are often self-limiting or damaging. This may be apparent if you…

repeatedly injure yourself in the same areas;
always get a stiff neck/shoulder on the same side; have difficulty getting into or out of your chair, car, etc.

By understanding how we move, both on a physical and mental level, our posture, flexibility & mobility will improve. Each lesson is 30 minutes long and can be offered any time of the day (no special equipment or clothing is required). Once the new habits are understood in our bodies they will stay with us for our lifetime.

A generic  Feldenkrais® for the Workplace is held at
1156 Suzanne Ave., Gabriola
Starting: Tuesday, September 4th at 2:00pm
for 5 weeks - cost: $10 drop-in

"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality
of the process and you improve the quality of life itself."
Moshe Feldenkrais

For more information please contact:
Gwen Spinks  250-247-9756
gwenspinks@shaw.ca


Gwen, Elizabeth Stetar & Tess Kumlin at
Gabriola Island Dance Camp 2012

Port Townsend Tango Festival - Jan.  2011


Me serving Cream Puffs at Cavallotte
photo by Brian Kingzett

 
 


Jim, Lynn, Gwen, Katrina, Mascha, Regina & Peter
the Sexy 7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010


 

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