In this course, we will explore the structure and primary movements of the shoulders, arms and hands, and how they are connected to the entire skeleton and you as a complete human being. Each class features an exercise, or “lesson,” involving gentle movements done slowly with minimal effort, while paying attention to your own personal experience. You determine how big, how fast, or how “good” you do the exercises. You will be guided through enjoyable sequences, exploring and discovering ways of moving with spontaneity and awareness. You can think of these exercises as safe, fun puzzles for your nervous system and brain. Each lesson is designed to help you remember, learn, and create new patterns of behavior. You will be involved in your own process of learning. This course is ideal for all ages and abilities. You will increase your balance, reach, and ability to turn more easily, and reduce tension as you adjust and move with more comfort and ease.
NOTE: An OLLI waiver form must be signed prior to the first class. There will be no class meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday January 15.