The training – which is Part I of the two-part training program—will be a unique, four day, 24- hour learning laboratory held at the Center for Conscious Living at the Grand Traverse Commons.
Mornings will be “floor work” with Ruthy’s unique lessons for getting the body organized to move with more efficiency and comfort, and will borrow from both Feldenkrais® learning strategies as well as her “Bones” program. After lunch, we will be practicing our new walking skills on the beautiful grounds and on woodland trails surrounding the Commons.
What to bring or wear:
· Think Comfort!
· Mats and blankets are provided; an additional large towel would be a good idea
· Wear comfortable walking shoes
· A “Bones Wrap”: 7 yards, 21” of muslin cloth, 45” W; Suggested fabric: JoAnn Fabrics “Country Classic” in a 4oz. Solid (found in the “Quilter’s section”); if your location does not have a JoAnn’s, please let us know and we will purchase a wrap for you, or you can borrow one for $5.00.
· Adjustable walking poles*
* We can offer walking/trekking poles from the Austrian-made Komperdell “Highlander Cork” poles at a discounted rate of $50.00 (these normally retail for $90.00).I have attached a pdf.file of the poster Gretchen has provided.
Pre-registration required: Tuition is $350.00 with a $25.00 discount for “Early Bird” registration. We will be on our own for lunch; there are several cafes, coffee shops and eateries just steps away from our classroom.
As far as lodging goes, there are so many hotels and motels in the vicinity I wouldn’t even know where to begin, so have provided a link for “all things Traverse City” below. Traverse City is really quite small, and The Commons is very centrally located. As it is the week before Labor Day, Traverse City will be “emptying out” of the summer vacationers, so more places and better deals will be available.
For more info:
About the Training: http://movementintelligence.org/WFL.html
The Location: http://www.thevillagetc.com/
Private rentals: http://www.thevillagetc.com/available-spaces/retail-condos/
Traverse City Info: http://www.traversecity.com/
Local bus service: http://www.bata.net/
Also: Traverse City is very close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted “The most beautiful place in America”, on “Good Morning America a couple of years ago, and it is most definitely worth coming early or staying behind a few days to experience the area. Climb the dunes for incredible views, canoe the Betsie or the Crystal Rivers, take a ferry from the village of Leland to one of the Manitou Islands on Lake Michigan, or visit one of the many local wineries – there’s lots to do up here, so why not combine an end-of the-summer vacation along with some continuing education credits?
Any questions, please feel free to contact:
Thank you, and hope to see you there!