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Everyday Ease in Walking


Topic - Everyday Ease in Walking

using the Feldenkrais Method (R)

DATE - April 20


Soma Yoga - 1423 NW 70th St - Ballard 
1423 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

TIME - 2-5pm

Early-Bird rate - $50 until April 15, $75 thereafter if space available

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PRIVATE / Hands-on Session

If you have never had a hands on Feldenkrais®  privates session with me and are curious about how I could help you to embody more comfort, power,  balance, ease in your activities or reduce strain, pain and stress. please call with questions or schedule an hour session with me here   

LeeAnn's Feldenkrais Schedule

LeeAnn is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm  LeeAnn has helped others actualize sustainable improvements using the Feldenkrais Method® since 1999. She loves applying her well-honed observation, intuition and problem-solving skills to the challenges posed by her clients. She creatively constructs ways for clients to discover or recover, how to move efficiently and comfortably through life with a "less pain, more gain" philosophy.

Her clients also benefit from LeeAnn’s Master NeuroLinguistic Programming skills and metaphysical practices. She’s grateful for the opportunity to support students in taking their next steps towards moving with ease in the direction of their dreams.

Since 2000, LeeAnn has volunteered on the faculty of the Lifetime Learning Center. She’s taught movement to theater students at Cornish School of the Performing Arts and mentored practitioners in teaching classes to seniors and seated ATMs. She sees clients privately and teaches classes online and in north Seattle. Her popular workshops include Balance in Action and her Everyday Ease series, which focuses on walking, sleeping, sitting, computing and transitioning. Her current offerings can be found on NextStepConsultinginc.com.

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LeeAnn Starovasnik 
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Register Now for Workshops at Soma Yoga


Gift Yourself Now -

1) Register at the early-bird rate for the Everyday Ease in Walking using the Feldenkrais Method(R) workshop Saturday, April 20th from 2 - 5pm. Treat yourself to self care

Looking forward to sharing my favorite lessons that have been honed over the last 20 years to help my students return to walking tall with stability, ease and grace. Helping students find and properly use the tripod of their foot has been life changing for those with foot, hip, neck and back pain. My clients with scoliosis pain even report relief when they walk better employing the tripod after classes, workshops or private lessons. You can too!
Learn how to walk through life with more balance mentally, physically and emotionally that will serve you now and decades from now. These gentle, yet powerful movement lessons done lying on the floor or sitting in a chair, can help you create more freedom in your movement and hence more ability to regain balance effectively.

Whether you ski, run, dance or want more ease and stability walking up and down stairs this afternoon workshop is for you!

Register soon for one of the remaining spots. Early-bird rate saves you $25 until April 15. Mats, blankets and snacks provided. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to improve .

2) Schedule an introductory hands-on session for 50% off the hourly rate. Click here for available times for new private clients 
3) Drop in to any Wednesday class from 10-11 at Suenos de Salsa - 12524 Lake City Way NE

4) NEW - Attend a class via ZOOM from anywhere you have internet service and wish to participate on a Wednesday at 10am PT or 9:30am on Saturday mornings. 
                Here is the link to register for Zoom classes on Wednesdays at 10am PT
                Here is the link to register for Zoom class on Saturdays at 9:30am PT 
Many come to Feldenkrais practitioners when they are in pain with movement or lack of movement in their joints, backs, necks or arms, etc. Our job is to create a learning environment in which you can discover more about what causes unnecessary effort or discomfort and what gives relief, ease and supports sustainable, more graceful movements. I create customized short movement lessons for clients to practice and deepen the relief and learning. Our intention is to help you take your next steps towards your dreams.

Awareness Through Movement Weekly Classes  with LeeAnn and Chris

Mon 10:30 - 11:30am Soma Yoga - 1423 70th Ave NW - Ballard (Chris)

Tues 11am - 12 - Lifetime Learning Center, begins in Jan 2019, register at LifetimeLearningCenter.org (LeeAnn)

Wed 10-11am - Suenos de Salsa, 12545 Lake City Way NE (LeeAnn)

        No experience necessary, drop-ins welcome!

        Bring your own mat - parking lot behind the building, access from 125th Street 

Sat ATM Classes

   9:15-10:15am - Soma Yoga - 1423 NW 70th Ave NW (Ballard) (Chris)

- 9:30 and 10:45am with LeeAnn in Lake City. Register to get one of the limited spots by scheduling here - LeeAnn's Feldenkrais Schedule 

 Lake City Professional Center 2611 NE 125th St, #123  

Private Hands-on sessions with LeeAnn Starovasnik, GCFP or Chris Robert's, GCFP

Call to learn more about the Feldenkrais Method®  of Somatic Education and how private session, classes and workshops can support you in taking your Next Steps towards living with more awareness. Together we can best determine how what I do can help you meet your goals and plan accordingly.

206-372-8822, LeeAnn@NextStepConsultingInc.com

206-781-7881 Chris, Lfc@drizzle.com

LeeAnn's Interview by NW Feldenkrais Regional Rep

LeeAnn Starovasnik, GCFP, graduated from Jerry Karzen’s Maui training in 2002. As with many Feldenkrais® Practitioners, her career path had many twists and turns. She graduated in 1984 from Eastern Washington University in Business Management and Management Systems. She worked in business as an Executive Vice President for Information Technology and also was a Six Sigma Quality Awareness Trainer/Master Black Belt in the General Electric Corporation.
      She first discovered the Feldenkrais Method® when, in 1998, a friend recommended that she see a visiting Canadian acupuncture and massage therapist, Arnie Lade. He happened to be in training to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner. He recommended that if she wanted her chest pain to not return, that she learn to move “differently.” She followed his advice, and sought out Jeff Haller. She had her first Functional Integration® lesson with Mary Haller since Jeff was teaching overseas, and then continued sessions with Jeff.
      She loved the sessions! During one of the sessions, Jeff suggested that she become a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Although it felt like a calling, she said she didn’t know if she had what it took. Jeff’s response: “You have a nervous system don’t you? That’s all you need!”
      After that conversation, LeeAnn travelled to the UK and Europe. Every place she went, she asked if they knew about the Feldenkrais Method. No one on her path knew what Feldenkrais was! When she returned, she started taking ATM® classes with Mary Haller and visited Jeff’s Seattle training and continued FI’s® with Feldenkrais Practitioners Annie Thoe and Becci Parsons.
      Finally, in the spring of 1999, perfectly timed with an unexpected lay off, LeeAnn entered Jerry Karzen’s training, attending 2 months every spring for the next four years. She took the training with the intention of starting her own business and incorporated Next Step Consulting in the Fall of 1999. LeeAnn sometimes says that her business grew ‘‘in spite of herself”, all the while caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s.
      As soon as she was authorized to teach ATM in 2000, one of her mentors, Becci Parsons, GCFP, suggested she start teaching Mercedes Sherada’s class at the Lifetime Learning Center in Seattle. The first quarter she taught “floor” ATMs. However, in the second quarter, a woman came in using a walker. She asked if she could sit through the lesson and they both noticed she benefited. Afterwards she was insistent that LeeAnn teach her!
      It was obvious to LeeAnn that she needed to allow for people to be in chairs during ATMs. Her first regular weekly “seated” class was at the Greenwood Senior Center. It was then that she began converting floor lessons to chairs. She has taught students in both orientations ever since.  For almost 20 years, LeeAnn has mentored dozens of Feldenkrais trainees on starting their practices and specifically how to teach classes to those in chairs.

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement® , ATM®,  Functional Integration®, FI ® and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(cm) are servicemarks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Photos and content Copyright (c)2019, LeeAnn Starovasnik, Next Step Consulting Inc.