Movement and Meditation featuring “Rosen Movement”
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30-7:30pm
$25 preregistered/prepaid. $30 at the door.
Rosen movement is more of a “work in” than a “work out.” Intentional, yet playful, movements are done to cultivate awareness, vitality, and ease. Supported by music, these easy, unhurried movements are designed to improve alignment and flexibility. They can increase range of motion, ease of breathing, and deepen awareness of the body. The movements are done individually and, at times, with others. There will be focused time for guided meditation.
Marion Rosen developed this form of exercise to prevent physical difficulties before they arise and to help clients feel better and age gracefully. The series of exercises are designed to use all the joints, especially those not used in day-to-day life. Movements may be adapted for those who experience pain or have physical limitations. Exercises are preventive as well as restorative. The movements open the chest and free the diaphragm so oxygen can circulate freely to all the tissues of the body. Circulation is increased as joints and muscles are moved through their available range of motion. Music makes the movements more like dancing. Participants find new vitality, joy, and ease in their bodies.
These seven sessions are facilitated by Kileen Smyth and Sister Kay Wagner. Kileen is a Clinical Social Worker and Therapist at Mayo Clinic and is accredited teacher of The Rosen Method. Sister Kay Wagner is a retired Social Worker/Pastoral Counselor and volunteer.