Rusty Groh, GCFP
Rusty Groh is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. He has a background in music and athletics and holds a B.A. in English Literature from Providence College. Rusty first came to The Feldenkrais Method® as a means to cope with and remedy the lingering pains of old injuries and found such an improvement in his own physical condition that he enrolled in the Professional Training Program at The Feldenkrais Institute of New York, directed by David Zemach-Bersin, hoping ultimately to help others to move with greater ease, comfort and awareness and to assist those with their own physical obstacles and movement-related challenges.
Rusty graduated from the program after four years of tutelage and began his practice in Hoboken, NJ in 2011 - teaching Awareness Through Movement® classes at The Monroe Center for The Arts and seeing clients for individual Functional Integration® lessons at Seasonal Health Wellness Center.
In 2012, Rusty relocated to Portland, ME with his family where he continues to teach Awareness Through Movement® classes and conduct private Functional Integration® lessons. In April 2013, Rusty was an invited presenter at the University of New England’s Spring Symposium for the College of Health Professions, where he demonstrated the benefits of The Feldenkrais Method® in the treatment of chronic pain.
The Feldenkrais Method®
The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that can aid in physical rehabilitation and can assist those affected by neurological conditions that cause movement disorders. It can also help to reduce anxiety and improve self-image. For those who consider themselves to be in relatively “good health,” it is also an excellent means by which to maintain optimal self-use, improve posture and prevent injury by learning how to use one’s own musculature in a skillful, efficient manner. In practice, The Feldenkrais Method® is comprised of two facets: Awareness Through Movement lessons (typically conducted in a group setting) and Functional Integration lessons (typically conducted privately with an individual student).
UPCOMING AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
SUNDAY, September 27th ● 2:00-4:00pm
Spiral Tree Yoga Studio
570 Brighton Ave./Portland, ME
$25 individual advance registration/$30 day of event
$40 couple/duo advance registration/$45 day of event
* Register online at: http://www.spiraltreeyoga.com/ (under “workshops/events”) *
**Space Is Limited - Advance Registration Is Always Recommended**
FINDING COMFORT - IN MOVEMENT & AT REST
A Feldenkrais® Workshop with Rusty Groh, GCFP
Discover the benefits of The Feldenkrais Method® through this beginner-level workshop, hosted by Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Rusty Groh, and unlock your potential to feel good.
In this workshop, you will experience relief from physical stress while learning to move with greater ease and comfort, utilizing your body with optimal efficiency. Throughout the lessons, you will engage in gentle, verbally-guided movements in a peaceful, nurturing environment - approaching each movement with a heightened sense of awareness (rather than increased force).
You will explore the relationship between yourselves and gravity, discover the potential to improve flexibility, posture and range of motion, and learn how the skeleton can better organize & support itself, placing less demand on your muscles. Most importantly, you will present your nervous system with options in movement which should ultimately lead to greater comfort - both in movement and at rest.
Feldenkrais® lessons can benefit anyone - from couch potatoes to the most highly skilled athletes and performers.
There are no prerequisites to participating, other than your interest.
Explore something new and experience just how great you can feel!
What participants have to say:
“I wasn't sure, going into it, if it would be useful to me, but when I left the class, my lower back tension that had persisted for two weeks had completely disappeared. And it's still gone.”
MONDAY, September 28th ● 7:00-8:00pm
St. Alban's Church - Bonoff Hall Annex
885 Shore Rd./Cape Elizabeth, ME
* This Is A FREE Class, However, Donations Are Greatly Appreciated *
* ALL PROCEEDS DIRECTLY BENEFIT THE WORK OF ST. ALBAN’S HEALTH MINISTRY *
PRIVATE FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION® LESSONS
Seeing clients by appointment
Portland, ME & Vicinity
Individual Rate: $75/lesson
*** DISCOUNT PACKAGES AVAILABLE ***
Call or email to schedule appointment:
firstname.lastname@example.org (551) 998-4795
For more information about The Feldenkrais Method®, go to www.feldenkrais.com