Living Anatomy--explorations in Body-Mind Centering® 8 Thursdays Sept 9 thru Oct. 28, 2021 In Living Anatomy® explorations of Body-Mind Centering®, we will re-visit the Series that Bonnie presented this last year (2020 -2021). The class will run on the same 8- week schedule from September 9 through October 28 to refresh our experiences with the nasal concha, the lungs, the front and back vessels of the heart, and the unified diaphragm including the pelvic floor. We will trace the bones, find the muscles, and locate the organs sitting and lying down, aided by somatizations that involve movement. We will continue with exploring Series 2, 3, and 4 in sequential months. The future topics include embryology and the Dance of Creation, the muscles of the tongue and hyoid, and the 13 pairs of cranial nerves. This will be a refresher for those who took the Series, and a great beginning for those getting started, focusing on your specific needs and questions. Please come on time, be prepared to share yourself and your face online, feel comfortable and have a place to lie down. 8 classes for $100, or $15 each payable to PayPal or Venmo.com (Sara-Vogeler) text 1.646.408.6419
Now that more of us are home, let's exercise together to charge up our lives, build bone and muscle, improve immunity, encourage neuroplasticity, and stay in shape! Sign up for an hour of aerobics and strength training with time for a slow lymphatic beginning. Bring your light weights, 2 wooden spoons or drumsticks, two paper plates, a stretchy band, and a mat!
Sara is an ex-dancer, ACE-certified personal trainer, ISMETA-registered Somatic Movement Therapist with a BS from NYU in DanceTherapy, a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist in rehabilitation, certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher since 1983, Myofunctional Therapist for TMJ, nutritional coach, currently training in Moving for Life Dance Exercise for Health® and feeling FABULOUS!
Verified review: "I would like to say that Sara’s movement classes are fantastic!!!
Great rhythm, clear instructions! One can experience her vast somatic background put to music like it’s party time. She is very welcoming which makes it personal and cozy to be online, even in her glamorous environment. Cardio in the most fun way. Simply fantastic sophisticated work out! I highly recommend it”
--Lilia Angello, BMC
Today's class was the best yet!! You really pushed us and I loved how you seamlessly transitioned between the different sections. I love the very broad range of exercises you choose to challenge us and I'm finally starting to see my waist again ! What a great way to kick-off the weekend!
Reconstructing our earliest moments, we can visit the patterns of movement that contribute to the way we think, feel, and process information. As you move, you establish neurological connections that multiply as you grow that become the basis of who you are today. You can rebuild these connections to help your musculoskeletal system, your posture, your neuroplasticity, and your behavior. As a Certified Teacher and Practitioner of Body-Mind Centering®, Sara takes you on a journey of the soul and your consciousness in movement online.
3 Saturday Nov. 7, 14 , 21 11 am EDT - 12:30 pm $25 each day
Sara had the pleasure of a visit last month from Dr. Dennis Shavelson, former Chief of Podiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, NYC. His profound knowledge as a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon, a biomedical engineer, and inventor of a method called "Foot Typing" is unsurpassed. He examined Sara's feet, discussed his findings, and applied kinesiotape to distribute forces more ergonomically. She felt supported and more balanced.
A doctor once said that his first question to his older patients is whether their feet are ok. If you can't walk, your life is limited. As an orthopedic exercise specialist, a registered somatic movement therapist, a licensed massage therapist, and a personal trainer, Sara always checks the alignment of each person from head to toe. Seeing the lines of force through a person reveals stress patterns that can cause serious problems over time. A foot that collapses in the arch can cause knee pain that can eventually affect the hip and the lower back. It is paramount to correct these misalignments, relieve pressure, and re-educate the body-mind.
Sara studies each foot and the whole body in standing to understand how gravity is affecting alignment. She examines range of motion, dynamic movement (pushing off and landing properly), balance, proper arch alignment,. The big toe should bend Using her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, she uses massage, trigger point pressure, fascial stretching, ligament frictioning, reciprocal innervation, and movement repatterning to return you to a more functional body. She finds the kinesiotape very helpful in reeducating the foot so that you can stand better, feel "lighter" and more supported.
1. March 29 - Embryology: how the foot develops in utero and what we can learn from it 2. April 26 - The Prevertebrate Patterns--from fluid to form 3. May 31- The Vertebrate Patterns--pushing, reaching, and rolling through the foot: biomechanics
3 Sundays from 11am to 4pm 148 W. 23 Street, #1H NY NY 10011
Plantar Fascitis is a condition of inflammation of the tendons and fascia in the bottom of the foot brought on by poor alignment and overuse. Treatment involves stretching the foot and muscles of the calf. If left untended, it can progress to Plantar Fasciosis which requires a very different type of treatment as the fascia is now degrading. In fact, read the article in Podiatry Today written in 2006 about whether fascitis is really fasciosis, a non-inflammatory, degenerative condition.
With Plantar Fasciosis, you need to shorten and soften the fascia to allow a "knitting together" of the fibers, and to increase blood flow to promote healing. You don't stretch this tissue, which is already pulling off the heel bone. Of special focus is the big toe muscle (the abductor hallucis) which, if constricted, may put pressure on the nerve and prevent adequate blood flow to the fascia. Healing this tissue takes time.
Consider the whole body's alignment to accurately treat this condition. If the arch is collapsed, the ankles are weak, the knee is pointed inwardly, one hip is rotated, or the neck hurts, both feet may be negatively affected. See a therapist who really knows what to do!
Sara K. Vogeler, RMT, BMC, LMT Founder and Director of The NeuroMuscular Center, Inc. in New York City, is a senior Certified Teacher of Body-MInd Centering® in practice over 45 years. She is an ISMETA-Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Myofunctional Therapist for TMJ, and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She combines her skills in movement reeducation and intelligent massage with nutrition to provide a well-rounded approach to healing. Currently, she is becoming a certified Teacher of Moving for Life Dance Exercise for Heatlh®. See testimonials. See YELP for photos of The NeuroMuscular Center, Inc.
PREVIOUS EVENTS AND SEMINARS
It was an outstanding 3 days with integrative doctors and practitioners from all over the country, including Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Perlmutter, and Dr. Angeli Maun Akey along with powerhouse Dr. Kathleen O'Neill Smith who co-discussed fascia and hormones and why perimenopausal women hurt. Fascinating to connect fascial pain to hormone deficiencies!! They said 80% of our sensory nerves are located in our fascia which is a netting that supports all our cells!
Here's Sara at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium at the Hilton Midtown last weekend talking about the early stages of movement from embryo to standing. She enjoyed presenting with Dr. Martha Eddy and Feldenkrais Teacher Anastasi Siotas, all representing ISMETA (the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.)
Seminars count towards instructor certification in Dr. Martha Eddy's MOVING FOR LIFE Dance Exercise for Health® .
Moving Your Body Everywhere-- From Fluid to Form! Enjoy learning about your body by exploring, moving, studying anatomy and function, visualizing and relaxing on the floor. You can change who you are this way! Seeing, touching, sensing, and moving with ease are wonderful ways to learn about your growth! Join Sara as she explores Body-Mind Centering® concepts of cellular intelligence, reflexes, muscles, fascia, bones, lymph and interesting anatomical details pertinent to you. Understand how your patterns reflect your consciousness--whether you push something away, or pull someone towards you, or find it difficult to set your own boundaries. Revisiting these early patterns gives enormous insight into how you were formed, and new opportunities to change! Read brochure here
The NeuroMuscular Center, Inc. 148 W. 23 Street, #1H NY NY 10011 212.242.4962
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2109 11am to 4pm University of Utah, School of Dance Salt Lake City, Utah contact Luc Vanier, Director
1. Embryology: Trace your beginnings from embryo to baby! 2 Sundays 12 to 4pm: intrauterine and ex utero development $100 Paypal or Venmo In the embryo, we find a blueprint for the front, middle and back of our bodies from which we grow, reflecting the movements of life. We hear, learn to suck, to open our arms, kick our legs, lift our heads, wiggle and crawl. You will learn the "backbone" of movement--the in utero and ex utero reflexes by experiencing these moments yourself as you go step by step from an embryo to a baby. You can make personal discoveries about who you are, and who you can become with more integration and better alignment. Bring knee pads, yoga mats, pillows and comfortable clothes for moving on the floor.
We will study the anatomy of the ear and explore balance when standing and sitting on a ball, hearing with eyes closed, listening for qualities and emotions and moving. Learn the embryological origins of the ear and vestibular system, how it affects your growth and movement. Study the fabulous construction and conduction of sound with the tiniest bones in the body, and practice listening. Explore the perceptions of hearing and balancing through movement exercise and meditative exploration, based on Body-Mind Centering® concepts.
We will explore the embryological origins of the eye, how we see, know, and let go. After studying the anatomy and physiology of the eye, we will explore moving on the floor, and seeing exercises that improve vision. Posture, breath, and calm thoughts contribute to the functioning of our whole body, including our eyes.
Re-experience the search for life that begins with the nose--nosing around for the breast, organizing self around the pivot point of the nose. Explore the sensation of moving on the horizon, the horizontal when rolling. Access your brain directly with different smells after understanding the anatomy and physiology of this sense.
Understand the temporomandibular joint, its muscles and bones, and its unique actions. Feel how nursing and sucking in infancy determine your present-day swallowing and speech. Explore the anatomy, experience the movement, and correct your swallow. Learn techniques to stop grinding at night, massage for pain management, and exercises to repattern your jaw muscles.
Body-Mind Centering ®, developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, O.T., is a truly unique approach to exploring one's body and consciousness in the spirit of self-discovery. BMC® opens up personal development in the context of dance, anatomy, physiology, and embryology. It offers a means to experience the body in movement from embryo to adulthood as a way to free the mind, and change habitual ways of moving.
For example, you may discover how you were formed as an embryo --from folding to dividing to organizing into a complex living organism. That experience may show you why you stand and move and even think the way that you do. It may bridge the gaps that undoubtedly formed due to inefficiencies in utero and in infancy that may be holding you back physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually. You can fill in these missed parts of your development in a profound re-integration of self .
Personal Study--Living Anatomy Classes
With actual models of the bones, we will discover our own vertebra--feeling them, noticing their changing structures and their functions. We will learn about the bones with the Body-Mind Centering® perspective as a living tissue with it's own mind and clarity.
Each of the vertebrae has a unique feature and shape. If you close your eyes and imagine drawing the neck, thoracic or lumbar vertebrae, you might be amazed by the curves, struts, and holes that provide us with protection, support, and housing for the spinal cord. Feel what this means in your body after examining and learning about these bones. How the spine develops embryologically gives us exciting pathways to explore in movement, which makes learning come alive!Time TBD For each student.
Call 212.242.4962 or email Sara to register. The classes can be taken separately, but you'll learn more if you take all of them sequentially. The cost for a Living Anatomy class is $20. All Seminars and Classes are at held at The Neuromuscular Center (148 W. 23 Street, #1H, NY NY 10011).