A fitness workout that follows functional movement principles with the teacher Kathleen Rea. Together we will work out our bodies considering flexibility, strength, alignment, and anatomical attributes.
Kathleen is inspired to teach this fitness class as part of her ongoing studies and practice of:
- The MELT Method system of working with Fascia (certified in hands and foot treatment)
- Buteyko Breath Technique (Certified Teacher). This training influences how Kathleen works with the diaphragm and oral tongue posture to influence core stability.
- Axis Syllabus (of which she is a teacher candidate)
ALL LEVELS: Those with disabilities are welcome and accommodations are offered. Let’s talk about what you may need to attend.
TIME: 6:00 to 7:10
DATES FOR CLASS SERIES: Thursday Evenings
Thursday, Sept 22, 2022
Thursday, Sept 29, 2022
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022
Thursday, Oct 7, 2022
Thursday, Oct 8, 2022
Thursday, Oct 9, 2022
Thursday, Nov 3, 2022
Thursday, Nov 10, 2022
Thursday, Nov 17, 2022
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022
Thursday, Dec 1, 2022
Thursday, Dec 8 2022
Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the class series to gain maximum benefits and drop-ins are also welcome.
LOCATION: Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
(Parking lot entrance, up the ramp to yoga/dance studio that overlooks parking lot)
ACCESS: Wheelchair-accessible studio and washrooms. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require accommodation or if you have any questions about access.
$240 per person (Full 12 fitness class series).
$160 Scholarship rate (Full 12 fitness class series).
$25 Drop-in for a class
TEACHER: Kathleen Rea danced with Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). She fell in love with contact improvisation (CI) 21 years ago and has been involved in the CI community ever since. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for 5 DORA awards. Kathleen has a Master’s in Expressive Arts with a minor in Psychology. She has a passion for functional movement and is a teacher candidate of the Axis Syllabus. She is also trained in the MELT method for hands and feet and is a certified Buteyko Breath Practitioner. She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions a not-for-profit contact improvisation-based dance company that produces a weekly dance jam in Toronto, the Contact Dance International Film Festival, and dance-theatre productions. Being on the autism spectrum she also identifies as being neuro-atypical and works to educate the world about neurodiversity.
- There will be a commercial HEPA filter running during class time.
- The four studio windows will be open (weather permitting)
- Masks will be optional and may be required should a significant wave of Covid occur in the Fall.
- Everyone is asked to wash their hands prior to class.
- All levels of vaccination and non-vaccinating are welcome
- All government regulations will be followed.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: A mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin (the Roncesvalles United Church where the studio is housed still requires masks in the hallways). You might want knee pads and a bottle of water. You might want knee pads and a bottle of water.
COVID PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS:
Are you experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: shortness of breath/breathing difficulties, fever, coughing, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, or chills? If so you must not attend the class. We will give you a refund if you have already paid.
Do you recognize that despite these screening, disinfecting, and mask-wearing, protocols there is still some risk in meeting socially indoors to practice during a Pandemic? Do you accept this risk as part of your participation?