Welcome from Liz
A Lifetime spent engaging people with creativity, movement, and music
Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Certified Bones for Life® Instructor
Inspiring People with Disabilities through Dance
Continues to teach Qigong and forms of Modern Dance
You can’t love movement if it is difficult or painful. I hope that I can help you rediscover the possibilities of movement through individual sessions or classes.
“To make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant. Life without movement is unthinkable.” - Moshe Feldenkrais
Upon leaving my long-time job as Artistic Director at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, I turned my attention to offering programs that help people reconnect to their bodies and to find joy and comfort in movement. For some it means re-education on how to stand up, improve posture, recover from an injury, or how to be a better swimmer. For others they look to movement to reduce stress.
We can start on a path of easier movement together.
Join a Class with Liz in person or on Zoom
Facing the Hump A Bones for Life® four-class series with Liz Monnier February 2, 9, 16, 23 2023 Thursdays 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) On Zoom To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bones for Life® Botanical Gardens, Fort Wayne, In Person
Tuesdays in March 5:00-6:00 (March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2023)
Improve bone health and strength with the gentle, natural movements guided by Liz Monnier. Liz is a certified Bones for Life® instructor. This practice has been shown to improve posture, decrease pain, and aid in the fight against osteoporosis. While this class is most effective with movements involving standing, walking, sitting, and lying on the floor, movement may be modified to accommodate restrictions. Please bring a water bottle, yoga mat or blanket, long scarf and wear comfortable fitting shoes.
To register: call the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Dept. (260) 427-6000
Benefits from Bones for Life®:
Coordinates a springy and vibrant walk.
Frees the joints from compromising habits allowing for pain free movement.
Stimulates bone strength.
Develops skills for restoring equilibrium.
Teaches you how to move your unique body in a range that is right for you.
Helps you to rediscover the pleasure of moving!
Bones for Life® is designed to help anyone, and everyone, use natural movements to promote bone health and strength while possibly preventing osteoporosis. For more information check out this link: http://movementintelligence.org/bones-for-life
**If this is your first Bones for Life® class, you will need to submit the Foundation for Movement Intelligence Memorandum of Understanding prior to taking a class. You only need to do this once. https://forms.gle/K6mNWwSemJ5dkFEq9
Dance for PD (dance movement in chair for those with limited mobility) In Person at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 Mondays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. January 9- June 12 (Call 260-424-6574 to register,fwdc.org, drop in’s welcome)
Exploring Dance **(for young adults with developmental disabilities)In Person Students will gain confidence by expressing themselves through dance. We will refine our motor skills while gaining strength and flexibility. Mondays 5:30-6:30, January 9-June 12, 2023 at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. To register call 260-424-6574 or fwdc.org. Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
T’ai Chi For Relaxation In person at the Fort Wayne Botanical Gardens, Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6:00 p.m. January 31-February 28. All are welcome to find a sense of relaxation through the basic principles of this ancient Chinese movement form. Our class will focus on breathing, developing confidence in balance and weight shifts, quieting the mind, moving slowly and finding efficiency and flow in our movement. User-friendly Qigong exercises will promote healing and internal harmony. To register contact Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation (260)427-6000