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
Self-Adjust, Self-Heal A Bones for Life® four-class series with Liz Monnier November 10, 17, December 1, 8 Thursdays 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) On Zoom Can’t make this time? No worries, classes will be recorded and available for 2 weeks. I hope you will join me as in closing out the year 2022 focusing on the power we have to tap into our body’s inner wisdom to heal ourselves. As we make small adjustments in our movement, we engage our innate intelligence. Adding to the basic Bones for Life® processes, we will encourage our nervous system with positive thinking, some new ways of breathing, and mix it up with a little Qigong! As we improve the way we move, we improve the way we feel. With simple and gentle instruction, Bones for Life® processes can bring the following benefits:
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
To register, simply send Liz an email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 9. She will then send you a link to the Zoom Meeting and add you to her list for recordings and class reviews.
**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
Class fees are $40 for the series or $13 for a drop-in. If you are financially challenged but would like to join in, please let me know. Payments can be made through PayPal, WISE, or you can send a check to my home address.
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. starting September 12-December 19 (Call 260-424-6574 to register, drop in’s welcome)
**Exploring Dance **is a class that is accessible for people of diverse abilities. 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 p.m. starting September 12 at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, 437 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Call 260-424-6574 or check out the website at fwdc.org
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. starting 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