Classes – Awareness Through Movement®

Awareness Through Movement
© Chris Stark

Awareness Through Movement

Awareness Through Movement is a series of verbally guided, gentle, slow and organized movements typically done on the floor in a group setting. Lessons may also be done sitting or standing. These lessons guide students’ awareness toward sensing their own movement patterns, exploring new ways of moving, and integrating more choice into their movement habits.

No prior experience is necessary. People of all ages and skill level are welcome. Lessons are taught to all levels. Bring your curiosity and wear comfortable clothing. Mats are provided. If you want extra support for your neck or shoulder, feel free to bring a towel.


Sit, Stand, Walk

Sitting, standing and walking — they can all be challenging at times. This class will develop your ability to sit more comfortably, stand with greater ease and awareness and improve your walking. Benefits include: better balance, improved posture and greater endurance.

  • Longmont Senior Center: 303-651-8411
  • Ages: 55 and up, exceptions per the instructor
  • Dates: January through February, 2015
  • Time: Thursdays, 2pm – 3pm
  • Cost: $32 resident, $36 nonresident or those younger than 55 years of age. Cost varies depending on the number of classes each month.
  • Location: The Gym in the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont
  • Dropins: Pay at the front desk before class and bring Al your receipt.

Regain Your Youthful Movement: Feldenkrais Mat Class

As we age, our abilities decline thereby compromising our balance, range of motion and our adaptability to new situations. Turn back the clock Feldenkrais lessons. Each Feldenkrais class explores a new movement sequence that invigorates your brain and nervous system with new ways of organizing and sensing your movement. The result? A more youthful feeling of movement, improved balance and better outlook on life.

  • Longmont Senior Center: 303-651-8411
  • Ages: 55 and up, exceptions per the instructor
  • Dates: Starts in January, 2015
  • Time: Tuesdays, 10am – 11am
  • Cost: $32 resident, $36 nonresident or those younger than 55 years of age. Cost varies depdening on the number of classes each month.
  • Location: Room D in the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont
  • Dropins: Pay at the front desk before class and bring Al your receipt.

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Class at the Meditation Place

Explore a wide variety of movements and cultivate your self-awareness. Improve your range of motion, balance and mental clarity. Ease pain and aid in the recovery from injury or accident. The lessons will be done on the floor in a variety of positions.

  • Ages: 16 and up
  • Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
  • Location: The Meditation Place, 940 Kimbark #4, Longmont, CO
  • Cost: $10 Drop-in
  • Contact Rita Diewold: 303-775-1957

Rita Diewold is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practionercm practicing in Longmont, Colorado. Rita teaches Awareness Through Movement classes at the Meditation Place and offers one-on-one lessons in a private setting with individuals exploring easy gently guided movement to improve flexibility and to reduce pain.