Which exercise form begins the class with a focus, is done to really cool music and incorporates movements from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and the Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais?
The first time I ever went to a class, Judy Cashmore, instructor extraordinaire, asked us to focus on the joints. "Imagine your joints opening up," she said. Now, isn't that a great thing for those of us with joint pain to do?
What struck me about this class besides the music, is that people of all ages and abilities were partaking. If need be, it can even be done while seated in a chair. The movements aren't repetitive, nor do you feel like you have to have a body built for spandex.
Most of the participants do their routines in bare feet but because of the nature of these feet of mine, I was able to wear clean running shoes and do what I could. It's wonderful to be in a class that is so accepting of one's abilities and also one that is so inviting and encouraging.
Here's what a class looks like: