At Vivi, we take pride in our education. We offer a variety of classes and workshops designed for people with all levels of education. For upcoming classes, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see a class that is not currently being offered, we’d love to hear from you!
Feldenkrais Classes & Workshops
Awareness Through Movement – Weekly Class
Our Awareness Through Movement Feldenkrais classes occur twice a week. Learn how to move so you can sit, walk, and stand pain-free! Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes and workshops were developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkriais (1904 -1984). Feldenkrais used his method of group ATM classes to teach people how to move and use their bodies more intelligently. In this class, Roxanne Derkson will guide you through 60 minutes of gentle movement and demonstration to help you learn more about your body and its function. Read More
Feldenkrais Fundamentals – Continuing Education (CEC Approved)
This 2-day workshop will combine lecture, movement lessons (Awareness Through Movement) that you will learn and can teach your patients (while on your table) as well as hands-on practical work that you can integrate into your treatment protocols in order to facilitate change in chronic pain, poor posture, repetitive strain in the shoulders, elbows, hands and wrists. This workshop is taught in a format that is common to Feldenkrais Practitioners one that uses self awareness to teach others the same. Read More
Improve Bone Strength Through Movement – Workshop
Take this workshop and learn skills that will carry your bones through your senior years with strength, confidence, balance and improve your posture. You will be taught a series of movement sequences to practice and incorporate into your fitness routine. These movements will ultimately lead to improved posture, balance and if done regularly, improved bone strength. This class is packed with plenty of practical information taught through understanding how the body works and learning to sense and feel while moving better. Read More
Roxanne Derkson offers 60-minute private Feldenkrais sessions. If you want to learn more about why you have neck tension at work, how to sit without pain, or about how your body alignment affects your everyday life, this class has the answers. Read More
Classic Strokes for Intro Folks
Classic Strokes for Intro Folks will encompass the three basic techniques employed by all Massage Therapists. You will learn Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement and some energetic, vibrational moves. These strokes help to differentiate parts of a full body massage. You will also learn techniques from spreading oil, transitional moves, working muscles and tendons and then to conclude, finishing and relaxing moves. Read More
Fine Art of Massage
The Fine Art Of Massage is divided into three levels, with Classic Strokes for Intro Folks as a prerequisite. Classes are designed to help individuals develop and refine their ability to give a relaxation massage for pleasure, comfort and tension relief. Read More
More Classes and Workshops!
Chinese Cupping – Workshop
Our Chinese Cupping Workshop is a practical course on cupping. Participants will develop manual skills and cup handling. They will learn safe applications, benefits and contraindications for Chinese cupping technique. This program combines lecture, demonstrations, practice time and Q & A. This comprehensive workshop is designed for people with some bodywork experience (please email us if you would like to attend and are wondering if you will be comfortable with the course content) and health practitioners interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cupping Massage. Read More