"We need look no further than ourselves to see a miracle everyday"
Individual sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Sessions are held in The Stones in Water Studio in Minneapolis or in River Falls or as on-sight/house call.
How and where:
Individual study is usually done in the Stones in Water (SIW) Studio. In certain situations a workplace visit or house call is best.
Stones in Water Twin Cities studio is in the Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Ave South Minneapolis within the Leon Thurman Voice Center suite 200C.
The River Falls studio is N8806 600th St.
While a one-time lesson is possible, an initial series of 6 or more lessons is recommended to get maximum benefit from the work. Generally, it is helpful to be able to commit to work together for a consistent period of time. There have been times when a person made the change they wanted in one or two sessions. It is much more common to need more 6 to 12 lessons to change long held habits. The length of study is determined by your particular needs. Ultimately the goal is for you to be free of your concern with no need of additional help.
Length and Cost of a Session
Individual Lessons are an hour to an hour and a half. I charge $75 an hour and $100.00 for an hour and a half. I offer a 10% discount for a series of 6 lessons.
There is a 15% discount if you sign-up for a series of lessons before October 1st, 2012.
6 - 1 hour sessions = $450 minus 10% total $405.00
3 - 1 hour and plus 3 - 1 1/2 hour sessions = $525 minus 10% = $474
6 - 1 1/2 hour sessions = $600 minus 10% =$540.00
I am open to making alternative financial arrangements so you can have lessons if you want them. Shorter lessons, reduced rates and trades have all been possible in the past.
There is $30 fee for making a house call or for a last minute cancellation. You will be charged the full fee for a missed lesson.
LearningMethods™ sessions can be done on the phone. Sessions are generally an hour and half to 2 hours long. The cost is $100.00 per session.
Most people pay at the time of the lesson. You can also pay on-lin here with paypal.
Schedule a Session: To get more information or schedule a session please contact Babette by calling or e-mailing: 612 729 7127 or e-mail email@example.com
Some of the issues I have helped people with are:
|Golf & sports
|Overuse / repetitive strain injuries / knee injuries / pain / surgery
|Aging (coordination and flexibility concerns)
|Acting / Dancing / Conducting / Vocal and Instrument work
Individual Sessions are one -on- one sessions - tailored to your needs. The goal of the work is to get to the root of your symptom. In the process you learn to understand the way your system is designed to function for optimal performance/action. As you begin to work with your body and not against it you experience effortless grace, energy, full and open stature and freedom from pain. If you are a performer or athlete we will look at your approach and efficiency. If you are in pain we will look to find the source. In all cases we are investigating why it makes sense you have the symptom or results you are having.
In this work we look at how the way you go about your activities might lead to the symptom you are having. As an example that can be equally true for many kinds of chronic pain, injury or tension: Someone with knee pain might have been told to do strengthening exercises or stretches. But when I watch the person move I often see that his/her way of standing, walking, bending, is constantly focusing forces on the knee. It makes perfect sense that anyone who is functioning with forces focused on the knees will have pain and eventually real tissue damage/injury.
I call this the invisible issue. The way a person goes about things has a primary effect on how s/he is functioning, how s/he feels. When a person changes the way the forces are focused by changing the way of going about things then the pain changes. The damage may not be reversible but often a person can live pain free.
As we look closer to make sense of why the person has been off balance with forces focused on the knees we may discover s/he has a rushed approach to most activities. No matter what s/he knows about physical balance, or how many stretches and strengthening exercises s/he does, the system will function off balance whenever s/he rushes. If that is most of the time then again it makes sense the knees are in pain. Change the approach to life along with a greater understanding of how forces are focused or how forces can be openly distributed then we have the root of the problem.
This person can now independently sense when they are fighting themselves(rushed or off balance) and respond toward greater ease, balance and useful action. As s/he begins to go about all activities in a healthy way her/his muscles will adapt to this change - lengthening, shortening,strengthening, easing as needed, naturally and as a whole.
As one runner with knee problems wrote to me: "I had relegated myself to the fact that my body had seen too many miles and my running days were over." He tells of our work together and says, "Maybe my older, heavily used body is still perfect for running. In the past two weeks I have had some of the best road runs in years. The great part is I no longer pay for them with days of painful swollen knees. PS. Thinking about a half marathon." The full story is in the what others say in the About section on this site.