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Winter 2023 ATM Classes

Hello, friends of Feldenkrais! Classes resume on January 16th. In this term, I’m adding one more live class on Mondays at 1PM; as well as continuing with the regular 11AM class (which is currently full with returning participants). Come and play on the floor and feel wonderful!

Also, for those that prefer Zoom, I will continue with the ZOOM classes on MONDAY AFTERNOONS at 4:30 pm.

One other admin detail; please correspond, register and pay through this email address:

I look forward to continuing our explorations and awakenings together!!

Wishing you all a smooth, productive and joyous Winter…

Diane Lade

Arnie’s Retirement Announcement

Dear friends and clients,
As the New Year begins I would like to extend my deep appreciation and gratitude to all of you. I have spoken to many of you already and yet there are many more who may not have heard: that I am now officially retired from my acupuncture and healing practice. The last 45 years have been a delightful journey of sharing life experiences and connections with you. It’s been a humbling and rewarding career that has allowed me to serve you and others in a healing capacity. Thank you.🙏🏼

Some of you may be wondering – what’s next for me? Well, my intention during the months ahead will be to pursue my other interest, which is writing. I will be heading to Bowen Island to begin a month long writer’s retreat in March. Beyond that, when we can safely meet in group settings, I hope to share my other lifelong interest: meditation and embodied living, including the Feldenkrais Method. If you wish to stay in touch and receive the occasional newsletter on my activities and offerings please let me know.

May you be well and best wishes for 2022.

Yours most sincerely,

Arnie Lade

On Turtles

I frequently walk past King’s Pond on the north end of Cedar Hill Golf course, stopping to enjoy the interesting variety of birds congregated in and around the pond, including mallards, wigeons, wood and ring-neck ducks. When the weather starts to warm up during spring another resident of King’s Pond starts to reappear, the turtle. On a sunny day, I often see 7 or 8 of them lined up on the log float that’s anchored in the middle of the pond. The turtles are lazily sunbathing and warming themselves, sometimes with one turtle half resting on its neighbour in a friendly fashion. The other day I took a photo of one turtle who decided to sit on a rock near the foot path. Turtles usually bring a smile to my face whenever I see them.

This got me thinking about turtle lore in ancient China and how they were used and still used in traditional Chinese medicine.