The Body + Brain Membership and Community is an online resource designed to help people to reduce their chronic pain, move with greater ease, and feel more in control. It's also a hub, for like-minded and proactive people to come together to learn about pain, reduce their suffering, and transform their lives.
NOTE: This program is still in the beta phase of development and is being offered at lower rate until July 1, 2018. All of the early adopters who join in the Body + Brain fun during the beta period will lock the special rate in for the lifetime of their membership.
You've tried it all and still your pain persists. It's time for a different approach to your pain! Let me show you how working with the body + brain can be different. The Body + Brain Membership and Community will focus on Four Key Practices for shifting pain and enhancing well-being.
Discover how your movement habits are contributing to your pain and how to move without pain and more ease. This is more than just eliminating bio-mechanical stressors, it's getting to the heart of how you embody yourself in motion.
With the Feldenkrais® On Demand portion of the membership, you can move through our Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons on your own schedule in the comfort of your home ...or on the road. Heck, you can even grab a friend or loved one and move together!
A BIG part of how we think depends on our mindset. But your mindset is more than mere thinking, it's a core belief about how the world works. And this belief colors how you think, feel, and act. In other words, your mindset influences how you think, and how you think can either perpetuate pain and limitations or enhance, your overall well-being.
Emotions are a part of our evolution as humans. Emotions are inherited, habituated and learned. We create and influence our emotions, sometimes involuntarily and other times voluntarily, through how we move or restrain ourselves. But more than that, emotions are intimately involved with our experience of pain. Once we start to understand how our emotions, thinking, and movements relate to and impact one another, we begin to refine our ability to stop pain and develop a better sense of resiliency.
The intentional self-regulation of attention from moment to moment that you learn in meditation and mindfulness is an integral part in calming your nervous system.The practice in the Mindfulness + Meditation On Demand portion of the membership is specifically designed to help you to take time out from the stresses of modern life, and to tune in to the subtle states of life.
Certain lifestyle habits and choices over time result in metabolic imbalances which promote a more inflammatory environment. Food is one of those lifestyle habits that can have a BIG impact on our inflammation. As part of the Clean Eating portion of the membership, you'll receive weekly menus for easy Clean Eating meals. Every menu is specifically designed to keep cooking easy, while helping you to feel fully satisfied. There'll be no feeling deprived here. But more than that, you'll be invited to explore how your foods make you feel — physically, mentally, and emotionally.
So join in the fun, become a member, and prepare for a bit of transformation as these lessons unravel some of your habits of moving, thinking, sensing, feeling and eating that no longer support your well-being. And expand your ability to engage with life!
Because it can be challenging to get to a class as frequently as we'd like. Class schedules don't always work with the schedules of our lives, bad weather can keep us away, or we might simply hunger for more than just a 'one day a week' experience. Heck, here in the USA there are many communities that don't even have a local Feldenkrais Practitioner® or offer regular meditation classes.
That said, practicing with others is different than practicing alone and both are a vital part of having an ongoing practice. So please, if you have an instructor or meditation community in your area then join others in moving & finding stillness and let this platform support your home practice!
Freedom, Control, Convenience
The key elements of success! Once you become a member, you'll receive instant access to the Feldenkrais & Mindfulness library. There, you'll discover a variety of ways to search for the lessons you need most.
Awareness Through Movement® Recorded Audios
Each month you'll receive at least one brand-spanking-new Awareness Through Movement lesson. But to keep you motivated and moving, I'll send you a weekly suggested lesson or featured series. Some of the lessons are very short and easy-to-do, while others are longer and more complex. All are sessions that you can do in the comfort of your own home, office, or on the train or plane.
Guided Meditations, Self-Scans or Mindfulness Practices
Your ability to pay attention & expand your awareness will grow with every 10-20 minute practice. These recorded audio practices are designed to help you reduce pain, improve your focus, and/or deepen your sense of peace. You'll learn how to improve your ability to self-regulate and expand your capacity to be compassionate with yourself and others. Plus we'll be adding a new practice each month to keep you inspired to rewire.
Monthly Nourishing Tips & Clean Eating Menu
Each month you’ll receive a Nourishing Tip to help you to grow your healthy habits. You'll also receive access to two suggested menus, one omnivore and one vegetarian-friendly, full of delicious and wholesomely nutritious eats — complete with a shopping list, food prep suggestions and more. We'll explore a variety of different clean eating approaches from the Autoimmune Protocol to simple and easy clean eating meals. We'll also make sure to tell you a bit about the menus you'll receive and give suggestions on substitutions for a variety of needs.
Member Only Discounts
• 20% Discount on all of Buffy's Movement & Mindfulness Series & Courses
• Special Member Rates For New Courses (see Advanced Access below)
Request A Theme
One of the BIG benefits of being part of the Conscious Movements Club is that you get a say in the themes that are taught. That's right! I'll take requests and do my best to get to each theme in a timely manner.
An ultra supportive member's section for giving + receiving support, sharing, connecting, discussing, and more. Our exclusive platform offers a platform for community and so much more!
Monthly Office Hours
Live virtual office hours are offered twice a month. These sessions are ideal for connecting with your coaches and asking questions that you have about movement lessons, meditations, mindset practices, menus, and more.
Conscious Reading Club
The Conscious Reading Club happens within our Online Community area of the BODY + BRAIN Membership. We typically read a chapter a week so that there is time to read, reflect, and dialogue.
You'll be part of a very special community that receives advanced access to my new courses. Yippie! This means you'll get super special rates (and occasional freebies) and your feedback will help me to create courses that better serve you!
You will also receive invitations to my special live and online events. Now, in the name of transparency, some of these events will be open to the general public at no charge. But you'll still be nearest and dearest to my heart.
Everyone is moved by something...
What's moved and motivated me has shifted throughout the years. In my early days of exploring the mind & body, I was moved to heal. I was driven by just enough dysfunction to evoke a desire for something different.... something more.
Gradually what moved me shifted...
Today, I'm moved by a deep sense of awe and curiosity! I lean into my personal practice (read spiritual vow) through my work at Conscious Movements, an online and in the flesh Feldenkrais & Functional Medicine Health Coaching studio. I use the almighty menu, gentle movement, mindfulness + meditation, and human-focused education to help those with complex pain to thrive. My primary focus is on empowering movers, shakers and mindfulness makers…. and all of those who want to be, with the skills they need to move past the discomfort that is holding them back from living fully!
From A Weakness To A Superpower...
Having spent most of my life hearing "You are too sensitive," I became ashamed of it and saw it as a weakness. Instead of embracing what made me so in-tune and aware, I dismissed and pushed past it, which set me up for struggle, overwhelm, and ultimately, dis-ease.
Having my health hit rock bottom, to the point where I was bed-ridden, gave me the opportunity to really get to know myself. I couldn't just go along with what others were telling me to do, or follow someone else's roadmap, I had to figure out what was going to heal ME. I spent every waking moment researching and experimenting. Each step was a learning process, and one that put me back in touch with MY needs and strengths. They were buried treasure that I now use everyday to maximize my wellness. I also use them to help my clients in my Functional Medicine Health Coaching business, InTended Holistic Wellness.
I am filled with wonder and gratitude each time I get to accompany someone on their healing journey back to themselves, health, and happiness. The majority of my clients are "sensitive" (or "orchids," as I like to call us) and have "mystery" or complicated illnesses not recognized or helped by conventional medicine. I encourage all of us to treat life, and the quest for wellness, as a buffet...take what you love, try something new, come back for what really feeds you, and change things up as your tastes and needs evolve.