Fairbrae offers a variety of fitness activities. Get moving and join us in these fitness programs. If you are interested in offering fitness activities for Fairbrae, please contact office@fairbrae.com.

Mindfulness & Movement 

INSTRUCTOR: Friederike Koch


Mindfulness on Fridays at 8:00AM to 9:00AM (PT) 

Meditation on Fridays at: 9:00AM to 9:30AM (PT)

online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/938851179

COST: Free

This course is created for women and men of all ages who want to get back into their body and find their center and joy by learning the basics of mindfulness meditation. In the current crisis with all its stressful moments, we tend to disconnect from what brings us a deep understanding of ourselves and spiritual nourishment. But we can also use this as an opportunity to get a better understanding of who we are, why we’re here, what we truly value and need. Taking time to attend to our body awareness and inner life can bring a new level of clarity and peace and guide us back to our own inner knowledge and selfcare. As the outer and inner voices subside through the practice of meditation, we begin to remember what it means to be present in the moment and move though life with a relaxed body, state of mind and open heart. During this workshop, we’ll dive into the practice of Movement and Mindfulness Meditation. Through a variety of exercises having its origin in Yoga, Qi Gong, Exploration and Body Mind Centering we will focus on stillness, silence and connection. Having our body as our home and container we will learn the basics of Mindfulness Meditation. There will be periods of seated meditation, standing and walking meditation, mindfulness of the breath and the body, mindfulness of thoughts and emotions combined with various forms of physical exercises we can practice daily. We will explore what it means to be in touch with ourselves, be centered, focused, calm and grounded, have inner space and be able to pause within our challenging, chaotic and beautiful lives. 

About your instructor – Friederike Koch

Friederike Koch is a teacher and instructor with more than 18 years of experience with a passion for movement and mindfulness meditation. Currently, she is studying Mindfulness and Meditation in the Mindfulness Teacher Certification Program at The Awareness Training Institute (in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley). Since 2017, she has been teaching physical theater at the Alto International School, Menlo Park. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area in 2015, she was teaching drama & body movement at the European Theater Institute in Berlin for 13 years. She also conducted classes in theater sports & improvisation. She graduated from the University of the Arts, Amsterdam (School for New Dance Development & Choreography) and studied Theater & Education at University of the Arts in Utrecht. Beyond teaching, she directed and produced several theater & dance productions in the Netherlands & Germany and worked as a documentary filmmaker & script writer since 2011.

Go for confidence-inspiring contour and definition while you melt fat. A full 60 minutes of fat-burning, muscle-sculpting, it-hurts-and-it’s-worth-it strength training. This class will transform you!

Class time: Please contact nisaleone@sbcglobal.net for more info.

Cost: Please contact nisaleone@sbcglobal.net for more info.

Contact Nisa with any questions: nisaleone@sbcglobal.net

All levels are welcome.  Bring your own mat. Instructor is Amy Bankhead.

Class time: Tuesdays 7:45pm-9:00pm


Cost: Members: $5/class, Non-members: $8/class

Contact Amy with any questions: amy@bankheads.net

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