Olivia Cheever
 


Private Sessions

   
 

To schedule a private session, email Olivia at ocheever@comcast.net, or call 617-413-5680 (cell).

 
 

 

 


Classes

   

Leadership Embodiment - Introduction for Feldenkrais® Practitioners and Trainees

 
 
Olivia Cheever

Location: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090
Dates: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Instructors: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFP, CLC, and Elizabeth Valentine, LMT, CST, CLC
Tuition: $195/$150*
*For Feldenkarais Student Trainees!

> Register online at Elizabeth Valentine's website
> Click here for class flyer

Elizabeth Valentine

Research shows that 70% of communication is nonverbal. Learning to align what is being communicated verbally, physically and energetically creates a unified and magnetic message that is clear and powerful especially when introducing prospective students to the benefits of our wonderful Feldenkrais Method®!

Introductory courses are an opportunity to get to know our "signature" stress patterns without story or content. In the LE model we study how our physical and energetic systems organize under pressure and we offer simple practices founded on Aikido, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience that shift our systems to a more skillful state so that we can choose how we want to respond and act in a situation. Come and immerse yourself in this beautiful setting!

This LEADERSHIP EMBODIMENT Workshop will introduce you to:

  • The "signature" stress pattern of how your system reacts under pressure.
  • The "How" to shift from a reactive state to a responsive, skillful state.
  • Exercises to increase your access to Presence, Confidence and Compassion.
  • A way to re-engage clarity and compassion when faced with conflict or opposition or "Difficult Conversations."
  • Practices to synchronize the physical and energetic system with what is being said verbally.

 

Leadership Embodiment Level 1 Training - A Two-day Workshop

 
 

Location: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090
Dates:
FALL: Saturday & Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
WINTER: Saturday & Sunday, February 10-11, 2018
SPRING: Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2018
Times: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Instructors: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFP, CLC, and Elizabeth Valentine, LMT, CST, CLC
Tuition: $425* for any 2-day weekend class
*Returning students can repeat at half price! Come practice your LE skills with us!

> Click here to register online Elizabeth Valentine's website
> Click here for class flyer

Leadership Embodiment (hands)Research shows that 70% of communication is nonverbal. Learning to align what is being communicated verbally, physically and energetically creates a unified and magnetic message that is clear and powerful.

Fundamentals courses are an opportunity to get to know our "signature" stress patterns without story or content. In the LE model we study how our physical and energetic systems organize under pressure and we offer simple practices that shift our systems to a more skillful state so that we can choose how we want to respond to a situation.

Through simple physical exercises that apply light pressure, we are able to recognize the patterns that arise when we are under pressure. Once we are familiar with our pattern, we apply centering practices to help us shift to a more creative, compassionate and skillful state. Working in pairs, we chunk down learning exercises to create a lasting somatic imprint in the body. Individual debrief and group discussions create a dynamic learning container.

Feldenkrais ATM and Bones for Life with Olivia Cheever

 
 
Moshé Feldenkrais

"Self-knowledge through awareness is the goal of reeducation. As we become aware of what we are doing, the way to improvement is wide open to us."

—Moshe Feldenkrais, DSc, Founder of the Feldenkrais Method®

Moshé in the Morning!
Ruthy in the Afternoon!

Location: The Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA 02090
Date & Time: Sunday, October 15, 2017
9:30 am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFP, CLC
Tuition: $95
RSVP with Olivia at 617-413-5680

> Click here to register online
> Click here for workshop flyer

Ruthy ALon

"Your individual unique way of moving reflects not only the level of wellness but your entire personality."

—Ruthy Alon, PhD, Certified Feldenkrais Trainer and Founder of Bones for Life®, and Solutions for Optimal Mobility

Come experience lessons created by Dr. Feldenkrais and Dr. Ruthy Alon with Dr. Olivia Cheever, GCFP, Bones for Life® Trainer.

In the morning: Come build, refine, and fine tune your sensory-motor learning with Awareness through Movement®! Experience lessons which Dr. Feldenkrais chose to teach out of his vast body of work when first invited by founders of the Human Potential Movement to teach at Esalen, in CA.

In the afternoon: Continue with the unique Bones for Life® Processes created by Dr. Alon to address alignment, improve coordination, balance and bone health. Sense how these Feldenkrais-based approaches complement each other and can be immediately applied in all aspects of life!

Enhancing Our Resilience Through Leadership Embodiment & Peacemaking Circles
with Victor José Santana and Olivia Cheever

 
 
Olivia Cheever

Location: North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICB) 105 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
Dates: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Instructors: Olivia Cheever, EdD, GCFP, CLC, and Victor José Santana
Tuition: $50 Cash or check
payable to Victor José Santana or $57 via PayPal
To Register: Email Victor at victor@victorjosesantana.com
Please put RESILIENCE in the subject line.

> Click here for workshop flyer

Victor José Santana

In this workshop we will learn how to:

  • understand our individual patterns under stress,
  • have tools to bring us back into balance,
  • explore strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience,
  • recognize traumatic stress and understand its impact to improve the way we feel, think and act.

We have evolved to react when in danger in order to survive. As human beings, we may not always say or do what we intend when in this reactive pressured state, nor do we always listen to each other—especially when we may see things differently. 70% of the way we communicate is nonverbal so our body language can contradict what we want to convey. In the Leadership Embodiment approach of Wendy Palmer, we study how our physical and energetic systems organize under pressure. We offer simple practices founded on Aikido, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience that shift our systems to a more skillful state so that we can choose how we want to respond and act in a situation whether leading ourselves or others by our example as we live and work in our communities and on the job. Through returning to Center, we restore ourselves to alignment and ease—listening and speaking from the heart, no matter how pressured we feel.

About Victor José Santana, MA
Victor José Santana is an educator, peacemaker, artist, community planner, curriculum developer, and youth leadership development specialist. He has led restorative justice practices and peacemaking circles across the country with young people and adults helping them transform their lives through education, moving away from trauma, poverty, and gangs to peaceful resolution and leadership.
www.victorjosesantana.com

"With our thoughts we make our world. Our mind is centered and precedes our deeds. Speak or act with your pure mind and happiness will follow you like a shadow that never leaves."

—HH. THE DALAI LAMA: PRAYER FOR US SENATE MARCH 4, 2014

 
 

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, Bones for Life
and Leadership Embodiment Multi-Session Classes

 
 

Olivia Cheever
Enjoy learning easy, gentle movement sequences that can help increase your flexibility, improve your posture, and enhance your sense of vitality.

The Feldenkrais Method® of movement education benefits an unusual range of people, from athletes and musicians looking for performance finesse to anyone who would like to function with more efficiency and ease in everyday tasks.

The Bones for Life® osteoporosis prevention component of the class strengthens bones, aligns the spine, and puts back the spring in your step.

Learn Mindful Movement and Concentration Practices from Leadership Embodiment: Aikido-based Mindfulness Somatic Program of Wendy Palmer. How the way we sit and stand can change the way we think and speak.

Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes suitable to move around in.

 
 

Befriend Your Body in real time and online this fall!

 
 

Befriend Your Body with Feldenkrais®, Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) & Bones for Life® (BFL) Classes

This class promises you a way to learn how to:

  • Eliminate your pain in moving and strengthen your bones
  • Improve flexibility, coordination, and balance
  • Discover ways to move gracefully without effort
  • Shift from reactive to centered states when under pressure

Fall Blended Classes

Now offered as a blended class—students can attend in person, online in real time, or asynchronously doing lessons later!

Click here for the Fall 2017 Blended class flyer.

Fall Schedule:
8 Thursdays: October 5-December 14, 2017
(No class October 26, November 23 & 30)

Times:
9:00-10:30 am ET (in class & online in real time)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm (in class only)

Instructor: Dr. Olivia Cheever, GCFP, CLC

Cost: $245 for 8 classes prepaid (1 class for free!)
Pay as you go per session: $35 cash/check or $37 via Paypal

Pre-requisite: Permission from instructor.

Online Registration: Click here to register and pay online

Software Used: Zoom Cloud Meeting
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> Android App

 

Feldenkrais and Feldenkrais Method are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.
Bones For Life is a registered service mark of Ruthy Alon, its originator.

Serving the Boston, MA area with classes in Westwood.
Private coaching also in Needham Heights, MA.
Call 617-413-5680, or email ocheever@comcast.net.

© Copyright 2017 Olivia Cheever. All rights reserved.