Health Classes

jhensmThe Arts Council would like to announce a new class to be held at the Larimer Arts Center.  Julia K. Diehl will be joining our team of instructors at the Larimer.  Julia will be instructing Mindful Movement.  Julia will be offering a morning class and an evening class so that everyone will have a chance to participate.  Classes are Thursdays  with the morning class at 9:00 – 10:00 AM; the cost is $40.00 per month.  Or if you choose, you can enroll in the evening class  from 5:30 to 6:30 each Thursday for four weeks.  Classes will be held at the Larimer Art Center located at 216 Reid St., Palatka.

Julia K. Diehl,  a native of Palatka is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Trager Practitioner, Movement Educator, Introductory Workshop Leader and CEU Provider with the United States Trager Association.  She was educated at American Massage Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., and The Trager Institute for Psychophysical Integration and Mentastics, Mill Valley, CA.

Julia has 21 years of experience in the healing and movement arts.  She has enjoyed 15 years of teaching the ease of the Trager Approach throughout Florida. As an educator, facilitator and instructor in Mindful Movement (Mentastics), breathing/relaxation techniques & fitness, she shares her passion and joy of healing with all who desire improved health and well being.  Julia is past president of Trager Southeast and currently TSE Secretary.

The purpose of Mindful Movement (Mentastics) is to stimulate your desire to explore through movement a unique approach to self-development and psych-physical (MIND/BODY) integration.

Mindful Movement is for those who are seeking freedom of movement and ease in their body and mind.  We are the sum total of every feeling experience mental and physical, positive and negative that we have ever had in our lives.  These feeling experiences are stored in the unconscious mind and cannot be erased.  Mindful Movement are mentally directed movements that suggest to the mind feelings of lightness, freedom, openness, grace, and pleasure resulting in an ageless body.   Mindful Movement classes begin with awareness of breathing, full lung capacity breathing.  Checking in/noticing how you feel physically and mentally before we begin movement.  We will move into shift of weight and be aware of what your range of motion and movement is in your body.  The classes are tailored to each individual and their capacity of movement.  Staying within your comfort zone is vital!!  As your body will allow we will explore movement with ease.  The classes will be an hour so we have plenty of time to stretch and flex your entire body.

Julia has worked with all ages and skill levels, so please be comfortable as you can be in these classes.  Pull up a chair if you need to.

Please bring a mat or towel for floor work.  Bring water to drink as you need.  If you have any questions please feel comfortable to call Julia @ 386-325-7257 or you can email

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