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Mary Susan Chen

Mary Susan Chen


1211 William St.
River Forest, IL United States
T: 708-771-4283

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Physical Therapy, the FELDENKRAIS METHOD®, and Tai Chi
Classes and Private Lessons to help you connect to your body's own wisdom through mindfulness and body awareness practices,

Register now for CLASSES in
Awareness Through Movement® - Wednesday 9-10 AM, and NEW Tuesday evening at 7:15 PM. weekly classes, 6 week session, at the Dole Learning Center, Park District of Oak Park, 255 Augusta Ave.
Register at www.oakparkparks.com or email me at marysusanchen@gmail.com

Tai Chi classes beginning April 10th 2015
at the Zen Life & Meditation Center in Oak Park
38 Lake St, Oak Park IL
Friday mornings at 8:30-9:30.
$18 per class. $15 for Zen Members
Register at www.zlmc.org

Profile and Credentials        

Mary Susan is a licensed Physical Therapist and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She has worked for over 30 years with people with disabilities and those wishing to maximaize their potential.

Currently she has a daily practice of meditation, exercise, and Awareness Through Movement®. She is a graduate of the three year Embodied Life™ Mentorship- Meditation, Feldenkrais, and guided inquiry for authentic presence with Russell Delman, www.russelldelman.com. Studied with Anat Baniel, Frank Wildman and Larry Goldfarb PhD.

Philosophy and Comments        

Your body-mind-spirit is designed for healing. In our current culture we tend to think of ourselves as parts that need to be fixed, as if a mechanic can adjust one part without disturbing the whole. We get caught in patterns of living that are not always helpful nor healthy. The proper non-invasive techniques can stimulate your system to find its own healthy balance. The Feldenkrais Method® can guide you toward new movement patterns and freedom.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Private appointments Wednesdays and Fridays 11-4. Call for current rates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois Preferred Provider.

FELDENKRAIS® BodyBrain rejuvenation, Awaken to your own Senses
Embodied Life™ Meditation and Mindful Movement
Physical Therapy for injuries or illnesses
CHANGE YOUR AGE - Experiential lessons to reverse the signs of aging in mind & body. Transform your balance, posture & agility. Move more youthfully.

Physical Therapy for the WHOLE PERSON, integrating the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, core exercises, and myofascial release, for neuromuscular healing, pain relief, and optimal physical functioning. Individual sessions are never 'cook-book' therapy, instead are tailor made each moment by complete presence and responsiveness to your needs.
Weekly group classes compliment your private sessions.

Tai Chi Class        

Tai Chi classes beginning April 10th 2015
at the Zen Life & Meditation Center in Oak Park
38 Lake St, Oak Park IL
Friday mornings at 8:30-9:30.
$18 per class, $15 for Zen Members
Register at www.zlmc.org

(price, dates subject to change, please email)

Awareness Through Movement®        

Move more gracefully, explore your brain potential! Our brains get bored with the 'same old, same old.' Awaken your natural curiosity and discover just how comfortable you can feel inside.

Tuesday 7:15 - 8:15 PM
Wednesday 9 - 10 AM

Dole Center 255 Augusta, Park District of Oak Park, Pre-registration required. www.oakparkparks.com or 708-771-4283
6 week sessions
Register at www.oakparkparks.com or 708-771-4283

(subject to change, please email)

Care for Caregivers        

Continuing Education and Rejuvenation for Health Care Professionals. Workshops custom built for your staff. Email me for more info.

Marianjoy Integrative Pain Program        

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, MarySusan is accepting patients for Physical Therapy, including biofeedback, Feldenkrais, and women's pelvic health. Please call 630-909-6570 for an appointment. Doctor's prescription required.

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