Capoeira at Flux

To celebrate the arrival of spring and spread awareness of the capoeira scene in Regina, Flux School of Human Movement is hosting a 6 week semester for beginners, starting May 11.

The Flux School of Human Movement capoeira club operates as a satellite school of Capoeira Los Angeles under Contra Mestre Parafina. In this introductory course you will learn basic kicks, escapes, and acrobatics. You will also learn basic music skills, some Portuguese and the history of capoeira. The course focuses on developing your strength, coordination, mobility, rhythm, speed and balance.

Monday May 11th to Sunday June 21st
3 classes per week: Mondays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 8:30pm and Sundays at 11:00am
*dress code for capoeira is long pants, comfy shirt and bare feet*

Flux members: 17 credits
General public: $250 + GST
Students: $175 + GST

Classes are open to movers aged 12 and up.

To register, please complete this short online form. Fees are due before the start of the semester.

If you have any questions, stop by Flux, 3424 13th Avenue or email Ariane ([at]

The Gut Talk & Community Potluck

We're hosting a Flux Community Potluck on Saturday, November 1; come to the talk before (details below) or just for the food at 5pm - either way, hope to see lots of you there!

You can RSVP on Facebook, or just write a comment here with what you plan on bringing to the potluck.

The Gut Talk - Discussing the Connection Between the Gut and the Brain with Dr. Marika Geis

Topics covered: 
- healing your gut essentially puts you on track for healthy aging and mitigates the risk factors involved in the development of chronic disease;

- outlining the basics of gut physiology and the links to immunity, inflammation, and mood;

- a loose guide identifying when something is amiss - what does dysfunction look like; and

- what to do about it - simple tools to heal every stage of digestion.

About Dr. Marika Geis:
Marika is a registered, licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. She trained at the accredited Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario and was graduated in May of 2006.
Her clinical year brought with it valuable experience working with HIV/AIDS patients at the Sherbourne Health Centre, in addition to her regular rotation at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest in North America.
In the years leading up to her role as Naturopathic Doctor, Marika earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary. She has traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, India and Taiwan in addition to the Middle East and Australia. Her travels have brought unique learning experiences which continue to resonate and inform her approach to living as balanced and fulfilled a life as possible.

This talk will take place at Flux - School of Human Movement, 3424 13th Avenue on Saturday, November 1st at 4pm. This event is FREE but we will be accepting donations for the non-profit organization - Regina Cat Rescue. The talk will be followed by a potluck to celebrate the end of our “Heal Your Gut Challenge 2014’.

The Entangled Animal Speaker's Series was created by Principal Coach and Owner of Flux - School of Human Movement, Darci Anderson, as a way for people to critically engage with and ask questions on topics related to food, health and ecology. Past guest speakers include Dr. Shannon Hayes, author of Long Way on a Little and The Radical Homemaker's Guide and Mr. Philip Brass of the Peepeekisis First Nation.

Reminder - Dr Shannon Hayes Speaking at Flux, Saturday, Oct 19, 2013

 I highly encourage you to purchase your tickets for the first event in our Entangled Animal Speaker's Series, featuring: Dr. Shannon Hayes, PhD. in sustainable agriculture from Cornell University.

What is unique to all human animals?  It is part of the universal condition that 1: as newborns we are completely helpless and entirely dependent on others; 2. we all require shelter, and three: we must all eat to live.  We know we can live on a poor diet that is void of nutrients, but suffice to say that most of us would like ourselves and our children to thrive - emotionally, physically and intellectually.

Why The Entangled Animal Speaker's Series?
Well, originally I wanted to call it the Anarchist Animal Speaker's Series, but Charity put her foot down.   Every human on this planet is, whether we want to be or not, hopelessly entangled in both the lives of others, but also the environment.  What do I mean by this?

 I can think of no other human activity that entangles us more in both our local and global economy than the food choices we meet. The easiest example is to take a quick look at the sticker on the apple, banana, or orange you are eating. Chances are, that simple piece of fruit has been on a long journey that required fossil fuel for his transport, people power for its harvesting, corporations for its management, geneticists who designed a "superior" product, chemists and chemistry labs researching the best pesticides, potash plants for its fertilizer. The list goes on and on.  That small, seemingly inconsequential act of biting into a piece of fruit, as you can see, positions everyone of us in an intricate web of relationships and practices. 

Radical changes in the way we live begin in the kitchen. In her book, "Long Way on a Little," Shannon writes: "I am asking you to change your life. Admittedly, that statement may see a tad ambitious for a cookbook. After all, this volume was marketed to you as a collection of recipes, not a self-help book. But as far as I am concerned a cookbook, done well, is the ultimate self-help book. It presents a theory for engaging with the most fundamental need in life, food..."

You can purchase tickets from any one of our coaches.
Note: You may attend all of the lectures, or just one or two.  Below is a description of her lectures.

Real Cows in a Parallel Universe:
This is an inspirational/ motivational talk that draws on sustainable farming sensibilities and lighthearted story telling as a way to explore how we can move from an extractive economy to a life serving economy. The subject matter is quite wide, exploring everything from fear and aging to food, growing practices, health crises and healthcare. The content is heavy, but the tone is gentle, tender, and often light-hearted. 45-50 min.
Starting at 1:00pm.

Long Way on a Little:
This program is based on the work from Shannon’s latest cookbook, Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover’s Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously. This program teaches about stretching meat dollars as far as possible through the use of under-utilized resources such as bones and fat, and it examines the basic principles for a low-carbon, meatbased diet from the little-understood viewpoint of nutrient density and blood sugar control. Essentially, when we address nutrient density and minimize our bodies’ demands for insulin, we minimize our hunger, and greatly reduce our food intake, thereby minimizing our ecological impact. In addition to covering basic theory, we’ll spend time learning the basic (and easy) culinary skills required to put theory into action, from making broth and rendering fat, to putting together easy soups, casseroles and stir fries. Lecture time is 45-50 minutes.
Starting at 2:30pm.

Unraveling Consumerism:
Blending her characteristic story telling, unique farm humor, and her uncanny knack for stirring up trouble, Hayes examines the history of consumerism in America, how it played out in the household, the effects it has had on our food system and culture, and how we can recover our households, our communities, our ecosystem and our country. Like much of Hayes’ work, this talk is characteristically controversial, and is likely to stir up debate as well as inspire action, even among those who disagree. Lecture time 45-50 minutes.
Starting at 4:15pm.

$20 each lecture or $50 for the day.

Coming to Flux on Oct 19- Shannon Hayes!!!

Exciting news: Shannon Hayes, Ph.D in Sustainable Agriculture will be coming to Flux - School of Human Movement for a full day of lectures on October 19. Among other books, Shannon is the author of Long Way on a Little and The Radical Homemakers. Her writing has been featured in the New York Times and she has spoken at countless engagements around North America. IF you are interested in the food you eat and other matters of health and ecology you don't want to miss this opportunity to hear Shannon speak. More information on tickets to follow.