Upcoming Classes & Events
THE IDEAL AS A COMPASS
July 28-29, 2018 in New York City
with Anat Meiri & Andrew Gibbons
For Feldenkrais® Practitioners and Trainees
"Do not miss this opportunity to study with two of the most passionate and gifted yet humble artists within our field. Andrew has a remarkable capacity to generate novel and accessible, yet surgically precise, constraints that swiftly teach. Anat, inspired by her dedicated study of the Hebrew AY transcripts, combines a surety of orientation, masterful pacing, and extraordinary gentleness that borders on the sacred. My use and understanding of the FM principles and ideals — from "meta" to extremely specific — has largely been due to lessons offered by Anat and Andrew. I'm delighted they have created this opportunity to offer what will no doubt be one of the most thoroughly considered and useful Feldenkrais workshops available."
— T. Chandler, IOPS NYC Graduate
"Andrew is a rising star in the Feldenkrais world.
He is deeply experienced, committed to learning
and to the clear expression of his functional understanding."
— Jeff Haller, Ph.D., Feldenkrais Trainer
INTRODUCTION TO FELDENKRAIS®
Experience What Our Training is Like
with Andrew Gibbons
July 14-15 (Sat & Sun)
Threshold Center, 2717 Atwood Ave
The Feldenkrais Training Academy begins October 2018 in Seattle—attend this workshop to see what it's like to be in the training!
You’ll experience Awareness Through Movement® group classes, watch demonstrations of Functional Integration® lessons and practice your own hands-on work, learn some of the principles of the Feldenkrais Method®, and more.
In this workshop you will refine your walking through an understanding of the carriage of the head. People who want to enjoy and pursue walking, hiking, cycling, climbing stairs, and standing without pain will especially benefit from this workshop. (The conversation of this workshop will expand on the previous Anti-Fragile Walking workshop in Seattle 2016. Come again if you understand the value of compound interest!)
As a participant in the workshop you will:
- Use the carriage of the head to measure your quality of gait.
- Engage in selected Awareness Through Movement® lessons to help you sense the patterns of walking with greater accuracy and comfort.
- Improve the arrival of your head over the new leg in walking, so that it is more smoothly timed, stable, and weightless.
- Sense how to organize your spine in the direction of stability, not across it.
- Distinguish between “keeping” your balance and restoring it.
- Integrate the use of the eyes for ease, perception and safety in walking.
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Books I'm Reading:
The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
by Norman Doidge, M.D.
This groundbreaking book contains two chapters (over 65 pages) devoted to the Feldenkrais Method. Currently the #1 best seller in Amazon's neuroscience category!
A Life in Movement, Vol. 1
by Mark Reese.
"Genius, of the magnitude possessed by Moshe Feldenkrais defies categorization...Now, finally, the great integrative genius and master of turning scientific insights into practical ways to help people has found, in Mark Reese, the biographer he deserves."
—Norman Doidge, M.D., author