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Practicing the Feldenkrais Method® helps you move beyond the strain and tension of your life. Through self-inquiry, sensing, and learning, it directs you to include more of your whole self in every movement. When you learn to sense how you move, you have more choice, more potential, and more freedom from pain and limitation. Feldenkrais is taught in two formats:
Group classes (Awareness Through Movement®) With gentle movements you learn to pay attention internally and sense yourself. You develop the ability to sense holding patterns and to let them go. This is then brought into larger, more dynamic movements. You learn to access, sense, and move parts of yourself which have been lost. This process brings greater ease, better understanding of yourself, and proportionately diminishing pain.
Private sessions (Functional Integration®) The potential of a private lesson is profound and powerful in its effects. The practitioner guides your movement with gentle hands-on work. By finding your particular pattern and guiding you to a new organization, your nervous system begins to utilize alternate patterns of action. Private lessons help in dealing with pain or complex situations not suited to a general class.
Feldenkrais practice requires presence and awareness. It is not a quick fix as in most cases it took years to develop the habitual neurological responses that cause pain and limitation. However, there is hope because every person can learn, no matter what the condition.
Working with Erin, you can learn new ways to observe how you move, notice unnecessary tension, and improve your overall coordination. When you include more of yourself in every movement, you experience a deep, qualitative change in your levels of anxiety and stress, your mental and emotional states, and your comfort in daily life.
"Healing the Girl Born Without Part of Her Brain: The Origins of Feldenkrais," excerpted from Dr. Norman Doidge's Book, The Brain's Way of Healing
How to Unravel Your Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Saturday, August 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm
As you expand your awareness of how you think, sense, feel, and move, the possibilities for personal improvement and human
development are limitless. These gentle, inspiring movement lessons give you immediate rewards that enhance daily life:
tools to unwind pain and discomfort
a better mood
flexibility and coordination in a tense and over-used area
The Link Between Emotional Integration
and Recovering from Trauma
Sunday, September 27, 10:30am-3:30pm, $120
Feldenkrais Trainer® Donna Ray presents a powerful application of the Feldenkrais Method® and Interpersonal Neurobiology