awareness through movement®

 
It is not that I’m so smart. It’s that I stay with the questions much longer.
— Albert Einstein
 

 

drop-in class summer schedule

Tuesday, 10:00am
Tuesday, 6:00pm
Friday, 10:00am
Saturday, 10:00am

classes are about 50 minutes

No drop-in classes at the office the last week of the month:  

  • Tuesday, August 28th and Friday, August 31st
  • Tuesday, September 25th and Friday, September 28th
  • Tuesday, October 30th and Friday, November 2nd
  • Tuesday, November 27th and Friday, November 30th
  • Tuesday, December 25th and Friday, December 28th
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Erin offers profound insight in new possibilities for movement, as well as gentle guidance and wisdom. The learning never ends, and I feel hope to age with grace.
— Doris, Louisville, CO

drop-in class fall schedule
starts September 1

Tuesday, 10:00am
Friday, 11:00am

monthly themes

August is for a flexible spine: shift your patterns of holding and tension in the major muscles along the spine
September is for functional stability: find more power in the muscles, more support in the bones

 
 

cost

9-class punch card $108 ($14/class)
Drop-in to one class: $20
Erin takes cards, checks, and cash in the studio.
Questions? Contact Erin at 720.284.4306 or erin@bodywisdomboulder.com


 

location

Marine Street Wellness Center
2825 Marine Street, Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80303


about

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In FELDENKRAIS® Awareness Through Movement® lessons you learn how to move with minimum effort and maximum ease, not through muscular strength, but through increased awareness of how the body works. Lying on the floor you are directed through a series of gentle, non-invasive movements that grow increasingly complex. At the same time you are asked to pay attention to specific sensory feedback. The teacher instructs you on how to adjust the direction, speed, timing, and force of each movement as the lesson continues.

Often the lessons are like puzzles in which you figure out how to move around fixed constraints. This puzzle-like situation prompts the nervous system to activate a different muscle pattern than you usually use.

As a result, at the end of a lesson habitual muscle tension releases. You sense the stability of a balanced skeleton. Your breathing is freer, walking lighter, and eyes clearer. Your kinesthetic perception enhanced, you can move in ways that you thought were restricted. Being mindful of your sensory experience as you move through space helps ease chronic pain, improve the health of the joints, and change painful habits.


student comments


new student?

No worries, and no experience necessary. You discover new possibilities for movement at your own pace. If you are a new student, please read:

Foundations of Feldenkrais by Erin Ferguson 
How to approach these lessons

How to Learn by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
A ten-point exposition about what it's about

Erin's Feldenkrais Commitments
How to achieve maximum benefit


why does being curious help?

Simple: your nervous system doesn't learn if you are mean to it. 

Children learn to move by exploring their environment, but adults have forgotten how to be curious. We are not going to learn something new by telling ourselves to "sit up straight!", "quit hunching!", "pull your shoulders back!" or"hold your head up!"

Telling ourselves off never works. Did you know that just being curious can bring about a major change in your experience? It is through curiosity that we learn how to move with greater intelligence and less effort.


The Feldenkrais Method is the most extraordinary way of enhancing human abilities I have encountered. Skilled practitioners are able to effect remarkable improvement in a wide range of neuromuscular conditions from cerebral palsy, brain injury, and stroke to back, neck, and shoulder pain. Yet the Feldenkrais method is not a therapy, but rather activates a way of learning that involves the brain and the entire self.
— Dr. Walter Witryol, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine