In these workshops, trainings and classes, you will improve the sensory-motor functioning of your brain by developing your felt sense (somatic) awareness. Broadening your awareness can allow you to illuminate your untapped potential, refine or redefine the connection you have with your body and movement and generate feelings of clarity, ease, pleasure, joy, relaxation and overall wellbeing.
Through various mobilization, breath, and visualization techniques, students can observe improvements to their flexibility, stability, fluidity, and overall ease of their movements.
Somatic Movement can provide drastic long-term improvement to common postural habits/holding patterns/mobility limitations from daily life, office life, sports, old injuries, emotional traumas, etc.
In group Awareness Through Movement® classes, a Feldenkrais®Practitioner verbally leads students through precise movement explorations, carefully guiding students’ attention to their bodily sensations and the qualities with which they move.
Students learn, experientially, how to move more easefully, comfortably and efficiently. This learning can apply to all aspects of functioning from improved performance in arts to sports, working through low back pain, care-taking for children or elderly and simple daily activities like walking, sitting, carrying and reaching.
Awareness Through Movement® classes take place sitting, lying on the floor, kneeling, standing, or sitting in a chair, and can be adapted for any need. There are thousands of Feldenkrais lessons addressing all aspects of functional movement; the lessons are fun and engaging, and provide a model of learning that students can later draw upon independently, eventually without the presence of a teacher.
SoMo Jams – Lightly guided, playful Somatic Movement sessions, with music. Practice of combining conscious, easeful movement phrases into full creative movement sequences.
Embodied Anatomy Courses – Topic or theme-specific classes that describe aspects of anatomy from an embodied perspective. An exploration of relationships between anatomical parts and an illustration of structure & function, stability & mobility. This program is ideal for 200hr or 500hr Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
Awareness Through Movement Lessons
Basic postural analysis and personal Awareness Through Movement lesson
An exploration of movements, such as pandiculation, that illuminate chronic muscle contractions in asana. An exploration/deconstruction of asana as a sensory experience rather than a set of universal alignment rules.
For experienced practitioners to learn how to improve their own working positions and ease in their stances, pressure distribution and sequence choices.