e-Workshop

Awareness Through Movement

Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement®

November 25, 2020 7:00 pm

Available

  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Geographical target: Global
  • Host/Presenter:  Katarina Halm
In response to a question from a Focusing colleague, each class is interactive, beautifully so. We begin with some movement exploration, circular movements, ‘heart circles’, edges and orientation in space, sensing our balance. Very soon each person senses into where her or his body settles, what is needed, how an optimal pattern develops, and how to gracefully side step most interferences of any sort. Feldenkrais practice refines our self image, how we observe ourselves, our abilities and limitations. Very small light adjustments in moving and thinking bring us more mobility and stability. 
 
“I find the minimal movements during the lessons evoke meaningful learning. I am more aware of that moment when my system is clear and open. I experience an instantaneous felt-sense of curiosity. I can breathe more freely and see that situations are progressing, so I find a more positive view of life. I am more and more aware of my learning as I continue the lessons with Katarina and Thinking in Movement teachers at Corona Plaza Life. I am supported in translating the lessons into a rhythm for myself. Thus I find ways to be conscientious – I find the best place for my energy and endeavours to land each day, each week, and for each project.”
 –– Alfo, Focusing trainer, Cordoba, Argentina
 
“These Feldenkrais classes have really helped me get in touch with my body, learn what it needs, how to calm my nervous system, and to ignite my innate energy. Thank you so much for all the presence, attention, and teaching you have done. I really appreciate it.” 
–– Laurie, New Mexico 
 
Everyone in the class has time to experience the uniqueness of each person’s movement patterns and expression. Thereby the wholeness of our circle grows.  We bring the learnings into our everyday life and wider community. 
 
References: 
Russell, R. (2017) ‘The Weber-Fechner-Henneman Movement Optimization Cycle’. The Feldenkrais Journal 
Wurm. F. (2017) notes for a lecture on the Feldenkrais® Method, given in the 1970s. The Feldenkrais Journal 
Buchanan, P. A. (2012). The Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education. A Compendium of Essays on Alternative Therapy, Dr. Arup Bhattacharya (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-863-2, InTech,
Halm, K. (2020). Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® 
Halm, K. (2020). PolyVagal ~ Adapting to social distancing ~ Developing relational intricacies
Halm, K. (2015). Rolling with Possibility, The Feldenkrais Method® for those living with autism, SenseAblitiy Journal #66 Publication of the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation FEFNA®
Halm, K. (2013). Feldenkrais® and Focusing, Complementary Practices
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