The Feldenkrais Method offers you a huge array of ways to explore how to move better, improve posture, reduce pain, or just simply to feel better. You may discover ways in which you limit yourself or how increasing your self-awareness can change the way you think about yourself. Take a look at the schedule of upcoming workshops at the right, invite a friend, and come and spend a rich afternoon to learn more and feel better.
Moti Nativ's workshops are extremely potent. I personally have attended five of his workshops and truly benefitted each one, learning so much, feeling strong, well-balanced and moving effortlessly!
If you want to improve your balance and stability, then please sign up immediately for this 2-day workshop, February 14th and 15th. Sign up by Saturday, January 31st using my discount code "balance", and you only pay $220 for the 2-day workshop!
Moti had some very powerful personal insights when he survived a stroke two years ago. He discovered, using the powerful Feldenkrais Method, that in order to gain stability and balance, you must learn to risk stability and experiment with variation in movement. Moti is now stronger and has better balance than ever, and has regained full use of all functions.
Over the course of this two-day workshop, we will explore improving balance, spatial awareness, finding dynamic stability, the gentle art of falling, and moving without unnecessary effort. You will learn how to find your own power; and indeed feel empowered and powerful!
Saturday, February 14th
10am to 5pm
Sunday, February 15th
10am to 4pm
Hampton Inn Hotel Reagan Airport
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.
Special Room rate available for attendees of this workshop!
Cost of 2-day Workshop:
To get a special one time only price of $220 for the 2-day workshop, you can use my special discount code "balance". However, you must contact Jane Johnston or myself and pay for the workshop by Saturday, January 31st, 2015.
Single day cost: $125
"Change Your Age"
Every Wednesday at 12 noon
The Feldenkrais Method® might be the answer for you! Feldenkrais is a mental and physical improvement system based on discovering natural, easy, efficient and pleasurable ways of moving your mind and body. It is an advanced educational approach to well-being using your brain’s amazing capacity to reorganize yourself. It is based on the premise that all human beings have the potential to learn to do everything they do in easier, less effortful and more satisfying ways than is their habit.
The particular way a person is “organized” to sit, stand, walk, run or speak in public, etc., reflects that person’s inner state, or their self-image. Human beings have a tendency to acquire subtle and sometimes damaging physical and mental habits of functioning which can become deeply ingrained. Some habits are useful – many are not. The Feldenkrais Method® can facilitate change by creating the awareness you need to alter those habits which don’t serve you well.
The Feldenkrais Method® was founded by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, (Bio) an Israeli engineer, nuclear physicist and black belt in judo, who spent over 40 years researching the field of mind/body/environment integration. Using movement as a tool, he developed a step-by-step process involving hundreds of different lessons designed to improve our awareness and self-image. His method has been taught to a wide variety of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, including teachers, musicians, artists, scientists, athletes and physical therapists.
Dr. Feldenkrais applied his extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics and engineering as well as his mastery of martial arts to restore his own functioning and that of countless others.
On its basic level, the Feldenkrais Method® improves posture, coordination, flexibility and suppleness. Moreover, it alleviates pain by minimizing physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. Patterns of inefficiency, compromised self-expression, and forgotten ways of feeling can all be improved.
Feldenkrais can be experienced through:
GROUP CLASSES (Awareness Through Movement®): You are verbally guided through gentle movement sequences called Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons. In these group classes, gentle exploratory movement sequences are designed to give each person more understanding of themselves. You learn to move with less pain and effort, and in such a way that changes occur in the brain patterns which organize control of your body. You will learn how to translate intention into action with ease, while getting rid of unnecessary interfering habits.
Lessons last approximately one hour. Most people take one class per week, though you will improve more rapidly if you take two classes. There are hundreds of ATMs to choose from in the Feldenkrais Method. The aim of these lessons is not necessarily relaxation, but rather healthy, powerful, easy, and pleasurable action.
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS (Functional Integration®): This is "hands-on" Feldenkrais to meet your specific needs. The practitioner communicates, through gentle and non-invasive touch, the experience of comfort, pleasure and ease of movement, while the client learns how to reorganize their body and behavior in new and more effective ways. The practitioner's touch is instructive and informative, never corrective. Feldenkrais practitioners are trained to detect minute resistances in your movement patterns which often represent emotional, psychological as well as physical limitations. Using highly sensitive touch and gentle, exploratory movements, you will find freedom from compulsive, imprisoning patterns. It's often a huge relief! Functional Integration (FI) lessons are particularly suitable for people with specific problems such as back, neck, shoulder or other chronic pain, movement limitations or a need to improve any type of function.
Book an Individual Appointment
Mondays 10:00AM and 7:00PM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Wednesdays 12:00PM - Change Your Age® Fridays 12:00PM - Vitality! (Bones for Life®, ATM® and Change Your Age®)
Sundays 11:00AM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Location: 2814 38th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cost: Series of 10 classes $150; Drop-in rate $20
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