Connecting Gut, Brain and Psoas
Elinor's Secrets Revealed!
March 11th and 12th, 2017
in Arlington, VA
10am - 4:30pm each day
Sign up today to take advantage of the Earlybird discount!
In this 2-day workshop Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th, taught by Elinor Silverstein, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, you will learn all about the extraordinary connection between your gut and your brain, and the powerful role that the psoas muscle plays in this connection.
For Feldenkrais and other Somatic Practitioners and Students alike - open to everyone!
Elinor will teach us about the gut-brain connection so that we can get a better and clearer feeling for what we are doing when we work with ourselves and our clients in this "organic" way. The organs, with the enteric nervous system (sometimes called the "second brain") relate to the central nervous system and both are intricately connected with the psoas. It adds a whole new way of thinking about how our systems are all so connected.
Through improved awareness of how the psoas muscle is part of our fight and flight system, we can talk about vagal tone and how it plays an important part in our achy back problems or groin pain, as well as stress and anxiety. Working with the system in this way, you will improve your capacity for uprightness, better breathing, and general freedom of movement - as well as increased vitality!
You will learn how the vagal nerve, enteric and central nervous systems play important roles in healthy vagal tone, and are critical to the functioning of the huge psoas muscle.
Throughout the 2-day workshop we will be using soft and gentle touch as we learn, via the location, placement and relationship of the organs, how to access the area of the psoas and how to feel for its tightness, pliability and higher functioning in relation to vagal tone. We will also incorporate several Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons, so you can feel what happens in yourself, and understand how this gentle work can be so profound in its way of listening and doing.
For non-practitioners, you will get a chance to have a hands-on experience from a Feldenkrais practitioner, as we learn and practice these new techniques. Practitioners will get a unique opportunity to practice what you learn right away!
Elinor Silverstein holds degrees in Biology and Zoology and she brings in the sciences of nutrition and food to her teaching of the gut-brain connection. She has helped hundreds of people with nervous system difficulties, gut ailments, and even seizure issues using the Feldenkrais Method® way of thinking, feeling, and touching.
Please let me know as soon as possible whether you are interested in joining us and signing up. This 2 day workshop is filling fast, so why not Please register here now! and secure your spot.
It's going to be a GREAT weekend - guaranteed!
Cost for the 2-day Workshop
For FGNA members: $200 before February 19th
For non-members: $250 before February 19th
Radisson Hotel National Airport, 2020 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Date and Hours
10am- 4:30pm Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th
Warm wishes from my gut and brain!
PS This workshop is sponsored by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, Eastern Region.
PPS See you there!
Please watch this lovely series of movement videos from one of my teachers, Ruthy Alon - they are truly timeless in their elegance and simplicity, as well as her beautiful use of language and metaphor.
Check out the compelling film of the book, and meet John Pepper!
Read this arfticle in Salon.com by Normal Doidge about an amazing healing using the The Feldenkrais Method®. Also, listen to a podcast interview with Doidge here. Use your mouse to advance the slider about 4 minutes into the interview.
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.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL,
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.
Feldenkrais will lead you towards:
Feldenkrais® - Anat Baniel Method and Feldenkrais in the Washington Post
Weekly Class Schedule
Mondays 10:00AM and 7:00PM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Wednesdays 12:15PM - Change Your Age®
Fridays 12:15PM - 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
Please Contact Chrish if you wish to join a class
Feel Better with Feldenkrais®
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