Excellent 2019!
Imagine.... your ideal year lies ahead...how will it feel?

In Awareness Through Movement(r) lessons we often use our imagination to visualize a movement before doing it, and somehow it becomes possible to do the movement more easily and with less strain and effort. I would like to invite you to claim your imagination to create the perfect year ahead. Spend a few moments right now and visualize your life as you would wish it, filling in as many details as possible. See what happens.... Come and practice imagining and moving on the floor and on the table. Book your classes, workshops and lessons here!


Workshop: Sunday, January 13th 2-5pm

Put Your Best Foot Forward- A Walking Workshop

Let's review the basics of well-organized and effortless walking - the way nature meant. After all, we evolved to walk across the surface of the earth... with intention, speed and no wasted energy! We'll spend time in the studio reviewing the fundamentals of effcient walking, and then hit the trail. More powerful evidence that keeping on moving is good for our brains. Interested?

Please contact me and reserve your space by paying online or dropping a check or cash by my studio.

When: Sunday, January 13th 2-5pm
Where: Chrish's Studio, 2814 38th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Cost: $60.

Please prepay here to register!


Workshop: Sunday, February 17th 2-5pm

Your Best Foot! A Workshop for your Feet

26 amazing bones, designed to carry your entire body across a myriad of different surfaces, withstand shearing forces, heavy impact, and wear and tear. How could you ever ignore them? Come and learn more about them through Awareness Through Movement lessons in an afternoon of comfort and caring. Find out how to use your incredible feet and their capacity to carry you with less effort and more power. Interested? Please contact me first to reserve your space, and then pay online or drop a check or cash by my studio.

When: Sunday, February 17th 2-5pm
Where: Chrish's Studio, 2814 38th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Cost: $60.


Haven't yet read the Washington Post article on Feldenkrais? Please do if you haven't. It will tell you all you need to know about The Feldenkrais Method®.


QR 360 Active Sitting Chair

 

At the Feldenkrais Conference this year we were introduced to a new kind of chair: an active solution designed to improve sitting comfort and ease of movement. "A body in motion stays in motion" was Newton's First Law and that revolutionized physics. This chair will keep you moving even when you are sitting. Try it out in my studio!

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Get 10% off if you enter the code THANKS_CHRISH at checkout!

CHRISH'S CLASS SCHEDULE


Mondays

10:00AM​ -​​ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® ​
​7:00PM ​- ​Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®

Wednesdays

12:15PM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®

Fridays

12:15PM - Vitality! (Bones for Life®, A​wareness ​T​hrough ​M​ovement​®)

Sundays

11:00AM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®


Location: 2814 38th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cost: Series of 10 classes $200; Drop-in rate $25



The following are registered service marks, trademarks, collective marks or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America: Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, ATM®, Functional Integration®, FI®, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®, and The Feldenkrais Guild®.


 

ChrishThe 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,
MOVE, AND LOOK BETTER?

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.

Moshe FeldenkraisDr. 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.