Stillness Within Movement

In my email inbox I just found the following workshop title and description for an upcoming Feldenkrais training event for practitioners in Taos, NM. It so eloquently elaborated on principles I introduced to a new session of ATM class this morning that I wanted to pass it along. Enjoy! From Prisca Winslow, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Assistant Trainer:

Stillness Within Movement

~How Inhibition Contributes to Freedom~

When we are truly listening, there is not only an inhibition of speaking, there is an inhibition of thinking about and preparing a response. The word “listen” in its classic sense, is “to attend closely for the purpose of hearing; to wait attentively for a sound”. Awareness Through Movement provides an exquisite opportunity to listen quietly to one’s movement without preparing a response. (more…)

Welcome to the new TCF website!

I am so pleased to be relaunching TwinCitiesFeldenkrais.com! You’ll find a more modern design and information flow, but with no lack of detail if you dig in.

In fact I’ve added a lot of usable information. I am particularly happy to finally offer a deep Resources page. Without fail, students who engage in the Feldenkrais learning process outside of lessons and classes improve more rapidly, and with more satisfaction and independence. So I’ve created, gathered, and linked a lot of information to assist your learning: printable study guides, an FAQ and links that answer common questions, several brief videos (three minutes of Baby Liv is perhaps the easiest way to understand Feldenkrais), and recommended products for home study.

Have a look around, sign up for the mailing list, and please help spread the word through the Facebook!

I am very grateful to Aaron Hodge Silver (Springthistle Design) for doing the heavy lifting for this website, and all his advice!

Welcoming Beth Hartman to teach Thursday evening ATM classes at the St. Paul JCC

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Beth Hartman

I am happy to share the news that I am bringing on another practitioner to be part of the Twin Cities Feldenkrais program at the St. Paul JCC! I’ve asked my colleague and friend Beth Hartman to begin teaching Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes most Thursday evenings at 5:45 PM, year-round at the St. Paul JCC, starting with the beginning of the Spring 1 session on May 1st. She’s excited to join the program! I will continue teaching Tuesday mornings at 9:30.

Beth and I are working together closely to coordinate themes of study between the two sections of the class, so that students can continue to enjoy seamless cross-attendance between Tuesdays and Thursdays (to make up missed classes or for further study). (more…)

New Year’s update!

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” -Moshe Feldenkrais

This time of year I usually like to write about “New Year, new you” possibilities through Feldenkrais study. While I want to share that message with you for 2013, this year I’d also like to share some personal thoughts I’ve had about renewal over these last few weeks. (more…)