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Walking with Your Whole Self
September 12, 2017, 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) workshop at The Marsh, in Minnetonka, MN, just off I-494
Click to see or print the full fall events flyer! The second page has excerpts from articles about Nick’s walking workshops when they were featured in the April 2017 issue of Experience Life magazine!
Explore, deconstruct, and relearn the basics of walking. Through experiential movement lessons we’ll nourish the neurological “roots” of walking by integrating our axis (spine, pelvis, and head) with our arms and legs, so we can walk through life with confidence and pleasure. Detailed description below.
This event is suitable for newcomers and longtime Feldies alike. It’s fully accessible as a stand-alone workshop but is designed to complement the ATM lessons included in Walking with Grace and Ease on Oct. 17, 2017.
- Tuesday evening, September 12, 6:45-9:15 PM
- $45 / $39 for members of The Marsh
- Call 952-935-2202 to register.
- Map and address below.
- View-and-share Facebook event link
- ATM class guide: what is ATM and how to do it
This workshop will bring our intelligence and sensitivity to explore and improve one of our most basic human functions: walking. Walking is a boon for all ages—it provides exercise, builds bone, aids digestion, and reduces depression. But often, as we age and accumulate life’s injuries and sedentary habits, we lose touch with the pleasure of walking. This basic human function can begin to seem like a chore.
By restoring an easy, graceful gait nearer to our potential, perhaps we’ll find a taste of what Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh says about walking: we don’t have to walk in outer space or on water to experience a miracle…walking on the green Earth is a miracle
Bring a bath towel to fold for head support during mat lessons, and dress in layers. Students will be provided with follow up study information by email after the workshop.
Nick Strauss-Klein is a full-time Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher and 2006 graduate of the New York Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Program. In addition to his one-to-one Functional Integration practice, Nick has taught over a thousand hours of group Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes and workshops. Nick’s online audio lesson project delivers free Feldenkrais lessons to students all around the world.
Questions? Contact Liz Anema at 952-930-8528 or the instructor at 612-412-8060, or email Nick.
A recent student in Nick’s Feldenkrais classes at The Marsh, Amanda Straka, 38, RYT, CPT, Thai Massage Therapist, says
I found Nick’s course valuable and eye opening. I am a instructor of movement myself, and this was my first experience with the Feldenkrais Method. It was a holistic and enlightening way to engage body/mind/breath connection. Nick is incredibly knowledgeable about his material, clear and concise in his direction, and truly passionate about what he teaches. No matter what your moving and/or healing path is, try his class, it open a whole new awareness for you.