Walking with Your Whole Self
May 21, 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) workshop with Nick Strauss-Klein at The Marsh, in Minnetonka, MN (just off I-494).
One of a pair of walking workshops designed to complement each other. These workshops can also be standalone learning opportunities. The other workshop, Walking with Grace and Ease, is a week later on May 28th.
Nick’s popular walking workshops were featured in Experience Life magazine!
In Walking with Your Whole Self, you’ll 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. More details below.
This event is suitable for newcomers and longtime Feldies alike. It’s fully accessible as a standalone workshop but is designed to complement the Walking with Grace and Ease workshop a week later on May 28.
- Walking with Your Whole Self: Tuesday evening, May 21, 6:45-9:15 PM
- $50, or $80 for both walking workshops (May 21 and May 28); Marsh members receive 15% off.
- Call 952-935-2202 to register.
- 15000 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55345
- View-and-share Facebook event link [coming soon]
- 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. Though our topic is walking, as in most Feldenkrais study we’ll be making changes by exploring movement in lying on the floor positions. Being out of gravity allows us to sense and change movement habits. 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 thousands of hours of group Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes and workshops. Nick’s donor-supported online collection of class recordings, The Feldenkrais Project, brings the life-changing benefits of Feldenkrais study to thousands of people across the globe using a grassroots funding model.
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.