Who is this for?: Anyone seeking non-traditional ways to improve movement, self-image, and self-regulation
When: Fall, 2015
Where: Awareness Through Movement lessons at Informal Classes, University of Texas at Austin, Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin TX 78712; more information and register online HERE.
Why: Changes may happen quickly with Feldenkrais Method lessons as you explore your potential for improvement; learn to move with efficiency, comfort, and easy elegance
How: Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed this method during the second half of his life as he taught himself to walk more comfortably with two damaged knees. The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.