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Introduction to Feldenkrais Method®: Pain Free Foam Rolling

March 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 21, 6:30-7:30 pm on the University of Texas at Austin campus in the Informal Classes program

Are you harboring a foam roller you are not sure how to use? Or you don’t use it because of the pain you experience? In this class, you’ll explore unique Feldenkrais-based lessons adapted for a softer foam roller. You’ll gain insights into fascia, the largest organ in your body, and ways to take advantage of its highly regulated and diverse responsiveness.

Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, scientist and engineer, Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons provide a way of learning through your somatosensory self. ATMs are useful for identifying and changing the quality and quantity of your movement. Lessons are comprised of novel movements that you do with precision and attention. After a lesson, people often notice:

  • enhanced physical comfort
  • reduced pain
  • improved sleep
  • better performance
  • refined body image
  • awareness for personal development
  • efficiency in movement
  • reduction in effort

The Feldenkrais Method is recognized by Dr. Andrew Weil and other health care professionals as an “effective part of integrative medicine approach to health and healing”. ATMs address a wide range of concerns such as trauma, easing discomfort during pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction, and recovery after illness, surgery, or injury. Regardless of age or ability, ATMs have helped martial artists, performers, yoga practitioners, athletes, and anyone interested in the art and science of motor learning and development.

Wear comfortable layered clothing as you’ll use a foam roller to explore a variety of Awareness Through Movement lessons.

Bring a mat, quilt, or blanket to be comfortable lying on the floor. Also bring bath towels and/or small pillows for head support. To order a softer foam roller,  go to https://www.optp.com/PRO-ROLLER-Soft#.WI69V7GZNSw .

Registration and payment is online and can be done by clicking here .


March 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Joe C. Thompson Conference Center
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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