Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® CLASS

Unlock the secrets in our bodies through Awareness Through Movement created by Moshe Feldenkrais. An experience of gentle and minimal movement sequences are designed to help us bring deep awareness back to ourselves. Exercises incorporate movement-based imagery and visualization pertain to perception, cognition, and other aspects of motor function. Throughout the lessons, students experience the enhancement of posture and balance, sense of integrity, and access to broader range of motion and mobility.

Essential Body I: Access to the Inner Muse

Activate body's emotions and memories through the mind's imagination. This workshop offers a unique mixture of training that investigates the depth of the body. Exercises incorporate partner breathing and relaxation and rigorous and dynamic rhythm training strengthening the core, enhancing listening and expanding the range of movements. The following sensory work increases sensitivity to the visual/auditory/kinetic stimuli and excavates body's primal instinct. Through the synchronicity of body and mind, the potent transparent state of the body emerges.

Essential Body II: Embodied Subject

workshopThis workshop offers a place of inquiry for investigating the depth of the body. Focusing on the body’s expression through its contact with the immediate environment, each exercise is designed to awaken the inner sense of self and develop its potent dialogue with external visual/auditory/kinetic stimuli.

Working both indoors and outdoors in nature, participants will tap into the primal essence underlying the surface and examine the relationship between body and various environments. Participants will work in solo, pairs, or an ensemble.

The workshop includes the following explorations.

  1. Meeting Self through Body (IN) Learn to discover the maximum potential of the body by developing sensitivity to its voice and understanding its mechanics.
  2. Self and Others (IN and OUT) Learn to surrender to external stimuli, allowing the inner impulses to play with external stimuli.
  3. Doing Body vs. Becoming Body (IN/OUT) Explore the difference between self-initiated movements and other-centered movements. Conscious and unconscious. Becoming a part of the environment vs. becoming an environment.
  4. Metamorphosis (INOUT) Transform into another person by embodying his/her atmosphere. Learn to evoke the environment his/her body resides in.