“In every action is the possibility to spark your imagination,
your intellect and the deep well within.”
What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
The Feldenkrais Method® is about learning about your self, your body, and “how” you move. Its usefulness is as varied as the desires and concerns of the people who come to it. Some people wish to improve their walking or running; others wish to reduce their low back pain. And yet for others, it is a doorway in discovering aspects of themselves. But with each person it will be a coming home – to the natural wisdoms of the body. The reward of awareness is a step towards learning and improvement.
Here’s an exercise for how Liza teaches: Your Breath is Like a Chinese Lantern.
- Finding Stability in an Unstable World: With Balance & Enjoyment
When: Fridays at 9:00am
7-week class – March 31 – May 19th
(no Class on April 14)
Where: Youth Annex Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Cost: $15 ($40/4 classes)
You may register for classes by contacting Liza here.
Your movements do not have to be perfect. But if you add just a little more elegance to your movement, you will have less injury and more ease in moving.
~Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
From our very first step as human beings we focus on finding stability. Our physical structure is designed to have larger parts of our body balancing on a very small flat object: our feet. Sounds like instability is designed in our very setup, right? This upright position is new in our evolution. Little attention has been given to some of the finer details that could be helpful in learning to find how to move from instability to stability again.
In my training with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, he spoke about the necessity to learn this process of regaining balance in unstable conditions. This simple process happens all day long. He saw each element of our lives as some version of getting off balance and finding it again. Some of the simplest ways we go off balance is in the simple step. Other ways might be more surprising when the sidewalk changes its contour. Other times might be walking on a narrow path.
In this class, we will work with basic Feldenkrais® Lessons that will give you a connection to the earth, your center and how to feel the pleasure moving with our bodies. We will save time in each class to guide you in walking and the upright position.
I was amazed and delighted to discover the rapid, dramatic and lasting benefits of the Feldenkrais Method®
Thank you for the Movement is Life series. Feldenkrais is a new system of being with the body for me. I love being in such intimate, mindful, curious, sensuous, exploratory relationship with the body… I love this stuff.
I am always amazed by these lessons. I don’t know if it’s that I just need everything or that I get just what I need. Thank you.
- The Feldenkrais® Happy Hour with Liza
When: Starts Monday, March 28th, 2016 1:00 – 2:00pm
Where: KOWS is currently at the Methodist Church in downtown Sebastopol
Cost: Free – the classes can be streamed live on 107.3FMThe first 1/2 hour will be a live Feldenkrais® exercise.
The second 1/2 hour will be an interview with master Feldenkrais® Practitioner William A Wells.
Turn on your computer, and your Feldenkrais® classes will stream LIVE @ 107.3.
Your happiest hour is your Feldenkrais Happy Hour.
For additional questions, please contact Liza here.
These sessions are available one-on-one or as a group
Where: Private practice in Sebastopol
Session Length: 45 – 60 minutes
You may request a Private Session here.
Description: In Functional Integration, the practitioner/teacher develops a lesson for the student, custom-tailored to the unique configuration of that particular person, at that particular moment. The practitioner conveys the experience of comfort, pleasure, and ease of movement while the student learns how to reorganize his/her body and behavior in new and more effective manners.
Functional Integration is the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and is a hands-on form of tactile, kinesthetic communication. The Feldenkrais practitioner communicates to the student how he/she organizes his/her body and hints, through gentle touching and movement, how to move in more expanded functional motor patterns. Functional Integration is usually performed with the student lying on a table designed specifically for the work. It can also be done with the student in sitting or standing positions. At times, various props are used in an effort to support the person’s body configuration or to facilitate certain movements.
I take this calm and sensitive approach to movement education and learning into the rest of my life.