“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 the Inner Warrior:
When: Fridays at 9:00 am, Ongoing
Where: Youth Annex Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Register: You may register for classes by contacting Liza here.
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Over these next couple of weeks, we will be focusing on Finding the Inner Warrior. This is the time to hear that call from inside.
There is so much from our culture and daily life that pulls off out of the deep inner knowing and a centered place or organization. Maybe the action you want to take is taking care of your grandchildren, or it could be setting boundaries in a work situation, or it could be taking some action for a political cause that is stirring in you. It all begins with a sense of yourself.
This series will help you come back to that soft place inside of you where this inner warrior begins. In this series, you can explore how finding that inner softness helps your organization for a better posture and your deep inner call into action.
The times are changing, and we are being called into action. Come to your body, listen, and feel the strength of the first small place where the call begins.
I look forward to that journey with you,
You may register for classes by contacting 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.