Resiliency

2017 April Articles

The Theme for our April/Spring Newsletter is listening

In all activities, whether walking, running, swimming, playing instruments, to increase proficiency, we need to increase our ability to listen to the body.


2017 May Articles


The Two Sides of Change
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Spring shows us the two sides of Change. One day we will see the grass greening and flowers emerging. Yet on the horizon are rain or show. The very next day we can have a good snowfall, suggesting winter has not left.
It is the same with personal change. One moment we feel the budding of new possibilities. And the next, a sense of regressing to previous states.
If this yo-yo shifting has happened for you, take hope in the understanding of spring -- That the weather does change and growth becomes abundant.
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2019 Workshop: Coordinating Balance

Stress and tension melt off you during this workshop

Feel more connected with your inner self

Feel more alive

Discover effortless movement

Learn balance and better movement...  Improve performance... Engage life with a sense of balance

Find the feeling of effortless movement and sense of balance arise when all our systems work in an integrated way.

2-day Feldenkrais Workshop, Nov 9 & 10 in Calgary.

Now Available as an online workshop!

Click to register.
 

Fall, 2018 Class at CJC

Tuesdays Evenings, Sept 25 - Dec 11, 2018

Get the kinks out, feel more ready for life! The Tuesday evening class starts September 25 with the theme of Ease and Comfort.

Fall is a time of new beginnings, new learnings. Whether you have cranky hips, stiff low back, grumbling shoulders, complaining jaws, touchy toes, you will find something in each class that eases your discomfort.

What is your way of increasing your sense of health and vitality? Come experience the Feldenkrais Method, which has helped so many to resolve back pain & enjoy life again. With or without back pain, you can benefit from this class. 

Fall, 2019 Class

Get the kinks out, feel more ready for life! The Tuesday evening class starts Sept 10.

Fall is a time of returning to learning, opportunity and change. As we move more into the Fall season, there is the dropping away of the bursts of energy and expansion so much apart of summer, and a turning inward, toward reflection.

Whether you have cranky hips, stiff low back, grumbling shoulders, complaining jaws, touchy toes, you will find something in each class that eases your discomfort and gives you a sense of optimism for the year.

What is your way of increasing your sense of health and vitality? Come experience the Feldenkrais Method, which has helped so many to resolve back pain & enjoy life again. With or without back pain, you can benefit from this class. 

In this class you will discover new ways for the possibilities of movement to begin to flow from your center, along your limbs, to your hands and feet.  Experience the possibility of moving with comfort and ease.

In order to be able to do this, you will do gentle movements under guided instruction and with awareness. These will be done while sitting, standing and lying on the floor.

All you need to attend this class is a desire to learn new ways of moving. All movements can be modified for individual needs.

The weekly series continues on Tuesday evenings,  starting Tuesday Sept 10 at 7 pm for 1 hour

 Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Avenue SW
(call 403-253-8600 to register)

Fee: the usual fees are: CJC Members: $168; non-members: $192. Drop-ins welcome. Drop-in Fee: $16. Register at the front desk.

Please plan to arrive five minutes before your first class to register.

Bring:a large towel.

What to Wear. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Sometimes the classroom can be cool, so socks are recommended.

At the beginning of class you will want to remove jewelry or earrings, belts with buckles and items from your pockets (e.g. keys) which may become uncomfortable. During the class you will remove your glasses. 

for Triathletes: Swim, Bike & Run More Efficiently

Feldenkrais Method for Triathletes: Swim, Bike & Run More Efficiently
A course at University of Texas, Austin, sounds very intriguing. They write, "Striving for improvement by working faster and harder can often result in injuries or other setbacks in athletes. The Feldenkrais Method® can help enhance your ability to act with precision, power and spontaneity by training your brain to be the driver behind each movement resulting in more awareness and reducing overall effort. (click to see course info)

Learn the Principles of Somatic Practice

Learn the Principles of Somatic Practice

Many helping disciplines are imbedding techniques for somatics in their practice because they have found to be so effective.

Through understanding the fundamental principles, a therapist can effectively modify protocols in many therapeutic techniques to benefit their clients.

Techniques of Somatic Practice include:

* EMDR

* Tapping

* Relaxation techniques

* Breathing practices

* Anxiety protocols

* Trauma therapies

* Neurological re-education

* Somatic yoga

* Critical Alignment Therapy

* Pilates

* Many techniques in Physiotherapy

* Dance Therapy

* Play Therapy

* RET

* Hypnosis

* Somatic dance practices

 

 

The Feldenkrais Method provides a framework for understanding the fundamental principles that produce such effective results.

How to learn more:

A first step can be joining an ongoing Awareness Through Movement class. In the class you will begin the first steps of learning -- that is, attending to yourself.

Another excellent step is to have a series of Functional Integration lessons. In these one-on-one sessions, you will have more personalized attention to learning how you limit yourself, and learn how to find new pathways for ease.

Many people find a multi-day workshop deeply rewarding

Finally, to be able to learn the specifics and understand how to apply them, come to a Feldenkrais Professional Teacher Training

 

 

Life as Adventure

Moshe Feldenkrais

HOW MOSHE FELDENKRAIS REMINDS ME THAT LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE

When Ilona Freid immersed herself in the method, she  "began to understand that the way my entire self moved, from how I breathed to how I used my toes when walking, had contributed to my injury. The pain had been the result of what Dr. Feldenkrais called the poor “organization” of my system" Click to read more.

Next Classes- Live Online

 Classes will resume in September.

I am teaching in other venues during July and occasionally in August. Write to me for information.

For pre-recorded lessons, please visit my online courses at Teach:able (click here).

 

We use Zoom Conferencing technology which has proven to be very easy to install and is very stable.

When you sign-up you will receive directions on how to install and use Zoom.

 

Feeling down, isolated, anxious? Or just a little flat, or low energy?

Or, feeling a need to connect with your self?

These times with all the uncertainty from the COVID pandemic leads to a depth of uncertainty that is new for many of us, leading to feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and so on.

Classes in the Feldenkrais Method help ease these feelings so that you feel more energy, physically and mentally to handle life's events.


Whether you have cranky hips, stiff low back, grumbling shoulders, complaining jaws, touchy toes, you will find something in each class that eases your discomfort and gives you a sense of optimism.

In this class you will discover new ways for the possibilities of movement to begin to flow from your center, along your limbs, to your hands and feet. Experience the possibility of moving with comfort and ease.
There is also the option of receiving the recording from the class for an additional small fee.
Again, pre-register at left.

What to Wear. whatever you like!

Ensure you have layers of clothes -- during the class your temperature may drop a bit, and you can feel cooler.

Have something to lie on. Not so comfortable that you will fall asleep - avoid your bed.

Have Pillows or Towels handy. It is often helpful to have supports under the neck, arms or legs, according to your needs -- so you are not distracted by pain or discomfort.

 

Spring, 2019 Class

Get the kinks out, feel more ready for life! The Tuesday evening class starts April 2.

Spring is a time of opening reflection, hope and change. Whether you have cranky hips, stiff low back, grumbling shoulders, complaining jaws, touchy toes, you will find something in each class that eases your discomfort and gives you a sense of optimism for the year.

What is your way of increasing your sense of health and vitality? Come experience the Feldenkrais Method, which has helped so many to resolve back pain & enjoy life again. With or without back pain, you can benefit from this class. 

Winter, 2020 Class

Get the kinks out, feel more ready for life! The Tuesday evening class starts January 7.

The New Year is a time of change, returning to learning. As we move more into winter, there is the dropping away of the bursts of energy and expansion so much apart of summer, and a turning inward, toward reflection.

Whether you have cranky hips, stiff low back, grumbling shoulders, complaining jaws, touchy toes, you will find something in each class that eases your discomfort and gives you a sense of optimism for the year.

What is your way of increasing your sense of health and vitality? Come experience the Feldenkrais Method, which has helped so many to resolve back pain & enjoy life again. With or without back pain, you can benefit from this class. 

In this class you will discover new ways for the possibilities of movement to begin to flow from your center, along your limbs, to your hands and feet.  Experience the possibility of moving with comfort and ease.

In order to be able to do this, you will do gentle movements under guided instruction and with awareness. These will be done while sitting, standing and lying on the floor.

All you need to attend this class is a desire to learn new ways of moving. All movements can be modified for individual needs.

The weekly series continues on Tuesday evenings,  starting Tuesday January 7 at 7 pm for 1 hour

 Calgary Jewish Centre, 1607 90 Avenue SW
(call 403-253-8600 to register)

Fee: the usual fees are: CJC Members: $140; non-members: $160. Drop-ins welcome. Drop-in Fee: $16. Register at the front desk.

Please plan to arrive five minutes before your first class to register.

Bring:a large towel.

What to Wear. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Sometimes the classroom can be cool, so socks are recommended.

At the beginning of class you will want to remove jewelry or earrings, belts with buckles and items from your pockets (e.g. keys) which may become uncomfortable. During the class you will remove your glasses. 

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