Weekly Feldenkrais Classes
Commune With Others & Find Yourself In Motion.
Feldenkrais® classes are known as Awareness Through Movement® and are based on a very precise study of how the nervous system learns. Many of the classes are grounded in infant development patterns, while others are subtle investigations into everyday functions like walking, sitting, standing, squatting and more.
Every one of the thousands of lessons comes complete with many questions for the nervous system to investigate. For instance, we may explore pressing through the foot to discover how the ground force translates through the foot to the pelvis, and how this relates to the muscles of the back, or how it impacts breathing? The process of paying attention to the movement is actually more important than the movement itself.
The Feldenkrais Classes take you through a series of gentle movement sequences that create immediate improvements in personal awareness, posture, balance and flexibility. Each Awareness Through Movement class offers an optional 15-min Tea & Talk Time for sharing your experience, asking questions or to simply get to know the community.
People often ask about Awareness Through Movement classes. Is it like yoga? Pilates? The short answer is yes and no. Yes, because we are utilizing attention and awareness. No, because how we go about it is nothing like Pilates and Yoga.
In fact, we never go to the point of stretch or strain. Rather, we move more and more towards finding appropriate effort and redefining what is easy.