Weekly drop-ins

Tuesday, 10:00am
Friday, 11:00am
Saturday, 12:00noon

Classes are about 50 minutes. All are welcome. No experience necessary. I have mats, rollers, pads, and other supports. Bring your curiosity and comfortable clothes.

Cost

Single drop-in class: $20
12-class punch card: $168 (good any time)
Pay with card, cash, or check at the studio. You are welcome to share punches with friends.

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Monthly theme

November is for weight shift and finding the ground

Two summers ago, I taught a series of workshops, one of which was "shifting weight, trusting balance." For most of us, we tend to lift, tense, contract, and do everything else other than find the ground! Finding the ground is fundamental for marital arts, and for Judo, which Moshe Feldenkrais spent over 40 years studying.

On page 54 of Higher Judo, he writes, "The most important principle is to move your own body before attempting to move the opponent. There is almost always a solution to any situation, whereby swiveling, rolling, moving out of the way, etc., achieves easily, rapidly and effectively what can be performed only with great effort and slowly by moving the opponent primarily."

In November we will discover how to move by leveraging the floor, finding easy, effective motion in relation to gravity.

 
I was in class this week for the first time. It blew me away!
Feldenkrais has an impact on every aspect of health and well-being.
— Frances H., Boulder, CO
 

 

Somatic Intelligence Series - Longer classes with more depth and time for questions

Check out Saturday mornings in November and December!

Balance and weight shift
69.00

When are you poised and when are you struggling? Improve your kinesthetic sense by tracking where you are in space. You will learn about hoisting vs. levering, the law of opposition, rolling, leg swings, and more. 

Date: Saturday, November 2, 9, 16
Time: 9:30-11:00am

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Puzzle lessons for creativity
69.00

When you problem-solve, are you an explorer or an exploiter? Use these puzzle lessons to improve creativity and think outside the box. When you can’t rely on old information, your brain has to find new patterns and explore instead of exploit old knowledge and old habits.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 14, 21
Time: 9:30am-11:00am

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I have been doing Feldenkrais for 43 years, starting with the original group of teachers in Israel. I have been with Zoe for five years, and she is as good as the original group. Her teaching is deep and knowledgeable. I recommend her whole-heartedly!
— Ziva M., Lafayette, CO
 
 

Location

Marine Street Wellness Center
2825 Marine Street, Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80303




 
 
 

Once you believe you have discovered the correct way to do something, your learning is finished. You will not seek further improvement. Ignorance is the prerequisite for learning, and the more comfortable we are revealing our ignorance to ourselves, the more we will learn.
— Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

What to expect

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In group Awareness Through Movement lessons, you learn not through muscular strength, but through increased awareness of how the body works. Lying on the floor, you are directed through a series of gentle, non-invasive movements that grow increasingly complex. Through these lessons, you can dramatically improve your quality of movement and acquire new coordination and skill.

Often the lessons are like puzzles in which you figure out how to move around fixed constraints. This puzzle-like situation prompts the nervous system to activate a different muscle pattern than you usually use.

As a result, at the end of a lesson habitual muscle tension releases.

The more Feldenkrais lessons you do, the more you will notice a profound change throughout your life. Increasing your learning is a serious training: you've been training your whole life to become the person you are now. Who do you want to become next?

When you train in sensing yourself differently, you also sense completely new choices. Use these classes to imagine possibilities.


Feldenkrais work has had an enormous effect on the way I run and on the way I live my life. My knee problem vanished. I’ve increased my mileage considerably without a trace of difficulty. And I’m running faster.
— Bruce Holmes, Runner's World
As a violinist, Feldenkrais has not only sped my recovery from injury, but greatly enhanced my sense of physical integrity, ease, and grace.
— Ingrid Matthews, Music Director, Seattle Baroque Orchestra
 
 

New student?

No experience necessary. You start where you are and move at your own pace. There is no “advanced” class, you’re just sensing how you move through this pattern in this moment.

I see everyone from athletes to people recovering from surgery to people with neuromuscular diseases to people in stressful life situations. All are welcome.

If you’re like me and you like to read the background stuff, check out these articles for new students:


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It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s that I stay with the questions much longer.
— Albert Einstein