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.
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.
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.
Somatic Intelligence Series - Longer classes with more depth and time for questions
Check out Saturday mornings in November and December!
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
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
Marine Street Wellness Center
2825 Marine Street, Suite 103
Boulder, CO 80303
What to expect
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.
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: