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Movement Intelligence: Solutions for Optimal Mobility With Ruthy Alon


September 22-27, 2017



Friday, 9/22: 1:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, 9/23, through Tuesday, 9/26: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30/6:00 p.m.*  with an hour and a half lunch

Wednesday, 9/27: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Class will end between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the middle days, with an hour and a half for lunch.

The first and last day will have a number of short breaks.


Cost: $850. Early Bird, preregistered by September 6th: $775.

Practitioner price for preregistered attendees: $725.

Deposit to reserve your spot (prior to August 18th): $150.

Where: The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

Call today to reserve your space: 800-765-1907

Those who commit for all six days will have priority, but we will also work to accommodate those who sign-up for at least three days. The day rate is $150.

We are delighted to welcome Senior Feldenkrais Trainer Ruthy Alon. She is returning to San Diego to share Part One of her innovative program, "Movement Intelligence Solutions for Optimal Mobility." This workshop is open to both Feldenkrais practitioners and the public.

The Movement Solutions Program guides participants in a wide range of innovative neuro-motor processes designed to address common movement problems. Solutions One focuses particularly on the back, and the legs with special attention to low back compression and stiffness, chest/rib rigidity and pain, and alignment issues in the legs. Themes will include restoring the resilience and "springiness" of the ankles, feet and knees, aligning the hips, releasing low back compression, improving overall alignment and mobility in the trunk, and developing more options and resilience for recovering balance.

The Movement Solutions Program applies the Feldenkrais Method's® integrative approach to functioning; exploring the reciprocal relationship between the area of suffering and its network of roots throughout the entire body. The result will be restoration of harmonious cooperation, so that the body is able to work as nature intended. Ruthy Alon's Movement Intelligence exercises are all designed as self-care strategies so that participants will leave the program with tools they can use at home. Participants will be empowered to awaken their own, self-correcting intelligence, so that their organism is able to overcome its own functional failures with better options for efficient, coordinated action.

This Movement Intelligence Solutions workshop is open to everyone. Prior experience with the Feldenkrais Method or other Movement Solutions programs is recommended. The program will be of particular interest to Graduates of other Movement Intelligence programs and Feldenkrais teachers who wish have the opportunity to experience Ruthy Alon's boundless creativity and inspirational teaching. The program is sure to enrich your teaching tool-kit with practical self-care solutions and sophisticated strategies for helping others to move with ease.

The Movement Intelligence Solutions Professional Track:

A two-part program for those who are interested, this workshop will qualify as Part One of Ruthy Alon's two-part Professional Training in the Solutions Module of the Movement Intelligence Program. Upon completion of Part One (consisting of 36 hours of study), participants will receive a Letter of Attendance. Upon completion of Movement Intelligence Solutions Part Two (the complete program totals 72 hours of study) and Didactic experiences (24 hours), participants will receive a Movement Intelligence Solutions Mentoring Certificate. Please refer to the Movement Intelligence website for further information.





Forces of Nature: Gravity, Compression and the Art of Joining in Functional Integration

With Elizabeth Beringer & David Zemach-Bersin

November 9 - 12, 2017 (4 days)


Cost: $525.

Early Bird, preregistered by October 25th: $475.

FGNA member discounted rate: $500. $450 preregistered by October 25th.

Thursday through Sunday. Hours TBA

Where: The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

To register call: 800-765-1907

Join two of our senior Feldenkrais Trainers, Elizabeth Beringer and David Zemach-Bersin, for a fascinating workshop supporting the development of high-level Functional Integration skills. 
Our skeletal structure is designed to counter the constant downward force of gravity, and its incessant pull toward the center of the earth. Dr. Feldenkrais understood that with a well-organized skeletal structure, we can nullify the effect of gravity, thereby creating a feeling of freedom and lightness in action--a state of almost zero gravity. In effective Functional Integration, compression is one of the essential resources we have for optimizing our students' relationship to their skeleton, bringing them to a higher level of organization. With a firm biological understanding and the use of precise and sensitive compressive force, we can actually replicate gravity in Functional Integration. You will learn how to use yourself to simulate gravity, so that you can perturb your students' nervous systems to bring their skeletons into active alignment with the gravitational field.

In this workshop, we will explore the ways in which potent Functional Integration emerges through the joining of two nervous systems. David and Elizabeth have taught together for over 30 years, and look forward to explicating the ways in which you can use your self and your senses to join effectively with another. This advanced training will help you to gain a unique combination of skills and enable you to create an unusual sensation or “lightness of being” in others.

Please note: This course is going to be video recorded to be made available at Feldenkrais Resources. Participants will be asked to sign a release form and will receive a DVD of the workshop.

Elizabeth Beringer, one of the world's foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers, will guide two new professional training programs as educational director. For more about Elizabeth, click here.



David Zemach-Bersin is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’s original American students and studied closely with Dr. Feldenkrais from 1973-1984 in the U.S., Europe, and at the Feldenkrais Institute in Israel. He has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Methodfor more than 30 years, and is one of the world’s foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers.workshop.




Golf, Feldenkrais and Mindfulness: Improve Your Game

With Daniella Schellenberg and Donna Simmons

October 7 and 8, 2017

October 7th workshop day will be open to the public; October 8th will be for health practitioners only.

Cost:

Saturday only: $110 before September 23rd; thereafter: $125. This day is open to everyone.

Saturday & Sunday: $235 before September 23rd; thereafter: $255. Sunday is for health professionals and *Feldenkrais practitioners.

*Discounts for FGNA members: 10 percent off. This is open to 3rd and 4th year Feldenkrais students.

Hours:

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 pm

Lunch is an hour and 15 minutes long.

Where:

The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

To register: Call 800-765-1907.

A Feldenkrais workshop for golfers, anyone involved in rotary sports or activities, therapists, trainers and Feldenkrais practitioners. Our body is designed to be able to turn in upright position, a human specialty, yet a lot of people get hurt when it comes to rotation. Joint restrictions or rotational movement in the “wrong” place such as the low back often are the cause. When it comes to athletic performance such as golf or tennis, or rotation in daily life like parking a car, certain physical laws and principles need to be understood in order to play and move well. Being able to bring mindful movement into your practice can lead to functional improvement. Self-awareness integrated with a meditative attitude can lead to new patterns of moving, thinking, feeling and improved athleticism.In this two-day workshop, we explain the theory of rotation, stability and impulse principles and how these forces act on the body.

Using ATMs we will explore rotation along the spine, movement of the pelvis and the feet and ankles. You will be guided through a mindfulness based meditation to learn how to focus your attention to integrate and harness the full potential of the discoveries uncovered in the movement explorations.

In this workshop you will:

- understand the theory of rotation from an anatomical and structural stand point.

- learn how to be efficient in a rotary sports and daily activities.

- experience the connection of mind and body.

- feel improvements in your own posture and balance.

- learn how to use the power of the pelvis.

On the first day we invite golfers, tennis players and other athletes, Feldenkrais practitioners, therapists and trainers to participate.

The second day is exclusively for Feldenkrais practitioners, and 3rd and 4th year students in Feldenkrais Trainings.

About the instructors:

Daniela Schellenberg is a licensed Feldenkrais practitioner from Switzerland with a Masters Degree in Human Movement Science, Exercise Physiology and Sports Teaching from the Technical University of Zurich. She is also certified as Golf Fitness Instructor (Level 3 Medical) from the Titleist Institute in Oceanside, as a Pilates Instructor from the Pilates Training in San Diego as well as a Lifestyle Educator/Nutrition Specialist from Metagenics.

For more 26 years, Daniela has taught sports, training and movement mechanics in colleges and athletic environments as well as in physical therapy environments. After suffering a back injury, she recovered applying the Feldenkrais Method and was inspired to open her own business and help others. She developed a unique movement therapy program called SWISSFIT, that includes a comprehensive Functional Movement Analysis System and an integrative functional exercise program for physical re-conditioning, pain management and athletic performance.

Daniela developed golf specific fitness programs that she has applied for over 10 years with PGA Tour Pros and Amateurs in the US and in Switzerland. During 5 years she has collaborated and educated trainers and Golf Pros at Migros Golf Clubs in “Golf Movement Coaching” and designed classes and programs for them. Daniela has her private practice in Palm Springs for more than 12 years. She also teaches at the Desert Clinic Pain Institute in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, where she is offering Movement Therapy Classes and Physical Re-Conditioning as well as Private Sessions in Functional Integration® (Feldenkrais Manual Therapy).She is passionate and dedicated to showing people how to exercise and move with enhanced awareness, to live a pain-free life and enjoy their favorite activities regardless any physical limitation. "Fit for life" is her motto.

Donna Simmons graduated in 1993 from Berkeley Movement Studies Institute Guild Certified Feldenkrais Professional Training, in San Rafael California, and is a Guild Certified Assistant Trainer. She also holds a JFK Graduate School of Holistic Studies degree from the Department of Holistic Health. In addition to her Feldenkrais Method® training she is also trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology (Dr. Dan Siegel Mindsight Institute), Interactive Guided Imagery and Mindfulness.

Donna has taught in training programs in Switzerland and in the U.S., maintains a private practice in Mill Valley, California. Donna is a Guild Certified Assistant Trainer and is currently offering postgraduate training as well as ongoing mentoring programs, both in Basel, Switzerland, and here in the U.S. Originally a teacher of dance and exercise, she has been a movement educator for more then 25 years. Donna works with people from all walks of life, including athletes, seniors, contractors, musicians, and dancers.

Registration


To register, please call Deirdre O’Shea at 800-765-1907. You can also email Deirdre with your name, address & phone number, as well as your method of payment, to office@feldenkraisresources.com.

Please make all checks payable to Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego. We accept Visa, MC, Amex, checks and PayPal. For PayPal, please use orders@feldenkraisresources.com & email Deirdre of your payment.

Cancellations/Refunds: Refunds are available less a $30 administrative fee.



Visit a Feldenkrais Professional Training Program


Many practitioners take advantage of ongoing training programs to fulfill their CEUs with the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, invigorate their practices and skills, and connect with the Feldenkrais community. Visit our list of training programs under Professional Training.

To see Elizabeth Beringer's teaching schedule, where you may also attend a training, a public workshop or an Advanced Training, visit the link under our Practitioner Area.

The cost of attending a training program will vary. Please check with each program individually about the price if you'd like to visit. At training programs held at the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, practitioners may attend one day a year for free. Each day beyond that is $50 per day. Contact Deirdre O'Shea at 619-220-8776 (800-765-1907) or office@feldenkraisresources.com to RSVP. We look forward to sharing learning with you.

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