Weekend Workshops * How to Register
Fall Awareness Through Movement Workshop
"But first let's ask: what is a small difference, and how can you tell?" ~Moshe Feldenkrais
Let 'Em Roll
With Liz Sisco
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50.00. Pre-registration is required. A minimum of 6 participants is needed for the workshop.
Watching babies, Moshe Feldenkrais learned that rolling was an essential phase of human development. As a judo master, he knew that rolling was an important aspect of personal power and self-defense. Many of his lessons explore baby rolls and judo rolls. Why was it important for us to roll as babies? And, as adults why is it important to continue to be able to roll from our belly to our back and from our back to sitting and standing?
Here are some reasons:
1. Rolling improves balance. Think Humpty Dumpty.
2. Rolling is good for our brains. It requires a sophisticated coordination of moving and thinking.
3. Rolling builds strength and coordination. Think gymnasts, football players, and marital artists.
4. Rolling improves sensory perception and deepens our tactical and spatial understanding. Think getting out of bed in the middle in the middle of the night to raid the fridge or visit the john.
5. Rolling is fun. Have you ever watched preschoolers roll around on the floor, into each other, over each other and all around the room? It's a sure-fire giggle producer!
In this workshop we will explore several rolling lessons. The sequence of lessons will prepare you to roll simply from your belly to your back and up to standing. The workshop is designed for people of all abilities. No matter what your age or movement range, rediscovering your innate ability to roll with comfort and ease is a pleasurable experience. You'll laugh your way to new flexibility.
Coming Home to Yourself
With Elizabeth Beringer, director of the Feldenkrais Institute of San DiegoSaturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 preregistered; $95 at the door.
There will be an hour for lunch.
Immerse yourself in a day of breath and movement the Feldenkrais
way. The day will start slowly and quietly working on the floor with a
focus on developing full and connected breathing. As the day progresses
we will use this as a foundation for increasingly dynamic movement
utilizing unusual positions and situations. Distraction is ever present
in today's world, and one of the challenges in the 21st century is
staying centered and connected as we navigate our complex lives. During
the day we will work with increasingly challenging situations to help
develop and strengthen the ability to maintain healthy postures and
well-organized movement as we deal with life's challenges. All levels of
experience are welcome.
How to Register for a Workshop
Call 800-765-1907 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Let us know you will attend and how you would like to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and checks. Please make checks payable to Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego. Our mailing address is 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.
Cancellations/Refunds: Refunds will be given (less a $10 administrative fee) only if cancellation occurs more than one week prior to the workshop.
Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. We are 3 miles north of downtown San Diego in the Hillcrest neighborhood.
Frequently Asked Questions
~ Our workshops are open to everyone. Feldenkrais classes are gentle, and movements can be modified as necessary to avoid any discomfort.
~ Wear comfortable clothing that you can lie down in and move in. Seams are painful to lie on, for example. Light layers are suggested to keep as warm or cool as you like.
~ You do not need to bring a mat. We have large blankets to lie on.
~ We have complimentary coffee and tea and a small fridge for use on a first-come, first-serve basis.
~ There is free on-street parking in our neighborhood. For details about parking, please call the office.
~ More questions? Give us a call at 619-220-8776.