Awareness Through Movement® Public Workshops
Spring 2014 Short Evening Workshops
A new two-and-a-half-hour format to fit your busy life!
Each workshop is on a Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 preregistered; $50 at the door.
Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have special concerns, please let us know at the office. Please see FQAs, below.
February 20: "The Art of Siting," with Liz Sisco
Our bodies evolved to move, and yet the demands of the modern workplace and our car culture require excessive amounts of sitting. Even the most ergonomically advanced chair will not prevent stress and strain while sitting. With the Feldenkrais Method, you can learn the optimal and most efficient way of using your body as you sit. In this workshop, you will do a variety of experiential lessons to increase your body awareness while you sit and to learn active, dynamic ways of using yourself while you sit. You will immediately be able to involve these lessons in your daily routine. Come discover how to make sitting a comfortable, healthy activity.
March 27: "Posture and Balance," with Donna Wood
Posture relates to all aspects of human functioning. In this
workshop we will explore how refining and improving posture and balance brings
ease and efficiency to daily tasks, including enhanced athletic performance.
Good balance is also an essential part of avoiding injuries and aging well and
April 24: "Moving in Gravity: Down to the Floor and Up Again With Ease!" with Bonnie Humiston
We live in gravity. Our bodies and nervous systems are
designed to work with
will do so as we practice focusing our attention in our physical experience of
gravity while moving, coordinated with breathing.
In this workshop we will experience moving to
sitting and to standing, from lying on the floor, with much greater ease. We will notice how to reverse that action, moving
back again with the same ease. The experience of using gravity is a powerful lesson to employ in your life.
May 15: "Resiliency: The Ribs, Breath and Power," with Donna Wood
The ribs are involved in a central way in every physical activity—from breathing to running to laughing. In
this evening course, we will explore the functioning of the ribs in a variety of situations. We will move in a wide range
from smaller, finer movements to larger and more global movements, finding a soft and supple path to powerful action. This workshop will be particularly useful for those wanting to improve the health and functioning of their backs.
June 5: "Finding Length: From Your Head to Toes," with Falk Feddersen
Injuries and repetitive movements can lead
to unnecessary shortening through oneself, which may lead to tightness, aches,
and even pain. Many patterns of shortening are learned having become
essentially subconscious habits. In this workshop, we will explore ways of
finding length from head to toe by utilizing familiar and unfamiliar movement
patterns. Through these movements, performed with attention, old habits are
weakened and new habits are developed--the net result being that one can
experience greater ease and comfort.
How to Register for an ATM Workshop
Call 800-765-1907 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know you will attend and how you would like to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and checks. Make checks out to
Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego. Our mailing address is 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.
Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego
3680 6th Avenue (at Pennslyvania Avenue)
San Diego, CA 92103
Frequently Asked Questions
-Our workshops are open to everyone.
Feldenkrais classes are gentle, and movements can be modified as necessary to avoid any discomfort.
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.
-For all-day workshops: There
will be a one-hour-and-15-minute lunch break. Hillcrest has numerous
restaurants, delis and a Whole Foods market in walking distance.
-There is free on-street parking in our neighborhood. For information please contact the office.