Feldenkrais Workshops

These classes emphasize the benefits of well-organized movement and the importance of knowing how to move to facilitate greater comfort and ease.  Each workshop has a different focus, but all include specific gentle exercises, done with care and attention, to enable participants to move more freely with greater flexibility and less strain and discomfort.  The classes are suitable for almost everyone, but if you have a medical condition please get approval from your doctor and speak with the class instructor.  Age 15 and up.  

The Feldenkrais Method(R) uses functional patterns and a systems approach to improve movement. Developed by a martial artist and engineer, the Method is recommended by doctors, therapists, athletes and performers for its ability to resolve movement challenges and take athletic and performance activities to the next level.

Feldenkrais 11. Get Hip - Lengthening the Hamstrings (without stretching). Sunday, March 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Release your hamstrings by addressing the complete body pattern that keeps them shortened. Once released you will feel the benefit to your posture, your back, hips and more! Practical, non-stretching approaches to lengthening hamstrings will be presented that you can use before your next walk or run or simply to relax after time at your desk. This workshop is part of the Get Hip Workshop series. You will uncover free, powerful hips in this series based on the Feldenkrais Method. learn to both engage muscles that are underutilized as well as inhibit muscles and movment patterns that prevent you from moving powerfully. The Feldenkrais Method uses fun, novel movement patterns in combination with imagery and movement cues to help you find new, more pleasant ways to move. Please dress for light exercise. Participants need to be able to get to the floor (mats) and rise without assistance.

Feldenkrais 12. Get Hip - Releasing Tight Hip Flexors and Balancing Psoas. Sunday, March 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Release tight hip flexors into length and balance the use of the core psoas muscles through functional movement patterns. The benefits to your posture, hips, and back will be felt immediately! Leave the workshop with an upright posture, free hips and a series of functional movement patterns to help you maintain the feeling. Please dress for light exercise. Participants need to be able to get to the floor (mats) and rise without assistance. This workshop is part of the Get Hip Workshop Series: Uncover free, powerful hips in this workshop series based on the Feldenkrais Method. Learn to both engage muscles that are under-utilized as well as inhibit muscles and movement patterns that prevent you from moving powerfully. The Feldenkrais Method uses fun, novel movement patterns in combination with imagery and movement cues to help you find new, more pleasant ways to move.

Feldenkrais 13. Get Hip - Engaging the Glutes. Sunday, March 22,1:00-3:00 p.m. Learn functional movement patterns that will help you engage your glutes for powerful hip movements. When the gluteal muscles work properly it brings an ease to the hips and a free, powerful feeling to walking and running. This workshop will help you develop greater awareness of the gluteal muscles that will carry over to all your fitness activities. Please dress for light exercise. Participants need to be able to get to the floor (mats)and rise without assistance. This workshop is part of the Get Hip Workshop Series. Uncover free, powerful hips in this workshop series based on the feldenkrais Method. Learn to both engage muscles that are under-utilized as well as inhibit muscles and movement patterns that prevent you from moving powerfully. The Fledenkrais Method uses fun, novel movement patterns in combination with imagery and movement cues to help you find new, more pleasant ways to move.