4-week Workshop Series
Combining The Feldenkrais Method® with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Limited to 8 Participants.
Reserve your spot now!
Instructors: Fritha Pengelly and Sarah Young
Tuesdays, 10-11:30am EDT
September 20, 27, and October 4, 11
Full Series Registration ONLY, no drop-ins
*Workshop Series also will include one private EFT Session with Fritha and Sarah to be scheduled separately after you register for the series*
“Anxiety can be a positive, useful phenomenon. It assures our safety from risking what we feel would endanger our very existence. Anxiety appears when deep in ourselves we know that we have no other choice – no alternative way of acting… Without learning to know ourselves as intimately as we possibly can, we limit our choice. Life is not very sweet without freedom of choice. Change is very difficult with no alternatives in sight; we then resign ourselves to not dealing with our difficulties as if they were prescribed by heaven.”
Moshe Feldenkrais, The Elusive Obvious
Are you feeling that your anxiety is not a “positive, useful phenomenon” but rather it is limiting you from making changes in your life?
Maybe you are feeling exhausted by life, rather than inspired by it?
Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to breathe with ease?
Or you are dealing with chronic pain and not sure what to do next?
In an uncertain, ever-changing world, we develop stable patterns of behavior based on our spontaneous engagement with our surroundings in any given moment. These responsive patterns, relative to our environment, allow us to function successfully – to survive.
Sometimes these habits and patterns, learned to address specific environmental factors, become outdated and limit us from responding with resilience and choice to our current situation.
If you’re feeling anxious, stressed-out, or overwhelmed by uncertainty in your life, and you are recognizing that you need support in building emotional resilience and a sense of agency within yourself, join Fritha and Sarah for a workshop that combines Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with the Feldenkrais Method®.
EFT tapping is a gentle technique that helps reduce stress and the effects of prior experiences so that we can stay present to the moment, responding with choice rather than (re)acting without choice.
The Feldenkrais Method® provides opportunities to sense, through movement, one’s habits and patterns and how they relate to our sense of ourselves in the world. Each Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lesson is unique and offers the opportunity to experience oneself in new ways as the teacher’s guidance of simple, gentle movement instructions provides a novel situation within which one can discover new possibilities for moving and being, creating more agency within oneself.
Combining EFT tapping with the Feldenkrais Method® offers participants the opportunity to explore their experience of posture, emotions, personal beliefs, self-image and how behavior and habits are reflected in body and mind, and through experiencing themselves in new ways, choice becomes possible.
In addition to the weekly class sessions and individual session, participants will be given guidance and support in developing their own practices throughout the month-long class series so that they can continue to develop skills and tools needed for building resilience.
No previous experience necessary!
“Feldenkrais and EFT together offered a way of releasing tensions held in my body and mind. With each session I have a deeper understanding of myself. Thank you!”
“This work has contributed a vital energy to my life that never existed before… people like Fritha and Sarah are truly, truly special for facilitating profound transformations among those they teach.”
“One of my favorite classes ever.” Linda N.
“Feldenkrais and EFT are a powerful combination and one that I had never experienced before. The subtle tuning into the body (Feldenkrais) and the specific work on calming our physical and emotional responses to challenging situations (EFT) really worked for me and was a good reminder that I can change the perspective of both my body and my mind as they work together. Thank you , Fritha and Sarah!”
“Fritha and Sarah create a safe supportive container to explore Feldenkrais and EFT. Both practices are so gentle that my nervous system relaxes and is able to unravel & process stress and old patterns.”
“My workshop experience with Sarah and Fritha was a lovely addition to my week at an especially stressful time in life. They both held the space with such grace and care providing an excellent learning environment!”
Bio for Sarah Young: Sarah is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. Her ongoing curiosity of movement and an old dance injury led her to study the Feldenkrais Method® under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin, New York City, 2011-15. As a movement artist, Sarah has collaborated with and performed works by dance makers Nancy Stark Smith, David Dorfman, Jill Sigman, Hilary Easton, Stephan Koplowitz, and the Treehouse Shakers. She served as the Executive Director of Earthdance, Plainfield, Massachusetts from 2013-18. She is an Alum of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BFA 2003, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Morocco 2008-10, and a mother. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
If these are new methods for you OR
if you are not sure if this is the right fit for you:
Schedule a free 15-minute Initial EFT Consult with Fritha
Workshop Series Fee:
$175 early-bird ($200 after September 13)
In line with the Center’s efforts to promote racial equity and justice we are inviting Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color to attend at no charge:
Use Coupon Code: Fee-waived2
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