BLACK LIVES MATTER
The Center for Feldenkrais and Movement Arts
is donating 10% of its proceeds
to organizations that promote racial equity and justice.
August donations went to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law,
and the Good Trouble Campaign.
For more information please contact us.
**ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes**
“I’ve taken Fritha’s in-person classes for years, and I’m happy to say that the Zoom sessions are really wonderful. They’re excellent support for the mind and body, especially at this time.” – Anna in Hadley, MA
ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Series: Themes: Resilience and Adaptability
(all meeting online through Zoom)
Fall I Series (7-week series)
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm, September 15 – October 27
Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, September 16 – October 28
Thursdays, 12noon – 1pm, September 17 – October 29
**Free Introductory Sessions for new students:
November 3, 5:15pm – 6:15pm
November 4, 9am – 10am
Fall II Series (6-week series)
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm, November 10 – December 15
Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, November 11 – December 16
Thursdays, 12noon – 1pm, November 5 – December 17 (no class on Thanksgiving)
PRICE OPTIONS: (Intro sessions are free with series!)
Regular rate: $10/class
Low/no income/student rate: $5/class, Use Coupon Code: 50%OFF
Single class drop-in rate: $15/class
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 classes at no charge: Use Coupon Code: Fee-waived
For new students: I am currently offering a free initial private EFT or Feldenkrais Session (via Zoom) with your registration for any of the class series. You will get more information once you register.
About the Resiliency and Adaptability themes for this series:
“Whereas health is conventionally thought of as a static state to be maintained, Moshe defined health as a dynamic condition, the ability to recover from shocks. Whether originating from within or without, from sickness or accident, from violence or social upheaval shocks perturb our balance; health is the capability of regaining balance and standing poised again on one’s feet.” – Mark Reese, from Moshe Feldenkrais: A Life in Movement
While we can think of The Feldenkrais Method® as a way to alleviate pain, recover from injury, or improve a skill, at the heart of the method is the underlying principle of self-preservation, “standing poised” on our feet. The life experiences that contributed to Moshe’s extraordinary work included very real life and death situations and the learning that came from that. The method was also born of his experience as a Judo master as well as a variety and depth of study that was led by a curious mind.
At this moment in history we can utilize the method of self-awareness developed by Dr. Feldenkrais in order to help us maintain resilience, and support creativity and adaptability.
The slowing down and resting that happens in Feldenkrais® lessons supports the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which can be helpful if we are feeling stressed and anxious. Being in overdrive all the time is not good for our immune systems!
And our explorations of various movement puzzles in the lessons gives us the opportunity to find creative and new solutions to old and sticky patterns. Every lesson invites curiosity as we explore new possibilities in our body patterns. And indeed, the patterns of body are patterns of mind – so we open ourselves up to new ideas and solving problems.
I invite you to join me in this learning environment that prioritizes enjoyment in learning, and supports whatever it is YOU need in this moment.