**ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes**
ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Series:
Themes: Resilience and Adaptability
Two different class options:
Tuesdays, 5:15pm-6:15pm, April 7 – May 26, meeting online through Zoom
Thursdays, 12noon-1pm, April 9 – May 28, meeting online through Zoom
Price options: (first class free with series!)
Regular rate: $70 ($10/class, includes first class free)
Low/no income rate: $35 ($5/class, includes first class free)
Sponsor rate: $105 ($15/class, includes first class free, and proceeds help support Studio Helix*)
Single class drop-in rate:
$15/class drop-in rate
* I usually teach my group classes in person a Studio Helix, but due to the global health crisis the studio is currently closed. The studio still has to pay rent, so if you can pay the sponsor rate, this will help me support the wonderful folks at Studio Helix!
**Once you register I will contact you to let you know how to join the online class as well as ask you if you are joining the Tuesday or Thursday class. Of course you’re welcome to sign up for both!
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.
**Dance for Parkinson’s Northampton**
Tuesdays, 2:15pm – 3:45pm, Studio Helix, 3rd Floor Thornes Market, Northampton, MA
*Spring Series* SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please contact me if you are interested in outdoor, private sessions OR online classes.
March 3 – May 19, 2020 (NO class March 17)
11-week Series: $205
June 16 – July 28, 2020
7-week Series: $132
*No Classes in August*