BLACK LIVES MATTER
The Center for Feldenkrais and Movement Arts
is donating 10% of its profits to organizations that promote racial equity and justice.
September 2023 donations went to
ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes
ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Series: Themes: Resilience and Adaptability
(all meeting online through Zoom, times are ET)
Fall I Series 2023 (5 or 6-week series)
Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, September 6 – October 11
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30am, September 14 – October 12
Fall II Series 2023 (9-week series)
Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, October 25 – December 20
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30am, October 19 – December 21 (NO Class on Thanksgiving)
Regular rate: $14/class, $16/class includes recordings
Low/no income/student rate: Use Coupon Code: 50%OFF
Single class drop-in rate:
Low/no income/student rate: Use Coupon Code: 50%OFF
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 the Series or for a drop-in.
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About Resiliency and Adaptability:
“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 that YOU need in this moment.
“I have been in my body doing body work my entire life. I have worked with some of the greatest dancers and some of the greatest teachers, anywhere. And, I’m 84 years old and finally, with your work, I‘m really inside my body. Would I recommend this to anybody? Yes! I would recommend you to anybody for anything. Because all of us need to slow down, take a breath, be inside and aware of our own bodies. You are a kind and generous person, and this comes across in your teaching. So, I thank you profusely for what you’re doing and what you’re giving to your classes. You go on my list of wonderful teachers.”
– Lynn Kingston
“Dear Fritha, I repeated yesterday’s class today. Although I felt I did not “repeat” it. I discovered something more profound in my reactions, anxiety and what I do when it’s a new challenge. So, this time I listened to every word from you like the Holy Grail. I discovered things I was dreading, but the dread was only dread, and as I let go, I discovered it was my reaction that was the stickiness of the belief of how I could/could not move. The first time doing that lesson was “about getting it right,” whereas your instructions opened up the possibility to “be in it” in different ways, which was like magic! Doing the lesson again today enabled me to leave what I thought behind and to discover, with your instructions, what possibilities there were. As soon as I listened more intently it allowed the playfulness and freshness of an entire new possibility! I even smiled and laughed with sheer delight of that feeling! Thank you, Fritha! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
– Catherine, UK
“Fritha has a rare gift for making online classes feel welcoming and supportive, with both a sense of community and respect for each person’s unique experience. Her thoughtful, empathetic approach has helped me inhabit my body with greater understanding and kindness.”
“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, Hadley, MA
“Fritha’s classes have added a gentle awareness of my body and how I move. Each time I leave with new knowledge and calm. It’s fascinating to observe myself while discovering new movements with Fritha’s support. Thank you!”
– ATM Student