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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 2022 donations went to

She Can Win.

For more information please contact us.

ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes

“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

 “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

ONLINE Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Series: Themes: Resilience and Adaptability
(all meeting online through Zoom, times are EST)

Fall 1 Series 2022 (9-week series)
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm, September 6 – November 1
Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, September 7 – November 2
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am, September 8 – November 3

No Classes the week of November 7

Fall 2 Series 2022 (4 or 5-week series)
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15pm, November 15 – December 13
Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, November 16 – December 14
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am, November 17 – December 15
        *Special Guest, Larry Goldfarb on 11/17 (As part of LGBTQIA+ Feldenkrais Festival) – free of charge. 
                  Please note: Class on 11/17 with Larry meets 10am-12pm
        *No class on Thanksgiving, 11/24
 

PRICE OPTIONS:
Series rate:
        Regular rate: $12/class, $15/class includes recordings
        Low/no income/student rate: Use Coupon Code: 50%OFF

Single class drop-in rate:
        $17/class
         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.

Registration Instructions:

1. Click Register here below
2. Set Time Zone
3. Click ‘Continue’
4. Fill out intake form
5. Click ‘pay now’
6. Contact us if you have any trouble

Register for Series HERE
Purchase single class here

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.

Testimonials:

“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!”

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class