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*Please note that these classes are live in person in Montréal and taught in English.
The 4 Cardinal Points of Support are where we will be focusing on for this next round of classes — but with a fifth element…
I also believe that Feldenkrais offers us a fifth point of support which is invisible. That is of awareness… Awareness offers us support for our movement BUT ALSO our emotions. These two things are actually not so separate. They play into each other so deeply, its quite incredible.
- When I’m anxious, I don’t breath and holding my breath creates more anxiety. Anxiety can develop into fear, which creates a lot of muscular tension esp if that fear isn’t resolved but held within myself.
- When I’m sad, I feel small and my nervous systems responds by rounding my body and making me small. But also, making me tired because that takes a lot of muscular effort to stay in a rounded position.
- When I am happy, I smile and my body feels long and wide, therefore making me smile because moving is so easy and effortless.
In these classes, we use movement to build awareness of what we are doing. My students often notice how they react emotionally to movements – and when you know what you are doing you realize that you have a choice in the matter.
You see, movement and emotions are so intertwined it feels superfluous and confusing to actually separate them. And Feldenkrais just accepts this by going slow and really sensing everything that comes up. No wonder people get up after my classes with a huge smile – a weight they’d been carrying has let go. They realize anger that they held onto only affects them negatively or fear that is not needed anymore. Or in my case, sadness that was stopping me from enjoying my life.