Feeling Into Pleasure – 6 class series + FREE lesson

$72.00

Our society often uses the term pleasure to mean sexual pleasure. But in Feldenkrais, we want to make movements pleasurable! Movement pleasure is movement that feels easy, supported, weightless and fun. Holding in the breath is the first way to make a movement hard and painful. This series explores ideas of learning through a challenge and not letting the challenge create moments of anxiety but movements of pleasure.

ONLINE ON ZOOM

FREE CLASS IS MARCH 10TH

Then the series starts on MARCH 17TH TILL APRIL 21ST.

(March: 17, 24, 31, April: 7, 14, 21) always at 8PM EDT

 

Pleasure – Feldenkrais – Awareness Through Movement

 

Pleasure – Feldenkrais – Awareness Through Movement

 

Pleasure – Feldenkrais – Awareness Through Movement

Feeling Into Pleasure

ONLINE ON ZOOM

FREE CLASS IS MARCH 10TH

Then the series starts on MARCH 17TH TILL APRIL 21ST.

(March: 17, 24, 31, April: 7, 14, 21) always at 8PM EDT

Our society often uses the term pleasure to mean sexual pleasure. But in Feldenkrais, we want to make movements pleasurable! Movement pleasure is movement that feels easy, supported, weightless and fun. Holding in the breath is the first way to make a movement hard and painful. This series explores ideas of learning through a challenge and not letting the challenge create moments of anxiety but movements of pleasure. Many lessons are in sitting, some on the back, some on the belly and one in standing. If some or all of these positions are not accessible, write to me. We can find ways to make them accessible!

So for this series, the first FREE lesson is called Beautiful Breathing, which explores how stopping the breath can stop movement, letting the breath be free, frees your movement! How obvious, but the problem is that it can be elusive. We don’t know what we’re doing, so how can we stop it? By coming to this lesson and being attentive for an hour.

The next lesson will be helpful for all the writers and typers out there; Hands and Fingers is one of finding pure pleasure in movement of your hands and fingers. And by the end, your whole body is relaxed and easy. Why? The hands and fingers take up a huge portion of your nervous system! So dedicated an hour to finding pleasure there will create pleasure everywhere. And developing this is crucial to the next few lessons because we’ll come back to it and challenge ourselves to find ease and pleasure in movement.

Next is this awesome lesson called The Eyeball Lesson, has a funny name, right? This lesson is about finding a way to let your eyes relax and feel easy. And it brings back the movements from the previous lesson. The question is, can you incorporate ease and pleasure into them?

Beautiful hands, beautiful toes is the next lesson. It’s actually a continuation from the Hands and Fingers lesson. Again, how can you let yourself find pleasure in movement. It gets a little difficult over here, and human tendency is to stop the breath when something gets difficult, but if you learned from the free lesson about breath you know how to let that go and move with ease and pleasure.

Next is We Move In Circles, which creates opportunities to build a bigger map of the feet, toes and ankles! All day we walk in tight socks, small constricting shoes and hard floors! It’s time to let loose. The constricting of our feet creates one small, tight image of the feet. They tend to lose their ability to different movements. So, let’s find pleasure in wild and easy feet.

Back to a continuation of Beautiful Hands, Beautiful Toes, the challenge of this lesson; We Move Together, is about challenging ourselves to feel pleasure in movements which can be complex for the nervous system. Again, how can you still find ease and pleasure in a challenging situation?

The last lesson, Circles in Standing, brings everything together into the real world! Many people move predominantly through standing, so the challenge in this lesson is to bring all we learnt from the floor into standing. We are such a get it done and go society. We never let ourselves move for the sake of movement. It’s a habit, but can you let this habit go without overwhelming your system?

→ In these Awareness Through Movement classes, I verbally lead you through a sequence of movements all laying down on your back. These precisely structured movement explorations involve thinking, sensing, moving and feeling. By increasing awareness, you will learn to abandon habitual patterns of movement and develop new alternatives, resulting in improved flexibility and coordination, less pain, more comfort. It helps counter anxiety by understanding the effect on the body. It really just makes you feel taller, more grounded and relaxed – and who doesn’t want that! Doing Feldenkrais is not only for chronic symptoms or pain, it’s also used to increase skill, to open yourself up to new ideas, find choice in absence, and secure proper and easy aging!

→ Many Awareness Through Movement lessons are based on developmental movements and ordinary functional activities (reaching, standing, lying to sitting, looking behind yourself, etc.). Some are based on more abstract explorations of joint, muscle, and postural relationships. Lessons are fully accessible to those with varying movement possibilities – because lessons can even work in the imagination. Sounds like magic because it is!! The magic of the brain!

"I loved how Andréa offered us different movement exercises that gave me a lot of insight on how I move through the world; even if we were on zoom, I could feel their presence and kindness. They were very generous in their teaching and support during and after classes. "

Pascale Brunet About my online classes

"After class, I remember finding everything so colourful and beautiful. Like i was seeing everything for the first time!. I recommend Andréa for the sweetness of their presence, touch and their empathetic strength to accompany you professionally in the discomfort of the winding path of self-love.”

Émilie Savoie About my online classes
and private lessons

"Andréa’s curious mind and kindness makes Feldenkrais a welcome break in my week and a perfect time to just reconnect with my self."

Kadi About my private lessons

"Andréa's classes left me feeling peaceful, physically stronger and more awakened in my day to day work."

Anonymous About my online classes

"I love this method! Andréa is an excellent teacher. Each class takes me deeper into the subtle power of awareness, softness and gentle movements. I live with chronic pain and have a brain injury, and the more I practice, the more I feel it helping transform and re-wire my neural pathways!"

Sky About my classes

"After each session, I feel relaxed, I move with ease and fluidity. Some pains have disappeared and the impact can be felt days after!"

Hélène C About my private lessons

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the work we are doing together. I have been believing my body is defective for some time now, especially after the stroke. I had a difficult time “listening” to my body because I did not trust what it had to tell me. Slowly, this belief is changing and I am coming home (for lack of better words) to my body. I am very grateful. Thank you so much."

Anonymous About my private lessons
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