Dance | Movement
Your physical awareness is intimately tied to your mood, your history, your sense of self, and your aspirations. Improving the quality and awareness of your movement can clarify these things and give you greater control of your movement through life.
The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to help you learn new and more effective ways of living the life you want. You can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.
This class is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the capacity of the brain and nervous system to renew themselves and grow new connections. Although this ability is greatest in children, scientists in recent years have shown that neuroplasticity continues to function in adults as well. We know that neuroplasticity is stimulated through precise, directed attention to a wide variety of gentle and unusual movement possibilities. The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education thus helps people all over the world to explore their neuroplastic potential.
Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.
For online classes, students should have a quiet, comfortable space to lie on the floor and clothing that does not restrict movement. It is recommended not to eat immediately before class.