Spring is here: Time to get on that Bicycle!Michael Wolk is a practitioner in Portland, Oregon, who enjoys combining his love of bicycling with teaching the Feldenkrais Method®. He graduated from the Vancouver, Canada training in 1997, and has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years.
JK: When did you first hear about Feldenkrais® and what was your first experience with the Feldenkrais Method?
MW: I knew nothing about it! (laughs) I was working as a PT in rehab settings – strokes, spinal chord injuries, amputations, etc. I was hungry and restless because I felt like what I was doing wasn't enough, that there was something I was missing.
Calling all Editors!The Feldenkrais Journal is looking for volunteers who would like to become a member of its Editorial Board. Members of the Editorial Board help to shape the issue by choosing the articles and guiding authors through the editing process.
Free Postcards!Share with us your promotional materials for the new public website and we will send you a free pack of 50 postcards. Designed to be run through your home printer without smearing, these postcards can be personalized by printing your information on the backside.
Calling All Writers!What is one thing that most writers need in order to succeed? A solid deadline! If you've been dabbling with an article, an idea, a poem, etc., about the Feldenkrais Method® and waiting for the impetus to get it done, here's some motivation. The deadline for submissions to the 2017 Feldenkrais Journal is April 1.
A Chihuahua Overcomes a Paralyzing Strokewritten by Mary Debono, GCFP
Alighting from the Cadillac, Marion placed the small bundle gently in my arms. As I looked down, all I could see was a tiny tan head peeking out of the swaddling. Wrapped safely inside the blanket was Marion's precious companion, Chilee the Chihuahua, who had suffered a stroke 18 days before. Marion explained that the little dog's right legs were paralyzed and he was unable to stand. Since the Chihuahua had not improved at all despite his veterinarian's best efforts, euthanasia was suggested. But Marion was determined to give her dog another chance to recover, so she left the animal hospital and brought Chilee straight to me.
In Memoriam: George Krutz, 1952-2017After a long illness, George died suddenly on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Spink, two stepdaughters Jessika and Katherine, and brothers and sisters in the USA.
A Memorial for Dennis LeriA Memorial for Dennis Leri will be held on April 8th from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin.
How Well do You See?February is Low Vision Awareness Month, so we're sharing with you a few of our favorite articles about how the Feldenkrais Method® can help you see with more ease and clarity. No matter what your age, improvement IS possible!
Free Promotion Made Easy!Here's a simple way to have your name stand out from the rest: Share your pictures, videos, audios, and writings with FGNA for inclusion on our new public website. For each submission used, we'll include your name and website.
Here's a brief, but not exhaustive, list of what we're looking for:
- Pictures of ATM and FI lessons that are activity-specific (sports, yoga, recovery, etc. )
- Images of students at their activities (riding their horse, playing the clarinet, etc.)
- Videos that teach a lesson or increase awareness about the various applications of the Method
- Audios that include interviews with practitioners, lessons, etc.
- Testimonials from students
Call for Writers!Are you a Feldenkrais practitioner with a flare for the written word? Consider writing for SenseAbility!
We're currently accepting submissions on the following topics:
- RSI (Deadline: Feb 15)
- Team sports (Deadline: Feb 15)
- Lifelong learning (Deadline: Mar 1)
- Pain (Deadline Mar 15)