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Save the Dates!

Join us in Seattle, WA for the 2017 Feldenkrais® Conference from July 26-30!

 

You have spoken and your Board is listening!

Welcome to your Feldenkrais Guild® of North America!
You have spoken and your Board is listening!

We are moving toward a program oriented member benefit driven organization.

Relax

Watch this snippet from the 2016 Conference and feel your nervous system relax!
 

Feldenkrais Film Festival Winners

The 2016 North American Conference was a beautiful event, and we will have an comprehensive article about all the events that took place in a few days. Among the many successful innovations was our first annual Feldenkrais Film Competition. Originally there was to be one prize. But we received 16 entries, many different genres and approaches from all over the world. We were delighted and amazed at the variety and talent displayed by our community.

Together at Last: Alba Emoting, the Estill Voice Model, and the Feldenkrais Method

Is the Feldenkrais Method® really approaching a Tipping Point that could take it into the mainstream? And, if so, what does that mean for the practitioner community, devoted students and interested newcomers to the Method? What changes are coming, and how do we best prepare for them?  

The best answers for these questions will grow out of the interactions of experienced practitioners, new trainees and an interested public at this year's Feldenkrais Guild® of North America national conference, to be held on the campus of UNCA in beautiful Asheville, NC, July 7-10.

In the intervening weeks, you can learn more about the themes that will be explored in a series of fascinating interviews with Feldenkrais® practitioners and like-minded thinkers who will be presenting their ideas this summer.

Finding Stillness in your Meditation Practice

Feldenkrais® practitioners often ask their students to move toward comfort. In many guided meditations, those who sit are instructed not to resist discomfort. So, are these teachings incompatible, or is there a way that they can be put into productive dialogue with each other?

Roll into Ease

Have you ever exercised with a foam roller? If so, was it recommended to you as part of your rehabilitation from an injury or as a strategy to help you manage chronic pain? How did it feel when you did it?

Calling all Feldenkrais Practitioners: Learn how to Partner with Fitness Professionals

Valerie Grant is a Feldenkrais practitioner who brings decades of experience in the fitness industry to her teaching. Since completing her Feldenkrais training in 2011, Valerie has used her previously established connections and credentials to bring the Method to new audiences in gyms, clubs and fitness conferences around the world. Her own busy practice is a testament to her belief that learning to explain how the Feldenkrais Method can complement and enhance the work that athletic coaches and personal trainers do with their clients can open up significant opportunities to build and sustain a successful Feldenkrais practice.

Biotensegrity and the Feldenkrais Method

Anastasi Siotas is well known in the international Feldenkrais® community as one of our most knowledgeable anatomists. Even before he became a Feldenkrais practitioner, Anastasi's background, both as a researcher of cell biology and as a professional dancer/choreographer, gave him a deep understanding of the human body and its functioning from the inside out. Today, in addition to maintaining his private practice, he teaches experiential anatomy to dancers and somatic practitioners at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies, the New School University and the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, as well as an Assistant Trainer in Feldenkrais trainings and post-graduate workshops.

Refocus to Elucidate your Practice

When Ralph Strauch attended a Los Angeles workshop with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1980, he was already actively exploring the nature of perception and the interrelationship between sensing, feeling, thinking and acting. He was drawn to Feldenkrais's teachings, and decided to enter the Amherst training, “because Moshe seemed to have very good tools for exploring things I was interested in — the ways we put the world together, and create the experiences that we think come from the world out there.”
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