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Jul 28, 2008
Conference 2008 Workshop
Open To: Public
Conventional wisdom has it that every person has a distinctive running style that can’t be changed without risk of injury and that performance depends on strength, endurance, and guts. Runners abandoning such beliefs face conflicting theories on how to safely make changes, reduce wear and tear, and increase efficiency.
In this workshop, we will use Feldenkrais movement lessons in combination with running to understand the main elements of good form and the learning environment that helps each runner safely grasp efficient, healthy, and technically masterful running. We’ll focus on feeling how to use the core muscles for maximum economy, how to align the hips, knees and feet to reduce knee and foot strain, and how to coordinate the upper and lower body for power. Participants will receive an audio CD, a list of refresher questions, and a follow-up phone consultation.
Participants should bring a thick bath towel and come dressed to run.
Jae Gruenke (2003) is a runner, former dancer, and owner of Intelligent Exercise LLC, and focuses on developing workshop and individual lesson formats addressing running performance. She works with runners and running teams in the New York City area.
FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America
University of Colorado
University Memorial Center
Boulder CO 80309