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A Study of the Feldenkrais Method®~ - Part 1: Poise and Agility in Action
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Sep 13, 2014
Sunday —11:30AM - 5:00PM
$85 with pre-registration; $95 at the door, on a space-available basis


FRTI, Berkeley
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 112
Berkeley    CA  94710
[West Berkeley (East Bay/SF)]

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Feldenkrais Method® Workshop

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FRTI, Berkeley
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Cost/Fee: $85 with preregistration and $95 at the door, on a space-available basis.             

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Course payment by check may be sent to Feldenkrais® Resources Training Institute, 830 Bancroft Way, #112, Berkeley, CA 94710.

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Refunds will only be given (less a $20 administrative fee) if cancellation occurs more than 2 weeks prior to the workshop. To receive a brochure about the workshops, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Thank you.

Event Description: As Dr. Feldenkrais writes in The Potent Self: In any coordinated, well-learned action, we can distinguish four sensations: no effort, no resistance, easy breathing and poise-this is the experience of the Feldenkrais® State.

What does it mean to live in the Feldenkrais State? It is a state of graceful activity, where we feel lightness and ease in each of our movements. Our erect, potent posture makes freedom of movement easy in any direction, and our breathing is full and easy without our having to make conscious efforts.

Discomfort and difficulties are part of every life. The Feldenkrais State boosts our resiliency and ability to rebound after setbacks. In this way, Awareness Through Movement® lessons dissolve pain and restore equanimity.

Most importantly, what Dr. Feldenkrais’ Method teaches us is to be free of compulsion and become masters of our own lives. We learn to act with single intention and poise, and the ability to change whatever we are doing at any moment, spontaneously responding to changing circumstances.

In the ATM® process, students enter a deep form of self-awareness that has dramatic potential for change.This workshop will contain four elegant lessons that bring about the Feldenkrais State and teach how to transfer this capacity throughout the rest of our lives. The variety of lessons will ensure that every student will find appropriate movements irrespective of age or physical ability.

Carol Kress is a highly experienced Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Trainer who brings to her teaching her involvement in an on-going private practice. Her work is informed by a long-time involvement in equestrian arts, yoga, her new enthrallment with Argentine Tango and her seasoned practice of the martial art of Aikido for which she holds a 4th degree black belt.

Since finishing her Feldenkrais Training Program in 1993, Carol has been an associate of Elizabeth Beringer and David Zemach-Bersin. She is the long-time Continuity Assistant Trainer for the Feldenkrais Training Programs in Berkeley, California. Carol is currently completing the editing work on Volume One of an in-depth biography of Dr. Feldenkrais, written by her late-husband, Mark Reese. She lives in Marin County, California.