Teacher ATM® Lesson

Thursday, September 27

8:30-9:30AM

Seth Dellinger
Developing the Art of Deep Listening

How can we find stillness and silence amidst the accelerating noise?

How do we create authentic relationships as our species becomes increasingly disconnected from nature?

Using the metaphor of sound, we can develop a new awareness of the complex web of polyrhythms of our world.

Through the practice of deep listening, we can refine our perceptual skills, opening new doors of possibility in relation to ourselves, our environment, and our fellow human beings.

Particularly recommended for meditation practitioners.

Lesson 1 of 2
Eavesdropping/Extreme Slow Walk (includes exercise by experimental composer Pauline Oliveros)

About Seth.

Uwe Mester
The Evolution of a Dynamic Chair

How a Functional Integrations® lesson ignites a Trauma Surgeon on a journey to develop an affordable dynamic chair - a truly transformational process.

Presented with Dr. Turner Osler.

Intro Lesson

About Uwe.

Frederick Schjang
Reinvigoration of 2 Transformative Lessons from San Francisco Evening Classes

During Moshe Feldenkrais first training in San Francisco in the 1970s, Mia Sagan and Gaby Yaron taught lessons for the public which were wildly popular. These lessons serve as excellent templates for practitioners looking for source material with new and veteran students alike. While honoring the text of these timeless lessons, Frederick Schjang, GCFP, will offer new insights which give the lessons a more contemporary flavor.

Lesson 1 of 2
One lesson will explore distal and proximal relationships in side lying.

The other will explore side-bending in multiple relationships to gravity.

Though designed as a pair, the lessons can be done independently.

About Frederick.

Friday, September 28

8:30-9:30AM

Seth Dellinger
Developing the Art of Deep Listening

How can we find stillness and silence amidst the accelerating noise?

How do we create authentic relationships as our species becomes increasingly disconnected from nature?

Using the metaphor of sound, we can develop a new awareness of the complex web of polyrhythms of our world.

Through the practice of deep listening, we can refine our perceptual skills, opening new doors of possibility in relation to ourselves, our environment, and our fellow human beings.

Particularly recommended for meditation practitioners.

Lesson 2 of 2
Pulse Relationships

About Seth.

Uwe Mester
The Transformative Experience of Sitting on a Dynamic Chair

“Instability means risk but easy mobility”
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, The Elusive Obvious

Any Feldenkrais® lesson has, as a central element, balance and play with the dynamic equilibrium. The play between stability and instability are both biologically important. This series of lessons will explore this relationship using a unique base of support – a chair with an attached eccentric bicylinder. The design of the chair allows movement in any direction without hesitation – a concept that is central to the Feldenkrais Method®. Three Awareness Through Movement® lessons will be used to create a stimulating – and perhaps transformative – experience. Each one will be different so participants can register for all or any combination of the three.

Lesson 2 of 4

About Uwe.

Frederick Schjang
Reinvigoration of 2 Transformative Lessons from San Francisco Evening Classes

During Moshe Feldenkrais first training in San Francisco in the 1970s, Mia Sagan and Gaby Yaron taught lessons for the public which were wildly popular. These lessons serve as excellent templates for practitioners looking for source material with new and veteran students alike. While honoring the text of these timeless lessons, Frederick Schjang, GCFP, will offer new insights which give the lessons a more contemporary flavor.

Lesson 1 of 2
One lesson will explore distal and proximal relationships in side lying.

The other will explore side-bending in multiple relationships to gravity.

Though designed as a pair, the lessons can be done independently.

About Frederick.

Saturday, September 29

8:30-9:30AM

Chrish Kresge
Gluing in the Lungs - Transformation through Variations in Breathing

In this seminal series of lessons, Dr. Feldenkrais offers us an opportunity to use our attention and the brain's ability to sense differences to create profound changes in our body organization by using variations in how we attend to breathe. We will travel inside the chambers of our lungs and find the potential volume and elasticity of our breath and its effects on the spine, ribs, pelvis, head, and neck. Regardless of whether you are a runner, golfer, musician, yogi, Feldenkrais® practitioner or sit at a desk, you will love and benefit from these lessons!

“The brain is capable of a greater variety of patterns of situations than we actively employ; only those patterns become operative that the personal experience of self and the world have facilitated and made recurrent or potentially available.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self

Lesson 1 of 2

About Chrish.

Yulia Kriskovets
Floating Head

The carriage of our head has a profound effect on how we relate to our environment, others, and our sense of self. The position of the head is important for orienting, which is critical for effortless movement. In this 2-part series, we will wake up the upper thoracic region and the base of the neck. What will follow is a transformation: from habituated holding to freedom of the floating head. We will aim for the head that “floats freely with the smoothness of a cork floating on water”(Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self). Once the head can float, the improvements in standing and balance will follow.

Lesson 1 of 2
Digging up the head to pelvis connection. Can your neck be 24 vertebrates long?

About Yulia.

Uwe Mester
The Transformative Experience of Sitting on a Dynamic Chair

“Instability means risk but easy mobility”
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, The Elusive Obvious

Any Feldenkrais® lesson has, as a central element, balance and play with the dynamic equilibrium. The play between stability and instability are both biologically important. This series of lessons will explore this relationship using a unique base of support – a chair with an attached eccentric bicylinder. The design of the chair allows movement in any direction without hesitation – a concept that is central to the Feldenkrais Method®. Three Awareness Through Movement® lessons will be used to create a stimulating – and perhaps transformative – experience. Each one will be different so participants can register for all or any combination of the three.

Lesson 3 of 4

About Uwe.

Sunday, September 30

8:30-9:30AM

Chrish Kresge
Gluing in the Lungs - Transformation through Variations in Breathing

In this seminal series of lessons, Dr. Feldenkrais offers us an opportunity to use our attention and the brain's ability to sense differences to create profound changes in our body organization by using variations in how we attend to breathe. We will travel inside the chambers of our lungs and find the potential volume and elasticity of our breath and its effects on the spine, ribs, pelvis, head, and neck. Regardless of whether you are a runner, golfer, musician, yogi, Feldenkrais® practitioner or sit at a desk, you will love and benefit from these lessons!

“The brain is capable of a greater variety of patterns of situations than we actively employ; only those patterns become operative that the personal experience of self and the world have facilitated and made recurrent or potentially available.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self

Lesson 2 of 2

About Chrish.

Yulia Kriskovets
Floating Head

The carriage of our head has a profound effect on how we relate to our environment, others, and our sense of self. The position of the head is important for orienting, which is critical for effortless movement. In this 2-part series, we will wake up the upper thoracic region and the base of the neck. What will follow is a transformation: from habituated holding to freedom of the floating head. We will aim for the head that “floats freely with the smoothness of a cork floating on water”(Moshe Feldenkrais, The Potent Self). Once the head can float, the improvements in standing and balance will follow.

Lesson 2 of 2
Freeing the base of the neck. The poetry of effortless arms.

About Yulia.

Uwe Mester
The Transformative Experience of Sitting on a Dynamic Chair

“Instability means risk but easy mobility”
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, The Elusive Obvious

Any Feldenkrais® lesson has, as a central element, balance and play with the dynamic equilibrium. The play between stability and instability are both biologically important. This series of lessons will explore this relationship using a unique base of support – a chair with an attached eccentric bicylinder. The design of the chair allows movement in any direction without hesitation – a concept that is central to the Feldenkrais Method®. Three Awareness Through Movement® lessons will be used to create a stimulating – and perhaps transformative – experience. Each one will be different so participants can register for all or any combination of the three.

Lesson 4 of 4

About Uwe.

Aliza Stewart
Meditation on the Length of the Spine

Exploring the relationship between lengthening the spine and the freedom of the hip joints.

About Aliza.


 

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