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Enlivening the Spine in Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Curvy spine, snaky spine, vine-y spine Spine like a chain, bending link-by-link Supportive spine, like a pyramid, wide on bottom and narrow on top Breathing spine that spreads and gathers with every breath There may be no part of the skeleton … Continue reading

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Spreading Our Wings in Feldenkrais Classes

In weekly Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes this spring, we’ll move easier and more expressively through the upper body, using the image of a bird’s wings as our inspiration. We tend to think of our arms—and use them—as though they … Continue reading

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The Roundness of Ourselves in Yoga

Themes are threads I weave through yoga classes to hold the disparate elements together. Lately the themes have been weaving themselves. Last fall, the manic vata energy of the season seemed to beg for us to feel our contacts with … Continue reading

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Pay It Forward: Private Feldenkrais for All

In private Feldenkrais sessions, you and I have the capacity to go deeply and directly into your questions. Feldenkrais group classes are invaluable for learning about yourself and developing independent paths toward improvement. However, in private sessions, you get individualized … Continue reading

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On Ground and Breath in Yoga

In our yoga classes at Lotus Yoga during the fall, we did a practice that emphasized our relationship with the ground. Fall is often full of vata, the flitting, changeable, moving qualities that epitomize the season. Our minds can get … Continue reading

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Self Care for Back Comfort: An Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method

Back pain has many causes, but most of them can be addressed with better self-usage. That means moving better through all the everyday movements in your life. This introductory workshop in the Feldenkrais Method® will help you feel how your … Continue reading

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Pleasure and the Mistake of Chronic Pain

I’ve been teaching my students to move toward pleasure in their yoga and Feldenkrais® practices for many years. I find it a little awkward to use the word “pleasure”, with its connotations of sex and hedonism, but I’ve stuck with … Continue reading

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