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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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Awareness in Action: An Introduction to Contemplative Dance Practice

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) is a participatory movement and meditation practice that explores embodied awareness. Created in the 1970’s by Naropa University’s Barbara Dilley. Contemplative Dance Practice is now practiced internationally. During a CDP session, the time is divided into three … Continue reading

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Better Breathing Makes the Impossible Possible

Put my foot behind my head? Impossible! Touch my elbows to each other? Highly improbable! During April and May, in our Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® classes at Lotus Yoga, we will take on some movements that may at first seem … Continue reading

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Seeing, Dancing & Your Kinesthetic Imagination

How do we experience our eyes when dancing? Is our vision feeding us? How do we experience our eyes differently in everyday life vs. on stage, or when improvising vs. when dancing set choreography? If our eyes are the windows to … Continue reading

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Breath and Body: A Weekend Feldenkrais Retreat

Please join me for an inspiring spring weekend of movement, exploration and centering. Breath and Body is an invitation to unravel layers of resistance and wake up sleepy parts of your breathing “apparatus” with Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement®—a simple but … Continue reading

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Awareness in Action: An Introduction to Contemplative Dance Practice

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) is a participatory movement and meditation practice that explores embodied awareness. Created in the 1970’s by Naropa University’s Barbara Dilley at the request of her teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Contemplative Dance Practice is now practiced internationally. During … Continue reading

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