Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher
Westport, CT, USA
AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT
"Through awareness, we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom at almost any age." Moshe Feldenkrais
THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons are an internationally recognized and evidence-based means of pain relief, trauma rehabilitation, athletic performance enhancement and mindfulness through the fascinating and potent portal of how we feel and sense our own physical movement.
About 45 to 60 minutes long, the majority of lessons are on the floor where students lie comfortably with their eyes closed. Watching carefully to make sure my instructions are clear, I verbally suggest easy and yet sophisticated movement sequences based on biomechanics and human development while asking questions. Do you feel this? Do you notice that? Never moving into pain or effort, students explore the lesson at their own pace, while quietly considering my movement suggestions.
Feldenkrais lessons are designed towards pain relief, neurological repair, emotional balance and optimal physical organization.
Quite the opposite of exercise, where repetitions, muscle-building, stretching and no-pain-no-gain is important, a Feldenkrais practice is about learning how to refine our ability to move and live with ever-more comfort and ease.
Our most important human capacity is awareness, and the way we move is very close to our unconscious state. A clearer awareness of our unique, limiting habits in functional movement - breathing, standing, walking, turning, etc. quickly illuminates more general limiting habits that not only impact our sports or dance, but also our thinking, feeling and sensing. This bringing-to-light of unconscious patterns that may be causing physical or emotional pain provokes clarity and an embodied confidence in our innate abilities, functional movement and capacity for choice.
Please contact me for more details.
Online Awareness Through Movement
(All lessons are US Eastern Time)
Monday @ 1pm
Tuesday @ 1pm
Wednesday @ 1pm
Saturday @ 12 noon
*Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in
*Please have a folded towel handy to support your head, if necessary
*Please position your monitor so I can see your whole self, preferably from the side
After only a few weeks of working with Wendy, I began to notice real, dramatic changes in how my body felt and how I was moving through the world. I do various movement practices like yoga and Tai Chi, and bringing the Feldenkrais Method to those, I found myself leaping ahead and improving more than I had in months previously.
But also, day-to-day, I simply feel better in my body. The way Feldenkrais allows you to really notice how your body works, rather than forcing you into a one-size-fits-all approach is a very new, empowering and liberating way to learn. I was joking to my girlfriend the other day that I actually remember quite clearly the last time my hips and lower back felt so consistently good - I was about 12 years-old! I would absolutely recommend working with Wendy to anyone and everyone. It will be a massive gift you can give yourself.
Awareness Through Movement
series of 6 @ $120
(Please contact me with regard to a sliding payment scale for online group classes, if necessary)
Private online ATM lessons
1 @ $90
6 @ $500
Private hands-on Functional Integration lessons
1 @ $125
6 @ $700
"What I am after isn't flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I am after is restoring human dignity."