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THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons are an internationally recognized and evidence-based form of mindful meditation 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 suggests 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 is a contemplative practice, much like meditation, mindfulness, Aikido, Qi Gong, T'ai Chi, Yoga, journaling, volunteering, protesting, singing and creative artistic work are all contemplative practices.
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 of 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 and capacity for choice.
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(ALL TIMES ARE EST)
1:00PM (THIS CLASS WILL TAKE A HIATUS BETWEEN 8/4 AND 9/8)
Classes are $120 for a series of 6
Please wear clothes that you can move in!
Contact me for more information at 203.247.1986
Wendy was born in Zimbabwe and met her American husband while he was on a motorcycle trip through Africa. They lived in Hong Kong and have three beautiful, grown children. She published a memoir about growing up in Africa, loves painting, cooking and gardening. Feldenkrais is the culmination of a lifelong interest in contemplative practices.
"What I am after isn't flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I am after is restoring human dignity."