7 04, 2022

Digging The Dirt

2022-04-07T16:24:08-04:00April 7, 2022|Art of Living, Gardening|

By Lavinia Plonka, GCFP CM   I did it again. You’d think at my age, after gardening for most of my adult life, as an experienced Feldenkrais® practitioner, I’d know better. But the lure of the dirt is not based on logic. Its siren call seduces me to claw, dig, pitch, [...]

7 04, 2022

The Gardening Habit

2022-04-08T14:33:23-04:00April 7, 2022|Art of Living, Gardening|

By Margot Schaal, GCFP CM The gardening habit is a healthy one: tending the soil, cultivating patience, nurturing seedlings as they appear and plants as they develop stems, leaves, flowers and seeds, and acknowledging their decay. We are inspired  to keep coming back to the garden each year, to care [...]

5 01, 2022

On Self-Image

2022-01-06T18:44:08-05:00January 5, 2022|Art of Living|

By Fariya Doctor, FCFP CM   I would not describe myself as a great reader, like those people who devour books on a daily basis. I would say I am a slow, plodding, poorly educated reader that occasionally stumbles upon a “keeper”. Well I stumbled. As I was doing some [...]

3 11, 2021

Happiness and Wellbeing

2021-11-03T21:26:42-04:00November 3, 2021|Art of Living, Habits|

By Amona Buechler, GCFP CM “Owing to the close proximity to the motor cortex of the brain structures dealing with thought and feeling, and the tendency of processes in the brain tissue to diffuse and spread to neighboring tissues, a drastic change in the motor cortex will have parallel effects on [...]

12 10, 2021

Illuminating Yoga

2021-10-12T14:29:31-04:00October 12, 2021|Art of Living|

by: Rebecca Roman GCFP, ABM, E-RYT 500 Thursday, October 13, 2016   It seems to be that more than ever, people are looking beyond traditional medicine, sports, performance arts, and exercise routines for alternative paths to well-being. With more research in the sciences of consciousness, movement, and neuroplasticity, we are [...]

19 11, 2020

Falling With Purpose and Safety: Considerations when Teaching Up and Down from the Floor Lessons

2020-11-19T14:59:35-05:00November 19, 2020|Art of Living, Flexibility, Healthy Aging, Members, Posture & Balance, Posture and Balance, Recovery|

By: Mary Susan Chen, PT, GCFP Dominic attended Functional Integration® lessons to smooth out his violin playing. He had recently joined a trio and wanted to improve the quality of his performance.  During a summer trip to Cape Cod, he and his family dined in an old train car converted [...]

5 11, 2020

Balancing Act

2020-11-11T08:02:14-05:00November 5, 2020|Art of Living, Awareness Through Movement Lessons, Featured, Flexibility, Healthy Aging, News, Posture & Balance|

Photo by Mark Williams on Unsplash By Dorothy Henning, GCFP, Havening Techniques® Practitioner As the lights dim darkening the circus tent, our chatter descends into a hush. The spotlights bolt on, illuminating the center ring where our eyes dash, riveted to the image of a plumber crouched under a sink. [...]

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