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Feats (Feet) Don’t Fail Me Now

In 2019 Conference, Members, Walking by MaryBeth Smith

An Interview with Kathy James Kathy James is well-known in our community for her insightful teaching. She draws upon her varied background in biology, zoology, dance, Aikido, and other movement forms such as Pilates and Yoga to craft profound learning experiences. We were curious about her upcoming workshop, “Feats (Feet) Don’t Fail Me Now,” at the 2019 Feldenkrais® Conference in …

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Your Vagal Nerve System

In 2019 Conference, Members by MaryBeth Smith

by Elinor Silverstein Recently, I met a lovely man at a dinner party. He had been diagnosed, then misdiagnosed, and two months later, re-diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His face showed little expression, but his walk looked relatively healthy. He said he had pain and trembling in his left arm and hand. Mostly, he felt very sad and scared about this …

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Violet Van Hees – The Importance of FEELING Safe

In 2019 Conference, Members by MaryBeth Smith

Violet Van Hees knows a lot about feeling scared. She is learning to surf. “When I get scared, my learning stops. I go back to old bracing patterns, my finesse tanks, and usually, I wipe out!” She noticed that when she is able to shift herself into feeling more safe, she surfs better. Violet also has decades of first aid …

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Report: 2019 IFF Assembly

In Members by MaryBeth Smith

May 22-26, 2019 Highlights from High Wycombe, UK by Candy Conino Every year the International Feldenkrais Federation invites its members to send representatives to an international meeting. The IFF members include 22 Guilds, as well as the four Training Accreditation Boards. Each IFF Assembly is hosted by a different member Guild, and this year The Feldenkrais Guild United Kingdom (FGUK) …