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Making the Impossible, Possible

In Members, News by Mary Rudd

Photo Credit: Emma Matthews Barbara Leverone In late February this year, I remember watching the disturbing images from Italy about this new and dangerous virus.  I was teaching a Child’Space®  training segment in Buenos Aires – should I finish the segment early and fly home?  Were there going to be travel restrictions?  Was it even safe to fly?    I did …

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Witnessing the Joy of Choice, Online!

In Members, News by Mary Rudd

An interview with Kathy James IT: Kathy, how did you shift your practice when in-person classes were no longer an option? Can you describe what that process was like for you? Before the pandemic I had never taught online. My only experience with Zoom was Feldenkrais® committee meetings, so I had already set up a Zoom account but hadn’t used …

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Give a Lesson, Receive a Lesson

In Members, News by Mary Rudd

By Nancy Haller, MA, GCFP, Certified Feldenkrais® Assistant Trainer A common question from my students is “Who works with You?”. My answer is you do, my student.  Moshe Feldenkrais connected Functional Integration® teachings to a dance between partners. It is a synchronization of two systems in mirror-like movements, each building on the previous ones with pacing and timing conducive to …

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Knowing and Doing

In Members, News by Mary Rudd

By Ralph Strauch As practitioners we engage in two different, but interrelated, types of activities, which I’ll call knowing and doing. Are there different ways of organizing these activities, and the relationships between them? Perhaps there is a different way of thinking about what we do as practitioners, and ways that you might apply that thinking in your work. Knowing …

Opening Doors: Bringing Feldenkrais® In

In Members, News by Mary Rudd

An Interview with Stacy Barrows In Touch:  Stacy, like so many others, your business and practice have been affected by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Can you share how the shift in your business took you deeper into some of the basics of the method?  Stacy:  I had moved from my former office space to my current studio before the pandemic, so …

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BETWEEN ME AND YOU: Understanding Breath, Voice and Transformation

In Members by Lavinia Plonka

credit Photo by Jason Rosewell on Unsplash by Robert Sussuma As Feldenkrais Practitioners, we often describe our work in FI as a conversation between two nervous systems in which we use touch as our mode of communication. Like speech, our movements carry messages and intentions, our touch indicates tone and inflection. Somehow, these are perceived and understood by the person …

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Moving Forward

In Members by admin_feldenkrais

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” The quotation seems like vintage Moshe Feldenkrais. However, it’s actually by Maya Angelou. The recent protests around the world have renewed attention on social justice issues; and specifically at this time, systemic racism. Many in our community and in our spheres of influence, including …

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Tech Plus Touch Connects You to Your Clients

In Members by MaryBeth Smith

As the realities of current constraints to our habitual ways of practicing the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education become apparent, new growth opportunities in learning and day-to-day business practices are in front of us. Online tools and apps can bring your livelihood up to business standards your clients are used to dealing with every day, while streamlining many details that …

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A New Path Out of Anxiety

In Members, Stress by MaryBeth Smith

by Zoe Birch, MA GCFP I wrote this article a number of years ago, inspired by Moshe’s quote about aggression being a behavior, not an energy. In today’s challenging and reactive climate, it is worth revisiting this idea of aggression as a behavioral expression of helplessness, impotence, and anxiety. The antidote to impotence is the potent use of self from …