In Touch – the Publication by Practitioners for Practitioners

Technically detailed articles published in In Touch or Guild News for Member practitioners only. Benefit of membership in FGNA

21 04, 2021

Addressing TMJ Another Way . . .

2021-05-05T21:37:33-04:00April 21, 2021|Members, News|

By Erin Finkelstein, M.M. and GCFP How does your jaw relate to the whole of you? Oftentimes we do not consider how important our jaw is until there’s a problem with it. When our temporomandibular joint (TMJ) develops discomfort from clicking, grinding at night, or dental reasons, it can develop [...]

21 01, 2021

The Accidental Mentor

2021-01-26T17:19:34-05:00January 21, 2021|Members|

The two articles below are companion pieces written to illustrate one of the many ways that mentoring relationships form within the Feldenkrais community. First, Dawne Roy writes about how her collaboration with her mentor, Marsha Novak, supports her learning and growth. Following that, see Marsha's perspective about their collaboration in [...]

21 01, 2021

Master or Mentor?

2021-01-21T12:19:18-05:00January 21, 2021|Members|

By Jenni Evans, MAFG Certified Assistant Trainer   and Candy Condino, MFGNA Guild Certified Assistant Trainer   Every wise, old, experienced Feldenkrais® practitioner, as well as every newly graduated practitioner knows that there are many ways in which learning contexts are created. Our teachers and our practice affirm for us that [...]

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 [...]

15 10, 2020

The Soma Sings!

2020-10-16T10:19:28-04:00October 15, 2020|Members, News|

By Carol McAmis Photo by Simon Maennling on Unsplash How are human beings able to create different sounds so that no two singers or speakers sound alike? How do we learn to coordinate our ear, tongue, jaw, and expressions to accomplish this? Why is the relationship of the tongue, jaw [...]

15 10, 2020

Meeting Emotions with Empathy

2020-10-20T09:49:34-04:00October 15, 2020|Art of Living, Members, News|

By Margaret Rinaldi Photo by June Wong on Unsplash Two weeks after my Feldenkrais® training ended in August 2001, I taught my first public class on 9/11/2001. I was in Boulder, Colorado, with twelve earnest, freaked out people on my converted living room floor. I’d called around to cancel the [...]

15 10, 2020

Anger, Aggression, Love and Learning

2020-10-16T10:15:02-04:00October 15, 2020|Art of Living, Members, News|

By Molly Tipping Photo by JR Korpa on Unsplash A number of years ago a client, Daniel, who I had been seeing for pain and anxiety following a car accident, asked me “What is the Feldenkrais® perspective on anger?” When we first spoke about anger, my response was general and not altogether [...]

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