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Awareness Through Movement® Public Workshop with Mary Spire

June 28 @ 11:30 am - 4:45 pm PDT

$85 – $95

Feldenkrais® Resources Training Institute is pleased to offer day-long Awareness Through Movement workshops which are appropriate for beginning and ongoing students. Each workshop, taught by highly experienced Feldenkrais® Teachers, will provide a deep and rich experience of the variety and breadth of the lessons comprising the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. Come with curiosity, ready to be surprised!!

Awareness Through Movement classes consist of gentle, verbally guided movement sequences, each organized around the improvement of a different aspect of human movement and functioning. Unlike many movement practices where the same sequences are repeated, ATM® lessons offer an impressive variety of movement situations addressing every human function and area of the body. Thus the learning process in ATM is full of surprises, challenges and the pleasure of learning in new and unexpected ways. These movement lessons give structure to the investigation of diverse subjects such as attention, self-image, intention and self-responsibility resulting in a multifaceted and multi-dimensional learning experience.

Benefits from these lessons abound. Participants will often sense a reduction in pain, an overall feeling of well being including an ease in breathing and a clearer sense of skeletal support, resulting in increased vitality and energy.


Mary Spire is an experienced and Guild Certified Feldenkrais® teacher, trainer and Educational Director of the Optimal Moves, LLC Feldenkrais® Teacher Training Program. She has been actively teaching since graduating in 1987 from the Feldenkrais Foundation Training.

Well-known internationally as a trainer, and for her work with children with special needs, with performing artists, and with those with neurological conditions, she brings extensive experience as an artist and musician to her work as a Feldenkrais teacher and trainer.

Mary has presented and taught aspects of the Method in hospitals and to hospital staff, including those of the Physical Therapy Department at UCSF School of Medicine, to universities including U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Francisco, Boston University, McGill University, to the Tanglewood Music Center, the San Francisco Symphony, and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.


Workshops are held approximately once a month on a Sunday from 11:30 to 5pm, with the exception of the June ATM intensive. Go to our website (frtiberkeley.com) for a complete list, or check our calendar for dates.

You may register for each workshop individually, or for a series of any combination for a discount.

All workshops are $85 with preregistration and $95 at the door, on a space-available basis.

We accept Visa, MasterCard or checks.

Course payment by check may be sent to Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute (FRTI), 830 Bancroft Way, #112, Berkeley, CA 94710.

One Workshop day: $85

Two Workshop days: $160

Three Workshop days: $225

To Register:

email: [email protected] or call 510-540-7600.

So sorry, no online registration. Please email or call. Thank you!!!

The workshops fill up! Refunds will only be given (less a $20 administrative fee) if cancellation occurs less than 5 days prior to the workshop. To receive a brochure about the workshops, please contact us at [email protected]



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June 28
11:30 am - 4:45 pm
$85 – $95
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FRTI Berkeley
830 Bancroft Way, #112
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States
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