“I have endeavored throughout my career to obtain ‘invisible’ hands – imagining the movement of the skeleton and following it, rather than having ‘do this or that’ hands.” – Paris Kern
Refining your touch is a skill all Feldenkrais® practitioners work on throughout their career. Working with the eyes and spine to develop your touch can be translated into using a more exacting and delicate touch to communicate in all FI® forms. The more accurate and appropriate the touch is for the task at hand the more quickly positive results and learning can be obtained by the student. With more refined skills your hands will tell you what and where to go more quickly – making your Functional Integration® lessons more efficient, less exhausting, and more enjoyable for both you and your students!
In this workshop, we will work with the eyes and spine as a vehicle for refining your thinking, self-use, and touching skills. Through self and partner FI you will gain tools to help you on your journey for these invisible hands. With her years of experience working in training programs, Paris has developed some specific tools to help you practice this quality of touch. Together we will evoke your talents and knowledge to obtain satisfying and fruitful results in FI.
Parking & Public Transit:
There is ample free parking on Mass Ave in front of The Arlington Center, with no ticketing on Saturdays after 12pm or on Sundays. The Arlington Center can be reached from east or west on buses 77 from Harvard Square and 79 & 350 from Alewife Station, all on the MBTA’s Red Line.
If you are able to host an out-of-town practitioner or if you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay, please inform the organizer, Eve Boltax.
We will be following current Covid guidelines and erring on the side of caution to protect those that are immunocompromised. Refunds will be granted on a case by case basis. $50 will be non-refundable. If you test positive for Covid and are requesting a refund, please send a photo of your test.
“Paris brought us all together with just the right intention! The information was clear and relevant, and she taught us with care and respect. It was easy to relax into learning and to carry the tone of the weekend with us.”
-Denise Sklar, Boston III
“Paris Kern’s workshop called ‘Goal vs Intention’ was a perfect first in-person class to attend since Covid has changed most of our learning to on-line. Paris is a thoughtful and generous teacher who listened to student’s needs and intentions and braided a class together that addressed all of our hesitations, insecurities, desires and wishes. I loved that Paris held everyone’s thoughts and questions with huge, open hands and was able, through ATM®, stories, pictures, demos, talks, and FI hold the paradox of the simplicity and complexity of the FM. I certainly left feeling more confident, jazzed and reminded of why I love practicing FI so much. It’s great to have Paris in New England!”
-Nancy Lipman, Boston III
“Paris is an excellent teacher, given her years of experience with the Feldenkrais Method® in ATM and FI. She allowed ample time for questions of all types, which helped not only the person who asked them but the entire group. She added a fun and bonding singing exercise with multiple rounds near the end of the workshop, something that I had never done in a Feldenkrais workshop before. The class was organized expertly by Eve Boltax. All in all, time well spent for a Feldenkrais training graduate of 2020 who has had little opportunity to practice in person due to the pandemic. Thank you!” -Pam Turci, Boston III
“I learned a lot from Paris in this advanced training. She kept us on track, held time well, and shared a lot of wisdom from her many years of experience. I walked away with a felt sense of how to approach my lessons in a way that is both practical and attuned to the person on the table.” -Michelle Huber, Boston III
“The workshop with Paris for me was learning how to translate concrete thinking into physical action but ending up with waking up my insight.” -Sakura Shimada, NY6