A public workshop with
Larry Goldfarb, Ph.D.
Would you like to improve how you walk?
Whether the challenge is going uphill or upstairs, or down, or if it’s getting across town or the room, whether you’re looking to make upright locomotion less effortful, more comfortable, or more efficient, you probably already know how challenging this can be.
Sometimes changing shoes does the trick.
Sometimes getting stronger helps.
But it can be tricky, can’t it?
That’s because there’s this other dimension at play.
Coordination. How your nervous system orchestrates the action of your musculoskeletal system.
The tricky part is that walking is one of those complex movement patterns that you learned so well that it’s on autopilot now. You do it without thinking. And just thinking about it won’t change it.
Or, if you are dealing with pain or have lost, for whatever reason, this automatic coordination, you are already all too aware of how intricate this action is and just how difficult it is to think your way through improving it.
Improving how you move means enhancing your coordination and revising the autopilot, which requires harnessing your brain’s lifelong ability to update, remap, and rewire. That’s what this workshop is about: changing your ingrained way of walking, not through exercise of the physical or mental kind, but through neurophysical learning.
You’ll do that by participating in a couple of contemporary Feldenkrais® movement classes that you do standing in a doorway. Each lesson is carefully designed to help you uncover how your habits interfere with optimal body mechanics and unlock the joy of easier walking.
You’ll learn ways to use the doorway to improve your walking after the workshop. And you’ll receive the audio recordings of the lessons so that you can continue to explore them on your own.
Your guide will be a movement scientist, multimedia author, and Feldenkrais® teacher and trainer, Larry Goldfarb, Ph.D. He has led public workshops, professional seminars, and professional training programs in Europe, Australasia, and North America for over forty years. Larry writes a blog about coordination, learning, and human potential called Wrestling for Higher Consciousness.
Reframing Walking will be happening online on:
Saturday, February 6, 2021
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM US Central Daylight time
To find the meeting times wherever you’re located, please click here.
(You can use “Chicago” or “New Orleans” as reference cities in the US Central time zone.)
Participation in the Reframing Walking workshop is open to the general public. There is no prior experience required.
- Early Bird public workshop: $55.00 until January 25, 2021
- Public workshop: $65.00 starting January 26, 2021
Please note that this workshop features Feldenkrais lessons done standing in a doorway, holding onto or touching the door’s frame at times.
To participate, you’ll need the following:
- A computer or mobile phone with a microphone, speakers, and screen.
Having a camera makes it possible for you to be seen by the instructor but is not required.
You can also call into the workshop on any phone.
- A doorway you can stand in comfortably (and touch the sides of, keeping your elbows slightly bent).
- A chair.
After you enroll in the workshop, you will receive a link to sign up for the Zoom meeting.
Your tuition includes access to the public workshop’s digital audio recordings on the Mind in Motion Online Library.
Mary McCutcheon: 920-602-0478 [email protected]
Laura Sebastian: 262-914-1786 [email protected]
To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reframing-walking-tickets-135404411239
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