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Weekly Feldenkrais® ATM® Public Class
December 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CST
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020
Learn to move, move to learn. This class is devoted to exploring the basic process of Feldenkrais study: to learn, by developing your self-awareness, to function more effectively and comfortably as you move through your life, in order to improve your quality of life. Feldenkrais will help you notice habits of action and movement where you work against yourself, and provide you with the means to replace those habits with ones that are more efficient, pleasant, and sustainable over a lifetime.
Open to the public, ages 16+. No experience necessary. The only prerequisites are being able to safely get down to lie on a mat on the floor and get back up again, and fluency in aural English (group Feldenkrais is not taught with visual modeling). Movement explorations are done gently and reflectively, usually while lying on a mat in various positions.
If your habitual ways of moving are working against you, to the point that you are breaking down more than you are able to restore yourself, then this is the class for you. But it is also for any person, of any movement skill level, who wants to learn how to attend more deeply to how they create, initiate, and engage in movement. These lessons are highly integrative in helping you move with the quality and ease you want for your life.
A few of the typical benefits of regular Feldenkrais study:
- Reduce pain, tension, and fatigue as you move with more skill and greater freedom
- Improve your posture and enjoy movement more
- Move and exercise with a greater sense of integrated, whole body coordination
- Develop better, more balanced, and more flexible ways of supporting yourself
The instructor, Nick Strauss-Klein is a full-time Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher and 2006 graduate of the New York Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Program. In addition to his one-to-one Functional Integration practice, Nick has taught thousands of hours of group Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes and workshops. The Feldenkrais Project acclaimed online audio lesson collection, delivers donor-supported Feldenkrais study to thousands of students around the globe in the form of edited, annotated live recordings of Nick’s classes. Try one at home and experience Nick’s teaching, and then come study live with Nick at the St. Paul JCC!
Classes are held weekly, most weeks of the year. Check for exceptions at TwinCitiesFeldenkrais.com