"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process, and you improve the quality of life itself." — Moshe Feldenkrais
In Denver, Colorado, call: 303–722–1740
I use the Feldenkrais Method to help people improve their quality of life through improvement and awareness in movement. Different from being "fixed" or practicing a "correct" way, this method involves a process of discovery. It is similar to how a painter learns to see shades of color, learns to mix colors, and then has a bigger palette to work with. In movement, when we learn to sense smaller differences and explore more options, our ability to act in the world expands.
For those with physical or neurological challenges, a sense of wholeness emerges as all parts of yourself become integrated in movement. When holding patterns and movement patterns shift, pain dissipates and ease of movement arises.
For those in the performing arts, the method offers a way to develop and fine-tune movement skills. Poor body use can lead to repetitive strain injuries, stiff or sore areas, and decreased stamina. With more efficient movement, you can relieve stressed areas and free your attention and movement for artistic expression.
At any age you can benefit!
Children benefit too!
Individual lessons in Functional Integration. These include an interview during which we discuss your needs and interests. Gentle, precise touch, and verbal guidance in movement help release holding patterns and areas of stress. The lessons provide a path to new awareness and ways of doing.
Group lessons in Awareness through Movement.
Each lesson develops a theme through gentle movement, sensing,
and visualization. Through using your whole self better, areas
of chronic tension no longer need to take all the stress. As
well offering physical benefits, these interesting lessons
improve your capacity to learn, create, and problem solve.
People often feel refreshed and ready to move through their
day with more balance, ease, and awareness.
Private lessons by appointment.
Ongoing one hour Awareness
Through Movement classes in
South Central Denver: close to Washington Park, DU and Cherry
Balance... an art, a science, and a story... through movement
As we move
through the last months of the year, here is a series of
workshops to help find and support
balance: quietly within ourselves, and thus in action in the world. The lessons will help flexibility,
breathing, and our ability to sense where we are in movement, in relation to the ground, and in space.
six classes build upon each other, each class also stands on
Each class is from 2 to 4:30 pm:
Sunday September 9
Saturday October 13
Sunday October 14
Saturday November 10
Sunday November 11
For more information: 303–722–1740 firstname.lastname@example.org
Moshe Feldenkrais (1904–1984) was a physicist, engineer, and judo master before he changed his career to develop what became the Feldenkrais Method. Engaging in a study of anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, biology and child development as related to human movement, he sought to restore the functioning of his injured knee. He succeeded in this and went on to apply this approach to help people in a wide range of situations. He was dedicated to creating not just flexible bodies, but also flexible, capable, and aware human beings in all aspects of human functioning.
Since 1991 I have worked as a Guild Certified
in Denver, Colorado. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from York
University, Ontario, Canada. Other work experience includes
extensive work in vision therapy, assisting in Montessori and
Waldorf kindergartens, and working with the elderly. In addition
to my private Feldenkrais practice, I taught Feldenkrais to
groups of children and teenagers at Between the Bones Dance
School for ten years. My work is nourished by meditation and
life-long experience in the fine and performing arts.
"... life is really hidden
Except where there is movement,
And all movement is blind, except where there is knowledge,
And all knowledge is useless, except where there is work,
And all work is empty, except where there is love,
And when you work lovingly,
First you will get in touch with yourself,
Then with others, and then with God."