|Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:40 AM|
The New York Times
The Daily Telegraph
new classes begin in April
Not many people know about the Feldenkrais method yet, but now it is starting to be recognized in North America. The chapters in Dr. Norman Doidge's The Brain's Way of Healing, have positioned it with therapies on the leading edge of modern neuroscience. (Even though it has been around for for more than 50 years).
Last fall an article in the New York Times talked about Feldenkrais in the context of chronic pain. The February issue of SenseAbillity has articles related to chronic pain and a short video of Fariya Doctor, my colleague in Niagara.
The Daily Telegraph in the UK has an article with a cheeky title that acknowledges the difficulty many have with remembering and pronouncing the name "Feldenkrais". In European circles it is much better known as an effective way to learn better physical function.
More of us could soon be moved to use the F-word
"The breath-movement technique Feldenkrais is going mainstream."
See the article in The Daily Telegraph.
Looks like stretching? It is not! It is learning about how slow easy movement experiments can increase your range of motion without strain or struggle. That's why they are smiling.
We are all natural born movers. Somethings we do with great ease and pleasure, but some ways we need to move are no fun. Some seem completely impossible for you except in your dreams.
The good news is that you can learn to transfer what you do well into the areas that are awkward or that could use improvement.
To transfer that movement knowledge you have to know what it is you do that makes a pleasant movement enjoyable. Most of us don't have that kind of awareness - we just do it.
The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning that awareness of how we use ourselves. You learn to notice ways in which you hamper yourself with crossed signals. You even get better at the things you are already good at.
Here info about current Awareness Through Movement classes.
Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
Getting down on the floor and getting up again. It gradually becomes possible. If it is possible it can get easier. If it is already easy it can become elegant.
Fridays 12:15 ot 1:15 pm
Starts April 6 for seven weeks
Register in person at the 55 Plus Centre or by phoning
St. Paul's United Church
Everyday mobility. Walking, running and stairs.
Everything becomes easier as your learn to engage the muscles in better sequence and better distribution of effort.
Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm
Starts April 3 for 7 weeks
Fee is $70 or Drop-in $15
Register 345-6209 or
A private lesson is the best way to learn about how Feldenkrais approach can help you improve movement in ways that recover past abilities and learn new possibilities. New movement patterns can teach you how to reduce pain. Phone me or email for an appointment.
Oliver Reimer is a certified Feldenkrais Teacher and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America
Have taken some workshops & gone to many of Olivers lessons love how one can recognize to what's going on in the body by listening.
My WORD for the Year LISTEN!
Have a wonderful day. Anne