Classes starting at Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks

Our first official program for Transformational Movement Lessons (TML) at the Steele Lane Community Center in Santa Rosa starts this week!

Click here for class info at the Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks website

Leslie McClintock and I are the happy caretakers of what was previously known as the Feldenkrais Transformational Movement Class. We hope those who have taken Feldenkrais classes with Jan Peterson, or Dee Cope, will continue to join us Friday mornings at 11am as we explore learning to move with more ease and improve and expand our brain’s connections to moving well.

Neuromovement Transformational Movement (barcode: 78017)
Fri 11:00AM -12:00PM 02-26-2016 -03-18-2016
Hub Room-Steele Lane Community Center

Do you want more from your life? To experience greater ease and comfort? Reduce pain and limitation? Increase your sense of strength and mobility? Transformational Movement Lessons, based on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel, can help. Gentle, novel movements, help awaken your brain. Learning creates new neural connections and makes new movement patterns possible. These changes create differences that you can use in your everyday life. Wear layered warm, loose fitting clothing, and bring a towel for extra comfort. Min 12 Max 20 Instructors: Leslie McClintock and Barry Nordby, Certified ABM Practitioners

Source: Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks e-Reg : Classes

“She will dance at her wedding”: Healing the girl born without part of her brain –

Norman Doidge’s new book The Brain’s Way of Healing is now available. It has an entire chapter about Moshe Feldenkrais. Moshe was Anat’s teacher and the founder of the Feldenkrais Method. Doidge highlights some of Anat’s amazing work with children. I’m so happy that this book is going to help bring more awareness to this work. I haven’t read the entire book yet, but I love what I’ve read so far.

From the article at Salon:

“She will dance at her wedding”: Healing the girl born without part of her brain

The origin of Moshe Feldenkrais’ therapeutic method reads more like a spy thriller than a neuroscience textbook

via “She will dance at her wedding”: Healing the girl born without part of her brain –

Feldenkrais Week Event

Feldenkrais Week Event in Santa Rosa

This Sunday May 6th, 2012 from 10-4:30 at New School Aikido Santa Rosa.

Feldenkrais Week is an opportunity to celebrate the genius who developed a way to access and change brain patterns using movement that are only recently starting to be validated by science. It’s an excuse for those of use practicing the work he started to share our joy of movement with the public and give people a chance to see how powerful it is.

While my teacher, Anat Baniel, studied with Dr. Feldenkrais, I’m studied with her, and I’m trained in the Anat Baniel Method. Which at least to my way of thinking, is part of the Feldenkrais linage. I’m grateful to all my teachers and look forward to celebrating the life and work of Moshe Feldenkrais by teaching a movement lesson this Sunday. If you’d like to join me, class starts at 2:30. Click here for details.

The Method – by Robert Slatkin > Tablet Magazine – A New Read on Jewish Life

Feldenkrais’ martial-arts study helped give birth to the Feldenkrais Method, a philosophy of human movement. In Feldenkrais’ first four books on jiujitsu and judo, he began introducing concepts that would reach their apotheosis in Higher Judo. Social constraints, he wrote, have stunted our physical development. We are stuck in an infantile stage in how we use our feet predominately for upright carriage, how we react to falling which begs for a “more adult independence of the gravitational force”, and our lack of a more thorough “development of our space adjustment in all directions from the origins of our movable co-ordinate system.” What is the best way to overcome these liabilities? Judo, he argued, the way of gentleness.

via The Method – by Robert Slatkin > Tablet Magazine – A New Read on Jewish Life.