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FELDENKRAIS Awareness Through Movement Lessons®

Day One: AUSTRALASIA Teachers

with Coordinator Margaret Kaye

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How to do a lesson:

  • Have a small stack of hand towels as a support or a small firm pillow to place under your head as needed.
  • Seated lessons will best be done in a firm chair that does not roll.
  • Go very slowly.
  • Pause the lesson as needed to give yourself time.
  • Move within your own comfortable range. 
  • Do NOT push or strain. You will get more benefits by doing less.
  • Try to let go of doing the movements the “right” way. 
  • Be curious and enjoy the changes.
  • Follow any healthcare restrictions you have been given.

CRYSTAL LEE

Coordinating the Pelvis and the Jaw 🌶️🌶️

Coordinating the pelvis and the jaw for easier turning.

DR. MELODY LIN (C.F.P./ D.M.A./ M.MUS)

Finding Spaces to Breathe 🌶️  

Breathe in. Breathe out. We do this simple activity approximately 20,000 times a day, but when was the last time you paid attention to your breathing? In this Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson, participants are invited to take a journey into the inner world of their lungs, rediscover the full potential and capacity of their breath and enhance their sense of wholeness and wellbeing.

GISELLA WARMENHOVEN

Connecting Pelvis and Shoulder Girdle  🌶️ 

Where you move the shoulder/ arm forwards and backwards, the hip/leg forwards and backwards; together and opposing. It is a clearly structured lesson, slow and includes reversibility. It can be experienced on one side only to fit it into a shorter timeframe and to get a clearer sense of difference for the after scan and when standing up.

ANNA FISHER

Soft hands – Calm Mind   🌶️  

Slow, gentle movements of the hand and arm, can release muscle tension on that side of the body, calm the nervous system and mind. This is a class that people can repeat again on the other side in their own time and is very good for stress and upper body (neck, shoulder, arm) tension. It would highlight the connection between the brain and muscles – how the hand takes up a large area of the motor cortex in the brain map.

RALPH HADDEN BA, CFP

Grounding to Move  🌶️ 🌶️ 🌶️ 

A book on your foot is a playful lesson. Starting from supine and moving to a prone position could be a rich experience for many people, allowing the ground forces to move through the skeleton while keeping the book on the foot. I can offer it for beginners, and it will be the book on the floor to explore the artificial floor created by the book, and ending with one book on one foot, keeping it simple.

LIZ SENN PHD, BSC(HONS)

Improving Balance – Dancing with the Wall    🌶️ 🌶️ 

We sit on a chair, playing with rocking the foot back and forth, getting a sense of pressure on the bottom of the foot.
We then move to a wall that has some space free of obstacles with a chair nearby for balance and for rest. Standing at the wall, we then explore weight transfer from the outer to the inside of each foot.
We then move back to the chair and work with differentiating the toes of each foot.
We come back to the wall and shift up and down the wall with a focus on transferring weight.

THOMAS SPRING CFP, DIP. HP SAT.YOGA

Work More Comfortably with Digital Devices 🌶️ 🌶️  

Working with digital devices like mobile phones or computer brings it challenges. It can affect our posture, eyesight and breathing. In this lesson you explore how to balance the flexor and extensor muscles to sit and stand upright with greater ease.
Discover and experience the influence of the eyes and tongue have on the position of the head, spine and torso.

SILVIA FINZI

Listening Through Your Hands 🌶️🌶️

This lesson is oriented to calm the nervous system enhance deep listening from the skin to the bones, paying special attention to listening through the hands moving the fascia/skin.

How to Download

To download the video, audio, or transcript you need to:

  1. First, play the video
  2. Then click the download button (that looks like this  )
  3. It will show the transcript options, then click on Transcript (TXT), Audio (MP3), or Video (MP4)
  4. It will automatically download onto your computer, If you cannot locate it, check the “Downloads” folder on your computer. 

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