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Feldenkrais Method - Magic Circles

26 – 27 January 2019

Circles allows us to explore beyond dichotomies of left and right, forward and backward, up and down—moving us into the graceful realm of the sphere which can easily move in all directions. Even a seemingly linear movement such as walking is built from circles and the spirals and undulations they can create. By entering into the subtle movement of circles we can uncover our limitations and find a way to role them out of the way.

The Feldenkrais Method involves the in depth study of how we initiate and carry out our actions. By investigating how various parts of our self participate in organizing a movement, we learn how to move our whole self with greater harmony. Moshe Feldenkrais, the developer of the method, noted that in most all of our actions there are ways we work against ourselves unconsciously.

We have many habits in our movement that make them inefficient and sometimes cause us pain or a sense of stiffness and limitation. Through the method we become aware of our subtle habits and realize through our movement explorations that we have other non-habitual options. We discover a greater sense of ease, efficiency and grace in our movement and uncover a sense of freedom and creativity as well.

Circles are one of the key themes in the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. Because circles intertwine through our whole self, they allow us to track connections that can often surprise ourselves.

Those new to the Feldenkrais method will find a clear introduction to the method and feel its benefits. The move experienced mover will find an understanding of how Feldenkrais lessons are constructed, and be able to explore the many layers of integration possible surrounding a single theme.

The week following the workshop there is going to be a retreat in the mountains that explores how the insights and skills of the Feldenkrais method can be applied to massage and other bodywork modalities.

Joe Stoller (USA)

He has been researching and teaching movement, touch, and somatic awareness since 1998. He is a Feldenkrais Method teacher, Contact Improvisation teacher, and a Shengzhen Qigong instructor. He is also a registered massage therapist integrating Shiatsu, Phenomenal Touch, Myofascial Release and Somatic Education.

Throughout his international career, he has received a Watson Fellowship for research on Contact Improvisation(CI) in diverse cultures, taught regular Qigong and Awareness Through Movement classes at the Present Moment Retreat (Mexico), and danced extensively with Tumblebones in Boulder (USA).

As a massage therapist he has worked in various contexts including a therapeutic center specialized for athletes, a yoga retreat center, high class spas and in private practice in The United States France. His approach to teaching encourages processes of transformation and learning something new while holding a deep respect for people finding their own way.

The workshop is intensive: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00.

Price 135 EUR To book a place the deposit of 45 EUR must be payed in advance.

Interested in this workshop? Book your place!

Workshop:   Feldenkraisova Method - Magic Circles | 26 - 27 January 2019 | Joe Stoller (USA)

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