Workshops

Dynamic Stability and the Art of Falling

Nov 10 & 11, Calgary Jewish Centre

Join us for a fascinating 2-day workshop exploring how two opposites (stability and falling) are part of being human

Stability and falling, seemingly opposite experiences in our life, are complementary actions that become one through self-preservation.

During the workshop we will experience Stability and Falling as complementary actions, and explore healthy self-preservation through increasing efficiency of action, using a delicate and safe learning process.

The instructor, Moti Nativ, comes direct from Israel to teach this workshop in Calgary.

This 2-day workshop is suitable to everyone – no need for previous experience in the Feldenkrais Method. 

Dates: Nov 10 & 11, 2018

Location: Calgary Jewish Centre

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This workshop gives you valuable ideas on how to increase your stability and reduce falling and injuries. The instructor, Moti Nativ, has studied these issues from many perspectives.  This workshop has been offered in many locations around the world. Participants have been very satisfied with what they learned.

 Those who are care providers will broaden their knowledge about stability and ways to maintain it and will learn valuable new ideas and tools.

Feldenkrais practitioners will experience the explorations of young Dr. Feldenkrais as a martial artist. Through his knowledge we’ll learn some of the Martial Arts principles that are foundational to the Feldenkrais Method.

Moti writes, "We practice the principles of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education, explaining principles of efficient and effortless action. You will experience meaningful yet unfamiliar movements, practical yet challenging actions, in a dynamic and safe way. Learn to elicit rapid recruitment of more efficient movement patterns using Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons in a safe and interactive situation. Explore the use of gravity, momentum, timing, and direction of movement to develop abilities such as the dynamic management of balance and counterbalance, and effective interaction with the environment. This workshop will be engaging, transformational and fun for all! "

Why I am sponsoring Moti
Rob BlackA note from Rob Black.

I have known Moti for over 10 years, having participated in two workshops at the Annual Conference of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, and having worked with him on international projects. It has been a dream of mine for people in Calgary (and practitioners at a distance) to experience the very special quality that makes this man.

Moti meets you as a human being; immediately upon meeting him, through his humanness, you also feel more capable, more aware. He embodies the Feldenkrais Method.

His workshops have been inspiring for me, for he takes very important aspects of being human, even some things that we fear, or avoid, and shows us how they can be more accessible, and through this, we can be more human. Of course, a lot of the workshops are about movements, and practicing on the floor before trying them upright. The way that he encapsulates the story of the movements gives the participants a very special sense of safety and support.

As a Feldenkrais practitioner, as I hear him speaking from this place of humanness, I see possibilities for how I can grow and develop. As I listen to the way he leads the class, I learn new ways of being a teacher.

Because of the special way Moti communicates, everybody learns, at many levels. Thus, professionals in movement sciences will discover new ideas for themselves and their patients/clients. Martial Artists will find that their practice deepens profoundly. Massage therapists will find they can have greater ease and effectiveness. Counsellors and Psychologists with interest in somatic aspects of therapy will discover a whole new space for exploration and understanding.

Come and enjoy this very special event.

 

Here is a recent 5-minute interview as he describes some aspects of a related workshop.

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About Moti

Moti Nativ, a retired Colonel from the Israeli Defense Force, is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and master teacher of Bujinkan - Budo TaiJutsu. He holds a black belt in Judo and is a certified Krav Maga instructor. He served as past president of the Israeli Feldenkrais Guild.

"My life-long research into movement brings me deeper into the roots of Dr. Feldenkrais' work. I reveal his development as a martial artist and show the links between this process and the development of the Feldenkrais Method. Moshe’s book On Better Judo provides evidence of Feldenkrais' transformational process from a Judo Master to becoming the founder of the Feldenkrais Method.” 


Read more in Moti’s article: http://bit.ly/betterjudo

 

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Wake Up Your Body and Your Brain

Your body talks to you every day, all day. If you listen and support its needs, it will reward you with a vital, pain-free body. If you ignore it, it will send messages of discomfort and pain until you respond. Knowing how to communicate with your body is essential for a vibrant, youthful life.

Using the tools provided by the Feldenkrais Method, you will learn how to make lasting changes. You will boost your body’s level of health and well-being, reduce tension and discomfort, improve your posture, enhance the quality and range of your turning and bending.

MONDAY - FRIDAY , 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM AND 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (no evening class on Friday)
$360 + $40 MATERIALS FEE 
FOR AGES  18 AND UP
WITH ROB BLACK, SANDRA BRADSHAW AND BRENT KISILEVICH

The Instructional Team
Rob Black Sandra Bradshaw Brent Kisilevich

Get in touch with your body in a new way.

This journey of self-discovery is an invitation to delve deeper into your sense of well-being, tapping into your innate capacity for learning and growth.

Learn resiliency, grace and grounded self confidence.

Learn to deeply listen to your body and respond to what it is telling you. You will move better, with greater awareness to improve your capacity for ease of movement. You will learn how to make choices in increasing your flexibility. And through the careful listening and learning, you will discover what to do when moving is painful.

You will find your confidence growing through the process.

 Each morning we will have three hours of movement lessons, then a long break, then we get together again for 90 minutes to integrate your learnings from the mornings.

Afternoon private sessions address deeper learning and personal needs (fee extra).

About Naramata Centre. Naramata Centre, located on the shore of beautiful Okanagan lake is a beautiful place for retreat, reflection and growth. For generations people have come to nurture faith, develop skills, and find inspiration to make a difference in the world. Naramata Centre is in the town of Naramata, 30 minutes from Penticton. The Naramata Bench region is famous for its wines.

Family Programs
While you are Waking Up Your Body and Brain, your family members can participate in a wide selection of programs: (for adults) Sipping and Savouring @ Naramata

For Children:

    Clay Times. A perennial favourite. ; Play (creativity). As the spirit moves. (Dance);
    Draw the circle wide.
(mixed-media art projects)

Onsite Accommodation is available  apartments (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms) as well as camping. (click here for details) Additional accommodation is available in the town.

To register for the course, or book accommodations, first create your account on Naramata's friendly self-serve system. (click here).

For general information about programs at Naramata, come to their programs page.

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