Deepen your awareness and connection between movement and feeling.
Whether it is basic actions like sitting or walking, the daily demands of work and home, or your recreational activities – from painting and gardening to running or dance – the Feldenkrais Method offers enjoyable and effective ways to improve how you move.
FELDENKRAIS Classes - Live
Your Best Breath class begins Nov 21 at 7:30 pm Mountain time. About 45 minutes in length.
In these seemingly dark times, the impulse is to turn inward, get a little shorter, prepare to defend oneself. And so we also need to intentionally breathe, to lengthen, to open our eyes, hearts and souls to that which is really around us, for there is light and caring and support around and within.Join the five weekly (5) classes on Zoom. The classes will be recorded in case you miss, or you want to repeat them.For more information on Your Best Breath, click here.
Rob Black, BA MSc, GCFP
My first love was maths and sciences, leading to systems analysis – human and also computer systems. This led to a Masters in Educational Measurement, followed soon after with training in biofeedback at the California Pain Control Centre in Long Beach, California.
These studies opened a thirst for broader study, from massage, Reiki, energy systems, yoga and Tai Chi. I was always deeply drawn to the practice of mind-body integration and found that training in the Feldenkrais Method® gave me the best grounding in this way of being in the world. I graduated from my four-year Feldenkrais training program in 1991 and have maintained a private practice since.
The feldenkrais method
The method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais — engineer, physicist, martial artist, and pioneer in human development.
Moshe Feldenkrais was an engineer, physicist, inventor, martial artist and student of human development. Born in the Ukraine, he emigrated to British Mandate Palestine as a young man.
Later he studied at the Sorbonne and worked in the Joliot Curie laboratory in Paris during the 1930s. His interest in Ju Jitsu brought him into contact with Professor Kano who developed the sport of Judo. Dr. Feldenkrais was a founder of the Ju Jitsu Club of Paris and was one of the first Europeans to earn a black belt in Judo.
Short, free bonus lessons guided by Rob
Get Pain while walking?
Pain while walking is experienced by many people.
This may come from misuse. In this short video you learn a way to ease discomfort while walking. Of course you can take these ideas and expand and modify to enhance the benefit.
Other ideas are in the Articles section.
Neck and Shoulder Tension?
Sit comfortably — at the front of a chair, or on the floor. Sense the distance between the each shoulder and the ear lobe. Which side feels longer? Which side feels shorter? Choose the side that feels shorter. Raise the arm on that side overhead as close to the ear as is comfortable and let the forearm rest on the top of the head.
uncomfortable jaw TENSION?
In this short Feldenkrais® lesson with Rob Black, you learn some ways that you can ease tension in your jaw. You also learn to sense the difference between following a visual demonstration and following only audio directions (more common on Feldenkrais lessons). This is just one of many lessons that will help you relearn the habit of tightening the jaw.