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FELDENKRAIS – AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT® (ONLINE)
The course consists of ten classical lessons drawn from the “Awareness Through Movement®” system, a component of the method of somatic education developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) to increase options in movement and action, and improve abilities.
Through the ingeniously designed movement sequences, you will be guided to explore fundamental functions (such as bending, extending, and turning, for example) that are involved in all sorts of daily actions (such as sitting, standing up, walking, swimming, riding – you name it). While gently moving and trying out unusual variations, you’ll be invited to notice the way you move. That increased kinesthetic awareness will lead you to detect not only habitual patterns of yours you may be unaware of, but also alternative patterns asleep in your potential, awaiting to wake up. For more ease and power in your daily life.
To complement the experiential sensory-motor learning, stories will be told about the life of Dr. Feldenkrais, from his Eastern European origin to the circumstances that led him to develop his genial method, in Israel and worldwide. Furthermore, readings from his books and short videos of his work with children and adults will illustrate his thinking about discovering and unfolding our inherent human potential.
The course is given in English, in collaboration with Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
To apply for this course, you need basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the digital platform Zoom. The school offers Zoom manuals and a training opportunity before the start of the course.
Course material is included in the cost for this course.
About the teacher
Elisabetta Abate is a Feldenkrais® practitioner. As a young woman, she explored uncountable paths towards a better body-mind integration, until she found out that the Feldenkrais Method enables her to feel at home in herself and the situations she’s in. Thus, she joined the III Amsterdam International Feldenkrais Teachers Training (2008-2012), led by Lawrence W. Goldfarb, Ph.D., a direct pupil of Dr. Feldenkrais. Since 2009 she has been teaching the Method to groups and individuals and is currently volunteering in the working group “Feldenkrais and Scientific Research” of the International Feldenkrais Federation. After earning a Ph.D. in Oriental Studies with a specialization in Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Venice 2009), she most happily attended the Paideia One-Year Program in 2009/2010.
Photo: International Feldenkrais Federation