2018 FELDENKRAIS METHOD® CONFERENCE

Washington, D.C. September 26-30

Register today for the 2018 FGNA Conference on September 26-30, 2018 at the National 4H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Case, Maryland.

Early bird registration is available until July 31 - register while it lasts!

We have great things planned for this year's conference, see below to find out more: Keynote: Jeff McBride, one of the world's top magicians and director of McBride Magic and Mystery School. As a teacher, performer and lecturer, he will bring us a new perspective on attention and the Art and Science of Transformation. It will be an amazing start to a magical conference! Check out some of Jeff's magic here.

Workshops: ​

-​Thursday, September 27 - Arnold Askew, Candy Conino & the Passing the Torch Legacy Forum Team, Carla Oswald Reed, Barbara Young ​

- ​Friday, September 28 - Ruthy Alon, Elizabeth Blades & Sam Nelson, Moti Nativ, Allison Rapp ​

- ​Saturday, September 29 - Jessica Beck & Laura Bond, Candy Conino, Alan Fraser, Donna Gianell, Nancy Haller, David Zemach-Bersin ​

- ​Sunday, September 30 - Stacy Barrows, John Franklin, Barbara Jones, Violet Van Hees Small Group Mentoring:

Join us on Sunday, September 30 for sessions with Donna Blank, Allison Rapp, and David Zemach-Bersin FeldenFlashTalks: 5 minutes, 20 images,15 seconds each!

What would you say? Welcome to FeldenFlashTalks! Make a 5-minute presentation at the party at the Conference. Audiences will vote for the best FeldenFlashtalk of the evening.This is a presentation based on the pecha kucha or ignite ​ ​model, where you have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by 20 slides, for 15 seconds each, automatically advanced.

Here is the ultimate constraint - figure out what your "story" is and then cut it down to a handful of bite-sized pieces. There's no "next slide" or "go back one, please!" Enlighten us, but make it quick. Do you have a foolproof elevator pitch? Simplify and clarify your story - you have just 5 minutes and 20 images to get your idea across! Please stick to a Feldenkrais theme!

For an example, click here.​ For some more ideas on how to proceed, click here​ Please let us know if you are interested in presenting a FeldenFlashTalk at the party on Saturday, September 29th. You should have your PowerPoint slides on a flashdrive that we can run and show on a screen. You will deliver your talk in front of the screen and to your Feldy colleagues and friends.

Submissions MUST BE IN BY SEPTEMBER 15th. ​ ​Are you game? Click here to enter​.​

The Feldenkrais Film Festival: Lights, Action, Roll 'em! After all, we do know how to roll.

Our theme this year is "The Art and Science of Transformation" and this is your chance!

Share your brilliance, get some Youtube fans, gain the adoration of your colleagues and win PRIZES! The Grand Prize US winner will receive a free one year FGNA membership.

Other prizes will be announced shortly.

Submission Deadline - July 30, 2018

Requirements and Submission Form is here!

To learn more about this year's conference, visit https://www.feldenkraisguild.com/2018-conference .

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Hadley Coulter atmembership@feldenkraisguild.com. The Conference 2018 Planning Committee

 

CHRISH'S CLASS SCHEDULE


Mondays

10:00AM​ -​​ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® ​
​7:00PM ​- ​Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®

Wednesdays

12:15PM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®

Fridays

12:15PM - Vitality! (Bones for Life®, A​wareness ​T​hrough ​M​ovement​®)

Sundays

11:00AM - Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®


Location: 2814 38th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Cost: Series of 10 classes $155; Drop-in rate $20


The following are registered service marks, trademarks, collective marks or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America: Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, ATM®, Functional Integration®, FI®, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®, and The Feldenkrais Guild®.


 

ChrishThe Feldenkrais Method® offers you a huge array of ways to explore how to move better, improve posture, reduce pain, or just simply to feel better. You may discover ways in which you limit yourself or how increasing your self-awareness can change the way you think about yourself. Take a look at the schedule of upcoming workshops at the right, invite a friend, and come and spend a rich afternoon to learn more and feel better.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL,
MOVE, AND LOOK BETTER?

The Feldenkrais Method® might be the answer for you! Feldenkrais is a mental and physical improvement system based on discovering natural, easy, efficient and pleasurable ways of moving your mind and body. It is an advanced educational approach to well-being using your brain's amazing capacity to reorganize yourself. It is based on the premise that all human beings have the potential to learn to do everything they do in easier, less effortful and more satisfying ways than is their habit. The particular way a person is "organized" to sit, stand, walk, run or speak in public, etc., reflects that person's inner state, or their self-image. Human beings have a tendency to acquire subtle and sometimes damaging physical and mental habits of functioning which can become deeply ingrained. Some habits are useful – many are not. The Feldenkrais Method® can facilitate change by creating the awareness you need to alter those habits which don't serve you well.The Feldenkrais Method® was founded by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, (Bio) an Israeli engineer, nuclear physicist and black belt in judo, who spent over 40 years researching the field of mind/body/environment integration. Using movement as a tool, he developed a step-by-step process involving hundreds of different lessons designed to improve our awareness and self-image. His method has been taught to a wide variety of people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, including teachers, musicians, artists, scientists, athletes and physical therapists.

Moshe FeldenkraisDr. Feldenkrais applied his extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics and engineering as well as his mastery of martial arts to restore his own functioning and that of countless others.

On its basic level, the Feldenkrais Method® improves posture, coordination, flexibility and suppleness. Moreover, it alleviates pain by minimizing physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. Patterns of inefficiency, compromised self-expression, and forgotten ways of feeling can all be improved.

Feldenkrais can be experienced through:

GROUP CLASSES (Awareness Through Movement®): You are verbally guided through gentle movement sequences called Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons. In these group classes, gentle exploratory movement sequences are designed to give each person more understanding of themselves. You learn to move with less pain and effort, and in such a way that changes occur in the brain patterns which organize control of your body. You will learn how to translate intention into action with ease, while getting rid of unnecessary interfering habits.

Lessons last approximately one hour. Most people take one class per week, though you will improve more rapidly if you take two classes. There are hundreds of ATMs to choose from in the Feldenkrais Method. The aim of these lessons is not necessarily relaxation, but rather healthy, powerful, easy, and pleasurable action.

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
(Functional Integration®): This is "hands-on" Feldenkrais to meet your specific needs. The practitioner communicates, through gentle and non-invasive touch, the experience of comfort, pleasure and ease of movement, while the client learns how to reorganize their body and behavior in new and more effective ways. The practitioner's touch is instructive and informative, never corrective. Feldenkrais practitioners are trained to detect minute resistances in your movement patterns which often represent emotional, psychological as well as physical limitations. Using highly sensitive touch and gentle, exploratory movements, you will find freedom from compulsive, imprisoning patterns. It's often a huge relief! Functional Integration (FI) lessons are particularly suitable for people with specific problems such as back, neck, shoulder or other chronic pain, movement limitations or a need to improve any type of function.