Special Message from Chrish

Dear all,

Classes are getting full! Good news for all of us.

In order to avoid overcrowding and disappointment, please can you register for classes from now on.

Please go to this link and register, and then sign up for a class or private lesson.


If the class is full, then your registration will not be accepted - sorry!
If you are unable to sign up for a class because you get a message saying you are not registered, email me immediately. I have signed most of you up, but I may have missed some. Please be patient - I too am learning my way around.

My class schedule is here:


Looking forward to seeing you in class or at a workshop soon....and at the Feldy Holiday Party on Monday, December 18th. Sign up for the Awareness Through Movement Class at 7pm, or just RSVP for the party at 8pm. Bring a partner or friend and something nice to eat or drink. I hope you can make it!

Don't forget, no classes December 22-30.

With warm wishes for the Holiday Season,

Chrish



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Feel Better with Feldenkrais®

2 More Workshops this year:

December 10: Introduction to Feldenkrais®  
December 17: Feldenkrais® Facial  


December 18: Annual Feldy Holiday Party!


 

NO Classes December 22-30

From Chrish:

Wishing you a good start to the Holiday Season!

It's a busy and sometimes stressful time of the year, so why not slow down and come to a class or workshop. I teach five Feldenkrais classes per week. Think about joining one that suits your schedule. Please sign up in advance for classes to avoid disappointment by clicking here. Or perhaps a workshop is just the thing for you on a Sunday afternoon.

Join me on Sunday, December 10th for the What is Feldenkrais? workshop. In this workshop you will learn more about the Method and its founder, Moshe Feldenkrais. You will learn to move with greater pleasure and less effort - reduce pain and improve what you do every day.

Please contact me and reserve your space by paying online.

When: Sunday, December 10 2-5pm
Where: Chrish's Studio, 2814 38th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Cost: $60.

Please sign up soon, as there are just a few spaces left! Look for one more workshop in December - see details below: The Feldenkrais Facial - Sunday, December 17th 2-4pm - $50 Register now!

The Annual Feldy Party will take place on Monday, December 18th in my studio and home.

As usual, it will be a lot of fun...but perhaps this year might be even MORE fun: we will have a little talent show - featuring YOU. Time to strut your stuff! So, brush up your juggling, singing, reciting, clowning, joke/story telling or WHATEVER and bring it on. Let's talk - no pressure! More details about the party in a separate note.

Check out the article about the Feldenkrais Method in the New York Times.

See you soon at a class, workshop, private Functional Integration lesson - and at the Feldy party!

Warmly,

Chrish

P.S.

I'm working on my new website - if you feel like leaving me a testimonial, please click Testimonial! Thanks:)


Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method
Sunday, December 10th 2 - 5pm

New to Feldenkrais? Or just in need of a tune up? This workshop will teach you more about the Method and its founder, Moshe Feldenkrais. But mainly you will learn some delicious and freeing movements that will allow you to rediscover the pleasure of moving the way nature meant - effortlessly, easily and elegantly. We will take a break for some ginger tea and snacks, and you will emerge feeling lighter and better in every way!

Cost $60 Refreshments and mini manual included!


The Feldenkrais Facial
Sunday, December 17th 2 - 5pm

Feeling the stress and pressure of the season? Is it showing on your face? Come and experience two hours of releasing tension in your face and neck, and learning some easy techniques to help yourself.

Cost $50


 

CHRISH'S CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays

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

Wednesdays

12:15PM - Change Your Age® Fridays 12:15PM - Vitality! (Bones for Life®, ATM® and Change Your Age®)

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®.

Read this arfticle in Salon.com by Normal Doidge about an amazing healing using the The Feldenkrais Method®. Also, listen to a podcast interview with Doidge here. Use your mouse to advance the slider about 4 minutes into the interview.


Doidge

 

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.




Feldenkrais Quote

Moshe FeldenkraisThe 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.

Dr. 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.

Anatomy for Beginners - but not for the squeamish!

 

Overcoming Spine Paralysis in Monkeys from NYT - helping an injured monkey to walk again.