“…health is the capability of regaining balance and standing poised again on one’s feet.” Moshe Feldenkrais
We each have experienced in some way the connection between anxiety, trauma, and other difficult states of mind, and the sensations of our body. Our sensations and our habitual patterns of contraction can even amplify our feelings of anxiety or bring us to re-experience the feeling of past traumas. But how can we use this mind-body connection for growth and change?
As you explore the gentle, meditative movements of the Feldenkrais Method, you will gain a new awareness of your body and refine your ability to find support from the ground. This can lead to improved freedom of breathing, balance, strength, and a sense of comfort in one’s own body. As your posture and movement become more refined, your experience of bodily sensations can begin to shift from amplifying difficult emotions to a valuable resource to tap into in difficult times.
Join Feldenkrais practitioner Dan Rindler for this exploration of the intersection of body and mind. This series can be valuable as a stand-alone experience or in conjunction with psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, or other approaches. These series are open to all and while they are geared toward those with high levels of anxiety they are usually attended by a wide-ranging group, from addressing everyday anxiety to dealing with PTSD, to those simply interested in the Feldenkrais Method.
The Roots of Resilience program meets in short modules built around different (but interrelated) themes. You can take these modules in any order, and repeat any modules you like as well.
Fall Module: Breathe and Walk Tall
With every step and each breath we have a new opportunity to access the inner resources to rise to our full height – supported and balanced. In this 5 week series, we will explore Feldenkrais based movement lessons that lead to improving the complex system of actions that form breathing and walking. Refine and improve your breathing and learn to walk with poise, balance and a quality of internal support which can form a foundation of resilience to help carry yourself through difficult times.
5 Group Sessions
@ Brooklyn Feldenkrais, 480 6th Avenue Park Slope
October 24 – Nov 21
$175 Register Here
Note: Classes will be audio recorded – you can make up missed classes using the recordings.