The Awareness Through Movement based on books series was designed with two ideas in mind. The first, exposing you to some of Moshe Feldenkrais' original works. And his book, Awareness Through Movement, is by far one of his clearest and most engaging reads. The second intention behind this series is to offer you an opportunity to do several Awareness Through Movement lessons during a short period of time. Thus, this series offers you four unique classes each week for three consecutive weeks.
If this is your first time reading through the Awareness Through Movement book, then you'll have the opportunity to share what moves you with others and enjoy a bit of supplemental learning. If you've read the book before, then this is a great opportunity to return to the text and see what moves you now.
“Each one of us speaks, moves, thinks, and feels in a different way, each according to the image of himself that he has built up over the years. In order to change our mode of action we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us."
— Moshe Feldenkrais
But honestly, reading is only half the fun. The other half is moving. And with this program, you'll receive 12 Awareness Through Movement lessons that correspond to the theme of each lesson shared in the book. All in all, this is an unique opportunity to learn to move, to move to learn, and to share what moves you.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
The Awareness Through Movement: Reading & Moving series was originally offered as part of the Feldenkrais® Live & Online Membership. However, it is also available as a fully Self-Paced Series. The self-paced series are our bare-bones offerings. But don't let that fool you, as they're still full of resources and recorded lessons that will keep you moving. It is a program designed for those go-getters who truly want to enjoy Feldenkrais® on their own time.
NOTE: This series does not include a copy of the Awareness Through Movement book. You will need to purchase that separately or request it from your local library.
12 Awareness Through Movement® Recorded Audios
Stay inspired, continue growing and keep moving with a 30-50 minute weekly Movement Lesson. The lessons are inspired by the themes of the 12 lessons offered in the Awareness Through Movement book.
12 Conscious Play Mini-Movement Audios
Move more throughout your day! The Conscious Play audios are short 5-10 minute movement segments related to that week's class. Most are even designed so that you can do them anywhere...at your desk or standing in line.
Grow Your Mind
Each week you'll receive a bit of musings on the reading at hand plus some additional resources to keep you learning and growing. This might be a T.E.D., Geek Squeak, or book recommendation.
Want to attend the live classes & save money? I know that membership isn't for everyone. So, if you're interested in taking the LIVE Classes and/or want to save a bit of moola but don't want to commit to a membership... then bop on over and purchase the class package. You don't have to attend all of the classes to reap the benefits. Just click the button below and sign-up for the discounted series. You'll receive an email about registering for classes within 24-hours.
In general, this is an All Levels Class Series that is suitable for anyone interested in improving their breath, movement, and posture.
• Movers, shakers and mindfulness makers... and those who want to be!
• Those seeking support in developing a Home Practice.
• Those who don't have a local Feldenkrais Practitioner® or Meditation Teacher.
• Anyone who travels and wants a guided practice on the go.
• All curious souls who want to be embodied.
• Those with chronic pain or a disabling disease who have not already worked with a Feldenkrais Practitioner®. If this is you and you don't have a practitioner in your area, then please book a Virtual Consult by clicking here >>
• Anyone with a condition or taking medication that affects their ability to sense pain or discomfort or affects their ability to control their position and movement.
• Those looking for a quick fix! A lot can change in an instant. However, to truly integrate that change, takes time.
Everyone is moved by something...
What's moved and motivated me has shifted throughout the years. In my early days of exploring the mind & body, I was moved to heal. I was driven by just enough dysfunction to evoke a desire for something different.... something more.
Gradually what moved me shifted...
Today, I'm moved by a deep sense of awe and curiosity! I lean into my personal practice (read spiritual vow) through my work at Conscious Movements, an online and in the flesh Feldenkrais & Functional Medicine Health Coaching studio. I use the almighty menu, gentle movement, mindfulness + meditation, and human-focused education to help those with complex pain to thrive. My primary focus is on empowering movers, shakers and mindfulness makers…. and all of those who want to be, with the skills they need to move past the discomfort that is holding them back from living fully!
From A Weakness To A
Having spent most of my life hearing "You are too sensitive," I became ashamed of it and saw it as a weakness. Instead of embracing what made me so in-tune and aware, I dismissed and pushed past it, which set me up for struggle, overwhelm, and ultimately, dis-ease.
Having my health hit rock bottom, to the point where I was bed-ridden, gave me the opportunity to really get to know myself. I couldn't just go along with what others were telling me to do, or follow someone else's roadmap, I had to figure out what was going to heal ME. I spent every waking moment researching and experimenting. Each step was a learning process, and one that put me back in touch with MY needs and strengths. They were buried treasure that I now use everyday to maximize my wellness. I also use them to help my clients in my Functional Medicine Health Coaching business, InTended Holistic Wellness.
I am filled with wonder and gratitude each time I get to accompany someone on their healing journey back to themselves, health, and happiness. The majority of my clients are "sensitive" (or "orchids," as I like to call us) and have "mystery" or complicated illnesses not recognized or helped by conventional medicine. I encourage all of us to treat life, and the quest for wellness, as a buffet...take what you love, try something new, come back for what really feeds you, and change things up as your tastes and needs evolve.