Updated: Due to high interest in this theme (from both the students and me!) we’ll carry it forward through September. -Nick
The FP Weekly Zoom Class
Tuesdays in August and September
9:30-10:30am US Central time
Nick Strauss-Klein leads all dates
It’s a chaotic world out there. We face unexpected challenges all the time. When life knocks us down, how do we find the internal resources to get up again?
Moshe Feldenkrais’s Judo background meant he took this question literally from the very beginning of his work. As he continued to develop his method, his aims grew much broader and deeper.
In a 1979 article called “On Health,” Moshe wrote, “health is measured by the shock a person can take without his usual way of life being compromised.” Moshe makes the case that this resilience is a better definition of health than simply not needing medical or psychiatric care.
Starting August 1 I’ll be teaching weekly Feldenkrais lessons designed to promote our amazing capacity for resilience. Because our neuromusculoskeletal system functions as a whole, this learning is applicable regardless of what knocked us down, and whether our struggles are physical or emotional. We’ll explore how we can again experience the support and confidence we need to recover, and to function well.
I’ll offer commentary to help connect our sensing and moving practices with the Feldenkrais Method’s underlying principles that point us at our wholeness and personal autonomy, even when we’re hurting.
See you on the mat!