The Artistry of Fluid Strength
November 29-February 11
A 10-week Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Series with Sarah Baumert
Live stream classes will be taught over Zoom
Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm CT
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm CT
No class December 24, 27, or 31.
Free Intro Class November 15!
Moshe Feldenkrais’ own personal experience of sustaining injuries on both knees led him to develop a strong interest in human movement and health, and what we can do to improve it. He defined health as the ability to recover from shock.
“Health is measured, not by the capacity to stay standing, but by the ability to be knocked down and then return to standing.” This thought became central to building his method.
In the winter Feldenkrais Series, The Artistry of Fluid Strength, we will explore Feldenkrais’ unique definition of what it means to be strong and resilient; where concepts of physics and artistry will intersect during the experiments of our Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement research. Using the playground of our own bodies and the surfaces that support us, we will study themes of skeletal support, distribution of effort, and proportional tone. Oftentimes the outcome of lessons can be perplexing to students. It can seem paradoxical that a movement can become so much easier and smoother without trying harder. We will practice building the strength of our internal resources, so we can enjoy moving with both ease and confidence in most anything that we do.
A Sampling of the lessons that will be taught in this series include:
Organizing Your Torso to Carry Your Head
Clocks Under Your Heels for Sitting, Standing, Balancing
Organizing Your Pelvis for Power and Quickness
Counterbalance and Ground Force When Lengthening Your Hamstrings
Understanding Ground Forces in Walking