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Awareness Through Movement

Sydney, NSW

Subject: Alternative Health & Education

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

The Feldenkrais Method® facilitates learning about movement, posture and breathing to ultimately increase the ease and range of our movement, improve flexibility and coordination. Through gentle movement lessons, we become more aware of how our habits may restrict our moving through life easily and pleasurably. We learn new, easier options for movement.
Who can benefit?

People of all ages, from babies and children through to senior citizens.
Dancers, musicians, athletes or actors with recurrent injury and pain or simply wishing to...

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What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

The Feldenkrais Method® facilitates learning about movement, posture and breathing to ultimately increase the ease and range of our movement, improve flexibility and coordination. Through gentle movement lessons, we become more aware of how our habits may restrict our moving through life easily and pleasurably. We learn new, easier options for movement.
Who can benefit?

People of all ages, from babies and children through to senior citizens.
Dancers, musicians, athletes or actors with recurrent injury and pain or simply wishing to improve performance.
People whose work may involve repetitive tasks
People interested in preventing or relieving stiffness, pain or strain.
People living with difficulties such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, injury or learning difficulties

What are the benefits?

Improve and maintain health and well-being
Greater clarity in sensing, thinking and feeling
Discover how habitual posture can contribute to pain and limit movement
Learn new and easier ways to do familiar tasks
Improve balance, increase flexibility and co-ordination
Breathe more fully and deeply
Recognise and ease tension

How is it taught?

Classes called “Awareness Through Movement” lessons ATM)
ATM lessons are usually taught in groups on a weekly basis. A Feldenkrais practitioner guides the clients through a planned sequence of movement explorations. Attention is drawn to the process of each movement pattern. Through observing their movements, clients learn easier ways of moving in everyday activities.
Exploration of movement in these classes is designed to improve overall wellbeing.

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When

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Where

Sydney, NSW

Skill level

Beginner

 

The teachers

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Do you want to learn to teach Feldenkrais Method® ?

There is a Feldenkrais Method ® Professional...

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SERVICES

Do you want to learn to teach Feldenkrais Method® ?

There is a Feldenkrais Method ® Professional Training Programme currently running in Melbourne,due to finish in July 2008 and another started in January 2006 in Perth. This is due to finish in July 2009.

Feldenkrais Practitioners® work in varied fields from health and rehabilitation to the performing or visual arts and sporting arenas. As well as preparing you for an exciting new career, training in the Feldenkrais Method® provides you with intensive personal learning and growth.

Practitioners offer Awareness Through Movement® Classes and Functional Integration® in many Sydney suburbs and in country NSW.

About the Feldenkrais Method®
The Feldenkrais Method®, developed through 40 years of study by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, is a revolutionary approach to understanding human functioning. It utilizes movement and attention to enhance our natural abilities to learn, to change and to continue to develop throughout our lifetime.

Throughout the world, the Feldenkrais Method® is growing in recognition and with wider application in the sciences and the arts. Certified Feldenkrais Method Practitioners® use movement, attention and sensory re-education to promote ease and comfort, improve co-ordination and flexibility, expand self-awareness and evoke greater vitality.

Feldenkrais® provides a new and creative way to refine human performances in sports and the arts. It is amazing in its versatility. It can facilitate rehabilitation from accidents and illnesses, prevent on the job injuries, and assist those with learning disabilities. Feldenkrais® draws on the physical sciences, martial arts, and all the human sciences. It encompasses the developmentally based patterns of human movement and behaviour.

Feldenkrais® lessons take two main forms - Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.

Awareness Through Movement® lessons are verbally directed movement lessons, usually done in a group. As each person explores the movements, they experience more of the range of possibilities of human movement and functioning. Movement patterns are explored in various positions including sitting, lying, standing, and walking.

A Functional Integration® session is an individual lesson, using a gentle, non-invasive hands-on interaction to guide the student towards a new or more varied use of their body.

Feldenkrais Professional Training Programmes are accredited by the Australian Training and Accreditation Board (AUSTAB) and are recognized by the Australian Feldenkrais Guild Inc. Upon successful completion of the four year program, graduates will be eligible for certification and membership of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild, or any other Feldenkrais Guild worldwide.

After successful completion of the first two years of the program you will be authorized to teach group Awareness Through Movement lessons, on a provisional basis. You will be authorized to teach individual Functional Integration lessons after successful graduation from the full course.

On-going continuing education is required to maintain certification as a Feldenkrais method Practitioner®

The International Feldenkrais Federation (IFF) brings together the organisations and people that are engaged with most of the professional functions in the Feldenkrais community worldwide.
The IFF is a federation of seventeen Feldenkrais guilds and associations in seventeen countries (including Australia), along with the Training Accreditation Boards (TAB's) on three continents and the Feldenkrais family.
Its member organisations represent about 4,000 teachers and practitioners (as of March 2005).

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Offered through

Feldenkrais Guild - Australia