Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons® (ATM®)
with guest teacher from Chicago
May 16-17, 2020
Spring into Freedom and Vitality
through the Feldenkrias Method®
Spring is coming and it’s time to awaken our freedom of movement – physically and cognitively -- by recognizing unconscious habits and utilizing our brain’s plasticity to create new awareness that will lead to improved functioning and greater possibility. These seemingly simple, curious movement lessons develop your brain’s capacity for continuous, vital adjustment to life’s opportunities, curves and challenges, improves both cognitive and physical health and expands your imperative sensory awareness. Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais recognized the limitless capacity of human potential, and it is the basis of his work and our opportunity. Join Kathleen Aharoni during a weekend-long series of Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® (ATM) lessons (take one or all seven sessions!) and rediscover your innate capacity for attention, learning, movement, trust, partnership, pleasure, presence and more, while becoming effortlessly taller, more mobile and in greater relationship to yourself and your environment. The Feldenkrais Method® is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and the evolutionary development of the human nervous system and innate plasticity of the brain.
Through ATM® lessons, you will:
Recognize and release counterproductive habits.
Increase vitality and presence.
Experience greater coordination and balance.
Learn to maintain and shift between many thoughts, while allowing for more input.
Release/reduce physical pain.
Gain freedom of thought and movement.
Develop greater trust, knowing and intelligence.
Engage in the development of self-mastery.
Experience deeper calm and greater joy.
All levels of movement ability are welcome.
“Everyone, regardless of age or condition has the ability to learn and improve.” –Deborah Bowes
“We are interested in developing capacity, not strategy.” – Francois Combeau, Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Trainer
Feldenkrais Method®, Feldenkrais® and Awareness through Movement® are all registered trademarks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and are used with their permission.
What are Feldenkrais ATM® lessons? https://feldenkrais.com/awareness-movement-atm-classes/
Saturday, May 16th, 2019
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Mobilizing the Spine – this lesson, done seated on a chair, will increase your ability to move your spine in flexion, extension, spiraling and side-bending, bringing you increased pleasure and freedom of movement as well as improving your ability to easily transition from seated to standing. 45 minutes
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Rolling from Supine to Sitting While Holding a Foot – this lesson is done partially seated on the floor and partially in supine. This lesson improves movement in the hip joints, flexibility in the torso and awareness of important whole-body relationships for optimal freedom of movement. Rolling lessons are always fun! Attending the previous lesson, Mobilizing the Spine, is suggested.
11:50 to 1 p.m.
Freeing the Feet and Hip Joints – this lesson, done supine and prone, will leave you with more foot mobility and awareness as well as greater ease and freedom in the hip joints. 70 minutes
Lunch 1 to 2 p.m.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Integrating Pelvis and Spine – this less is done in side-sitting and will open your hip joints, free your spine and integrate the movement of your legs, arms, pelvis and spine. 60 minutes
3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Improving Walking – this lesson done in standing, improves differentiation of the head and trunk, which increases balance and decreases tendency towards dizziness and disorientation. This same differentiation positively influences vital functions such as seeing, hearing, speaking and orienting ourselves in space. Discover new organization for efficient walking, which will eliminate habits that cause pain. 80 minutes
Sunday, May 17, 2020
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Sinking the Spine – done in prone, this lesson improves thoracic spine and overall spinal mobility and will free your neck, shoulder blades and low back. This is a very fun lesson, which will surprise you in your ability to extend your spine. 75 minutes
11:35 to 12:45 p.m.
Painting Circles on the Walls with Head and Feet – Enjoy this lesson, done laying on your side, that brings mobilization to the pelvis and rib cage, through the side body, as well as the spine. And, it reinforces the awareness of the all-important mid-line. 60 minutes
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Soaring (with Grace!) – This lesson, done in supine (on your belly), will improve coordination, weight shift, rotation and scapular mobilization. And, it’s fun! 90 minutes
$45 for 1 class
$90 for 2 classes
$130 for 3 classes
$169 for 4 classes
$207 for 5 classes
$244 for 6 classes
$270 for the entire weekend
Checks (made to GYROTONIC® Seacoast) or cash only. Payments may be mailed to
GYROTONIC® Seacoast, 64 Lafayette Rd. #4, North Hampton, NH 03862
Registration and payment are due by May 8th. Please contact Kathryn Londoff if you have any questions (603)828-8155. There are no refunds. There is a 6-person minimum per class.
Kathleen Aharoni, instructor, has been teaching the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais since 2003, including as faculty at Northwestern University, Columbia College, Chicago, and Hubbard Street Dance Company. Kathleen specializes in working with dancers, athletes, those experiencing chronic pain and those seeking self-mastery. Kathleen is a life coach, whose clients have included White House staff, a U.S. Ambassador, Fortune 500 employees, parents, high school and college students and artists. She is author of the award-winning children’s book, I Breathe My Own Breath!, health mastery columnist for Chicago Health Magazine, and owner of Water Over Stone, Inc. Kathleen teaches Pilates, and has taught GYROTONIC® since 1998, when she founded the community in Chicago. She is, also, a CranioSacral practitioner. Kathleen is in the process of certification as a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and she’s so excited for this additional way to encourage embodied living, connection within and beyond, and the joyous rediscovering of the infinite wisdom of our senses. For more information about Kathleen, go to www.thehumanecologist.com.