Tuesday, May 22, 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
A Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement (ATM) workshop with Nick Strauss-Klein
As kids, many of us frequently heard “Stand up straight” or “Don’t slouch!” Many people still say these words to themselves as adults, often not very nicely. We know that good posture is essential to good health, but we may have difficulties finding and maintaining comfortable uprightness for more than brief periods.
Rather than imposing good posture on ourselves with self-talk, willpower, and muscular effort, what if a healthy upright posture simply felt good, and we spontaneously preferred it to compressing our height and size? What if good posture could mean ease and lightness in standing, dynamic and enlivened sitting, and a long, free spine?
This workshop uses exploratory movement and guided attention to help students discover the ease and efficiency of improved posture. Feldenkrais basics will be briefly discussed and demonstrated. These simple principles of biomechanics and neuromuscular reeducation will give students a basic toolkit for learning how to effectively and effortlessly change postural habits.
All Nick’s workshops include a follow-up email for participants with notes and principles from the workshop, and text and audio resources to continue your learning at home.
Register online or call 952-935-2202. $45 (15% discount for members)