New Class Series! MOVING INTO CHANGE: An Intro to Feldenkrais September 07 2021

Hey Community! This offering is so cool! Check it out and we hope to see you there!!!

MOVING INTO CHANGE: AN INTRO TO FELDENKRAIS

There is a lot of discussion about change these days. The need for it, the inevitability of it, and even a resistance to it are all aspects of change that many of us are currently sensing in ourselves, others and throughout the world.

Change can be exciting. Even inspiring. But how easy is it to stay intentional in the midst of it? Is there a difference in the way we experience change that we’ve set into motion ourselves as opposed to change that wasn’t really our idea? How we organize ourselves when entering the unknown has a huge impact on our entire experience of life.

In this introduction to Feldenkrais, you will be learning You. You will come face to face with your own patterns in a safe, playful environment and at a pace that matches your individual needs. Through exploring how your habits both serve and limit you, you will learn to make clear distinctions between where you truly are, where you want to be, and how to support yourself in a shifting environment.

 Meet your facilitator M'lissa! 

Hello Poseur People!

I am M’Lissa (pronounced “Melissa”, she/her) and I am over the moon about offering this six week Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement series to the Poseurs Community. Especially now, as we enter together into another season of change and uncertainty. 

And speaking of uncertainty.. It is absolutely fantastic to come to these classes if you don’t know what the heck Feldenkrais is or even how to say it (FEL-den-krice)! From the outside, a typical Feldenkrais class looks like a bunch of people laying on the floor as they carry out a series of small, gentle, repetitive movements. On the inside, it can feel like finally coming home. 

What Feldenkrais is:

 The Feldenkrais Method is a practice of developing awareness of our patterns and behavior through the use of movement. 

 Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais was an engineer, physicist and pioneer in the field of neuroplasticity (our brain’s ability to change). So while the principles of this somatic discipline might at first sound a little heady or out of reach, Moshe’s philosophy was simple: “If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.” 

 Some common benefits and experiences include:

 -Less Anxiety

-Less Pain

-More Integrity

-More Compassion for self and others

-Like you just had a massage from the inside, out

-Safety in your own skin

-Lightness, Freedom and Ease 

-Joy

 Experience is everything, so here is a short video practice so you can check it out!

 Or, just let curiosity be your guide and come play in the magic of your own nervous system before bedtime on Monday evenings from 9pm to 10pm. All you need is a comfortable place to lay down on the floor. Hope to see you there!

 A little about me: I have humble respect for the human condition and for each individual’s capacity to learn. My own curiosity has led me through a winding career path from professional actor, to domestic engineer, to running my own massage therapy and private yoga instruction practice. The past four years have been a study in putting all of my experience together with Feldenkrais. 

 I have spent the better part of the pandemic teaching Awareness Through Movement classes online to theatre students at Seattle University and am excited to share the power of this work with the Poseurs community!

 I am currently enjoying long walks, nerdy textbooks, and my relationship with salted chocolate chip cookies.

 

JOIN THE CLASS!

Monday evenings starting September 27th

9:00 - 10:00pm PT

Zoom link on calendar

PWYC $10 - $25 per class or $100 for series. 

Register for series with M'lissa mlissahayes1@gmail.com or just drop into the class!