Workshop

Public Workshop: Power, Stability & Awareness—An Interdisciplinary Feldenkrais® Approach to Health

With Jeff Haller (USA), Roger Russell (Germany), and Moti Nativ (Israel).

Three master teachers co-teach an unprecedented workshop.

Register early for discounts!

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Develop your optimal physical and psychological potential, exploring the brilliance of the Feldenkrais Method® interwoven with concepts from the sciences and martial arts.

Unleash your innate fitness. Enhance your inner composure. Strengthen your personal integrity. Increase your understanding of human movement and its scientific foundations.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education, was a man of action, a scientist and a judo expert. We’ll weave these three threads into a coherent whole—emphasizing experience while cultivating a sophisticated understanding of personal development.

Experiencing the rich repertoire of Feldenkrais lessons will be the focal point of Jeff, Moti and Roger’s multiple perspectives.

Jeff Haller, PhD, master Feldenkrais Trainer, regards the Feldenkrais Method as a pathway to the inner composure necessary for living a creative life in a challenging world. He brings an unmatched understanding of the biomechanical principles embedded in the Feldenkrais Method. Jeff will teach Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® group lessons and demonstrate Functional Integration® one-one-one sessions.

Moti Nativ, master martial arts teacher, offers a wide perspective of self-defense that goes beyond fighting to realizing personal integrity. He has a deep knowledge of Dr. Feldenkrais’ pathway from his early experience in self-defense in the 1920s to his mastery of Judo in the 1950s. Moti shows how Feldenkrais utilized his martial arts background while inventing the movement lessons that bear his name. He will guide us through an exploration of the synergetic crossroads of martial arts and the Feldenkrais Method, each enriching the other.

Roger Russell, Feldenkrais Trainer, physical therapist and movement scientist, draws on 40 years of study of evolution, developmental psychology, movement science, neuroscience and philosophy. Roger will set guideposts from the world of ideas for grasping the experiential depth of Moti and Jeff’s teaching.

In this unique eight-day seminar, you’ll discover:

  • Experiential learning opportunities;
  • Surprises to stir your curiosity;
  • Challenges that awaken your brain and body;
  • Unexpected ideas that stretch your thinking horizons;
  • Increased self-knowledge and self-confidence;
  • New means to harness your internal power as you grow towards who you can become.

You’ll also receive a free video recording of the workshop; a comprehensive reading list; and the opportunity to participate in optional pre-workshop online meetings that will enable deepened learning.

Take home new skills and insights from a lively week that is bound to knock your mindset off-balance and enhance your sense of vitality.

This workshop welcomes all who love to move, feel and think: Feldenkrais teachers, martial artists, executives, athletes, movement scientists, dancers, psychologists, etc. No previous experience in the Feldenkrais Method or the Martial Arts is necessary.

This workshop will be taught in English without translation.

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About the Feldenkrais Method:

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement group lessons and Functional Integration hands-on sessions use gentle movement and directed attention to help people learn new and more effective ways of living the life they want. The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development (click here for more about the Feldenkrais Method).

About the Faculty:

Our workshop faculty bring a combined 120 years of experience to this unprecedented event. We fondly refer to them as two masters and a nerd (but they are all truly masters in their fields)!

Jeff Haller (United States), PhD, Feldenkrais Trainer, studied directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the founder of the Feldenkrais Method, and graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in Amherst, MA, in 1983. From 1984–1991 his studio offered classes in Feldenkrais, Aikido, Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation. Since 1993, Jeff’s primary focus has been to train Feldenkrais Method teachers and build an extensive private practice.

Roger Russell (Germany), MA, PT, Feldenkrais Trainer, trained with Moshe Feldenkrais in San Francisco, Israel, and Amherst from 1975–1982. He has been a Feldenkrais Trainer since 1997, a physical therapist, movement scientist, and author. An American living in Germany, he is co-director of the FeldenkraisZentrum Heidelberg. Russell has presented and organized Feldenkrais and science conferences in Paris, Seattle, San Mateo, Berlin, and Heidelberg. Roger is the nerd amongst the masters.

Moti Nativ (Israel), a retired Colonel from the Israeli Defense Force, is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Dai Shihan in the Bujinkan school of Budo Tai-Jutsu. He founded the Bujinkan Dojo of Awareness, combining the Feldenkrais Method into martial arts training. He holds a black belt in Judo and is a certified Krav Maga instructor. Since 1995 he has led the training of the Israeli Bujinkan instructors, teaching how to teach Budo Tai-Jutsu.

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FREE OPTIONAL PRE-WORKSHOP ONLINE MEETING

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1–2pm EDT

Meet the faculty, get more details about the workshop, get to know your fellow classmates. For those who have registered and those still considering it. Click here for more information and to register.

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Hotel room discounts (if reserved by 7/8/20) and shared housing will be available.

TUITION

Tuition includes 48 workshop hours with three master teachers, all printed materials, and a video recording of the workshop (a $499 value). All prices in USD.

Discounts for early registration:

  • Before December 15, 2019: $1,350 (including $200 nonrefundable deposit)
  • Before May 15, 2020: $1,600 (including $150 nonrefundable deposit)
  • After May 15, 2020: $1,950 (including $100 nonrefundable deposit)

Cancellations after July 9, 2020 will forfeit all tuition paid unless spot can be filled.

FGNA members receive 10% discount through 12/15/19. Contact us for information.

Click here for more information about the Feldenkrais Method, workshop logistics, etc.

Join us in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, for this extraordinary opportunity!


Register Now Fee: $1350.00



Date August 09, 2020 -
August 16, 2020
Time9:30am-5:30pm daily
Optional evening activities TBA.
LocationOmni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/providence
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Instructor(s)Jeff Haller, Roger Russell, Moti Nativ
Seats avail.100


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