Highly Popular Feldenkrais Discovery Days Returns to Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne This September
The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to human movement, learning and change that was originally developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, and introduced to the world via his first book in 1949. Now with a massive worldwide network of devotees and practitioners, the method is based on principles taken from physics, neurology, physiology, and the conditions under which the nervous system learns best.
The Feldenkrais Method is internationally lauded for its approach to how movement can improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability, and assist people with restricted chronic pain and tension, as well as neurological, developmental, and psychological problems. It is a universal method for improving human life through better movement, sensation, posture, and breathing. From early childhood to advanced age, more and more Australians are now using Feldenkrais to address their movement and posture problems.
The 2018 Feldenkrais Discovery Day will give the general public an opportunity to immerse themselves in the Method and discover the myriad of ways it's being utilised in health and wellbeing clinics, gyms, schools, physiotherapist clinics, community centres, hospitals, performing arts institutions, and in people’s own homes every day.
People are invited to experience a free individual Functional Integration and/or a free Awareness Through Movement lesson and listen to special presentations by experts specialising in the fields of neuroplasticity, mindfulness, breath, communication, managing pain and anxiety, and embodied spirituality. Participants can also talk to local practitioners to find out how Feldenkrais can best help with problem areas, and there will be a variety of resources on the day to purchase from a dedicated stall.
Presenters for the day include:Karol Connors - AppSc (Physio) and Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Jenni Evans - Assistant Feldenkrais Trainer
Fran White - Psychotherapist and Assistant Feldenkrais Trainer
Ruth Frommer - BAppSc (OT), NLP trainer, Assistant Feldenkrais Trainer
Sophie Fraser - BAppSc (Physio), Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Holly Huon - Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Feldenkrais Discovery Day Events
Special Presentations:10am: Feldenkrais and the Science of Neuroplasticity with Karol Connors
11am: Feldenkrais and Everyday Living with Jenni Evans
12pm: Feldenkrais and Every Breath You Take with Fran White
1pm: Feldenkrais and Embodied Communication with Ruth Frommer
2pm: Feldenkrais and Managing Pain with Sophie Fraser
3pm: Feldenkrais and Liberation Through Experience with Holly Huon
Free individual lessons:There will be an ongoing schedule of free individual lessons called Functional Integration (FI) lessons for the public to experience throughout the day. In these lessons individuals will lie or sit, comfortably clothed, on a low padded table. A practitioner will physically guide their body through safe, effortless movement.
Free group classes:There will also be an ongoing schedule of free short group classes called Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes for the public to experience throughout the entire day. In these classes a practitioner will guide groups through a planned sequence of movement explorations. People will be encouraged to pay close attention to the sensations of each movement. These movements are very gentle and slow, ensuring that people feel safe and comfortable throughout.
Information table:Throughout the day expert practitioners will be available at an information table to answer any questions about the Feldenkrais Method and to explain the different specialist applications in areas such as physiotherapy, personal training and fitness, excellence in sport and performing arts, working with children with special needs, maintaining easy movement as you age, and the training and qualification processes of the Method itself.
Proudly presented by the Victorian Division of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild and held at Melbourne's iconic Abbotsford Convent, the 2018 Feldenkrais Discovery Day is a FREE health and wellbeing event not to be missed. With ample parking across the road and delicious food available from the ever popular restaurants in the grounds (Lentil as Anything, Kappaya Japanese Soul Food Cafe and Convent Bakery, Bar & Pizzeria) the Melbourne community is invited to spend a mindful, relaxing day in gorgeous surroundings learning all about this world renowned method of movement.