Classes & Events

Weekly Awareness Through Movement® Class

Dan leads a weekly Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in North Oakland, near the Rockridge BART station. To come to the class send Dan a message requesting information

Upcoming Workshops

The Wisdom of Aging:  Mindfulness Meditation and the Feldenkrais Method
Taught by Dan Clurman and Wes Nisker
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Sunday, October 8, 2017  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

It is a tradition in many cultures that people who reach a certain age and are somewhat finished with the tasks of raising a family and working, can then focus on the spiritual life. In this daylong, we will explore how the path might unfold in our culture for those of us 55 years of age and older and how we can move into and through this stage of life with more wisdom and ease. Those of us living in older bodies may begin to sense our priorities and perspectives changing – less compulsion to “do” or achieve, a keener awareness of mortality and the preciousness of life, more gratitude for what is here and now, and increased compassion for our common humanity. During this day together we will reflect on these matters, practice meditation, and also experience the renowned Awareness Through Movement lessons of the Feldenkrais Method, a practice that can keep aging bodies coordinated and flexible. We invite you to join a group of your peers for a day of dharma teachings, movement exercises, and contemplative inquiry to bring forth the deep wisdom of aging. This Daylong is open to people of all ages. No prior meditation experience is needed.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available.

For more info or to register go to:  https://spiritrock.org/CalendarDetails?EventID=4687

 

Relaxed & Awake:  A Meditation Workshop with Feldenkrais Method Movement
Taught by Dan Clurman
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Sunday, December 23,  10 am – 4 pm

By changing our habits of movement we relax and awaken the body; by changing our habits of thinking we awaken and relax the mind. We can then join in the dance of existence with more freedom and ease.

This workshop combines the traditional practice of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with sessions of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Feldenkrais is the brilliant sensory-motor approach to re-educating the nervous system and developing self-awareness. Periods of meditation will alternate with guided Feldenkrais movement lessons, allowing the techniques to support each other and create a sense of mind-body connection, vitality and well-being.

During the sessions we will provide ample time for discussion and interviews, as well as give attention to individual challenges. The workshop is appropriate for both experienced and beginning students of either mindfulness meditation or The Feldenkrais Method®.

Some of the work will be done on the floor, so please bring a yoga mat and blanket to use if you wish. The workshop is appropriate for both experienced and beginning students of either meditation or the Feldenkrais Method.

NOTE: This workshop may not be suitable for people with acute physical injuries or conditions. If you have any questions about whether to participate in the workshop, please consult your physician or the Spirit Rock teachers prior to attending.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25.

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available.

For more info or to register go to:  https://spiritrock.org/calendarDetails?EventID=4725

 

Relaxed & Awake:  Mindfulness Meditation & Feldenkrais® Method Movement
December 1-3, 2017
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

By changing our habits of movement, we relax and awaken the body; by changing our habits of thinking, we awaken and relax the mind. We can then join in the dance of existence with freedom and ease. This workshop combines the traditional practice of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with sessions of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons, the brilliant sensory-motor approach to reeducating the nervous system and developing self-awareness. Periods of meditation will alternate with guided Feldenkrais movement lessons, allowing the practices to support each other and create a sense of mind-body connection, vitality, and well-being. The workshop will provide ample time for discussion and interviews, as well as attention to individual challenges. There will also be talks, poetry, and good humor.
For more info or to register go to:
http://www.esalen.org/workshop/weekend-december-1-3/relaxed-and-awake-mindfulness-meditation-and-feldenkrais%C2%AE-movement