Workshops & Retreats
What Kind of Shape do You Make When You’re Mad? A Body-based Approach to Social-Emotional Learning — Thursday, March 22nd 6 – 7:30pm at TBS
This workshop introduces a somatic approach to helping children recognize and influence their attitudes, emotions, and behavior — not just when they are mad, but whatever body shape they make.
The presentation will include illustrations and visual teaching aids interspersed with movement explorations and easy-to-do practices to facilitate experiential learning and understanding. If you are part of EBISA and want to come, please sign up through this link. If you are not part of EBISA and want to attend, please contact me directly. The workshop will be held at The Berkeley School, 1310 University Ave in Berkeley. Pre-registration required.
We have rhythm in how we walk, in how we breathe and speak, in how blood moves through our arteries, in how we cycle between rest and activity. How do we shape our internal polyrhythms in response to the constant pull of gravity? How do we pace ourselves? What joy can we cultivate as we stand and walk on two feet?
This workshop will explore how we developed and continue to develop our ability to move upright through space. Originally designed for somatic practitioners wanting to learni from scoliosis, the workshop is now open to anyone willing to explore spinal curvature in action with patience, compassion and humor.
We make connections in our lives in many ways — culturally, socially, personally — through social networking, community events, family ties, personal and intimate relationships.
In this workshop we will apply the perspective and approach of Formative Psychology® to Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement® lessons, exploring and deepening how we make connections within ourselves and with others.
I am looking forward to teaching this workshop on Sunday, October 27th.
As many of you know, my longtime teacher Stanley Keleman, founder of Formative Psychology, gave the keynote address at the Feldenkrais Conference this year. Following this, I taught a series of experiential morning classes during which we explored some fundamental ways in which his Formative principles and approach relate to the Feldenkrais Method®.