HLF Workshop

Taught by Dav Clark on April 17, 2017

I’m thrilled to be offering this material to the Holistic Life Foundation. Below is a general outline of what was presented, including two very rough recordings. If you are a wizard with audio processing and want to try doing a better job, please ask me for the originals!

  • First, the brief “3-minute miracle” turned into at least a 30-minute exploration of not only Awareness Through Movement (ATM), but also a discussion of how our nervous system integrates senses to maintain our sense of balance and also a discussion of the neural control of eye movements. There was some interest in these topics – I’ll plan to put together at least some brief materials about this in the future.
  • “Spine like a chain with candelabra arms” – a gentle ATM on the floor exploring the range of movement and degrees of freedom in rotating our shoulders (link to recording)
  • “Plate Spinner” – an ATM where we’ll explore some challenging coordinations of shifting our balance in standing (link to recording)

We explored alignment of the spine and shoulders in reference to ownward-facing dog pose and also checked in with our balance using tree pose.

It was an interesting and sometimes rambunctious class – folks had just gotten back from spring break! But I enjoyed the energy in the room and hope others did the same. I welcome all to join us at other upcoming events, particularly our free Feldenkrais festival!

Public offerings:
Free Feldenkrais Festival (Facebook event , tickets) noon-5pm, Saturday May 13, 2017.
Regular Saturday Class is 11:30a-12:30p, Saturdays starting May 20.
Events to be held at Ruscombe Mansion: 4801 Yellowwood Ave, Baltimore.