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[Live Streamed] Finding Balance: A Yoga and Feldenkrais Exploratory Workshop
Aug 22, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm| $45 – $55
co-taught with Debra Lerman, Physical Therapist and Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Saturday, August 22 10:30am-12:30pm | ONLINE via Zoom*
“Balance is one of the most inclusive of all of the activities we can engage in…”
Using the combined practices of Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement® (Somatics) and yoga, we’ll explore and play with our connection between earth (groundedness) and sky (upright posture).
Do you remember climbing and walking someone’s patio wall, or a log over a stream? Challenging, exciting, and ultimately satisfying and fun! Balance is one of the most inclusive of all of the activities we can engage in, using our eyes, our inner ears, feedback from the nerve endings in our joints, the small muscles nearest our spine. Everybody talking to everybody else.
So, we thought we’d begin with a little introduction to the anatomy and physiology of balance, then provide a somatic movement lesson to embody your learning, grow it with some classic yoga asanas, and integrate and quiet the whole party with pranayama breathing: challenging, exciting, and ultimately satisfying and fun. Join us!
Date & Time: Saturday, August 22nd, @10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $45 early bird (by August 15)/$55 after
Questions? Just ask! Email email@example.com
* This workshop will be recorded. If you can’t attend live but would like the recording, please just pre-register and the recording will be sent out in the 24 hours after the workshop is completed. The recording will be available for one month.
About the instructors: Joanna Dunn & Debra Lerman
A yoga teacher since 2001, Joanna’s background is eclectic. She teaches a variety of styles, including beginner level alignment, a Level 2 slow paced Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative as well as somatic movement and meditation. Her teaching is influenced by Iyengar-based teachers, Judith Lasater (Restorative yoga), Kathryn Payne (Pranayama) and Theresa Elliott (alignment, sequencing, and Vinyasa). Her primary influences from her early studies also include choreographed multidimensional vinyasa of Lynn Kingston and the accessible, gentle yoga of Kripalu. Joanna is currently studying with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga. Prajna fuses traditional yoga practices (Ashtanga and Iyengar) with the energy body wisdom of yoga and Chinese Medicine, Meditation of Buddhism and somatic movement of Feldenkrais and Hanna.
I bring all that I know to my work: My early years as a dancer and massage therapist, 40+ years of experience with moving bodies of all shapes and ages, my 30 years as a physical therapist, and my 20 years of teaching the Feldenkrais work, in order to help people find comfort, ease, and power in simple human functions. How we use our bodies and ourselves is the physical picture of our level of well-being and potency. The organization or our skeleton and muscles are as individual as our height, the length and tonus of our muscles, and our history.