MOVEMENT IS LIFE – Resourcing Movement & Awareness for Healing
April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm$100
Do You Envision a Way of Moving Where Your Greatest Resource for Healing is Within Yourself?
I invite you to join me for an inspirational afternoon of discovery and joyful movement. Through participatory movement explorations, you’ll connect with your body’s natural skill in restoring pain free movement. You’ll improve your self-listening skill and learn how fundamental somatic relationships that are currently hidden, can be ‘resources’ to bring you closer to the health and vitality that you dream of. Unlike a structural approach which seeks to alter bone, muscle and other soft tissue, this is a brain-based approach, using precise, process-oriented movement sequences blended with awareness.
The workshop is intended to bring to light outdated movement maps that interfere with your clear intention and action, and replace them with present-moment-informed movement. When you blend awareness with movement exploration you invite radically new ways of self-expression & freedom in movement. This embodiment and awareness process is organic, without the judgement of an inner critic, or conditioning. By practicing structured movement sequences with embodied presence, you strengthen your resiliency muscle; an important step to release & freedom from unnecessary pain and suffering.
The movement processes are easy and simple, and focus on improving awareness of how your movements are organized in the present moment. With Pati’s skillful guidance, you’ll discover new pathways and fresh perspectives of yourself in movement, organically emerging from your imagination, yet deeply rooted in human embodiment principles.
My experience with thousands of clients applying the practical tools of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, my teacher and mentor, is that instead of fully inhabiting our actions, we are inhibiting them in full or in part. Yet, ironically, we don’t recognize that this is the case! Over time, this lack of full embodiment, diminishes our health, leading to physical ailments, likeliness of acute or chronic injury, and reduced resiliency after injury.
This Workshop is for Everyone!
Uncover and restore pleasure, joy, self-support, resiliency, mental sharpness, clear action, & self knowledge from my simple, yet potent awareness based movement explorations.
From high performers to those with neuromovement challenges—all are welcome. Regardless of the degree, intensity, or chronic nature of injury, trauma, or challenge; deep & lasting shifts in posture, balance, flexibility, pain relief & vitality are possible.
Please be able to get up and down from the floor without assistance and bring a personal large size mat or quilt for movement and 2 bath-size towels. Dress in layers & wear loose, roomy clothing. Women; An exercise bra without hooks or snaps is best. Bring your own beverage container and beverage and whatever light snacks you need. Arrive a few minutes early to choose a movement space in the studio. (yoga sticky mats will be provided)
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As a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for 30+ years, my services cover all ages and a full range of diagnoses, from acute injury rehabilitation to complex neurological challenges. I provide my clients and students with practical embodiment tools to restore biological optimism and full function. My work with children takes me around the world where I inspire myriad families and children to tap into their infinite capacity to learn and improve. I consider this modality to be educational in practice and transformational in outcome.
Owner-Director The Center for Mind, Moving & Learning, based in Ashland, Oregon