Yes, indeed, May is Posture Month and we've got a lot of posture-related activities planned. The earlybird registration deadline is this Thursday
for my workshop, The Easy Way to Better Posture
, coming on May 10th. If you've got a few minutes, click here
to take a look at my most recent blog post where I write in detail about my thoughts on the workshop and lay out my thoughts on how the Feldenkrais
approach differs from some commonly held beliefs about "better" posture. Finally, if you want to deepen your experience, my regular Thursday ATM class on May 10th at 5:30 pm will be a "warm up" for The Easy Way to Better Posture
that will directly follow. If you're available, you can attend the ATM and you'll have a four-hour workshop on improving you posture.
Keep in mind, that there are many, many components that go into finding each individual's own "best" posture. During the month of May, our teachers will focus most of our daily ATM classes on some aspect of posture and it may not be obvious in each class you attend exactly how the class relates to this month's theme. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your teacher. Have fun exploring!
On Tuesday, May 15th, Marek's going to teach Your Pain-Free Neck
and he'll follow that up on May 31st with another related evening workshop entitled, Relax Your Shoulders and Arms
Over the weekend of May 19th and 20th I'm looking forward to presenting a two-day workshop on Feldenkrais
eye and vision exercises that I'm calling, The Eyes Have It: Improving Vision, Focus and Coordination
. We'll do ATMs that will calm the nervous system in general and ease eye strain. Other exercises will focus on increasing your awareness of your eyes and the muscles that control them and still others will help you to better coordinate how your eyes work with one another and the reciprocal relationship between eye movements and moving the rest of yourself. You'll be amazed at how working with your eyes can have a wonderful affect on your whole being. I hope you can join me. It's going to be really fun weekend.
On Tuesday, May 22nd, Tamala will teach another Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method
evening. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce those you think might benefit, as you have, from experiencing Feldenkrais
. And if you feel you'd like more exposure to the fundamentals and principles that underlie the work you've been doing here, Tamala has a very thorough knowledge of those principles and an unquestionably clear and concise teaching style.
On Sunday, May 27th (not Saturday, as I said in last week's newsletter), Anat will offer a full-day workshop on how Feldenkrais
can help with the Fundamentals of Dance
. If you or anyone you know dances, professionally or recreationally, please come (or let your friends know) and join Anat for a Feldenkrais
perspective on improving dance technique.
Finally, we're running a brief "sale" on Functional IntegrationSM sessions
. Through this Friday, you may purchase up to three FIs for $85.00 each. To take advantage, you must click here
and make your purchase online, in advance.
To sign up online for any of our daily ATM classes, click here. To purchase books and audio programs, click here.These links are also accessible via our website.
As always, thanks so much for reading. We hope to see you soon.
All the best,
Feldenkrais Institute of NY