Find Your Voice

Getting It All Together

Silhouettes of happy people against the skyPhysical, mental, and emotional elements combine to create your unique voice and self-expression in the world. When you find your voice, you can improve your overall experience of moving, sensing, feeling, and “performing” in all aspects of your life.

WHO BENEFITS: Speakers, teachers, performers—anyone who’d like to use their voice, and themselves, with greater ease.

COST: Early-Bird $45 (thru May 3); General $55; $65 at door if space permits. Limit 20.
Register on Brown Paper Tickets.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Feel surprising connections your jaw, lips, and tongue share throughout your whole system.
  • Sense the relationship between posture, breath, movement, and sound.
  • Improve vocal tone, clarity, and expressiveness.
  • Discover easy breathing, balance, posture, and movement.
  • Learn to interrupt muscular tension patterns of TMJ and headaches (Surprise!).

    Photo of MaryBeth Smith, GCFP

    MaryBeth Smith, GCFP

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: MaryBeth D. Smith, GCFP, is Founder and Director of the FELDENKRAIS Center of Houston. With a background as vocal coach and university opera director, she continues to work with actors, speakers, and singers to improve their skills, technique, and presentation. MaryBeth is a member of the teaching faculty at the Jung Center of Houston, and is nationally recognized as an authority on the improvement of human performance.

Anti-Fragile Walking Step By Step

Feldenkrais teacher Andrew Gibbons

Andrew Gibbons, GCFP

Would you like to walk with greater ease and pleasure? Most of us walk with deeply grooved habits, repeating moments that lead to pain and stiffness. If we study these moments, we can create stability and integrity in our walk. With practice, we can clarify and ennoble an action we’ve done unconsciously our entire lives. Taught by Andrew Gibbons, GCFP.

In this 2-day course, you’ll raise your walking from an unconscious habit to an informed practice. You’ll emerge with a clearer perspective on how walking works and the art of transferring weight elegantly from leg to leg. You’ll learn what, why, and how to practice with greater specificity. Then walking can become a path to health. It can be your zen, your gym, and your joy. Limit: 25 participants. Room for 15 more as of 2/22.

Andrew Gibbons working with a student.The course focuses on three crucial moments in walking. These moments will set the parameters to test skeletal support, muscular efficiency, and balance.

As a participant you will learn:

  1. How walking is learned, and how learning is walked.
  2. Why your soft tissue cannot survive a disorganized skeleton.
  3. To see and sense shearing forces that poor walking creates, and learn how to move better by choice.
  4. Key relationships in the foot, ankle, and knee that every good walk maintains.
  5. “Do-anywhere” practices that help you tune your walking balance and maintain it throughout the day.
  6. How to use observational skills to improve by observing other people and yourself.
  7. Awareness Through Movement® practices that deepen your understanding and skill.

Participants will receive a set of four Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement lessons:  “Walking with the Ground.”

Instructor Andrew Gibbons is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher in New York City. He’s spent the last 8 years uncovering the moments in walking that tell us the most about our posture and self organization. In his private practice, he teaches the humans of New York how to organize themselves better for the second half of life than they did for the first. Andrew has been a Feldenkrais Teacher since 2003. He’s on the staff of Jeff Haller’s IOPS Academy, a graduate program for Feldenkrais teachers in NYC and Seattle.

COST: Advance $295 (by Mar. 1); Late $325 (by Apr. 5); At door $350 (if space permits). Students $200 (by Mar. 1).

Register on Brown Paper Tickets. Or send a check payable to “Dallas Feldenkrais” to:
P.O. Box 797503
Dallas, TX 75379

Awareness Through Movement

Join us Mondays in February for Awareness Through Movement®.Self discovery with Feldenkrais

Register soon: room for just five!

Discover your innate strength and capacity to learn. ATM® offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting patterns of moving.

You’ll learn to organize your physical self to move with greater ease and effectiveness, improving co-ordination, range of motion, and balance.


Uncovering Your Innate Strength at Fugitive Fitness

Intro to Feldenkrais®

In this workshop, you’ll investigate the roots of strength and core ability.

You’ll get tools to re-discover:

A woman and man practice Awareness Through Movement.

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

  • skeletal support
  • your connection with the ground
  • how your breath can better support movement

COST
$25 General Admission
$20 Members
$15 Fugitive (Unlimited) Members

Please keep in mind we need a minimum of 5 students to have the workshop and space restrictions will limit us to 20 participants.

Taught by Angela Alston, GCFP. Angela’s movement background includes dance and yoga. She teaches classes, workshops, and private lessons in several Dallas locations. Angela completed 800 hours of Feldenkrais® training in 2012, and is enrolled in an 18-month advanced training with the IOPS Academy focused on profound strength and ideal organization.

The workshop is sponsored by Fugitive Fitness. Fugitive Freedom “is about Freedom! The freedom to go where you want to go, do what you want to do, and be who you want to be. It’s about Independence, gained as you progress on that journey and become ever more self-reliant.”

Awareness Through Movement

6-Week Series Begins

Discover your innate strength and capacity to learn. Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting patterns of moving. You’ll learn to organize your physical self to move with greater ease and effectiveness, improving co-ordination, range of motion, and balance. LIMIT 15 participants.

A woman and man practice Awareness Through Movement.

Copyright © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

Truly remarkable such simple movements have such a large impact.
—Michelle Accardo, MS, ATC, LMT, CLT

6 Tuesdays, Feb. 21-Mar. 28, 2017, 7:30-8:30pm. Register on the MoveStudio website.

 

Awareness Through Movement

Join us Mondays in February for Awareness Through Movement®.Self discovery with Feldenkrais

Register soon: room for just five!

Feb. 6-27, 6:30-8 pm.

Discover your innate strength and capacity to learn. ATM® offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting patterns of moving.

You’ll learn to organize your physical self to move with greater ease and effectiveness, improving co-ordination, range of motion, and balance.


Awareness Through Movement in Oak Lawn

Join us Mondays in February for Awareness Through Movement®.Self discovery with Feldenkrais

Register soon: room for just five!

Feb. 6-27, 6:30-8 pm.

Discover your innate strength and capacity to learn. ATM® offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting patterns of moving.

You’ll learn to organize your physical self to move with greater ease and effectiveness, improving co-ordination, range of motion, and balance.


Patterns Study in February

Self discovery with FeldenkraisPatterns study continues. Open to students who’ve attended at least one series with Angela previously. Or email me to discuss whether this will be a good choice for you.

Saturdays, Feb. 11 & 18, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Attend both classes or register for just one.
Limit: 5. Room for one more as of 2/10.


Registration Options



Awareness Through Movement Begins in Oak Lawn

Join us Mondays in February for Awareness Through Movement®.Self discovery with Feldenkrais

Register soon: room for just five! Room for 3 more as of 2/3.

Feb. 6-27, 6:30-8 pm.

Discover your innate strength and capacity to learn. ATM® offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting patterns of moving.

You’ll learn to organize your physical self to move with greater ease and effectiveness, improving co-ordination, range of motion, and balance.


Discover Core Ability: Intro to Feldenkrais

Todler child climbing a rock outside.Healthy children have core ability. They crawl, run, and climb freely.
As adults, we often forget this freedom. We use unnecessary effort. We try to build strength without accessing the strength we already have.

In this workshop, you’ll investigate the roots of strength and core ability. You’ll get tools to re-discover:

  • skeletal support
  • your connection with the ground
  • how your breath can better support movement

Useful for athletes, performing artists, yogis–anyone who’d like to move with more efficiency and pleasure. LIMIT: 16. Room for 6 more as of 1/6/17.

Taught by Angela Alston, GCFP.

NOTE: Please be comfortable sitting and lying on the floor, on your back, side or stomach.
Contact Angela if you are recovering from injury to be sure you’ll enjoy this workshop.