Angela Alston’s Training

Demo of movement to look under arm.

eSee how movement begins. Courtesy IOPS Academy

There’s always more to discover! To benefit myself and my clients, I’m engaged in ongoing study and investigation. Like yoga is for others, Feldenkrais is my practIce. Other techniques which interest me: meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and more.

Feldenkrais Method®

I am a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Becoming a Feldenkrais practitioner entails 800 hours of training over 4 years. I graduated in 2012. Since graduation, I have engaged in over 300 hours of advanced training.

2019

  • Sticky Wicket, summer intensive with Jeff Haller, PhD (15 hours)
  • 5 private lessons with Jeff Haller (5 hours)
  • Two Masters & a Nerd: with Jeff Haller, Moti Nativ, Roger Russell (6 hours)
  • Your Vagal Nerve System: Why the Feldenkrais Method Is So Important with Elinor Silverstein (3 hours)
  • Knowing What You’re Doing and Doing What You Want with Ralph Strauch (3 hours)
  • From Third Person Experience to First Person Experience with Jeff Haller (3 hours)
  • Jump Forever Rhymes with Young Forever with Moti Nativ (3 hours)

2018

  • Anti-Fragile Walking Step by Step with Andrew Gibbons (12 hours)

2017

  • Uncover Internal Strength with Jeff Haller (12 hours)
  • Anti-Fragile Walking with Andrew Gibbons (12 hours)

2016

  • The Back Leg Strikes Back: The Weightless Wheel of Walking with Andrew Gibbons (6 hours)
  • Forever Young – Improving Stability and Balance at any Age with Moti Native (6 hours)
  • A Little Guts, A Little Glory! The Inside Tract to your Belly and Feldenkrais Practice with Elinor Silverstein (6 hours)

2015 – 2017

  • Jeff Haller uses a foam roller to demonstrate efficient movement.

    Jeff Haller uses a foam roller to demonstrate efficient movement.

    Ideal Organization & Profound Strength (IOPS) Academy with Jeff Haller (18-month training with in-person and online components)

2015

  • Secrets of the Foot with Jeff Haller, PhD (16 hours)

2014

  • Crafting Functional Integration Lessons with Confidence with Jeff Haller (42 hours)
  • Learning Self-Organization Again & Again & Again with Jeff Haller (42 hours)
  • Advanced Seminar with Mia Segal & Leora Gaster (42 hours)

2013

  • FGNA Annual Conference:  A Potent Practice (24 hours)
  • Ground, Grounding, Grounded; Discovering True Reversibility with Jeff Haller (12 hours)
  • The Five Essentials of Embodiment with Russell Delman (6 hours)
  • Review training with Paul Rubin (42 hours)

Meditation

Weekly practice includes Rudra meditation and shamatha-vipassana meditation.

2012

  • One-week meditation retreat led by Acharya Moh Hardin

1997-2002

  • Shambhala Training: 8 weekends of meditation practice, study & discussion

1997

  • 10-day maitri retreat with Pema Chodron in Germany
  • weekend program with Pema Chodron in Boston focused on compassion practice

Academic Training

  • MFA in film & video production, University of Texas at Austin
  • 3 years of work toward a PhD in cultural anthropology, University of Chicago
  • BA in philosophy & biology, Swarthmore College