Uncover Internal Strength

A 2-Day Workshop with Jeff Haller, PhD, GCFP

How do you define strength?

Chinese and Japanese martial arts distinguish between internal and external practice. A group of people practices Awareness Through MovementThe internal arts utilize internal strength as a basis from which to move. Often practitioners of these arts refer to flowing energy and to the practice of grounding. Within the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education there are clear principles, both biological and in physics, that lead us into a unique perspective on internal strength.

Jeff Haller uses a foam roller to demonstrate mobilizing internal strength.

Join us for this two-day workshop to investigate how to utilize these principles to connect with your own internal strength and improve your own functional self-organization.

Limit: 30 participants. Room for 5 more as of 8/7.

You’ll get tools to re-discover:

  • Skeletal support
  • Your connection with the ground
  • How your breath can support better movement

WHO BENEFITS

  • Athletes
  • Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido and other movement practitioners
  • Anyone who’s interested in learning more about & improving their patterns of self-use

WHEN

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 16 & 17, 10 am- 5 pm

Cost: $325; At door $350.
Students $200 (paid by check/cash). Register here.

Please email Angela at angela at dallasfeldenkrais dot com if you’re interested in a group discount for your own movement studio staff and students.

Payment in advance is required to reserve your place.
If you prefer to pay by check, register above, make your check payable to “Dallas Feldenkrais,” and send immediately to:
P.O. Box 797503
Dallas TX 75379

How Movement Begins: Jeff Haller Workshop from Angela Alston on Vimeo.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Black and white head shot of Jeff Haller, GCFPJeff Haller, PhD, GCFP studied directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, founder of the Feldenkrais Method. Jeff has led trainings and taught workshops on four continents. His additional study includes years of basketball, Aikido and meditation. Jeff has a doctorate in psychology. He’s based in Seattle, WA. Jeff is launching a revolutionary new training for Feldenkrais practitioners in Spring 2018: enrollment is open.

Awareness Thru Movement in Oak Lawn: 3-Week Series

Join us to re-discover your innate strength and capacity to learn.

A woman and man practice Awareness Through Movement.

Copyright © International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

In this series, we’ll investigate movement patterns which are the building blocks for sitting, standing , and walking.

Take your discoveries into your dance or other movement practice or into your everyday life.

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

3 Mondays, Sept. 11-25, 6:30-8:00 pm. Limit: 5. SOLD OUT.

ATM® Demo at El Centro Health Fair

Join us for this free Awareness Through Movement® class! ATM® offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting ways of moving. By attending to how you move, you’ll discover how to improve the quality of your movement.

Seated students do an Awareness Through Movement lesson.

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

Wow, that was incredible. It’s hard to believe little movements can do so much, but obviously they do.”
—Janet A., after her first ATM® class

Come early and browse the whole health fair. It’s open from 9am-12 pm.

Driving? There’s paid parking in the lot just east of the building, at Main and Lamar streets.

Ideally, take public transit. The building is 5 minutes walk from the West End or Union Station DART stops.

Move from the Inside Out: 6-Week Series in N. Dallas

A woman lies on her side, with her right arm extended toward the ceiling and right foot standing.

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

You learn most movement practices from the outside in. Watch the teacher and imitate.

In Awareness Through Movement®, you’re invited to learn from the inside out.
Join us to re-discover your innate strength and capacity to learn.

In this series, we’ll investigate movement patterns which are the building blocks for sitting, standing , and walking.

Take your discoveries into your dance or yoga practice or into your everyday life.

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

6 Tuesdays, Aug. 15-Sept. 19, 7:30-8:30 pm. Limit: 14 participants.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Juicy Ribs & Shoulders: 6-Week Series in N. Dallas

Drop in for just this class or join the rest of the series! Our focus: finding support for your upper body in your core.

A young black woman moves her arm and shoulder girdle.

Copyright IFF.

You’ll clarify use of your shoulder girdle, arms, and rib cage. Breathe more freely and move with greater ease.

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.

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

6 Tuesdays, June 27-Aug. 8 (skip July 4), 7:30-8:30 pm. 

$20 drop in.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Juicy Ribs & Shoulders: 6-Week Series in N. Dallas

Drop in for just this class or join the rest of the series! Our focus: finding support for your upper body in your core.

A young black woman moves her arm and shoulder girdle.

Copyright IFF.

You’ll clarify use of your shoulder girdle, arms, and rib cage. Breathe more freely and move with greater ease.

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.

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

6 Tuesdays, June 27-Aug. 8 (skip July 4), 7:30-8:30 pm. 

$20 drop in.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Juicy Ribs & Shoulders: 6-Week Series in N. Dallas

Drop in for just this class or join the rest of the series! Our focus: finding support for your upper body in your core.

A young black woman moves her arm and shoulder girdle.

Copyright IFF.

You’ll clarify use of your shoulder girdle, arms, and rib cage. Breathe more freely and move with greater ease.

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.

Guest teacher: Suzanne Jonsson.

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

6 Tuesdays, June 27-Aug. 8 (skip July 4), 7:30-8:30 pm. 

$20 drop in.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Juicy Ribs & Shoulders: 6-Week Series in N. Dallas

Drop in for just this class or join the rest of the series! Our focus: finding support for your upper body in your core.

A young black woman moves her arm and shoulder girdle.

Copyright IFF.

You’ll clarify use of your shoulder girdle, arms, and rib cage. Breathe more freely and move with greater ease.

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.

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

6 Tuesdays, June 27-Aug. 8 (skip July 4), 7:30-8:30 pm. 

$20 drop in.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Juicy Ribs & Shoulders: 6-Week Series in N. Dallas

Drop in for just this class or join the rest of the series! Our focus: finding support for your upper body in your core.

A young black woman moves her arm and shoulder girdle.

Copyright IFF.

You’ll clarify use of your shoulder girdle, arms, and rib cage. Breathe more freely and move with greater ease.

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.

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

6 Tuesdays, June 27-Aug. 8 (skip July 4), 7:30-8:30 pm. 

$20 drop in.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Perception Vs. Reality: Practicing New Patterns of Self-Use

What Is Real?

Perception and Reality words on a stack of balls with an arrow sticking into RealityToday one of my clients came up to standing after a Feldenkrais® lesson and said, “It feels like my left foot is in front of my right foot.” He looked down and saw that, in reality, his feet were in line with each other. This was a novel relationship for his feet: his pattern typically is to have his right foot a little forward. His perception was different than reality.

It takes time to become incorporate new patterns into your self-image.

When you find something new in a lesson like a different place for your foot to be in standing, you can play with that. Take one foot a bit forward, shift weight back and forth between the back and front foot. Take the other foot forward, again shift weight. With feet side by side again, observe your perception now of where they are with respect to each other. Feel it, look at them.

Can you make it a game?

Later in the day, check in again. Stand and observe. How are your feet now placed?

Use Your Life as a Lab to Refine Perception

You can incorporate Awareness Through Movement® practice into your daily life with this kind of attention.

Waiting in line at the grocery store becomes an opportunity for self-investigation. Or pushing your shopping cart, you can observe how you transfer weight between your feet. Standing at the kitchen sink, you can check in to see how weight is distributed between your feet. Not changing or correcting anything right away, just observing. Then you can begin to look for what feels most efficient, testing theories about function we’ve begun investigating in class.

Reality Check

A woman lifts dirt with a garden fork.

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

It’s particularly illuminating to discover where some familiar pattern of self-use expresses itself as discomfort.

Although I’ve been clarifying and improving my walk for the last three years, when I garden my old pattern re-emerges. After two hours of transplanting and weeding this spring I felt a familiar pain in my lumbar spine. I hadn’t yet brought new movement patterns I’d learned in the context of the walking into bending and bearing weight. Now I have a new goal for self-study: improving how I lift.

Moment by moment, we have the change to discover ourselves in movement. To perfect our self-images.

Learning More about Awareness Through Movement

If you’re curious about the theory behind ATM, read Moshe Feldenkrais‘ book Awareness Through Movement. He wrote it for the general public. The first part presents his ideas about functional movement and learning. The second leads you through 12 lessons, including one entitled “Perfecting the Self-Image.”

Another way to learn more about ATM, come to a class or workshop here in Dallas. Click here to find a class near you.