Gaga & Toolbox Workshop with Amy Morrow

Join us for a 3-day Gaga experience for dancers & people in Dallas.
“While Gaga is a serious new way of training the body, it is also about connecting to pleasure and. . . realizing that there’s nothing wrong with being silly.”
— Gia Kourlas,
The New York Times
 
People explore Gaga movement lying on the floor.

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. PHOTO: Gadi Dagon.

You’ll be guided using a series of evocative movement instructions that build on each other. Rather than copying a movement, you’ll actively explore these instructions, discovering how you interpret the information and perform the task at hand. It’s a creative framework for you to connect to with your body and imagination, increase physical awareness, improve flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Led by Amy Diane Morrow, who graduated from the inaugural teacher training program directed by founder Ohad Naharin.
 
Open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. All you need is curiosity!
Limit: 35. Room for 10 more as of 1/8.
 
COST
Advance: $150 (Jan. 5 on)
At door: $175 (if space remains)
Please contact us to discuss special rates for your studio or dance company.
 
Register on Brown Paper Tickets. Or if you prefer, send a check made out to “Dallas Feldenkrais” to:
3515 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 102
Dallas TX 75219
 
SCHEDULE
Friday, 1/26
7pm | Gaga Session
8-9pm | Toolbox Session
 
Saturday & Sunday, 1/27 & 1/28
11am | Gaga Session
1-3pm | Toolbox Session
 
Wear comfortable clothes. Be ready to dance barefoot or in socks. Bring a bottle for water and a towel.
 
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others. Its emphasis on self-discovery complements Awareness Through Movement®.
Presented by Dallas Movement Lab, in partnership with The Theorists & Arts Mission Oak Cliff.

Focus on Feet Fridays

Would you like to:

  • Walk on feet which feel like pillows?
  • Clarify what good balance feels like?
  • Experience ease in standing?
  • Discover what some of the 26 bones in your feet are good for?
Illustration of a human foot with connective tissue

Diagram of a human foot with connective tissue

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, join us for this series!

Our over-arching theme for winter and spring 2018: Discover Yourself from the Ground Up.

In this six-week series, we’ll begin by building the foundation: investigating the structure and function of your feet. Though the focus will be your feet, each lesson will include all of you.

[Fun fact: you have no ankles! Those knobs above your feet are the ends of your tibia and fibula bones!]

You learn most movement practices from the outside in, by imitation. In Awareness Through Movement®, you’re invited to learn from the inside out. Take your discoveries into another movement practice or your everyday life.

6 Fridays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 5:00-6:15 pm. $105.
Limit: 5 participants. Room for 1 more as of 1/6.

Focus on Feet in Oak Lawn

Would you like to:

  • Walk on feet which feel like pillows?
  • Clarify what good balance feels like?
  • Experience ease in standing?
  • Discover what some of the 26 bones in your feet are good for?
Illustration of a human foot with connective tissue

Diagram of a human foot with connective tissue

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, join us for this series!

Our over-arching theme for winter and spring 2018: Discover Yourself from the Ground Up.

In this six-week series, we’ll begin by building the foundation: investigating the structure and function of your feet. Though the focus will be your feet, each lesson will include all of you.

[Fun fact: you have no ankles! Those knobs above your feet are the ends of your tibia and fibula bones!]

You learn most movement practices from the outside in, by imitation. In Awareness Through Movement®, you’re invited to learn from the inside out. Take your discoveries into another movement practice or your everyday life.

6 Tuesdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 3, 6:30-7:45 pm. $105.
Limit: 5 participants. Room for 1 more as of 1/4.

Focus on Feet in N. Dallas

Would you like to:

  • Walk on feet which feel like pillows?
  • Clarify what good balance feels like?
  • Experience ease in standing?
  • Discover what some of the 26 bones in your feet are good for?
Illustration of a human foot with connective tissue

Diagram of a human foot with connective tissue

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, join us for this series!

Our over-arching theme for winter and spring 2018: Discover Yourself from the Ground Up.

In this 6-week series, we’ll begin by building the foundation: investigating the structure and function of your feet. Though the focus will be your feet, each lesson will include all of you.

[Fun fact: you have no ankles! Those knobs above your feet are the ends of your tibia and fibula bones!]

You learn most movement practices from the outside in, by imitation. In Awareness Through Movement®, you’re invited to learn from the inside out. Take your discoveries into another movement practice or your everyday life.

6 Mondays, Jan. 8-Feb. 2, 6:25-7:30 pm. $105.
Limit: 15 participants. Room for 1 more as of 1/4.
Register on the MoveStudio website.

Awareness Through Movement in Oak Lawn

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.

Register for just one class or all four December classes.

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.

Mondays, Dec. 4-18, 6:30-7:45 pm. Limit: 5. Advance registration required.

Awareness Through Movement in Oak Lawn

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.

Register for just one class or all four December classes.

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.

Mondays, Dec. 4-18, 6:30-7:45 pm. Limit: 5. Advance registration required.

Awareness Through Movement in Oak Lawn

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.

Register for just one class or all four December classes.

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.

Mondays, Dec. 4-18, 6:30-7:45 pm. Limit: 5. Advance registration required.

Awareness Through Movement in N. Dallas

A 6-Week Series

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

A row of people in Sphinx pose.

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden.

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 6-week 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, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 7:30-8:30 pm. Limit: 14 participants.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

Awareness Through Movement in Oak Lawn

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

4 Mondays, Nov. 6-Nov. 27, 6:30-8:00 pm. Limit: 5.

Register here.

Trying Feldenkrais for Chronic Pain

The New York Times has just published an article about the Feldenkrais Method®. After two hours of lessons, columnist Jane E. Brody describes herself as “walking on air,” freed from her chronic pain.

She acknowledges up front a reluctance to investigate Feldenkrais: “I had long refrained from writing about this method of countering pain because I thought it was some sort of New Age gobbledygook with no scientific basis. Boy, was I wrong!”

A row of people in Sphinx pose.

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden

Brody began to understand how the method is effective:
“The slow, gentle, repetitive movements I practiced in a Feldenkrais group class helped foster an awareness of how I use my body in relation to my environment, and awareness is the first step to changing one’s behavior.”

Read the whole article here.

If you’ve personally experienced the benefits of Feldenkrais already, and have a friend or family member who you think would also benefit, an article like this could be a great help in convincing them. If someone like that comes to mind, please share this article with them.