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.

Discover Core Ability

Intro to the Feldenkrais Method®

Healthy children have core ability. They crawl, run, and climb freely.

Todler child climbing a rock outside.As adults, we often forget this freedom. We feel heavy instead of light. We use unnecessary effort. We try to build strength without accessing what we already have.

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

Useful for athletes, performing artists, yogis—anyone who’d like to move with more ease and pleasure.
Limit: 14.

Registration: $45 Early-Bird (by Oct. 11); $55 Advance. $35 Students (paid by check).
Reserve your place now.

Please make checks payable to “Dallas Feldenkrais” and mail to:
3515 Cedar Springs, Suite 102
Dallas 75215.

Please be comfortable sitting on the floor, lying on your side or stomach.
Please contact Angela if you have questions.

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

5 Mondays, Oct. 2-30, 6:30-8:00 pm. Limit: 5.

Register here.

Learning How to Learn

We humans are born poised for learning. But we don’t necessarily know how to learn what doesn’t come easily to us.

Blue exam book cover. Tests are useful to the learning process, it turns out.For years after I finished college, I had a recurrent nightmare. I was sitting down to take a final exam, and I realized I hadn’t even opened the textbook. As you might guess, I’d had a rocky time in college. It was a liberal arts school where the ideal was to be studying all the time. Our workload reflected that. I literally got every grade you can get, from A+ to F.

A lot has changed since then, but one thing hasn’t: I’m still curious about myself and the world around me. I love learning. So when I stumbled across a reference to “learning how to learn,” I immediately clicked on the link.

It lead me to a New York Times article about an online course taught by Barbara Oakley and Terry Sejnowski. Oakley had failed science and math in high school. She decided in her twenties to get an engineering degree and taught herself how to learn the material which didn’t come easily to her. Now she’s an engineering professor.

When I read that, I signed up for the course immediately. Hey, it’s free! (Unless you’d like a certificate: then it’s $49.) And the info’s invaluable.

The material, backed by research in neuroscience—with plenty of supplemental material if you want to dig deeper—complements what I’ve learned, from a different perspective, as a Feldenkrais teacher.

tomato kitchen timer

A Pomodoro kitchen timer. “Pomodoro” means “tomato” in Italian.

Just a few of the concepts from the course:

  • Emphasize the process not the product
  • Practice the Pomodoro technique: studying in 25-minute periods
  • Give yourself rewards
  • Alternate between focused and diffused attention
  • Spread your learning out over time; don’t try to pack it all into one or two days
  • Get a good night’s sleep before exams

I wish this course had been offered before I went to college. I’m certainly glad I’ve taken it now.

Going deeper with learning

Are you ready to learn how to learn? Register for the course here, on Coursera. Apparently it’s their most popular course, by far. I’m not surprised.

Would you like to discover more about how the Feldenkrais Method® supports learning? Here are core principles suggested by Norman Doidge, MD.

Awareness Through Movement in N. Dallas

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 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, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 7:30-8:30 pm. Limit: 14 participants.

Register on the MoveStudio website.

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. SOLD OUT.

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: $300; 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.