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Connecting with the Vagal Nerve: Enliven Digestion & So Much More

Ready to learn simple techniques to help improve vagus nerve function? Join us for this two-day workshop with instructor Elinor Silverstein, GCFP.

Vagus nerve vector illustration. Labeled anatomical structure scheme and location diagram of human body longest nerve. Infographic with isolated ganglion, branches and plexus. Inner biological ANS.This long-branching nerve begins in the base of the brain. It travels all the way down to the bottom of your belly, touching and communicating with almost every organ on its way down.

Proper vagus nerve functioning is strongly implicated in physical wellness, emotional well-being, rest, and sleep. It’s essential for regulating your digestion and immune system, as well as controlling blood pressure and heart health functioning.

Did we talk about memory, short and long term? Yes, it is part of this, too.

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2020: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, January 26: 10 am-4 pm

COST: Early Bird $225 (thru Dec. 8); Regular $275 (thru Jan. 2); Late $295 (after Jan. 2).
Register here on Brown Paper Tickets. Or send a check made out to “Dallas Feldenkrais” to: 3515 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas TX 75219.

Email angela at dallasfeldenkrais dot com to request group rates for your staff.

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

This workshop is for:

  • Functional medicine and integrative medicine professionals
  • Feldenkrais practitioners
  • Osteopaths
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Massage therapists
  • Yoga therapists
  • Other somatic practitioners, including those who offer Structural Integration, Bowen technique, Body-Mind centering
  • Other interested health professionals who’d like to enrich their practice with these simple, potent techniques

WHAT TO EXPECT

You’ll engage in Feldenkrais Method® movement lessons and simple hands-on techniques. And you’ll learn the science behind it to teach you what you can do for yourself and to help your clients promote and sustain wellness.

Snacks included. Catered lunch optional.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Head shot of Elinor Silverstein

Elinor Silverstein, GCFP

Elinor Silverstein, an internationally recognized Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner , holds degrees in Biology and Zoology. In addition, she integrates the sciences of nutrition and movement biology into her teaching of the Gut-Brain Connection and Vagus Nerve System Health. Elinor has over 35 years of experience using the Feldenkrais Method® to assist people with their healing process as they deal with serious nervous system disorders—both diagnosed and undiagnosed. She teaches her Gut-Brain, and Vagus Nerve connection programs to medical professionals, Feldenkrais practitioners, and the general public throughout the world, while maintaining a private practice in Orange County, California.

Presented by Dallas Feldenkrais/ Dallas Movement Lab in partnership with Westside Wellness Dallas and SimplyAware.

Tai Chi with Bobby Garcia

Join Us for this 6-Week Series Near Downtown

Is Tai Chi on your bucket list? Join us this summer to try it out! Bobby Garcia’s an excellent teacher, skillful and funny.

A group practices Tai Chi in Bobby Garcia's May workshop.

Practicing Tai Chi with Bobby Garcia

Often described as “meditation in motion,” Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion practice. You go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on your bodily sensations. It’s a beautiful complement to Awareness Through Movement®.

GoodWork is the perfect location, a beautiful coworking space in The Cedars, close to downtown, with a unique focus on sustainability and wellness.

Limit: 15. Room for 10 more as of 7/5.

WHEN: Fridays, July 13-Aug. 17, 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
COST: $105 after; GoodWork members save $10 (use code GoodWork).

Register on the Dallas Feldenkrais website.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Bobby Garcia began his martial arts education 29 years ago and has been teaching for 11 years. A serious motorcycle accident left Bobby with limited mobility. Through Tai Chi, he found dramatic improvements in his strength and mobility. Bobby has studied several styles of Tai Chi with multiple masters, including Chen Bing, a Tai Chi Master from China who is a direct descendant of Tai Chi founder Chen Wangting.

Testimonials for Bobby Garcia

“What I took away was, the power of Tai Chi to restore confidence, balance, and calm.”

“I felt the connection between the physical efforts and the emotional. If we are grounded and centered, we are hard to topple both physically, mentally and emotionally.”