A Feldenkrais® Mini-Lesson for Eyes

As we spend more of our lives driving in a car and sitting at a computer, we are likely to develop eye strain and neck pain. Try the following short Awareness Through Movement® lesson to help you relax your eyes and neck. Sit on the edge of a chair with your feet under your knees….

Detecting Small Differences

What is the Weber-Fechner Principle? Weber-Fechner is about detecting small differences. “You cannot increase your sensitivity unless you reduce your effort,” writes Moshe in his book “The Master Moves.” Weber-Fechner as stated in wikipeida: “that the just-noticeable difference between two stimuli is proportional to the magnitude of the stimuli. The relationship between stimulus and perception…

Awareness of Breath

In the following Awareness Through Movement® lesson, we will explore breathing. Sit comfortably, loosen any tight fitting clothing. In Feldenkrais® we are developing a capacity for awareness and attention, not exercising muscles. Approach each lesson in a spirit of inquiry and exploration, maintaining a relaxed state of mind. Rest when you need to. Throughout the lesson,…

New Office in Santa Rosa

​​​ ​ I am excited to announce new office hours in downtown Santa Rosa, at 819 Third Street. Please call 707.799.1523 to schedule a private session, and feel renewed!

Open Your Treasure Chest with Awareness Through Movement®

Inside your chest is a treasure trove of life sustaining elements and processes. As life proceeds, most of these elements function without your noticing…breath, heartbeats, digestion, many types of chemical reactions, muscles and skeleton moving in concert and more, all in service of your survival. Through the years, you may have adopted habits of immobility, resulting in unnecessarily shallow breath, limited rotating and…

Functional Integration® Private Sessions

Functional Integration® Private Sessions appointments available. Also Known as FI, Functional Integration® is a gentle hands on individual approach which addresses serious muscular and neurological challenges, chronic tension and pain. Learning, change and improvement are achieved through the use of movements, individualized for the clients’ particular needs. The lessons are beneficial for those with a…

@Large at Alcatraz

Alcatraz. The mere mention of that name has sent shivers down my spine, while imagining what it’s like to live behind bars with dangerous men. Though the last inmates left the island on March 21, 1963, this symbol of America’s dark side lives on in infamy in many movies and books. Now Alcatraz Island is…

This Year’s Peep Diorama

Egg dyeing and diorama preparation.    The Lego boat belongs to my youngest daughter.. It was a Christmas gift that she completed the day after Christmas. She was very generous about its use in this year’s diorama! This year’s winners were Evolution of Peeps and Roadhouse Peeps. Look forward to this sweet and fun tradition…

Feldenkrais: The Wine Tasting of Movement

Originally posted on à la carte spirit by ilona fried:
Wine tasting and Feldenkrais are about discernment. Imagine attending a wine tasting where the pourer fills a large goblet and, instead of handing it you, splashes the contents in your face. Some of the liquid might reach your lips and tongue, but likely you are so shocked by the dousing that you’re gasping for breath rather…

Feldenkrais Method®: Comfort in your Body

SRJC Community Education September 24th – October 29th, 6-7 pm 1105 Haehl Pavilion, Santa Rosa Campus Teacher: Allison Porter Klinger GCFP This class consists of simple Awareness Through Movement® lessons which emphasize learning to move more efficiently by coming aware of how your body works. This method uses movement as a means of increasing self-awareness. With…

Dance Anywhere

I am grateful I can dance anywhere. It’s free. It’s fun. It feels good. These photos were taken several years ago. We were dancing with the initiative dance anywhere.