Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg Awareness and Grace is Carolyn Fleg's Feldenkrais® practice. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner & MBS (Mia Segal) master practituoner.
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Carolyn Fleg offers: —Individual Feldenkrais® lessons (Functional Intergration® or FI) —Group Feldenkrais® classes (Awareness Through Movement® or ATM) Feldenkrais® is a somatic method using gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. With Feldenkrais you can increase your range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. By expanding your image of yourself through movement sequences, this Method enables you to include more of yourself in your movements. Students become aware of their habitual neuro-muscular patterns and rigidities, and learn to move in new ways. To read more about The Feldenkrais Method® please visit http://www.awarenessandgrace.com

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg
04/30/2018

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg
04/30/2018

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg

Awareness Through Movement classes
01/27/2018

Awareness Through Movement classes

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What is The Feldenkrais Method? It is a method of learning, and in Feldenkrias the learning is through movement. How we ...
01/27/2018
Learning Within and Without the Feldenkrais Method

What is The Feldenkrais Method?

It is a method of learning, and in Feldenkrias the learning is through movement. How we learn a movement is probably how we learn everything. Looking at how we learn, and drawing awareness to that, can change how we learn. The Feldenkrais Method can be about movement, but it can also be about much more.

Read more on my blog: http://awarenessandgrace.blogspot.com/2018/01/learning-within-and-without-feldenkrais.html

What is The Feldenkrais Method ? It is a method of learning, and in Feldenkrias the learning is through movement....

Please join me for my upcoming Feldenkrais workshop!Introduction to Feldenkrais for YogisLaughing Lotus Yoga Center3271 ...
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Please join me for my upcoming Feldenkrais workshop!

Introduction to Feldenkrais for Yogis
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
3271 16th Street
San Francisco 415-355-1600
Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm
http://sf.laughinglotus.com/events/
$20

No experience with Feldenkrais is necessary.
Wear your usual yoga attire or other comfortable clothing that's easy to move in.

“The feeling of being alive relates to the awareness of growing to be oneself." —Moshe Feldenkrais

“Making the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.” —Moshe Feldenkrais

Yogis, athletes, dancers, performers—and anyone wanting to improve the use of themselves—add the Feldenkrais Method® into their lives to enhance performance, to minimize injury and effort, and to grow to become more of themselves. Feldenkrais is a somatic practice of movement that focuses on awareness and intention. Each lesson is designed to stimulate the nervous system with the kind of learning we did as infants but often abandon. Moving and learning in this way, it’s possible to find new, useful habits and patterns and to let go of those that no longer serve us.

In these Feldenkrais Awareness Though Movement® lessons, you’ll be guided through movement sequences, some which will bring new possibility and choice to what is familiar, and some which will introduce novel movement to enhance your yoga. The lessons will help to increase flexibility, strength, balance, and vitality without sacrificing form or comfort.

Carolyn has been teaching Feldenkrais at ODC Dance, the Jewish Community Center, schools, and the Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness since 2011. She uses Feldenkrais to enhance her yoga, dance, and writing, and to recover from injury. She is passionate about sharing the apparent magic of the Feldenkrais Method with others.

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Please join me for my upcoming Feldenkrais workshop, Remember to Breathe!Sunday, Novemeber 5, 1-4:30pmFCMA (Feldenkrais ...
10/20/2017
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Please join me for my upcoming Feldenkrais workshop, Remember to Breathe!

Sunday, Novemeber 5, 1-4:30pm
FCMA (Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness)
98 Chenery Street, San Francisco

(415) 826–3680 • www.feldenkraissf.com

Remember to Breathe!

Breathing supports us in life, in movement, in yoga, in meditation, and waiting for your ride... Maybe you’ve noticed how you hold your breath when you’re stressed, feeling unsafe, or while concentrating, or for seemingly no good reason at all. In this workshop you’ll be guided through gentle movement and breathing sequences, some familiar and some novel. The Awareness Through Movement lessons will help you find new possibilities and learn about your breathing habits and how to improve. The goal is to gain not only awareness, but also create greater flexibility in the parts of the body that are important for breathing, ie, the ribs,
the mouth, jaw, and throat, the spine, the abdomen, and the pelvic floor. The workshop is for anyone, with or without previous Feldenkrais experience.

I'm happy and lucky to have been a part of this MBS Feldenkrais training with Mia Segal and Leora Gaster. We've been at ...
10/04/2017

I'm happy and lucky to have been a part of this MBS Feldenkrais training with Mia Segal and Leora Gaster. We've been at it for 2 years and it was a lovely and informative time. Almost sad to be graduated and finished. Almost.

Feldenkrais Workshop this Sunday! 1-4pm
04/04/2017

Feldenkrais Workshop this Sunday! 1-4pm

If you've ever wondered how to have longer hamstrings, or you've wondered, "What is the Feldenkrais Method?" or you want...
04/04/2017
Workshops & Class Series

If you've ever wondered how to have longer hamstrings, or you've wondered, "What is the Feldenkrais Method?" or you want to know more about yourself and how you learn through movement, join me this Sunday for:

Find ease & freedom in your hips and hamstrings

Sunday, April 9th, 1-4pm
The Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness
98 Chenery St.
in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco.
http://www.feldenkraissf.com/workshops/

Learn how to have flexible hips and hamstrings without stretching. Having more freedom and ease in the legs improves daily activities including walking, running, riding a bike, sitting and standing, and even breathing. Through Awareness Through Movement® lessons we will explore the relationship between mobile hips and softer hamstrings and easy movement in the back; and we’ll experience how changes in the habitual movements of the muscles of the legs enable new freedom and movement to emerge in the hamstrings and hips. Learn to feel the influence that the eyes and breath have on the mobility and softness of the legs. Get to know your hips and hamstrings and walk away with an easy, graceful spring to your step.

Workshops & Class Series

08/27/2016

What is the Feldenkrais Method?

It is a method of learning, and our way of learning is through movement. But how we learn a movement is probably how we learn everything. Looking at how we learn, and drawing awareness to that, can change how we learn. The Feldenkrais Method can be about movement, but it can also be about so much more.

From "Learn to Learn" by Moshe Feldenkrais:

"I do not intend to “teach” you, but to enable you to learn at your own rate of understanding and doing. Time is the most important means to learning. To enable everybody—without exception—to learn, there should be plenty of time for everybody to assimilate the idea of the movement as well as the leisure to get used to the novelty of the situations. There should be sufficient time to perceive, and organize oneself. No one can learn when hurried and hustled. Each movement is, therefore, allotted sufficient time for repeating it a number of times. Thus, you will repeat the movement as many times as it suits you during
the span of time allotted.

When one becomes familiar with an act, speed increases spontaneously, and so does power. This is not so obvious as it is correct.

Efficient movement or performance of any sort is achieved by weeding out, and eliminating, parasitic superfluous exertion. The superfluous is as bad as the insufficient, only it costs more.

No one can learn to ride a bicycle or swim without allowing the time necessary to assimilate the essential, and to reject the unintended and unnecessary, efforts that the beginner performs in his ambition not to feel or appear inadequate to himself.

Fast action at the beginning of learning is synonymous with strain and confusion, which, together, make learning an unpleasant exertion."

Less than a week until Coordinate & Connect--Pelvis and Shoulders! Just a few spots left.“…what happened is that you...
05/02/2016

Less than a week until Coordinate & Connect--Pelvis and Shoulders! Just a few spots left.

“…what happened is that you now move your pelvis in a different way, which allows the hamstring to lengthen, and the shoulder blade to lengthen. And of course, as this works so well, you needn’t strain even now. Don’t make it straight and stretch because that stretching will heal, shorten and be exactly the same as you found it when you started because so long as it is not a permanent change of the image of the use of the self—that means it is not something which is general and understood throughout the body, and needs the cooperation of the whole body in the movement—it is still a trick and you have to think of it.”
—Moshe Feldenkrais

In this workshop we'll explore Feldenkrais lessons that illuminate the important connections between the pelvis and the shoulders, and how the whole self can work together to move more efficiently and more comfortably.

Saturday, May 7, 1-4pm
FCMA
98 Chenery St. @ Randall St.
on the border of Glen Park and Noe Valley

Sign up online at the FCMA website: http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

or go directly to their sign up page: http://www.feldenkraissf.com/workshops/

or call them at 415-826-3680 to register.

Please see the attached flyer if you'd like more information!

I have a Feldenkrais workshop coming up on Saturday, May 7th from 1-4pm at The Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness...
04/23/2016
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I have a Feldenkrais workshop coming up on Saturday, May 7th from 1-4pm at The Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness (FCMA)!

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)
Saturday, May 7 1-4pm
FCMA
98 Chenery St. @ Randall St.
on the border of Glen Park and Noe Valley
http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

Discover clearer communication, coordination and ease

Living is easier when the movements of your pelvis and shoulders are comfortable and coordinated. This workshop will explore three gentle and yet invigorating Awareness Through Movement lessons to discover the basic relationships between these important parts of the body. When this is clearer in both your self-image and your self-use, your movement can improve and all actions are easier. You can feel flexible, breath more easily, and move more freely.

You can sign up for this workshop online at the FCMA website:
http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

or go directly to their sign up page: http://www.feldenkraissf.com/workshops/

or call them at 415-826-3680 to register.

Classes and workshops are open to all, no experience necessary.

One more week until Sitting: Comfortably and Easily, my Feldenkrais workshop on November 14 from 1-4pm. Join me for an a...
11/07/2015

One more week until
Sitting: Comfortably and Easily, my Feldenkrais workshop on November 14 from 1-4pm.

Join me for an afternoon of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movements lessons that will make you feel more comfortable and easy in sitting and will give you insights and strategies to bring that same ease and comfort into your sitting at work, in the car, at school, and anywhere you find yourself sitting.

Sign up information in the link below. A few spots left.

My upcoming Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® workshop at the Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness (FCMA) is less than two weeks away!

Sitting: Comfortably and Easily
Saturday, November 14 1-4pm
FCMA
98 Chenery St. @ Randall St.
on the border of Glen Park and Noe Valley
http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

Discover how sitting can be a pleasure.

Driving in a car, working at the computer, listening in class, eating a meal, and chatting with a friend are a few everyday activities that include sitting. This workshop will explore sitting and how it can be easier and more pleasurable, and will clarify helpful elements of comfortable sitting.

The lessons will include use of the eyes, breath, and coordinating movements to bring the whole self into sitting and into the changes that happen consciously and unconsciously for us as we sit.The lessons will be fun, invigorating, and pleasurable and will include lying as well as sitting.

You can sign up for this workshop online at the FCMA website: http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

or go directly to their sign up page: Workshop descriptions and online registration

or call 415-826-3680 to register.

This workshop is open to all, no experience necessary. Please wear socks & warm clothing that are comfortable to move in.

My upcoming Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® workshop at the Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness (FCMA) is...
11/03/2015

My upcoming Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® workshop at the Feldenkrais Center for Movement Awareness (FCMA) is less than two weeks away!

Sitting: Comfortably and Easily
Saturday, November 14 1-4pm
FCMA
98 Chenery St. @ Randall St.
on the border of Glen Park and Noe Valley
http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

Discover how sitting can be a pleasure.

Driving in a car, working at the computer, listening in class, eating a meal, and chatting with a friend are a few everyday activities that include sitting. This workshop will explore sitting and how it can be easier and more pleasurable, and will clarify helpful elements of comfortable sitting.

The lessons will include use of the eyes, breath, and coordinating movements to bring the whole self into sitting and into the changes that happen consciously and unconsciously for us as we sit.The lessons will be fun, invigorating, and pleasurable and will include lying as well as sitting.

You can sign up for this workshop online at the FCMA website: http://www.feldenkraissf.com/

or go directly to their sign up page: Workshop descriptions and online registration

or call 415-826-3680 to register.

This workshop is open to all, no experience necessary. Please wear socks & warm clothing that are comfortable to move in.

09/17/2015

"You can relax properly by organizing yourself. We don’t want the relaxed. You can’t live relaxed. You can live organized so that your work is efficient and easy, and pleasant to do."
—Moshe Feldenkrais, The San Francisco Training, 1976

Are You Standing with Your Spine in Mind?Throughout the day we walk, talk, sit and move with our spines in the backgroun...
09/15/2015

Are You Standing with Your Spine in Mind?

Throughout the day we walk, talk, sit and move with our spines in the background, supporting us. Rarely is there a thought of it unless there’s pain or discomfort. Tomorrow’s lesson will give you more of a sense of how you can move your spine from down below to up above as we sit, stand and walk and bring more comfort, ease, pleasure and choice to how you move all of yourself in your daily activities.

Tuesday mornings at 10:30am at ODC
https://www.odcdance.org/

Read an excerpt from Norman Doidge's book, “The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the...
09/11/2015
“She will dance at her wedding”: Healing the girl born without part of her brain

Read an excerpt from Norman Doidge's book, “The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity,” which appeared in Salon Magazine earlier this year.

The excerpt gives a short biography of Moshe Feldenkrais and how he developed his somatic method.

" 'The idea of two lives, somatic and psychic [mental], has … outlived its usefulness.' The brain is always embodied, and our subjective experience always has a bodily component, just as all so-called bodily experiences have a mental component."

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/02/she_will_dance_at_her_wedding_healing_the_girl_born_without_part_of_her_brain/

(Topics: Neuroscience, Moshe Feldenkrais, Feldenkrais Method, Health, Judo, Editor's Picks, Books, Innovation News, Life News)

The origin of Moshe Feldenkrais' therapeutic method reads more like a spy thriller than a neuroscience textbook

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg
04/28/2015

Awareness & Grace - The Feldenkrais Method / Carolyn Fleg

"There is nothing simpler than erect posture; it means a vertical straight line. But all such words, 'posture' included,...
04/28/2015
.:. ODC .:. School / Rhythm & Motion

"There is nothing simpler than erect posture; it means a vertical straight line. But all such words, 'posture' included, imply something rigid and static. And in fact, indeed, few people do justice to the flexibility of their bodies. On close examination it becomes clear that erect posture is actually dynamic, with the body frame constantly readjusting itself, rather than being held in a fixed rigid way."
—Moshe Feldenkrais

I'm teaching tomorrow and every Tuesday at 10:30am at ODC (http://www.odcdance.org/school.php). Tomorrow we'll explore how breathing affects posture. Come and feel it to believe it!

ODC School and the Rhythm & Motion Dance Program partner in offering classes for everyone, from absolute beginners to professionals. Our classes are taught by an excellent professional faculty representing many dance disciplines. We believe that dance should be a visible, accessible, and joyful pa…

Last Tuesday in Feldenkrais class at ODC (http://www.odcdance.org/school.php) there was a woman visiting from Pennsylvan...
01/09/2015
.:. ODC .:. School / Rhythm & Motion

Last Tuesday in Feldenkrais class at ODC (http://www.odcdance.org/school.php) there was a woman visiting from Pennsylvania where she's in a dance program in college. It was her first Feldenkrais class and she ended up there accidentally because her bus was behind schedule and she missed the contemporary dance class she'd planned to take. But she was in time for this class called Feldenkrais, so she thought she'd try it even though, though she'd heard of it, she didn't know what it was.

This is what she told me after class:

"I feel like I'm moving more structurally. I think usually I'm moving from my muscles and ligaments or who knows. When I'm in dance class or need to do something, I just get the job done. But during the lesson I was able to take my time and feel my way through the movements to find out how I really do them--and explore how else I can do them."

Thank you surprise visitor from Pennsylvania for a great description of what Feldenkrais is--and of what a Feldenkrais experience is.

ODC School and the Rhythm & Motion Dance Program partner in offering classes for everyone, from absolute beginners to professionals. Our classes are taught by an excellent professional faculty representing many dance disciplines. We believe that dance should be a visible, accessible, and joyful pa…

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