Healing What is Beyond Control. Feldenkrais 22 – 23 February 2020, PRAGUE

Workshop of healing the posture through the Feldenkrais Method and Awareness Through Movement approach. Our posture plays a crucial role in the correct functioning of physiological processes in our body. In large extent it affects the way different parts of the body are being burdened and worn-out. Indisputable effect of the posture can be seen on the psyche, the way we deal with situations, enjoy our days and feel happy in our life. During this workshop you will teach your body to find new posture habits in such a way that it understands it a is open to it.

There are two main pitfalls when we try to correct our posture ourselves. The first one being the fact that although you feel the pain or limitation very clearly at some specific place, the cause of this is in most cases in a completely different part of the body. If we feel the pain in the back for instance, only very rarely the stretching will help us, eventhough we intuitively do that. Such additional burden for the affected part can even worsen the situation. The second pitfall is a belief that we can impose the movement habits to the body by force. Such an approach only brings new limitations to already limited motoric system. The only possible solution is using the holistic approach which can communicate with the body and restore healthy habits in each part of the body.

Using Feldenkrais Method you will be able to enhance movement of your limbs, hips, body, neck and head subtly. You will restore healthy movement habits in all parts of the body which are key to healhy posture. Such posture will give you painless feeling of motion freedom. Posture that will give you support in you daily living. During the workshop you will experience joy of newly discovered somatic feelings of freedom and lightness and you will find out that already learning process itself can be a deliberating experience that you will wish to get more and more.

Joe Stoller (USA)

He gained more than 20 years of experience in the most demanding posts in the United States. He worked as massage therapist in the therapeutic centre for professional sportsmen and later on in several top-class health resorts. Finally he opened up his own successful private practice in USA and France. He is teacher of Feldenkrail Method, instructor of Shengzhen Qigong and teacher of contact improvisation. He is also registered masseur who integrates the techniques of Shiatsu, Phenomenal Touch, Myofascial Release and Somatic Education.

During his manifold international career he also provided Awareness Through Movement courses at the Present Moment Retreat (Mexico), he received the Watson Fellowhip for Contact Improvisation research in diverse cultures, and danced extensively withTumblebones in Boulder (USA). His approach to teaching encourages processes of transformation and learning something new while holding a deep respect for people finding their own way.

Held at Druna in Prague

The workshop is intensive: Saturday 9:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 09:00 – 17:00.

Price 140 EUR. If the deposit of 40 EUR is paid before 2 February the price is 120 EUR.