Debra Goldman will be giving a presentation on the Feldenkrais Method® at the Portage Lake District Library on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 6:30pm. Debra has been a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® since 1997.
The Feldenkrais Method® enables individuals to maximize their unique human potential. Through guided movement and attention, the goal is to become aware of habits and to overcome perceived limitations by expanding options. Movements are done slowly, and each movement is repeated many times with precise and focused attention before the next movement is introduced. The atmosphere is meditative, and a curious, playful and non-judgmental attitude is encouraged. Lessons are done in both groups and 1-on-1.
The most immediate benefits experienced in a Feldenkrais® lesson are increased balance, flexibility, coordination, tranquility and focus. With regular lessons, these benefits extend into improved athletic, academic and musical performance, enhanced creative expression, and healthier intra- and inter-personal relationships. The Feldenkrais Method® is a compliment to basic self-care, healthy pregnancy, and graceful aging. As well, children with developmental challenges can develop their unique human potential with 1-on-1 lessons.
Though physical benefits are typically experienced by participants, the Feldenkrais Method® is an educational rather than medical modality. In general, the method is safe because the first rule is: Do only what is easy and comfortable. Nevertheless, those with prior medical conditions are encouraged to speak to their health-care practitioner before attending class.
The Wednesday, January 10th, presentation will begin with an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method®, which will be followed by a mini-lesson and a question and answer session. All those wishing to participate in the mini-lesson will be required to sign a waiver accepting personal responsibility for their well-being.
Debra teaches a regular class at the Superior School of Dance on Thursday nights from 6:15-7:15pm.