‘International Feldenkrais® Week’ Feldenkrais & Taiji Free Zoom classes during May 2020!

Free online classes via ZOOM
‘International Feldenkrais® Week’
Feldenkrais® & Taiji during May 2020!
We are keeping safe and learning how to adapt to changes.
45-minute lessons (listed in Pacific time)
Mondays: 1:15 pm ~ May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Tuesdays: 11:00 am ~ May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Fridays: 1:15 pm ~ May 8th, 15th, 22d, 29th
Saturdays: 11:00 am ~ May 9th, 23rd, 31st
Feldenkrais® Week Special class May 9, 2020`
~~ Noon Pacific may be better for some and we would adjust accordingly ~~
Beginners are welcome
Participate as often as you wish
TO SIGN UP: email or call Katarina

Special class May 2, 2020
How to raise an arm in the least resistant pathway ~ Hand on Sternum * reminiscent of BFL # 33. Mindful Spontaneity pages 234, 235,236 Ruthy Alon 1996 w:Images


Newly published article by Jan Winhall on the felt sense polyvagal model

I have updated the page dedicated to PolyVagal Model ~ Adapting to social distancing ~ Developing relational intricacies with the newly published article by Jan Winhall from the University of Toronto! Also on the page are PDF links to Jan Winhall’s graphics representing the felt sense polyvagal model of emotional regulation.


Addiction from the Bottom Up: A Felt Sense Polyvagal Model of Addiction

Reaching beyond the western, post Descartes view of mind/body duality as distorted and harmful, I have explored alternative ways of experiencing and conceptualizing the body. I think this is critical when working with addiction because our current understanding and treatment of addiction reflect this disembodied view—addiction is seen as a malfunctioning of our computer-like brains. But the current brain disease model is failing us. Rates are soaring. People are dying in the streets. We can and must do better than this. To approach addiction from a new perspective, I created a model to conceptualize and treat addiction: The Felt Sense Polyvagal Model (FSPM).

 Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus The Five-Stage Model of Adult Skill Acquisition (1980)

Studio study page   The Five-Stage Model of Adult Skill Acquisition Stuart E. Dreyfus University of California, Berkeley   


Dreyfus model of skill acquisition – Wikipedia

Brothers Stuart and Hubert Dreyfus proposed the model in 1980 in an 18-page report on their research at the University of California, Berkeley, Operations

DREYFUS is referenced at the studio site in these pages listed below:
Taiji & Feldenkrais® Classes

2/ Gendlin, E. (1987). A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Narcissism: The Significance of the Awareness Movement. Gendlin, E. (1987). A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Narcissism: The Significance of the Awareness Movement. [PDF format available] Annotated notes below FROM https://www.focusing.org/gendlin/docs/gol_2158.html AND http://www.focusing.org/narcissism.html (contents links at the end of this page)   A Philosophical Critique of the Concept of Narcissism: The Significance of the Awareness Movement by Eugene T. Gendlin Chapter in D.M. Levin

3/ A CHANGED GROUND FOR PRECISE COGNITION Eugene Gendlin University of Chicago In this article I will argue that there is an implicit kind of precision different from the logical but not unrelated. The two kinds have to be kept separate. The power of logical inference depends on the concepts’ own patterns and would be lost […]   6136 A CHANGED GROUND FOR PRECISE COGNITION Eugene Gendlin 


 Hubert Lederer Dreyfus – Wikipedia

(/ˈdrfəs/; 1929–2017) was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests included phenomenologyexistentialism and the philosophy of both psychology and literature, as well as the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence. He was known for his exegesis of Martin Heidegger, which critics labeled “Dreydegger”.[3]

Dreyfus is featured in Tao Ruspoli‘s film Being in the World (2010),[4] and was amongst the philosophers interviewed by Bryan Magee for the BBC Television series The Great Philosophers (1987).[5]

The Futurama character Professor Hubert Farnsworth is partly named after him, writer Eric Kaplan having been a former student.[6]

Stuart Dreyfus – Wikipedia

A native of Terre Haute, IndianaStuart E. Dreyfus is Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department. While at the Rand Corporation he was a programmer of the JOHNNIAC computer.[1][2] While at Rand he coauthored Applied Dynamic Programming with Richard Bellman. Following that work, he was encouraged to pursue a Ph.D. which he completed in applied mathematics at Harvard University in 1964, on the calculus of variations. In 1962, Dreyfus simplified the Dynamic Programming-based derivation of backpropagation (due to Henry J. Kelley and Arthur E. Bryson) using only the chain rule.[3][4][5][6] He also coauthored Mind Over Machine with his brother Hubert Dreyfus in 1986.[7]

Adapting to Social Distancing ~ Katarina’s blog

Coronavirus and how we find our way each day: A compendium of resources and welcoming your thoughts.
Poly Vagal ~ Adapting to social distancing ~ Developing relational intricacies     

Online Reading & Discussion  We explore a second excellent article by Tomas Pueyo.   Neil Dunaetz writes: “In “Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance: What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like, if Leaders Buy Us Time” Pueyo makes a distinction between “MITIGATION,” also known as “FLATTENING THE CURVE SOMEWHAT” and “SUPPRESSION,” measures that quickly “BREAK THE BACK” of pandemic transmission of the coronavirus (as has been achieved in several East Asia countries).”  [emphasis added by Katarina]

Feldenkrais® Summit Study Page at the studio site ~ a special collection of YouTube clips and notes!
Inviting you to experience how the Feldenkrais® Method develops our learning and adaptability to changing times.
There will be a FREE summit again this year.  You can now purchase in advance the full recordings/notes for the 2020 summit with an option to include the 2019 summit, all for a discounted fee.

Here is our studio link
Feldenkrais® FREE ONLINE Summit May 1 – May 10, 2020
(Disclosure: if you use our studio link above, Thinking in Movement Studio may receive a commission ~ thank you for supporting the studio and the summit)