Thinking in Movement ~ Winter 2022-2023

Thinking in Movement ~ Winter 2022 – 2023

Moshé Feldenkrais encouraged his students to create programs inspired by his teaching. Bones for Life® and Sounder Sleep System® are based on Feldenkrais principles. At Thinking in Movement Studio, we are dedicated to the Feldenkrais Method® and related modalities. 

WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU TO BE WITH US:

Continuing Education Credits:
Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

TUITION FEES 
$225 USD per series: 
15-hour Sounder Sleep System™ workshop
18.75-hour Bones for Life® 15 week series
18-hour Focusing and Dreams 12-week series
$20 USD drop-in: 
Focusing
Bones for Life® series and Impromptu
Sleep
Pay as you can:
Feldenkrais®
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Links below to more about some of our programs:

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Bones for Life®: BIOLOGICAL OPTIMISM’ and ‘NEUROLOGICAL DIPLOMACY’ are key terms in the program. Lessons include the concepts of AXIS and WAVE, where the ‘axis’ ensures a safe trajectory of physical force moving through the body, strengthening and aligning the body’s structure. The ‘wave’ involves the body’s flexible, spiral movement, enabling turning, reaching, and bending. Unique weight-bearing processes ensure optimum UPRIGHTNESS at any age. The BFL® WRAP is another unique feature, providing modulated compression and support at various joints to foster uprightness, resilience, and confidence.

Through BFL practice, we become more aware of our position in space, finding a more graceful movement and strength within our comfort and safety. Bones for Life was developed by Feldenkrais® trainer Ruthy Alon, a graduate of Dr. Feldenkrais’s first Tel Aviv training; learning occurs through the basic principles of Dr. Feldenkrais’s teachings along with Ruthy Alon’s innovations.

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Sounder Sleep System® MINI MOVES® lessons support a steady connection with the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) balanced with a lively interest through the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). A background sense of calm (parasympathetic) is developed throughout the day. We also engage the sympathetic to foster vitality and enthusiasm. Practicing Sounder Sleep System leads to a more restful sleep at night. A key concept is ‘L.E.S.S. Less is More – Light Easy Soft and Slow’ in relation to breathing and some movement explorations. Fine motor movements (parasympathetic dominant) are juxtaposed with larger actions (sympathetic dominant). This cultivation of a quiet calm balanced with lively interest works to refine our autonomic nervous system: Three daily, three-minute practices over three weeks foster new habit patterns which allow for integration and refinement of the entire self. The lessons provide practical applications to support physical and emotional regulation and mental resilience, which ensure Polyvagal health. Sounder Sleep System, current © Copyright Paris Kern, was Founded by Michael Krugman, Feldenkrais Teacher, and is carried into today’s world by Paris Kern Feldenkrais Trainer and Janine Holenstein Feldenkrais Teacher, and Sounder Sleep System Teachers through the International Website

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The Movement Intelligence Programs Bones for Life®, Walk for Life, Chairs, Mindful Eating, and Solutions are the intellectual property of Ruthy Alon, Ph.D. Bones for Life® is a registered mark of Ruthy Alon, Ph.D The following are service marks, trademarks, collective, or certification marks and information from the Foundation for Movement Intelligence: The Movement Intelligence Programs Bones for Life®, Walk for Life, Chairs, Mindful Eating and Solutions are the intellectual property of Ruthy Alon, Ph.D. Bones for Life® is a registered mark of Ruthy Alon, Ph.D FMI is a 501(c)(3) founded in the state of Maine in 2007 operating with tax-exempt EIN 14-1996888 under the IRS category “E50” — Rehabilitative Medical Services. We support the growth of Movement Intelligence in North America, including Bones for Life® — a program created by Ruthy Alon and trademarked in the US in August 2004 under patent #2,874,949 as “Health-related movement classes for achieving improved flexibility and bone strength.” In Canada the registered trademark [Sept. 2006] is No. 672,566. FMI’s mailing address: 22 Monument Square, Suite 501, Portland, ME 04101 | Telephone: (207) 239-0260 |

SOUNDER SLEEP SYSTEM™(IN CANADA) AND SOUNDER SLEEP SYSTEM® (IN THE USA) ARE SERVICE MARKS OF PARIS KERN. 

The following are service marks, trademarks, collective, or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America in the US: Feldenkrais Guild®, Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Functional Integration®, FI®, Awareness Through Movement®, ATM®, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®, GCFTCM, Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM, GCFPCM, Certified Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement TeacherCM, CFATMTCM, Feldenkrais JournalTM, Friends of FeldenkraisSM, and FGNA Feldenkrais Method Logo. The following are service marks, trademarks, or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America in Canada: Feldenkrais GuildTM, Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais® Method or Feldenkrais MethodTM, Awareness Through Movement®, ATMTM, Prise de conscience par le mouvementMD, Functional Integration®, FITM, L’intégration fonctionnelleMD, Guild Certified Feldenkrais TeacherTM , GCFTTM, Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerTM, GCFPTM, Certified Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement TeacherTM, CFATMTTM, Friends of FeldenkraisSM , Feldenkrais JournalTM, and FGNA Feldenkrais Method Logo. FGNA | 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600, Wakefield, MA 01880 

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‘The Politics of Attention and the Promise of Mindfulness’

Dear Friends
Noting a free conversation about one hour from now ~ everyone is welcome:
Best wishes,
Katarina

Larry Berger has been developing a philosophy of attention for many years over the course of his academic career. He was formerly a business school professor at the universities of Iowa and Pennsylvania, after which he decided to engage in philosophy full time, teaching philosophy at Marist College and Montclair State University. He has published a number of articles on the philosophy of attention and is working on a book entitled The Politics of Attention and the Promise of Mindfulness, in which Eugene Gendlin’s A Process Model plays a central role.

Katarina Halm, MA, CFT, GCFP, received her M.A. degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology with a thesis on Resonance and Dissonance in the Learning Process. A Focusing teacher and Feldenkrais® Practitioner, she is dedicated to furthering the Feldenkrais Method® with Gendlin’s philosophy. The October 2022 PolyVagal presentation will develop themes from A Sounder World w/ Sounder Sleep System™ , Rolling with Possibility,  Attuning to Natural Process Action Steps, and Horizons of Understanding.

º​ Bones for Life® 9:45 am Pacific January 21 to May 20, 2022.

 

Dear Freinds and Colleagues,
Bones for Life® I (1-30) Jan 21 to May 20, 2022 `

Bones for Life® I Fridays January 21 to May 20, 2022, with prospectus 

9:45 am – 11:00 am Pacific
Class on Fridays with Makeup Class on Mondays by request
A learning circle, sharing ranges of experience.
Current students and those beginning their BFL journey.

Registration           More Information  

In case you know someone who may like to support the project:
BFL 1 Sponsor’s link

If you are ready to register:
BFL 1 Student’s tuition link

Or please let me know
if you have questions or wishes.

Moshé Feldenkrais & Ruthy Alon

Moshé Feldenkrais inspired many of his students to create programs generated from his teaching – some colleagues consider these Feldenkrais® offshoots or branches.  Some of us dream that these branch modalities may be reunited under one umbrella to strengthen the Feldenkrais community. 

Ruthy Alon began her training with Moshé in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1958.  She went on to become a Feldenkrais Method® trainer in Europe, America, Australia, Israel. Here are Ruthy Alon Videos showing her work with Moshé and her development of the Bones for Life® program based on the Feldenkrais Method®.

Appreciation for Thinking in Movement Studio

”It was so nice to attend your session this morning, I enjoyed spending time with the group and it was the first time I experienced your teaching style, it is perfect for me, the pace and the repetition meet me right where I am. ” –– Jenna Blaustein, Feldenkrais® GCFP jennaroseblaustein.com

“I have been studying “Focusing” and “Bones for life” with Katarina since 2018. Her classes, tutorials, and practice sessions enhance my ability to listen well, both through words and kinaesthetically through my hands, eyes, ears, and intuition. Katarina’s teaching led me to become a better hands-on practitioner. I highly recommend working with Katarina. She has an innate ability to help practitioners cue into our own nervous systems, teaching us to give space and time for listening to ourselves and others using our kinaesthetic senses.”  –– Minal S. Feldenkrais® Practitioner, USA

“I find the minimal movements during the lessons evoke meaningful learning. I am more aware of that moment when my system is clear and open. I experience an instantaneous felt sense of curiosity. I can breathe more freely and see that situations are progressing, so I find a more positive view of life. I am more and more aware of my learning as I continue the lessons with Katarina and Thinking in Movement teachers. I am supported in translating the lessons into a rhythm for myself. Thus I find ways to be conscientious – I find the best place for my energy and endeavours to land each day, each week, and for each project.” –– Alfo Humano, Focusing trainer, Cordoba,  Argentina www.alfohumano.com.ar

“Katarina’s classes are full of deep educational aspects. Her pace makes practice easy. Having feedback from her gives safety.”    Student 

Warmest greetings and devotion to learning,
Katarina

The Movement Intelligence Programs Bones for Life®, Walk for Life, Chairs, Mindful Eating, and Solutions are the intellectual property of Ruthy Alon, Ph.D. Bones for Life® is a registered mark of Ruthy Alon, Ph.D

Feldenkrais® and Feldenkrais Method® are service marks, trademarks, and certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America (FGNA) in the USA

Fifty Years in Motion ~ Israeli Feldenkrais Festival Aug 1st, 2021

The Israeli Guild Feldenkrais Festival ~ Fifty Years in Motion
‘Join us from around the world’ ‘Live Feldenkrais lessons in six languages!’

Events with the Israeli Guild on the 1st of August 

will take place both on Zoom and on Facebook
The Zoom meeting link:
Facebook page ~ when the live broadcast is soon to begin
it will be posted at to top of the page at this Facebook link
Here is the event link
 
Feldenkrais lessons in six languages 1st of August, 2021
~ listed below in Central European Time (CET):
The event will start a bit early to make sure all the technical things work well.
 
3 PM CET – Italian by Isabella Turino
4 PM – German by Eli Wadler
5 PM – French by Sabine Pfeffer
6 PM – Hebrew by Chava Shelhav
11am PT./ 3pm Argentina / 7 PM Central European Time (CET) – Spanish by Marilupe Campero
8 PM – English – Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais – A lesson filmed from the training in Amherst USA with about 250 participants
– courtesy of the IFF International Feldenkrais® Federation
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2nd of August at 7 pm CET
the premiere broadcast of 2 interviews with Chava Shelhav and Eli Wadler about the evolution of the Feldenkrais Method.
These interviews will be broadcasted by the Israeli Guild
• Facebook page
• YouTube Channel:
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YouTube Video by Tsippy Gaman
Tsippy Ganan, the chairperson of the Israeli Guild’
created an informal YouTube video following Moshe’s
footsteps from the time he arrived in Tel Aviv!
Please give credit to the Israeli Guild when you share the link:
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Special note: June 30, 2021: 50 years ago
13 students finished the first Feldenkrais training in Tel Aviv.
Two of the 13, Eli Wadler and Chava Shelhav,
will teach lessons on the first of August.
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With a devotion to learning,
Katarina

FULL URLs to click for your time:

Sunday AUGUST 1, 2021 3PM CET 16:00 Italian – Trainer Isabella Turin – Italian CLICK FOR YOUR TIME / 9am Eastern / 6am Pacific https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=+AUGUST+1,+2021+3PM+CET+%E2%80%93+Italian++CLICK+FOR+YOUR+TIME+/+9am+Eastern+/+6am+Pacific+&iso=20210801T15&p1=341&ah=1&am=15

Sunday AUGUST 1, 2021 4 PM CET 17:00 German – Trainer Eli Wadler CLICK FOR YOUR TIME
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=AUGUST+1,+2021+4PM+CET+17:00+German+-+Trainer+Eli+Wadler++CLICK+FOR+YOUR+TIME&iso=20210801T16&p1=37&ah=1&am=15

Sunday AUGUST 1, 2021 5 PM CET 18:00 French – Trainer Sabine Pepper CLICK FOR YOUR TIME
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=AUGUST+1,+2021+5PM+CET+18:00+French+-+Trainer+Sabine+Pepper++CLICK+FOR+YOUR+TIME&iso=20210801T17&p1=333

Sunday AUGUST 1, 2021 6 PM CET19:00 Hebrew – Trainer Chava Shelhav CLICK FOR YOUR TIME
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=AUGUST+1,+2021+6PM+CET19:00+Hebrew+-+Trainer+Chava+Shelhav++CLICK+FOR+YOUR+TIME&iso=20210801T18&p1=195

Sunday AUGUST 1, 2021 7 PM CET 20:00 Spanish – Trainer Marilope Campero CLICK FOR YOUR TIME https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=AUGUST+1%2C+2021+7PM+CET+20%3A00+Spanish+-+Trainer+Marilope+Campero+CLICK+FOR+YOUR+TIME&iso=20210801T19&p1=37&ah=1

Sunday AUGUST 1, 2021 8 PM CET 21:00 English – CLICK FOR YOUR TIME Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais – A lesson filmed from the training in Amherst USA with about 250 participants – courtesy of the IFF International Feldenkrais Federation
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=AUGUST+1,+2021+8PM+CET+21:00+English+-++CLICK+FOR+YOUR+TIME+Dr.+Moshe+Feldenkrais&iso=20210801T20&p1=195

Monday 2nd August 2021 7pm CET premiere broadcast of 2 interviews with Chava Shelhav and Eli Wadler about the evolution of the Feldenkrais Method
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=2nd+August%2C+2021+7pm+CET+premiere+broadcast+of+2+interviews+with+Chava+Shelhav+and+Eli+Wadler+&iso=20210802T19&p1=37&ah=1

Daniel Swain, climate scientist

Inviting your comments:

Short Interview with Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles who is an authority on extreme weather, wildfires, and other climate impacts.
https://grist.org/article/is-climate-change-happening-faster-than-expected-a-climate-scientist-explains/

Noting Swain’s statement:

“I’m less convinced that recent events tell us that things are moving faster than projections have suggested,” Swain said. “But I am increasingly convinced that we’ve underestimated the impacts of some of the changes that were actually fairly well predicted.”

Perhaps you may comment on the following:

• predicted, modeled changes vs actual impacts (i.e., mathematically-abstracted mean values and hypothesized kinds of changes vs actual happening-nature events)

• locality and time.

• Swain’s description of meteorological models predicting recent extreme-extreme events while the meteorologists themselves discounted these extremely-anomalous model projections–until they were actually happening!