Introduction to Feldenkrais
The Feldenkrais Method: a method of awareness, clarifying and enhancing self image. It involves finding adaptability of ourselves an our movement patterns out-side of our habitual ways but within a safe range. In this session you will be introduced to the basic principles through theory and experience. A practical session clarifying ways to connect head support to the spine and pelvis will be explored. An Exploration and experience of Dynamic Stability. “No part of the body can be moved without all the others being affected. Both Joseph Pilates and Moshe Feldenkrais demonstrated passion, curiosity and relentless practice that continues beyond their legacy. In this session we will explore points of difference and opportuinit for “cross pollination”. You will also experience and discuss the organisation of dynamic stability.
Presenter Leonie Hearn
studied Physiotherapy at Curtin University 1985. She spent 3 years in London where she studied dance at Laban, Middlesex Poly and summer Schools at “The Place”. Whilst in London, she studied Pilates. Upon her return to Australia she completed intensive Pilates DMA training in Perth and in 1996 completed Perth Feldenkrais Practitioner training. Leonie has 30 years experience working as a physiotherapist with the past 18 years as a Feldenkrais practitioner. Leonie currently has a Feldenkrais practice in Prahran, Melbourne with ranging in age from school age to 93 years. People seek out Feldenkrais for many different reasons, often they have tried many modalities for on-going pain or movement issues . My clients are often complex, they have often developed many compensatory strategies. These compensatory movements are often “parasitic” ie they interfere with easy movement. Leonie uses a combination of “hands on” and awareness through movement to provide an environment for learning and finding different movement pathways. This process involves bringing into action parts of our skeleton and use that is not currently under our intentional voluntary movement options. Leonie’s current interest in Feldenkrais method involves studying Moshe Feldenkrais original transcript and lecture from his trainings that he did in the States in the 1980’s. She is studying how Feldenkrais method can be used for gaining easier postural support. She also uses the Feldenkrais method to find spinal length and an organisation of stability.