As we move reversibly in and out of Spring in Nova Scotia (that’s a lame Feldenkrais joke), here’s an update on what’s coming up in the near future at the Yoga Loft ), and what’s been posted online at kinesophics.ca recently.
Upcoming Themes of the Month at the Yoga Loft
Finding length – April 2010 theme
Effort shortens the body, restricts breathing, and creates wear and tear on joints. Efficient and accurate action feels effortless and creates length. In this month’s series of Feldenkrais lessons, you’ll find the ways to distribute work more evenly around your core, feel the support of your skeleton, and thereby let yourself lengthen rather than waste energy in tightening and shortening yourself when you act. Find the taller, lighter version of yourself that’s hidden underneath your habitual aches and pains.
Workshop: Breath, posture, and voice
Sunday, May 9, 2010, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
In this pair of Feldenkrais lessons, we will examine the subtle relationship of how we use the vocal tract and diaphragm, to find freedom and support through the neck, spine, and hips. In turn, finding the support of your skeleton—the essence of “good posture”—will transform your breathing and voice.
Smart feet—happy hips – June 2010 theme
Subtle differentiation of the toes and arches of the feet send new messages of freedom to the hips—and finer control of the hips and pelvis wake up the natural capacity of your feet to respond intelligently to the ground. Through this month’s series of Feldenkrais lessons addressing the hips and feet, you’ll find yourself feeling more grounded and supported by your legs—and your hips (and everything above) will thank you for it.
Workshop: Sitting cross-legged
Sunday, July 11, 2010, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
In this pair of Feldenkrais lessons, you will find some surprising connections through your spine and shoulders that enable your pelvis and legs to rest more comfortably in cross-legged sitting.
Vocal overtoning – August 2010 theme
Your voice — its strength and timbre — is acutely sensitive to your postural habits. This series of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons explores how you resonate your whole self with your voice, and how you support the process with your breath. As you discover your own rich timbre and the internal shapes and spaces you can create, the experience may lead to unexpected results!
New recordings on kinesophics.ca
The Integrating Life and Action workshop (breathing and sphincter lessons) are online at http://kinesophics.ca/feldenkrais_halifax/integrating_life_and_action
December’s lessons (Distributing the work and finding your healthy spine) are online at
http://kinesophics.ca/feldenkrais_halifax/distributing_work_finding_your_healthy_spine_december_2009, along with some lesson commentaries.