What: Advanced Training
Title: Plasticity in Action
When: Friday-Sunday, 11:30am – 4:00pm
Dates: April 16-18
Who: Raz Ori, Feldenkrais Access
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This workshop, with Feldenkrais Trainer, Raz Ori, focuses on new ways to use instability to access neuroplastic change in Functional Integration. Instability is compelling and attracts the attention of our nervous system.
Feldenkrais Practitioners often use rollers or pads to support the reciprocal exchange of sensory information between Practitioner and client. Raz Ori has developed an exciting alternative approach that involves using a soft, inflatable ball to enhance this dialogue and facilitate sensory learning. The ball aides and supports the Practitioner while also making it easier for the student’s nervous system to notice superfluous efforts and differences in quality of movement and to recognize opportunities for improved action.
In this workshop, you will gain new perspectives and learn valuable skills to use in your private practice. Learn how to use the inflatable ball in Functional Integration in order to:
- Overcome resistance of weight and friction, as “an extra pair of hands.”
- Improve the Practitioner’s self-organization, dexterity, and kinesthetic acuity.
- Attract the nervous system’s attention, offer non-habitual conditions, and circumvent the reinforcement of defensive patterns.
- Introduce new kinesthetic qualities that the nervous system can replicate and integrate.
The workshop will include Alexander Yanai Awareness Through Movement lessons and feature some lessons that Raz created for this workshop.
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