Feldenkrais Method® Experts Convene in Washington, D.C. for 2014 Conference Focusing on the Experience of Mind Body Wellness

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Public is invited to experience workshop and lecture presentationshosted by top Feldenkrais® practitioners.

Leading experts in the field of the Feldenkrais Method®, a form of somatic education that uses movement and directed attention to increase ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover the capacity for graceful, efficient movement, will meet August 27 – September 1 for their annual conference focusing on mind and body wellness as a key part of integrated personal healthcare. Two of the events will be open to the public in an ongoing effort to extend the educational and wellness benefits of the Feldenkrais Method® to a larger audience.

A workshop entitled, Senses in Action will be presented by the Dwelle Brain Ensemble and taught by Ned Dwelle, a former student of Feldenkrais Method® founder Moshe Feldenkrais and a leading trainer in Europe since 1997. The workshop will explore how data from the senses informs not only how the brain perceives the world but also how the body moves through it. Attendees will participate in exercises that will allow them to more fully experience the connection between their senses and their actions, improving communications between individuals and the world around them.

A lecture presentation and experiment entitled Feldenkrais and The Brain lead by Roger Russell, former Moshe Feldenkrais student, physical therapist, movement scientist, author and leading trainer since 1997, will also be open to the public. The interactive lecture will demonstrate how Feldenkrais lessons affect neural pathways and lead to a deeper understanding of the connection between body, brain and the world in which we live. Additionally, Awareness Through Movement® classes taking places on August 28, 29 and 30th are open to the public and free with registration. To register and pay for the workshop or lecture or sign up for the free ATM® classes, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-feldenkrais-guild-of-north-america-6766827523?internal_ref=login.

Taking place at the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel, The 2014 Feldenkrais Method® Conference includes workshops, lectures and mentoring events hosted by several of the profession’s most outstanding and well-respected practitioners. In addition the workshop open to the public, other workshops include: ATM®s Have Secrets to Tell presented by Jeff Haller, Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology who is internationally recognized for his teaching in Feldenkrais Teacher Training Programs; The 4-Step Conversation that Attracts the Clients you Need to Thrive and Grow as a Practitioner presented by Allison Rapp, Chief Enthusiasm Officer at GetThePracticeYouWant.com, where she mentors Feldenkrais practitioners around the world to make a bigger impact; Understand, So You May See; and See, So You May Understand presented by Chava Shelhav, Ph.D., founder and developer of "Child'Space – The Chava Shelhav Method for Developmental Monitoring" who is currently involved in training Child'Space educators in Israel, Germany, Holland, and the United States; Potency Through Uncertainty presented by David Zemach-Bersin, Director of the New York City and Baltimore Feldenkrais Training Programs and past President of The Feldenkrais Guild® of North America, co-founder of Feldenkrais Resources and The Feldenkrais Institute of New York; and What Makes a Lesson a Feldenkrais Lesson? presented by Larry Goldfarb, Ph. D., a pioneering practitioner, movement scientist and multimedia author.

The Feldenkrais Method® is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. The Annual Conference has occurred every year since 1978 and brings together experts in the fields of physical therapy, movement science, transpersonal psychology and childhood movement development. The conference is a collaborative effort of Feldenkrais Guild® of North America and The Feldenkrais® Educational Foundation of North America. For more information, go to http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2014/.

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