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I’m often asked why the Feldenkrais Method doesn’t offer any kind of testing, standards for moving or ways of knowing that you’re moving correctly? The main reason for this is that if students are focused on getting something right, or whether or not they can do something, they could miss the process of sensing themselves and

The Feldenkrais Method and Creativity

Monday, 23 November 2015 by

David Monette & Scotty Barnhart on resonance, Feldenkrais This short video shows a nice synergy between trumpet player Scotty Barnhart, trumpet maker David Monette and Feldenrkais Method practitioner Alice Boyd. Mr. Monette builds trumpets very differently than conventional instrument makers and also helps performers with posture and creativity. Each instrument is custom made, so players visit the factory to have

Growth Mindset and Movement

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 by

While teaching groups and private lessons in the Feldenkrais Method, I often run across a more fixed mindset when it comes to movement and learning. Many students and clients will come with some form of limitation or challenge, believing that the cause is age, genetic predisposition, or, accident or injury that caused some kind of

New Parkour Park

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 by

The city of Växjö, Sweden just opened a new outdoor parkour park and it’s very cool.   I was fortunate enough to be able to try it out but there was much more than I could do that evening. There are numerous bars to balance on and hang from, walls and fences to jump over

Some nice ideas on adaptability

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 by

In this short video, the Parkour practitioner, Rafe Kelley talks about how being in nature asks him to become even more adaptable as compared to practicing in the city. The city, he says, is made up of consistent angles and surfaces. In the forest however, nothing is the same. Exploring this way requires much more