<![CDATA[KELOWNA TRAINING - Recordings]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2020 03:03:15 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Lesson 10: Discussion]]>Sun, 17 May 2020 15:05:02 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-10-discussion
​In this video, the team meets with Arlyn Zones and discusses the ATM she shared. Arlyn will be teaching in two of the segments of the Training. As Julie says, "She has enriched my learning beyond compare."

We  discuss the depth and “essence” of the Feldenkrais work, and how we communicate this to others through ATM classes.
Listening to discussions such as these will give you insight into the experience of being in the Kelowna Feldenkrais training. The continual and collaborative learning process in the training  enriches and expands all of us. Through these kinds of processes, we can ponder and ask “better” questions. Teachers and students evolve, making us better Feldenkrais practitioners, no matter our level of experience.
This collaborative learning process is an integral part of our training. All bring their strengths. As we reflect on what others bring,  we enhance our own teaching and learning skills, and  expand the possibilities of “becoming more ourselves”.
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<![CDATA[Lesson 10: Hand to Heel]]>Mon, 04 May 2020 14:55:21 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-10-experience-arlynPicture

​We are pleased to introduce one our our top teachers in the Kelowna Feldenkrais Training, Arlyn Zones. Arlyn will be teaching two segments of the training. 
Arlyn studied acting, voice and mime and taught Movement for Actors prior to her involvement with the Feldenkrais Method.  She began studying the Feldenkrais Method in 1977 and graduated from Dr. Feldenkrais’ US Training Program in 1983.  She became an Assistant Trainer in 1988 and a Feldenkrais Trainer in 1994.  Arlyn has taught extensively in Australia, the United States, Canada, and Europe in over 100 Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs worldwide.  She has also directed her own training programs in Amsterdam, Berkeley, and Toronto.
Arlyn is known for her direct and personal teaching style as well as her ability to inspire creativity and independence in those she teaches.

Lesson 10: Introduction-Less Effort - Arlyn Zones

​Arlyn started a one day workshop with a little talk on "less effort" and it sets a good stage for the ATM.
Lesson 10: Hand to Heel - Arlyn Zones

In the lesson, "Hand to Heel",  Arlyn addresses the uppermost ribs and the upper sternum, two areas of which we often have little awareness when we move. By focussing on this area and softening the articulation between the ribs and the sternum, it allows for more flexibility in all of the ribs when side bending. You may also notice that turning the head becomes substantially easier.
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<![CDATA[Reflections on Lesson # 9]]>Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:53:09 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/reflections-on-lesson-9
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<![CDATA[Lesson 9: Connecting with the Ground]]>Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:58:22 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-9-connecting-with-the-ground
Lesson 9: Connecting with the Ground - with Julie Peck
In this delightful lesson intended for a wide audience, Julie helps the participants learn to be more connected with themselves... and the ground.
Lesson 9: Discussions and clarifications with Students
Lesson 9: Clarifications and Discussion
At the end of teaching "Connecting with the Ground", Julie invited questions from the audience. Several students requested clarification of the three ways. Julie's response is so delightful and meaningful.

Lesson 9: Beginnings
Curious about beginnings? In this introduction to the public session above, Julie talks a bit about her path, what attracted her to the Method, how she discovered new aspects of herself that she never thought it was possible to improve.
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<![CDATA[Team Reflections on Lesson 8 (Beginner lesson)]]>Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:39:42 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/team-reflections-on-lesson-8-beginner-lesson
If you missed Julie's audio ATM, please listen to it now (click here).
We began this reflection by sharing how we felt after the lesson. This is always a useful topic for self-reflection. The mind is often pulled to what didn't work, or what was a challenge for a minute, rather than sensing the larger picture of what changes happened by the end fo the lesson.

-- When listening to the sharing of experience, you might also attend to what Julie said at the end of the lesson, asking how the self-image may have changed. In other words, the team is talking about the changes in self-image.

Then Julie talks a bit about the lesson, and weaves in the idea of how the self-image is so plastic.
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<![CDATA[Lesson 8: Beginner's Lesson]]>Sat, 01 Feb 2020 01:57:12 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-8-beginners-lesson
Lesson 8: Beginner's Lesson
Julie wrote,
I taught this ATM to someone who had never done one before  (though knows quite a bit about the FM), and is a visual artist.  I wanted to record the ATM for anyone so did not specifically design the ATM for him, however I was thinking of his way of interacting with the world.
I laughed when on talking about the ATM later he reflected that one of the things that struck him in the lesson was ‘how he should hold the brush to trace around himself’ and his other comment was how little awareness he generally had of himself, and that it had made a difference when painting afterwards to notice small moments of awareness when his attention went to questioning “how” he was able to involve more of himself in the process.

​It is so wonderful to be continually surprised at how people enter into the ATM process, their  different styles, how they use their attention, and what they take from the lesson.

I hope you enjoy the process of looking at your self image. 
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<![CDATA[A beginner lesson for a visual artist]]>Wed, 29 Jan 2020 16:29:28 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/a-beginner-lesson-for-a-visual-artistJulie writes,
​I taught this ATM to someone who had never done one before  (though knows quite a bit about the FM), and is a visual artist.  I wanted to record the ATM for anyone so did not specifically design the ATM for him, however I was thinking of his way of interacting with the world.
I laughed when on talking about the ATM later he reflected that one of the things that struck him in the lesson was ‘how he should hold the brush to trace around himself’ and his other comment was how little awareness he generally had of himself, and that it had made a difference when painting afterwards to notice small moments of awareness when his attention went to questioning “how” he was able to involve more of himself in the process.
It is so wonderful to be continually surprised at how people enter into the ATM process, their different styles, how they use their attention, and what they take from the lesson.
I hope you enjoy the process of looking at your self image.
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<![CDATA[Reflecting on Lesson 7]]>Tue, 07 Jan 2020 05:04:05 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/reflecting-on-lesson-7
The team reflects on Alice's delightful lesson, "Tilting Legs, Softening Chest". Alice notes that this was a live recording with a continuing class that had two new students, and she shares how she changed her process to include the needs of these two students.
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<![CDATA[Lesson 7: Tilting Legs, Softening Chest]]>Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:33:22 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-7-tilting-legs-softening-chest
Lesson 7: Tilting Legs, Softening Chest
Alice has shared with us an interesting lesson which has components that may be familiar to those who have done a number of lessons. By tying these components with some new variations, Alice brings us new awareness of the line of the spine, from the tailbone to the head and, as in the title, softening of the chest.
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<![CDATA[Team Reflections on Lesson 6]]>Sat, 30 Nov 2019 22:48:10 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/team-reflections-on-lesson-6
The team reflected on the new lesson by Gisele, 'Rolling Head, Pelvic Circles while Standing on Knees".
Some people find this lesson difficult -- not usually physically, but because we are thinking about the movement in a complex way.
​When you are in a complex or difficult situation, what are your reactions? In the Feldenkrais Method, we learn to recognize these reactions and apply alternate strategies. The team reflects on their own responses and provide a fascinating series of options.

To review the ATM before listing to the reflections, click here.
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