<![CDATA[KELOWNA TRAINING - Recordings]]>Sat, 22 Feb 2020 04:43:50 -0800Weebly<![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.
<![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. 
<![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.
<![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.
<![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.
<![CDATA[Lesson 6: Rolling Head Pelvic Circles While On Knees]]>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:23:51 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-6-rolling-head-pelvic-circles-while-on-knees
Lesson 6: Rolling Head, Pelvic Circles, while on knees: Gisele St. Hilaire
This lesson challenges you to have more inclusive attention and to orient yourself more clearly in the world. Many find this lesson mentally demanding.  It can be helpful to remember: 
  • Go slowly
  • let go of any judgement
  • Let go of ambition
  • Be Kind to yourself
  • Develop the capacity to stay in the process
  • when you get confused, simply stop, clarify your attention, ask, "What is it you are attempting to do?" and start again.
Applying this lesson to real world experience, when you are in a complex or difficult situation, what are your reactions? Are there some aspects that you find in this lesson? 
Over and above all these ideas, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!
<![CDATA[Team Reflections on ATM#5]]>Mon, 28 Oct 2019 21:04:31 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/team-reflections-on-atm5
<![CDATA[Lesson 5: Raising the Wrist, like a Leaf]]>Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:51:15 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-5-raising-the-wrist-like-a-leaf
Lesson 5: Raising Wrist, light as a leaf, with Rob Black
In this delightful lesson, you explore the idea of raising your wrist everso gently and easily, eventually it is like a leaf in the wind. Then you explore allowing this feeling to transfer to other parts of your body.
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]]><![CDATA[Team Reflections on ATM#4 (Julie's HOW of learning)]]>Sun, 22 Sep 2019 19:43:51 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/team-reflections-on-atm4-julies-how-of-learning

Team Reflections on Julie's lesson, the HOW of Learning

Last week, Julie Peck, our Educational Director, shared a delightful Awareness Through Movement™ lesson done in sitting. In this short video, Julie gives some of the hints about what she was creating for us to experience, and how the experience changed ourselves.

Scroll down to listen to the actual lesson.
<![CDATA[Lesson 4: The HOW of Learning, with Julie Peck]]>Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:00:00 GMThttp://kelownafeldenkraistraining.ca/recordings/lesson-4-the-how-of-learning-with-julie-peck
Lesson 4: The HOW of learning, with Julie Peck
Moshe Feldenkrais said "Life is movement. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself." 
Many of us get caught up in assuming that the method is about making movement easier, more efficient and graceful, and YES that is a wonderful part of the work, however the deeper investigation is in how we ‘get stuck’ in our habitual ways of moving and thinking, and the Feldenkrais method offers a powerful tool to discover HOW to ‘get unstuck’.
Because life is unpredictable and ever-changing, how do we find ways to become more adaptable, see things from more perspectives, become more resilient, and discover alternative ways to achieve our intentions that help us to lead more aesthetically satisfying lives.
All of this involves our ability to learn – bringing our curiosity to the fore, and finding ways to challenge ourselves and to explore alternatives.  I hope you enjoy the practical ways we will explore this in the conversation you will be watching.