Everything you do in playing your instrument, as in all coordinated actions, is a complex process that begins with intention. In this case musical intention which requires the coordination of a series of movements involving changes in weight, speed, orientation in space, eye-hand coordination and adaptations to gravity. When any of these are inefficient, it results in unnecessary friction wear and tear on the muscular-skeletal system and less than optimal results.
Ask yourself these questions:
This workshop will help you become more aware of the intimate relationship between the way you use yourself and the music you create. This enhanced awareness can support the ability to express musical intention.
In this introductory workshop we will lay the groundwork and provide tools to help you continue learning and improving. You will:
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Questions? contact Sandra Bradshaw (email@example.com) or phone 250-862-8489
About the Instructors
Alice Friedman, MA, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, experienced Assistant Trainer, Registered Psychologist, and dancer has explored the intersections of motion and emotion her entire life. In her professional life she has investigated ways of integrating movement, awareness and sensory experience into many fields including performing arts. She has offered workshops for musicians and other performing artists at all levels. Alice has also organized two Victoria Feldenkrais® Teacher Training Programs, and is now part of a team organizing a training in Kelowna B.C. She maintains a private practice on Salt Spring Island and Victoria, British Columbia.
Sandra Bradshaw, PDP, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner has an extensive background in music and education. Her training as an Orff Music for Children teacher has provided an informative base for her Feldenkrais practice. She has had a private practice in Kelowna, British Columbia since 1999 and has presented workshops on a variety of topics including music and yoga. Movement. She has helped clients improve performance and helped them connect with their creative side. Sandra is now part of a team organizing a training in Kelowna B.C.
A Letter to You All,
Like all of you, we have been working to stay safe, protect ourselves and our loved ones and trying to see a path forward in this difficult time. We hope you and your friends and family are all well and staying as safe as possible. We recognize that these are primary in your life at the moment and send you our best wishes.
It has been a challenging time as we reorganize the future of the Kelowna Feldenkrais Training. How do we protect your safety and well-being now and still be able to offer the training experience we all wish for? At this point the future is all guess work. Looking toward that still-to -emerge time, the Kelowna Feldenkrais Training team has come up with a plan that will serve all our needs regarding the training.
First and foremost, being mindful of all our health and safety needs, and after much consideration, we have decided it is prudent to postpone the start of the training until March 2021. The postponement will give us all time to settle and we have come up with a schedule that will still have you graduate close to the original date.
We have put a lot of thought into how we can support you during this time. We plan to stay actively involved with your pre-training preparation and be responsive to your needs.
For people who are interested but have not yet taken the step to commit to the training, we have planned continuing with:
We feel it is important that we continue to reach out and support each other in these times. Julie and the rest of us on the team are looking forward to creating new materials to stimulate your learning and help you through these intense and isolating circumstances.
We invite you to keep up to date on what is happening via the website and our newsletter. Do not hesitate to contact any of us if you have questions or concerns. We are here to support each other.
We look forward to seeing you on-line and in-person in March 2021.
Stay well and keep learning.
The KFT team, Julie, Alice, Gisele, Sandra, Rob
Julie Peck, GCFP, Trainer and Educational Director
Alice Friedman, GCFP, Assistant Trainer
Gisele St, Hilaire, GCFP, Assistant Trainer
Rob Black, GCFP
Sandra Bradshaw, GCFP, Registrar
“An act that has no orientation and no timing is an idiotic excitation, that’s all.” [emphasis is ours].
This was a comment made by (Moshe) Feldenkrais while teaching in Amherst.
Not only are actions dependent on orienting, but indeed we “...cannot perceive unless we are aware of the attitude and orientation of the body.” (Feldenkrais, Body and Mature Behavior, p. 79). [emphasis ours]
On the surface, it can seem easy to appreciate the importance of orienting well for quality action.
However, the profundity and depth of this aspect of action is one that easily slides under the radar. There are nuances to orienting that are either taken for granted, or that we are unaware of, not only in ourselves, but then naturally, with our clients.
There is much to be unpacked, explored, experienced and integrated around this topic!
We’ve had to postpone the Advanced Training: Orienting for Action - Directing Yourself with a Purpose for obvious reasons, yet wanted to share a little taster not only to keep you engaged and curious, but to help everyone continually re-orient during these wild times.
When: Friday, March 20: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT (Yes! Only a couple days away!)
Cost: $40 CAD
Trainer: Julie Peck
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If this is the first you’ve heard about the upcoming advanced training with Julie Peck, you can check out a short description here.
Or contact Gisele at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is for you if:
Fee: $16 payable to the Calgary Jewish Centre, payable at the Reception desk.
Activity: Sitting and lying on the floor (mats provided)
What to wear: comfortable clothes appropriate for lying on the floor.
What to bring: Large towel (to fold and use for support)
For information on the weekend workshop, click here.
The Kelowna Feldenkrais Training started with a dream, and is coming together through daily and weekly work by the team.