There are so many profound insights in this video that you may want to watch it more than once. The lesson that we are discussing is online (click here).
Jeff Haller, PhD is a highly respected Feldenkrais® Trainer. He has taught in Feldenkrais trainings worldwide and is known for his precision in teaching. Most recently he has spearheaded the development of innovative training processes for both new students and graduates.
We are proud to have Jeff Haller, PhD as one of the trainers for the Kelowna Feldenkrais Training.
In this lesson, Jeff invites and guides you to observe yourself in new and detailed ways that help you discover how all of you is connected.
This may be a new way of exploring and thinking about how you move.
Please, take your time, indulge your curiosity and see what surprises emerge. Absorb what you can as you learn this new "language" of intentional, sensate observation. How does paying attention to yourself in this way effect your sense of yourself?
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.”
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.
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."