Feldenkrais is for anyone who wants to make the things they do easier, more efficient and pleasurable. The Feldenkrais Method is a mind-body approach, which combines movement and awareness to help you move and live more comfortably and effectively. This workshop is for all bodies and experience levels, and will focus on relieving pain and helping our bodies become more efficient in movement.
Rather than making corrections that are hard to remember, or adjusting to some externally imposed form, the Feldenkrais process allows you to discover what works best for you – your body, your movement potential, your life. It restores choice to how you feel and move your body. Injury, illness, pain, stress and the effects of ageing can diminish your capacity and the enjoyment of your movement - and your life. Feldenkrais allows you to rediscover lost abilities and pleasure in your movement.
Discussion & Introduction to Feldenkrais
November 22, 6-8:30pm - FREE
Rich Goldsand will lead a FREE workshop and discussion that will give background, history, context, and an introduction to Functional Integration and Awareness through movement. Those who register for the full-day workshop on November 23 are strongly encouraged to attend on Friday evening as well to gain further insight and context before digging in deeper on Saturday.
Full-Day Feldenkrais Workshop
November 23, 9:30am-5pm - $50
We are fortunate to have Rich Goldsand leading a full-day Feldenkrais workshop at an extremely affordable rate for our community! This workshop will focus on finding relief from pain in movement, and finding more functional movement in dance. Attendees should bring a towel and/or yoga mat, water, and comfortable clothing. Lunch will not be provided, but attendees can bring their own or grab food during the lunch break.
Richard Goldsand is a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais practitioner with 25 years of experience. He is a faculty associate in the ASU Department of Dance where he teaches the Feldenkrais Method and in the School of Social Transformation where he co-teaches a course on Transformational Leadership and Embodied Activism. He has worked successfully with artistic performers, high-achieving athletes, individuals wishing to combat everyday stressors of life, and medical professionals seeking complementary therapies for clients. He lectures and teaches at hospitals and colleges in Arizona, and works closely with Dr. Charles Adler, Professor of neurology and chair of the Mayo Foundation Division Of Movement Disorders. Since 2000 Rich has served as Feldenkrais Educational consultant for various ASU Athletic teams including men’s baseball, football, and women’s basketball. He trained members of the US Olympic Diving Team and in his private practice he has worked with prominent professional athletes.