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.
In this 3-hour Advanced Training for Feldenkrais practitioners, Julie shares some basic insights that form the basis for her 3-day workshop (intended for March 17-20 in Toronto, but cancelled due to the Corona pandemic).
Moshe Feldenkrais describes all action being composed of Timing, Orientation and Manipulation. He further describes the orientation component as "directing yourself with a purpose". How do you direct yourself with a purpose and how do you help your students to learn to direct themselves with a purpose?
In this advanced training Julie leads us in explorations of this component of movement organization in detail.
- How do we use and direct our attention to orient ourselves from our internal to external environments, and from the big picture to the detail, seamlessly and with reversibility?
- Whether you were at the webinar with Julie in November or not, come along and deepen the discussion and learning that Julie introduced there.
- We will explore these ideas in both ATM® and FI®, with a large component directed towards our self use.
“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! This workshop gives you some beginning ideas that you can use immediately in your practice.
Julie Peck, the Educational Director of the Kelowna Feldenkrais Teacher Training, is know for working collaboratively with colleagues and students. Julie graduated from the Sydney Feldenkrais training in 1990, became an accredited Feldenkrais trainer in 2003, and also has a background in physiotherapy. She finds her private practice (where she works with a wide range of clients), her teaching in numerous trainings and advanced trainings, and sharing learning experiences with colleagues, clients and students are the main sources of her continual learning.She has found her journey in the Feldenkrais Method over the last 25 years has enhanced and refined her abilities in innumerable ways, particularly in stimulating her ability to direct her own discoveries and learning, and to share this with others.