The Primacy of Orientation
Orientation - a Critical Aspect
Dr Feldenkrais described any action as being made up of three components – timing, orientation and manipulation. Over the past few years the component of ‘orientation’ has been an interesting area to seek more clarity and understanding in, both personally and in my professional practice. How do I orient to myself, to the world around me, as well as moving and interacting with the world.
Julie and Gisele have had some interesting conversations around these ideas for several years, and how they can be made ‘concrete’ for ourselves and our clients.
The BONUS materials include over one-hour of discussion and exploratory movements that demonstrate the ideas of Orientation. We will explore this in conversation, small movement explorations, and examples from our practice;
Following this is a Q&A session and an Awareness Through Movement® lesson where we can continue the learning.
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.
Gisèle St. Hilaire writes, "I’ve been practicing the Feldenkrais Method since 2001 in Winnipeg. Although I have an extensive background as a physiotherapist, I currently work exclusively in my Feldenkrais practice. I am very much looking forward to the Kelowna training because I LOVE to learn, and I LOVE participating in others “a-ha” moments of learning. I want to bring my own level of expertise in this method to a higher level, and I love to have fun while doing so."