Book Launch - Moving From the Inside Out: 7 Principles for Ease and Mastery in Movement
About this Webinar
Join host Gisèle St. Hilaire as she interviews authors Julie Peck and Lesley McLennan and helps us understand the essence of the new book, Moving From the Inside Out.
About this Event : Not only will you get to meet the authors, but by attending live you will also:
- Receive the first chapter of the book for free
- Have the opportunity to ask them questions (in our Q&A tool)
- Experience a movement exploration expertly guided by Julie
- Experience the impact that one or more of these principles can have on your movement, sense of self, and your wellbeing
About the Book: Moving From the Inside Out: 7 Principles for Ease and Mastery in Movement - A Feldenkrais® Approach
Movement isn’t just about getting things done or getting from here to there: at its essence, it’s an integration of thinking, sensing, and feeling with action. To Change in one part changes the whole.
More often than not, we move through life focused on results or where we’re going, rarely paying attention to how we move until we experience pain or need to learn a new skill or perform at an elite level.
Moving from the Inside Out shows us how to resolve complex movement issues, balance stability and instability, increase power and precision, and explore our own movement using innate learning strategies.
Although it is written for practitioners, movement therapists, and somatic teachers and students, the curious athlete or casual learner will also find much to gain in learning the practical and accessible fundamentals of movement.
This book is written for those times when we don’t need quick fixes, bandaids, or shortcuts to solve an immediate problem, but can instead dedicate time and attention to explore, laying the foundation to become experts in our own body and movement patterns for long-lasting positive growth.
Authors Lesley McLennan and Julie Peck introduce seven core principles that address:
- The dynamic balance between instability and stability
- How to move with ease and grace
- The secrets of flexibility and support embedded in every musculo-skeletal system
- How anxiety and curiosity shape our individual developmental sequence
- How qualities of movement are clues for your investigation
- The special role of intra-abdominal pressure in our physical and emotional worlds
- How moving and learning are entwined
"It has helped me so much to stop being "pulled apart" by what is happening in our world with Covid, and to "pull myself together" from the inside out so I can move forward fearlessly. And yes! it is definitely about paying attention to the sensations of "stuckness" and discovering through gently movements how to get "unstuck" and remember our natural way of moving. Thank you so much Julie and Lesley for this wonderful gift." -- comment online by WS
“This is a delightful book, full of practical exercises and convincing stories about how to get to know yourself better from the inside—and the inestimable benefits that result if you do. I found it fascinating and enlightening, and you will too.” —Guy Claxton, author of Intelligence in the Flesh
“Moving from the Inside Out is an exciting and lucid presentation of the potent ideas behind the practice of the Feldenkrais Method. A central theme of the text is the pivotal role that how we move plays in our overall health. The authors create an inviting, multifaceted narrative, using stories, theory, and movement experiments that quickly engage the reader. Moving From the Inside Out provides a wonderful new introduction to the Feldenkrais Method, and at the same time its themes will be relevant to a wide variety of health professionals.” —Elizabeth Beringer, Feldenkrais Trainer and editor of Embodied Wisdom
About the Authors:
LESLEY MCLENNAN has had a diverse background through teaching, performance, arts administration, and philanthropy. The unifying themes of movement and accessibility have linked each stage in her professional career. McLennan initiated the webinars on Organising Principles that have been the foundation of this book.
JULIE PECK is an internationally respected educational director of Feldenkrais professional training programs (FPTPs). Her annual schedule has her crossing the world to teach, present workshops, and mentor, between weeks at home working in her practice. Her passion is creating learning environments through which students can discover their full potential.