May 27-30

Experiencing Progress

4 day immersion in the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, presented by Aliza Stewart, Feldenkrais® Trainer

 

How do you experience progress? How can you use your capacity for learning to reverse the results of faulty education and bad habits? To answer these questions, you must first experience and understand how faulty learning happens. You must learn to sense the difference between movements that result in pain and frustration, and easy, effortless actions that feel pleasurable and effective. There is no better way to fully grasp the progress that is possible in your everyday movement and sensation than by spending several consecutive days studying the Feldenkrais Method.

"Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy pleasurable" - Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

With his understanding of motor development, neuroscience and engineering, Dr. Feldenkrais created thousands of movement lessons that he called Awareness Through Movement. He observed – and the latest discoveries in Neuroscience confirm – that improved movement is possible at any stage of life and often results in improved cognitive functioning as well.

 

Location: Arlington Masonic Temple, 19 Academy St., Arlington, MA 02476

Dates/ times: May 27-30. Friday 130pm-7pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-430pm, Monday 10am-330pm

Cost: Early bird $250 by May 6. $300 after May 6. 

Student early-bird sign up $150 by May 6.

 

What you can expect from the Feldenkrais Method:

Reduced pain • New ways of coping with stress • Increased range of movement • Enhanced athletic and artistic performance • Prevention of performance related injuries • Greater ease and pleasure in physical activities • Quicker recovery of abilities following trauma • Increased mental clarity • A sense of vitality and power

 

About Aliza Stewart

Aliza Stewart has been practicing the Feldenkrais Method since 1986. She is an internationally known Trainer, teaching new Feldenkrais teachers across the U.S., Europe, South America and Israel.

She has given classes, workshops and presentations for many institutions and organizations including The Johns Hopkins applied Physics Laboratory, The Kennedy Krieger Institute, The Maryland Medical and Chirurgical Society, The University of Wisconsin in Madison and The University of Maryland Medical School.

Originally trained as a concert pianist, Aliza has a great affinity for the needs and problems of performers. She has taught Feldenkrais classes at the Peabody Conservatory and at the Mannes College of Music. She is in residence at the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival and the Yellow Barn Music Festival, and has taught workshops in for musicians in Berlin and Vienna.

 

What Clients Say

“Aliza provided me with many tools to free myself from the constant aches and pains. With the fusion of 4 vertebrae 25 years ago, I tolerated back, hip and neck pains and curtail my exercise and parenting activities.  Aliza led me to change my habits so that I can take pleasure in the most mundane aspects of life that previously caused me pain.” – Gail Fishman, Museum Manager

"I've tried many healing modalities besides allopathic medicine,  but none have been as transformative as the Feldenkrais Method.  Among Feldenkrais practitioners, Aliza Stewart is recognized as a master and it is no wonder. Her classes and private sessions are not only highly effective at reducing and eliminating pain, but they also foster an overall sense of vitality, power and expanded possibilities." – Hannah VoDinh, Guitarist

“I never skied better in my life than this past week. I know that Feldenkrais and Aliza’s work with me for the last two years are behind my getting better and having more fun at this stage of my life, 72 years old and still learning”. – Diana Jacquot, Retired Restauranteur and Financial Planner

 “Aliza’s intelligence and commitment make her a real master of the Feldenkrais method. As a classical musician, I suffered chronic pain for several years and Aliza helped eradicate it within months. Aliza Stewart and the Feldenkrais method changed my life.” – Heather Storeng, Violist