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Intelligent, Injury-Free Dance Intensive - Workshop Review
by Tammy Rosen

I was in a rut as a dance teacher. It had been a year or two since I’d been to New York to soak up the latest moves and even those trips were getting to be too predictable. I always took class with the same favorite teachers at the same favorite studio… I even ate at the same favorite restaurants while I was there! I wanted to learn something new that I could offer my students. I was craving growth of some sort.

A couple of dancers in my Pilates class mentioned the Feldenkrais Method® as something valuable for dancers so I went home and Googled “dance” and “Feldenkrais.” I came across “Intelligent, Injury-Free Dance Intensive”, a six-day workshop focused on injury prevention for dancers, dance teachers and health professionals working with dancers. It was only a month away, so at first I dismissed it as impossible to swing that year. It just seemed like too much to wrap my head around—the expense, the logistics, not to mention the fact that I was trying to get pregnant and that requires that I at least be in the same state as my husband. But I kept chewing on it, and started to ask myself “why not?” I called to see if there was still room in the workshop and found out there was. I talked to my husband and he agreed to come along and make a vacation out of it and I discovered I could apply for a travel grant from my local arts council to defray some of the cost. Four weeks later I was in a big beautiful studio in Taos, New Mexico.
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What makes the Feldenkrais Method® different from other body work and/or physical therapy?

How to Maximize the Benefits of Your Awareness Through Movement® Class

How to Get the Most from Your Functional Integration® Session

"The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education:  Move with Ease" American Fitness Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2007.  An article on the Method, featuring Tucson practitioners David Taylor and Bonnie Angelie.  Reprinted with permission from AMERICAN FITNESS MAGAZINE, the official publication of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.(800) YOUR-BODY.

An Article on Rolfing and Feldenkrais

A great introductory video on the method

A New York Times article on Why Stretching is Ineffective (something Feldenkrais Practitioners have always known!)

 


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