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Podcast #16: Feldenkrais Method Conference: Katrin Smithback, Diana Razumny

Today we have Feldenkrais Trainers, Katrin Smithback and Diana Razumny who are Program Committee members (Katrin is the Chairperson) for the next Feldenkrais (FGNA) conference to be held in Boulder Colorado from July 25th to August 1st, 2008.

The whole Program Committee “thing” has been a bit of a mystery to me, so I asked Diana and Katrin to enlighten us about the process of planning a conference and who decides who is on the committee.

In this year’s conference (as in year’s past), there has been a big push to have more workshops for the public. This is both for the sake of the growing the Method AND for practitioners who want examples and models of workshops that can be taught to the public.

This year’s conference has more public workshops than any other conference has ever had, including workshops for skiers, fly fishers (!), yoga and pilates students, workshops on Gurdjieff, Mable Todd and on many other topics.

Diana and Katrin also speak about this year’s keynote Speaker, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D who wrote the book, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind (Bantam New Age Books).

We also speak briefly about the research forum and research colloquium, a topic that I hope to take up in greater detail in a later podcast – possibly with Jim Stephens, Pat Buchanan and Roger Russell.

Enjoy:

http://utahfeldenkrais.org/blogs/podcasts/smithbackrazumny1.mp3

The 2008 Feldenkrais Method® Annual Conference Program Committee is as follows:
Katrin Smithback, chair, Diana Razumny, Sissel Rhyme, Chris Wismer
and Peter Cover, Conference Coordinator.

Conference website: http://www.feldenkrais.com/events/conference/2008/

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Feldenkrais Podcast #14: C. Rabke, Feldenkrais, Structural Integration, Buddhist Guy

Today we have – Carl Rabke (spelled just like it doesn’t sound).

Carl brings a unique perspective to Feldenkrais Podcasts, he is a Structural Integration Practitioner (related to Rolfing), Feldenkrias Practitioner and also a practicing Buddhist .

In this podcast, recorded several months ago, I ask Carl why he made the switch from Structural Integration to Feldenkrais. He mentions being taken with Ruthy Alon’s books “Mindful Spontaneity” and, to Carl, the books evocation of Buddhist principles of awareness.

When I first recorded this Podcast, Carl was not yet done with his Feldenkrais training and I was curious what it was like to give Structural Integration sessions to clients while still learning Feldenkrais process. I was also interested in the idea of the “fascia” from a structural integration perspective.

Click to listen or download: Carl Rabke Podcast

BTW – In this podcast, Carl and I make reference to the “10 Sessions.” We are referring to the series of sessions that Structural Integration practitioners and Rolfers typically give to a new client.

Come see Carl and his wife Erin Geesaman at Body Happy in Salt Lake City Utah.

Feldenkrais Podcast #13: Jerry Karzen, Feldenkrais Trainer…

Jerry Karzen shares a Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movementâ„  lesson with us. Jerry created this recording specifically for Feldenkrais Podcasts. Thanks Jerry! Listen carefully and you can hear some birds chirping and singing in the background, probably some deep subliminal messages created by Mother Nature to suggest that you attend Jerry’s next Feldenkrais Training in Hawaii…

Here we go: A Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement Lesson, called Generalized Coordination: Head, Legs, and Eyes, by Jerry Karzen

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Feldenkrais Podcast #12: Dr. Frank Wildman

Dr. Wildman is perhaps one of the most prolific Feldenkrais Trainers having taught dozens of Feldenkrais Trainings in areas as such as the U.S., Japan, Australia and many countries in Europe. In this aproximately 35 minute conversation I talk with Frank about whether the Feldenkrais Method is more accepted in certain parts of the world and what might account for that.

We have a wide and varied conversation, discussing the marketing and the “perceived value”of the method, mentioning some recently succesfull examples of marketing acumen as found in Pilates and Yoga. Frank mentions the need for effective business models and business skills, to help spread the Feldenkrais Method.

I ask Frank about some of the historical details about the early Feldenkrais trainings and to speak to some of Moshe’s early thoughts about the Feldenkrias Method as a profession.

We end with a brief conversation about Dr. Wildman’s workshop, “Your Brain as the Core of Strength and Stability.” Short video’s of which you can see elsewhere on this blog.


Feldenkrais Podcast #12: Download Podcast With Dr. Frank Wildman

For more information about Frank and his trainings and products, please take a look at the Feldenkrais Movement Institute Website.

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Feldenkrais Podcast #11: Uncommon Sensing© by Alan Questel, Part 2

Welcome to Uncommon Sensing©, Part 2, this podcast is a 44 minute, Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement® lesson by Alan Questel from his CD-set “Uncommon Sensing: Moving Beyond Your Self Image.”

The introduction to this lesson can be found in Feldenkrais Podcast #10

Here is track #2, a 44-minute exploration of space and dimensionality by use of Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement:

Feldenkrais Podcast #11: Uncommon Sensing, Part 2

**Alan will be teaching this workshop at the University of Utah, June 16 –17th at the Marriot Center for Dance, call 877-533-6933 for details.

You can purchase the entire workshop on CD directly from Alan by sending him an email: ASQUESTEL at aol.com. There are also a number of online stores that sell Alan’s products, including easymovement and achievingexcellence.

Disclaimer: The Feldenkrais sessions presented on this website and podcast are for educational and entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional help or medical treatment. Nothing on this web site is intended to diagnose or treat any pathology or disease of any kind. Neither the author of the session, any interviewee nor the owner of the website,can be held responsible for any injuries or discomfort that occur. Stay in your own range of comfort and do not do anthing that is painful or uncomfortable.

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Feldenkrais Podcast #10: Uncommon Sensing©, Part 1, By Alan Questel

Welcome to this free “sampler” of a weekend workshop in Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement® by Alan Questel.

Alan was kind enough to share tracks #1 and #2 from the 2nd CD of his Feldenkrais workshop called, “Uncommon Sensing©: Moving Beyond Your Self-Image” You can purchase the entire workshop on CD directly from Alan by sending him an email: ASQUESTEL at aol.com. There are also a number of online stores that sell Alan’s products, including easymovement and achievingexcellence.

Here is track #1, a 3-minute introduction to the Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement Lesson that will be the next podcast. Listen to Alan speak about the often neglected “third dimension” of modern human experience:

Feldenkrais Podcast #10: Uncommon Sensing

Disclaimer: The Feldenkrais sessions presented on this website and podcast are for educational and entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional help or medical treatment. Nothing on this web site is intended to diagnose or treat any pathology or disease of any kind. Neither the author of the session, any interviewee nor the owner of the website can be held responsible for any injuries or discomfort that occur. Stay in your own range of comfort and do not do anthing that is painful or uncomfortable. Consult your physician before starting any exercise program.

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Feldenkrais Podcast #9: Alan Questel on Creativity

This is Part Two of my conversation with Alan Questel. In this 20 minute Feldenkrais Podcast we discuss creativity and embodying the creative process. Can creativity be taught with the Feldenkrais Method? Was Moshe actually using Awareness Through Movement to teach creativity? Listen to Alan’s thoughts on these and other topics.

Part Two: Download: A conversation with Alan Questel

The CD Set, “Creating Creativity: Embodying the Creative Process” can be purchased directly from Alan Questel – ASQUESTEL AT aol.com

You can also purchase if from Seth Paris at Easy Movement

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Feldenkrais Podcast #8: Alan Questel

As promised, Part 1 of my long-awated podcast with Alan Questel, Feldenkrais Trainer. Sorry for the delay!

In my conversation with Alan he speaks about some of the new teaching and learning strategies that he is using in his latest Feldenkrais Training programs, as he explores several questions:

Are there more effective ways to teach Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement? How is it possible to evolve the Feldenkrais Method?

An important distinction that Alan talks about in this podcast is the difference between “competence” and “confidence.” What happens when a Feldenkrais student has finished his or her training? They have been certified “competent” to begin practicing the work, but perhaps do not FEEL confident about their abilities? Can Feldenkrais training programs help to address this issue? Alan Questel thinks that they can.

Enjoy. And stay tuned for Part 2 of this conversation where we talk about creativity and embodying the creative process.

Feldenkrais Podcast with Download Alan Questel Podcast

Feldenkrais Podcast #7 : Josef Dellagrotte. Welcome Rolfers and Structural Integration Practitioners

I want to give a hearty welcome on Feldenkrais Podcasts to Josef Dellagrotte, who agreed to speak with me on just a moments notice. With a Rolfer soon to be on Oprah, I thought it would be nice to speak with an individual who had trained with both Ida Rolf and Moshe Feldenkrais.

Josef makes a number of interesting and provactive points in our conversation, and I imagine that there are some who will find that this podcast stimulates dialogue.

In our podcast, Josef give his impression of Ida Rolf, who he describes as a genius, and also explains why he left his training with her to study directly with Moshe Feldenkrais.

He also makes reference to what he calls the “tree of somatic science” – a field that to him includes Feldenkrais, Rolfing, Trager, Feldenkrais, and Hanna Somatics among others.

Enjoy:

Dellagrotte on Rolf and Feldenkrais

For more information about Josef Dellagrotte and his trainings and products please go directly to his website: Dellagrotte Somatics. To purchase and of Josef’s Feldenkrais or Core Integration CD, DVD or other prodcuts: http://www.dellagrotte-somatic.com/products.htm

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