The Feldenkrais Method

A teacher is never a giver of truth; he/she is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for him/herself (adapted from Bruce Lee).

// FELDENKRAIS TEACHING CALENDAR 2016

Registration for classes & workshops due 5 days before each one starts.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian, West Lafayette, IN
Room 101/103

— INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 20 | 2pm – 4pm
Cost: $60

For all people interested to experience the Feldenkrais Method and its benefits. This workshop will give the basic principles of the Method to find ease and comfort.

— INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP
Saturday, August 20 | 4pm – 6pm
Cost: $60

For all people interested to experience the Feldenkrais Method and its benefits. This workshop will give the basic principles of the Method to find ease and comfort.

— DYNAMIC SITTING | Intensive Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Cost: $200

In this workshop we’ll focus on improving sitting and standing. It is by improving your skeletal support that you can bring greater ease and pleasure to sitting wherever you are; and balance, stability, and lightness when standing to decrease the effort and protect your back.

— FLEXIBILITY, BALANCE & PAIN RELIEF PROGRAM FOR SENIORS                                    Twice a week per 6 weeks
Mondays & Thursdays: August 22, 25, 29; September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29                 10:30am – 11:30am

Flexibility, Balance & Pain Relief Program, is a selection of Feldenkrais lessons designed to meet the needs of the senior population. Safe and stress-free, this twice a week program can help bring about significant improvements in the senior population’s balance, flexibility, confidence and comfort. The lessons are designed to be done sitting in a chair.

Two Options for this Program:
1) Option I: 12 Group Lessons (12 hours) // Tuition: $312
Mondays & Thursdays: August 22, 25, 29; September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29          10:30am – 11:30am                                                                                                                   Group lessons are taught at UU Church room 101-103.

2) Option II: 12 Group Lessons + 4 Private Lessons (16 & 1/2 hours) // Tuition: $550
Mondays & Thursdays: August 22, 25, 29; September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29          10:30am – 11:30am                                                                                                                       This option combines 12 group lessons + 4 private sessions that suit the individual needs of each person. Group lessons are taught at UU Church, and 4 individual lessons are taught at Sabrina’s studio (you’ll schedule these lessons with her).

— IMPROVING YOUR SENSE OF SELF | 12 Weeks Class
Tuesdays: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 20 | 5pm – 6pm
Cost: $312 | Registration

Put your body’s intelligence to work for you. Through these series of lessons learn to get better comfort and function, allowing for reduction of pain and discomfort.

— SELF HEALING & PAIN FREE MOVEMENT | Weekend Intensive Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Cost: $200 | Registration

This workshop will concentrate on the relation between head, neck, and shoulders, finding solutions to improve its functions: more mobility, flexibility and comfort.

— THE EMBODIED PERFORMER | Weekend Intensive Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13 | 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Cost: $150 | Registration

Discover how effortless movement can give you spontaneity, choice and precision in your art making as a musician, dancer, actor, or performance artist.

It is highly recommended to practice a combination of both modalities of the Method regularly (group lessons & private lessons) when you are trying to recover from injuries, and/or are suffering from pain and discomfort. 

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—SEVEN WEEKS SESSION— (2 Optional Programs)
Both PROGRAMS run from January 16 – February 27

—PROGRAM 1
Seven Weeks Session
Saturdays: Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | 2:30-3:30pm
Sunshine Yoga
519 Main Street (bet. 5th. & 6th. Streets)
Downtown Lafayette, IN 47901
Tuition: $140
For Registration

—PROGRAM 2
*Seven Weeks Session + *Three Individual Lessons
*Seven Weeks Session, Saturdays: Jan 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | 2:30 to 3:30pm
Sunshine Yoga
519 Main Street (bet. 5th. & 6th. Streets)
Downtown Lafayette, IN 47901
*Three Individual Lessons are taught at Sabrina’s studio in West Lafayette, and are scheduled with her on a different day.
Tuition: $290
For Registration  

—DYNAMIC SITTING | Weekend Intensive Workshop—
Saturday, 3/12 | 2:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday,    3/13 | 2:30 – 5:30pm
UU Church
333 Meridian St, West Lafayette, IN
Cost $180
For Registration

IMPROVE your skeletal support to bring greater ease and pleasure to sitting; and balance, stability, and lightness when standing to decrease the effort and protect your back.

*Students should be comfortable sitting & lying on the floor.
**Bring a yoga mat or something similar.
***Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, nothing that would restrict movement.

If you have any question about classes, workshops and/or individual lessons: contact@sabrina-lastman.com / (765) 746 – 6158.

SABRINA LASTMAN is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP), accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and voice educator. She graduated from The Feldenkrais Institute in New York City under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin student of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in Israel, and The LoVetri Method of Somatic Voicework at Shenandoah University in Virginia. She also studied contemporary dance and movement in Uruguay and Israel. In the US, Sabrina has taught the Feldenkrais Method in New York City at The Feldenkrais Foundation, Feldenkrais Associates, Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, IATI Theater, Brecht Forum, Actors Movement Studio, CAVE Arts, Multicultural Music Group, and New York Theater Workshop; in Indiana, at Purdue University, Butler University, Jefferson High School, and Morton Center. Sabrina teaches at her own studio, and offers private & public classes/workshops with different organizations.

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD®
The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change, and it is based on principles of physics, neurology and physiology, and the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Feldenkrais is recognized for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension (including back pain and other common ailments), as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems. It explores the biological and cultural aspects of movement, posture and learning, and how our habits can constrain us to a small portion of our potential. Through our personal history, upbringing, culture, injuries, illness, etc., we each adopt patterns of physical and psychological behavior. These patterns are deeply embedded in our nervous system, and often become outmoded or dysfunctional, creating unnecessary physical, and psychological limitations. The Feldenkrais Method uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge.

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), who synthesized insights from physics, motor development, bio-mechanics, psychology, and martial arts to develop a powerful, effective, and practical application, that reconnects learning with human health and function. Dr. Feldenkrais was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer. He earned his Doctorate of Science in physics from the Sorbonne and was a close associate of Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute in Paris, where they conducted research together. He was also a black belt Judo practitioner and teacher.

MODALITIES OF THE METHOD
Functional Integration (FI) is a one-to-one approach. Learning, change and improvement are achieved through the use of specific skilled manipulation and passive movements,  individualized for the person’s particular needs. Functional Integration is gentle, subtle, effective, and widely recognized for its ability to address both minor aches and pains, and serious muscular-skeletal and neurological problems, chronic tension, and the developmental problems of children.

Awareness Through Movement (ATM)
In these structured movement lessons, students typically begin by lying on comfortable cotton mats (lessons are taught using a variety of positions, including sitting in chairs or standing). Using a combination of guided attention and pleasant, purposeful movement, each lesson guides you through the essential dynamic relationships in a particular pattern of movement and action. Unlike traditional exercise, where movements can become mechanical and the objective is to burn calories, stretch or train willpower for its own sake, Awareness Through Movement teaches people the secrets to reducing unnecessary muscular effort and improve your awareness of your whole self in action. This emphasis on sensory learning results in movement and vitality that are more flexible, pleasurable and free from aches and pains. The lessons are easy to do, of benefit to everyone, and the results can be extraordinary.

2015

—Moving Out of Pain | Intensive Workshop
Friday, 8/7 | 5 – 7pm
Saturday, 8/8 | 2:30 – 5pm
Sunday, 8/9 | 10:30am – 1pm
Register here

Sunshine Yoga
519 Main Street (bet 5th. & 6th. Streets)
Downtown Lafayette, IN 47901

This workshop will concentrate on a program of 7 hours -3 consecutive days- to help reduce or even eliminate pain, and to teach people how to manage pain through better movement, increased self-confidence and awareness. The lessons are suitable not only for those with recurrent pain but for anyone who desires to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, restricted movement, breathing, balance, sleep, athletic & artistic ability, and reduce tension. These are gentle slow paced easy-to-do Feldenkrais lessons. It is highly recommended to practice The Feldenkrais Method regularly when you are trying to recover from injuries, and/or are suffering from pain and discomfort.

Feldenkrais Method Classes | Six Weeks Session
Tuesdays: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Morton Center
222 North Chauncey Ave | Second Floor, Room 206
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Cost: $100
Register here

The Feldenkrais Method | An Introductory Workshop
Saturday, January 17th | 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Sunshine Yoga
527 Main Street (bet. 5th. & 6th. Streets)
Downtown Lafayette, IN 47901
Cost: $35
Register here

Feldenkrais Method Classes | Four Weeks Session
Saturdays: January 24, 31, February 7, 14 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Sunshine Yoga
527 Main Street (bet. 5th. & 6th. Streets)
Downtown Lafayette, IN 47901
Cost: $70
Register here

 2013

Intensive Awareness Through Movement Workshop: “Moving Out of Pain”
Monday through Wednesday, November 4, 5, & 6 from 6 to 8 pm (total of 6 hours)
@ IATI Theater | 64 East 4th Street, NYC 10003
For information & registration visit: www.iatitheater.org

The Feldenkrais Method is widely known for its effectiveness in reducing or even eliminating pain and its ability to teach people how to manage chronic pain through better movement, increased self-confidence, and awareness. These lessons are suitable not only for those with recurrent pain but for anyone who desires greater ease of movement.

The Feldenkrais Method is recognized for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension (including back pain and other common ailments), as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems. It uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge.

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