The article below was featured in my November 22, 2021, e‑mail newsletter. To subscribe to the newsletter, please use my contact form.
It’s a good idea to practice what you preach. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, I frequently invite folks to take a pause. We do a few easy movements and then pause. Not that we’ve worked so hard. Not that we’ve done something spectacular to earn a rest. We just pause. And the pause lets us integrate what we’ve just done. Anytime we’re learning something new, or improving or refining our abilities, resting is essential. Moshe Feldenkrais knew that and incorporated it into all of his teaching.
So, I’m going to practice what I preach. I’m going to take a little pause from teaching my weekly Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons. Not quite yet. Classes are still on schedule into December. For the month of January, 2022, I’m taking the group lessons off of the calendar. A pause for me to rest and reflect on what I’ve learned with y’all during the last couple of years. A pause to integrate some of that experience. And a pause that I suspect will allow me to come back with renewed insight—and perhaps improved abilities—in February.
I will still be available for private sessions, both online and in person. So, if you’ve been thinking about booking an appointment, this would be a great time. You might be surprised by how beneficial that bespoke experience can be.
Please note that there are still quite a few classes before the pause. The Tuesday Free Pay As You Wish class will go through December 21, with the exception of Tuesday, November 30 (I have jury duty that day.) And we’ll have a three-session Thursday course in December. It’s called Breathing Through the Holidays. Focusing on breathing might allow you to breeze through the holidays.
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! I can’t begin to tell you how appreciative I am of each of you, and of the opportunity to do this work. Thank you for your interest and support. I love it when we get to connect. May you find much to appreciate and celebrate as we enter this season of light and dark, giving and receiving, coming and going.