What we're about

Movement and Creativity are vital to our lives. When we direct our focus to deepening connections to ourselves, each other and life itself, our experience of life becomes fertile, rich, vibrant.

Movement: classes, workshops, experiments, performances, curiosity, discovery.
Creativity: art, music, process, creation, discussion, experiencing, learning.

The body is the physical aspect of the personality and movement is the personality made visible.- Mary Starks Whitehouse

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Upcoming events (5)

The Neurological Wisdom of Play Part 2, 6 Week Series w/ Matty Wilkinson

How does play drive learning without trying to learn?

What can children at play teach us about
conditions and qualities that support learning?

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE INTRO MARCH 29: https://movement-and-creativity.ck.page/851886d8f1

Young children are the world’s most potent learners. This amazing ability is powered not by hard work and force of will, but through play. Play provides the developing brain with rich experiences, which are the raw materials it needs to grow and change.

Play has specific qualities and features which create fundamental conditions that support learning.

Parents and professionals can learn to recognize and harness the neurological wisdom of play to support the children we care for and teach, including those with neurological injuries and other developmental challenges.

The Feldenkrais Method® and the Anat Baniel Method for Children® are innovative, developmentally-based approaches to learning that utilize movement + attention to enhance awareness, clarify and support fundamental movement patterns, increase our range of movement and thought, and refine our ability to learn.

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Dates/ times:
Mondays 12-1:15pm EST / April 5- May 10
If you can’t make these exact times you can participate via recordings

Series includes:
~6 live online classes with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and presentations highlighting fundamental principles of play
~ Question and Answer w/ Matty Wilkinson
~Access to videos & downloadable audio recordings
~2 months of access to Movement & Creativity Library: a multimedia library of 200+ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and resources to help you reduce pain and awaken creativity.
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Cost:
$250 regular
$200 early-bird by March 29
$120 Movement & Creativity Library members or students by March 29
Partial scholarships available

REGISTER: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/neurological-wisdom-of-play-feldenkrais

“Matty is a clear, intelligent teacher. The quality of his course reflects his deep engagement, extensive study and experience with children, their movement and their development. His courses are a great opportunity to learn from him and develop your own thinking.” - Deborah Bowes, PT & Feldenkrais Trainer
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About Matty Wilkinson:

Matty Wilkinson is a Feldenkrais Method® and Anat Baniel Method for Children® practitioner in private practice in Boston and online. He is fascinated by the developmental process and believes in the innate potential of each individual to learn. In 2001 Matty began teaching preschool, studying child development, and joined a Feldenkrais training. He earned a MA in Child Development from Tufts University in 2009. As a neurodevelopmental consultant, Matty coaches parents and educators to create optimal conditions for children’s learning, applying his expertise as an early childhood educator, sensorimotor practitioner and father. Since 2016 Matty has traveled several times a year to work with children and families at the Scandinavian Center for Neurodevelopmental Movement in Denmark. He is the father of two young children who love to climb, dance, and explore.

What People Are Saying about the Neurological Wisdom of Play Part 1:

“That was magical. A couple of times I felt almost moved to tears by the sense of discovery, like an explorer in a new land. And with the sense of groundedness, and supreme safety, and a sort of confidence to move, and act, and respond in this new world. Wow. These discoveries and feelings will be really useful in my every day life... very, very empowering” - Jacqueline

“I found this...so powerful in its light, subtle, non-forceful, almost non-doing approach. It’s exactly the kind of inner attitude I want to cultivate. Matty offers just the right sweet vibe in his guidance” - RS

Feldenkrais Fundamentals 6 Week Series w/ Deborah Bowes

The Feldenkrais Method® is a practical approach to feel more connected to your whole self, to the integration of your mind, body and the environment around you.

REGISTER FOR FREE INTRO CLASS WEDNESDAY MARCH 30: https://movement-and-creativity.ck.page/851886d8f1

Feldenkrais Fundamentals: Six week online series with Deborah Bowes

This six-week series is designed to give you a rich experience of the principles and movements that are foundational for Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons.

The Feldenkrais Method is a creative systematic approach to engage with your sensory experience to become more aware of what you do, how your do it and your possibilities.

The Method relies on exploring novel movement sequences with ease and within your own comfort range. The originator of the method, Moshe Feldenkrais, called these sequences ‘easy-to-do health exercises’ or Awareness Through Movement lessons. There are a few thousand lessons with unlimited variations, so it can feel overwhelming for a beginner to know where to start.

Anybody can do these lessons, with any level of ability or fitness

Dates and times: April 6 - May 11 / Tuesdays 1-2:15pm EST

If you can’t make the exact time you can participate via recordings

Series includes:

~ 6 Weekly Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes with Deborah Bowes
~ Access to the video replays of classes
~ Audio downloads of all the talks and lessons
~ Time for a Q & A after each lesson & in the weeks between the lessons.
~ 2 months of access to Movement & Creativity Library: a multimedia library of 300+ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and resources to help you reduce pain and awaken creativity. You can explore lessons in the library between classes and for 2 weeks afterwards.

Cost:

$250 regular
$200 early-bird by March 31
$120 Movement & Creativity Library members or students by March 31

Learn More and Register: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/feldenkrais-fundamentals

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About Deborah Bowes:

Deborah Bowes is a Feldenkrais® Teacher and Trainer. She initially trained as a physical therapist at Columbia University in New York and later earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in Virginia. She holds a B.S. in Biology and Physical Education from Rhode Island College.

As a Guild Certified Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method® since 2000, she has taught widely in the United States, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Australia and Colombia for 14 different training organizations and in over 32 training programs. Her other related in-depth studies and practices include Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, yoga, sensory awareness, meditation, and dance.

Deborah co-founded the San Francisco Feldenkrais® Center for Movement and Awareness in 1988, and for the past 30 years, has provided Feldenkrais lessons, classes, and workshops to adults and children. She has made many presentations and trainings to professional organizations, university programs, hospitals, and other professional groups. She is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University, teaching Movement Modalities and Wellness. Her doctoral research demonstrated the benefit of her original Feldenkrais Method program, Pelvic Health and Awareness for men and women, for improving pelvic floor health.

What People are Saying about Deborah:

"Deborah’s gentle, intuitive and knowledgeable approach helped me trust and relax into her direct approach. I loved how reassuring, supportive and confident she was in her work and in our abilities.”

"Deborah is one of my all-time favorite teachers. She embodies a delicate balance between being totally on top of her knowledge and also intuitively tuned into the needs of the present moment. She is warm and accessible. I would study with her over and over!"

Free Intro: JKA Solvents and Glue with Jeremy Krauss

Online event

Find new & creative ways to foster strength, flexibility & stamina in being upright

ATTEND A FREE ONLINE INTRO: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/jeremy-krauss#solvents-and-glue-free-intro

Solvents and Glue is a movement system created and developed by Jeremy Krauss.

Solvents and Glue is a special 2 part series of lessons for strengthening, solidifying, and special toning through an enormous variety of very precise movements that bring structural clarity to major joints of the body.

The sequences are invigorating to the musculoskeletal system and are a fitting complement to Feldenkrais, Yoga, Pilates, as well as any other physical exercise, sport or wellness practice.

You will learn:

~ ways to gain strength and stamina of your legs and upper body
~ clear directions for alignment of your knees, ankles and hips joints
~ to bring more solidity to muscles in your upper thighs
~ clarify the connection of your ankles, buttocks and diaphragm
~ strenghten your upper back
~ find new and creative ways to create flexibility snd strength in being upright

Who is this for?

~ These workshops are open to all. No previous experience necessary.
~ For those who practice the Feldenkrais Method: We often use the Feldenkrais Method to make ourselves and others looser and more flexible; more ‘dissolved’, but some of us need more ‘glue’ to keep us together and solidify us.
~ For those who practice Bones for Life - You will find this a very fitting addition and compliment to the understanding and use of the upright position.
~ For those who practice Pilates - you will gain a new perspective and understanding of the positions used in Pilates and how to improve your practice in them
~ For those that practice Yoga - you will find original ways to assist your daily practice

In this unique 2 part Seminar Series there will be a large number of sequences of taught. The lessons and sequences can be applied directly to your own personal health and well-being practices.

Part 1: is done almost exclusively in standing and some sitting in a chair.
Part 2: is done in a variety of positions such as on the back, in a chair as well as standing.

About Jeremy’s teaching:

“Jeremy’s class was one of the most worthwhile classes I have taken in years. He is that rare teacher with knowledge, compassion and empathy for his students. I really felt he wanted us to learn and appreciated that for each of us it was a personal process. I felt free to ask questions. I took home concrete new ways to work and problem solve with my students.” -Karen Donelson, Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer

Attend a free intro: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/jeremy-krauss#solvents-and-glue-free-intro

May 16th or May 23rd
11am -12:15pm EDT (US Eastern time)

These workshops are open to everyone. No previous experience necessary.

Workshops:
Part 1: May 27-30, open to all
Part 2: July 22-25, open to all who completed S & G Part 1 and reviewers

10am-2:30pm US East Coast
Convert to your time zone

Learn More: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/jeremy-krauss
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About Jeremy Krauss:

Jeremy Krauss was a direct student of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. In his 40 years of practice and teaching he has directed 28 Feldenkrais Professional Trainings. He has also created and developed groundbreaking work in the field of early developmental movement and its applications to special needs children - The Jeremy Krauss Approach (JKA) - education based on the work of Dr. Feldenkrais. He has graduated over 300 practitioners of the JKA and in September 2021 will start the 1st ever 3 year JKA Training ‘Abilities 1’ which encompasses all aspects of his teaching for children and adults in group and hands-on work. https://jeremy-krauss.com

FREE intro: JKA Solvents and Glue with Jeremy Krauss

Online event

Find new & creative ways to foster strength, flexibility & stamina in being upright

ATTEND A FREE ONLINE INTRO: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/jeremy-krauss#solvents-and-glue-free-intro

Solvents and Glue is a movement system created and developed by Jeremy Krauss.

Solvents and Glue is a special 2 part series of lessons for strengthening, solidifying, and special toning through an enormous variety of very precise movements that bring structural clarity to major joints of the body.

The sequences are invigorating to the musculoskeletal system and are a fitting complement to Feldenkrais, Yoga, Pilates, as well as any other physical exercise, sport or wellness practice.

You will learn:

~ ways to gain strength and stamina of your legs and upper body
~ clear directions for alignment of your knees, ankles and hips joints
~ to bring more solidity to muscles in your upper thighs
~ clarify the connection of your ankles, buttocks and diaphragm
~ strenghten your upper back
~ find new and creative ways to create flexibility snd strength in being upright

Who is this for?

~ These workshops are open to all. No previous experience necessary.
~ For those who practice the Feldenkrais Method: We often use the Feldenkrais Method to make ourselves and others looser and more flexible; more ‘dissolved’, but some of us need more ‘glue’ to keep us together and solidify us.
~ For those who practice Bones for Life - You will find this a very fitting addition and compliment to the understanding and use of the upright position.
~ For those who practice Pilates - you will gain a new perspective and understanding of the positions used in Pilates and how to improve your practice in them
~ For those that practice Yoga - you will find original ways to assist your daily practice

In this unique 2 part Seminar Series there will be a large number of sequences of taught. The lessons and sequences can be applied directly to your own personal health and well-being practices.

Part 1: is done almost exclusively in standing and some sitting in a chair.
Part 2: is done in a variety of positions such as on the back, in a chair as well as standing.

About Jeremy’s teaching:

“Jeremy’s class was one of the most worthwhile classes I have taken in years. He is that rare teacher with knowledge, compassion and empathy for his students. I really felt he wanted us to learn and appreciated that for each of us it was a personal process. I felt free to ask questions. I took home concrete new ways to work and problem solve with my students.” -Karen Donelson, Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer

Attend a free intro: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/jeremy-krauss#solvents-and-glue-free-intro

May 16th or May 23rd
11am -12:15pm EDT (US Eastern time)

These workshops are open to everyone. No previous experience necessary.

Workshops:
Part 1: May 27-30, open to all
Part 2: July 22-25, open to all who completed S & G Part 1 and reviewers

10am-2:30pm US East Coast
Convert to your time zone

Learn More: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/jeremy-krauss
________________________________

About Jeremy Krauss:

Jeremy Krauss was a direct student of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. In his 40 years of practice and teaching he has directed 28 Feldenkrais Professional Trainings. He has also created and developed groundbreaking work in the field of early developmental movement and its applications to special needs children - The Jeremy Krauss Approach (JKA) - education based on the work of Dr. Feldenkrais. He has graduated over 300 practitioners of the JKA and in September 2021 will start the 1st ever 3 year JKA Training ‘Abilities 1’ which encompasses all aspects of his teaching for children and adults in group and hands-on work. https://jeremy-krauss.com

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