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Move Better,
Feel Better

SUMMIT

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Experience ease in your mind and body that you never imagined was possible.

Powerful Keynotes followed by 10 days of 53 Empowering Experts
+ 4 Spectacular Daily Feldenkrais® Movement Lessons.

Move Better,
Feel Better

SUMMIT

Sign-up for this free online, virtual event

September 15-24, 2022

Experience ease in your mind and body that you never imagined was possible.

Powerful Keynotes followed by 10 days of 53 Empowering Experts
+ 4 Spectacular Daily Feldenkrais® Movement Lessons.

Move
Better,
Feel
Better

SUMMIT

Sign-up for this free online, virtual event

September 15-24, 2022

Experience ease in your mind and body that you never imagined was possible.

Powerful Keynotes followed by 10 days of 53 Empowering Experts
+ 4 Spectacular Daily Feldenkrais® Movement Lessons.

We will tackle specific painful areas each day:

neck, shoulders, rounded upper back,
lower back, knee
, and ankle.

Gain a new lease on life!

Learn new ways to move freely in everyday life
Recognize the roots and causes of anxiety
Intensify the connection within your body and spirit
Bump your happiness with more exhilarating movements
Find new ways to experience the world around you
Unleash creativity and ease in your body while exploring your favorite pastimes

The Professionals

A little insight into some of the fantastic presenters.

 plus 49 more Experts

Our Keynotes

Sophie Strand

Sophie Strand

On Being Numerous: Bodily Ecologies &
The Intelligence of the Interstitial

Scientific research increasingly shows that biological novelty is created by horizontal fusions between species. Our very cells are the product of an ancient bacterial merger. Whole landscapes and species are only possible because beings decided to co-become. In a culture that enshrines the individual, what health and resilience have we denied ourselves? Is it possible that there are better futures visible only from the vantage point of symbiotic collaboration? More simply, with every spore-threaded breath we are but built and rebuilt from our physical environment. When we choose to inhale otherness, we acknowledge the intelligence of our bodies is not solitary, it is relational. Our bodies are open systems, waiting for the right questioning touch. In an age of ecological crisis and unforeseen change, future worlds may only become thinkable when we think between belief systems and between bodies.

Aliza Stewart, M.Music, Feldenkrais® Trainer

Aliza Stewart, M.Music, Feldenkrais® Trainer

Making New Neural Connections to Solve Old Problems

Albert Einstein said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” So how do we come up with new thoughts? How do we make new brain connections? What is the process of creating a flexible brain, capable of coming up with new solutions to new problems? How do we learn to never be “stuck”?


Dr. Feldenkrais found a process for making our movements more flexible and easy. He observed that the improvement of our movement offers a model of flexibility that the brain will generalize to all areas of life. The alleviation of aches and pains and other limitations is only the beginning of the seemingly miraculous results of this process.

Our Speakers

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Jeff Haller – PhD

Finding Internal Stability

Linda Tellington-Jones

Enhancing Our Self-Image and Wellbeing as We Age

David Zemach-Bersin

Reducing the Body Pattern of Anxiety and Stress

JoAnne McFarland

How to Save Your Own Life

Alan Questel

Connections, Kindness and Liking Yourself More

Elizabeth Beringer

The Self-Image in Action

Liz Koch

Wild Psoas: Eco-Messenger for Landing and Locating

Dr. Paul Lam

Tai Chi for Bone Health

Nicolette De Saint Amour – Somatic Educator

Self Expression: A Creative Process

Kachina Abeita – GCFP

What’s in the Touch in Functional Integration®?

Marek Wyszynski – PT, GCFP

Preventing and Managing Arthritis

Turner Osler – MD, MSc

Acture: Antidote to the Perils of Passive Sitting

Gretta Keene – LCSW, CST | William Murray – PhD

3 Techniques for When the Ground Falls Away

Anastasi Siotas

Gravitas: A Commitment to Improving Your Posture

Carol Montgomery – PT, MSPT, GCFP

Hiking: Discovering Your Expansive Connection to ‘the Force’

Linda Evans Delman

The Healing Power of Awareness

Duncan Murdoch – Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide

The Art and Practice of Forest Bathing

Carla DiGirolamo, MD

Hormones and You: Knowledge is Power

Nick Strauss-Klein – GCFP

Playing Nice With Gravity

Oliver Finck

Cycling: The Thrill of Learning New Skills

Candia Raquel – Postural Presence® Expert

Sensual Pleasure Awareness

Candy Conino – GCFT, PT

Posture and Possibilities: Power Pose Reboot

Dr. Kenneth Silvestri

Collaboration for Positive Change in Your World

Kathy James – CFP

Power and Posture: A Martial Arts Perspective

Jenni Evans – CFP, MAFG, Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer

The Everlasting Gardener

Margaret Kaye – Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer

What Does Grounding Even Mean? And How Do I Find It?

Francine Bonjour-Carter

Letter-Writing: An Embodied Practice to Nourish Authentic Connection

Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

Busting the Myth of Endless Grief

Krista Powers – MSW

Creating Alignment That Honors Work and Rest

Dr. Jenn Chrisman

Imposter Syndrome: Shining Beyond the Fear of Inadequacy

Larry Wells, M.Div, MSW

Psycho Neurology of Getting the Life You Want

Shari Lee – MS, GCFP, BFLT

Kayaking: Skill Development, Self-Awareness and Life Lessons

Paula James

Perfect Conditions for Pain-Free Fiber Arts

Lynn Quiring – RPh, CCN, NMD

Good Bones For A Good Life. Will Yours Go The Distance?

Cynthia Allen, GCFP, STMI

Investing in Bones of a Lifetime

Our Panelists

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Anna Johnson Wolf – BA, GCFP

Connection

Brian J. Shircliff – GCFP, Bones for Life Teacher

The Great Outdoors

Carl Rabke – LMT, GCFP

Posture or Acture?

Christine Germain

Balance

Dorothy Henning – GCFP

Balance

Erifily Nikolakopoulou, CFP

Grounding

Erin Finkelstein

Free Your Mind

Jaime Polanco – PT, Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer

Presence & Pastimes

Kwan Wong

Grounding

Liz Page – Feldenkrais Practitioner, Embodiment Coach

Self Image

Mary Newell

Presence & Pastimes

Lindy Ost – PT, FP

Bone Health

Molly Jaeger – GCFP, Emotional Resilience Coach

Free Your Mind

Russell Delman

Connection

Seth Dellinger – GCFP

Self Image

Stacy Barrows – PT, DPT, GCFP, NCPT

Bone Health

Uwe Mester – Feldenkrais Practitioner, M.Ed, MSW

Posture or Acture?

Violet van Hees

The Great Outdoors

New This Year

3-4 talks each day, focusing on themes:

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Free Your Mind

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Presence and Pastimes

Outdoors Icon

The Great Outdoors

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Bone Health

Self image

Self Image

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Balance

Connection

Connections

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Grounding

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Posture or Acture?

How Do You Improve Your Well-Being?

Simple and effective approaches to care for and enjoy your body that give you functional mobility.

Each day's replays are available for 48 hours for your convenience.

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Nadine Feldman

Nadine Feldman

"I LOVED the summit and appreciate all the pearls of wisdom shared by the speakers . I enjoyed the different daily focus and the variety of perspectives. "

36 Short Awareness Through Movement® Lessons

Experience Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement and 
discover how the quality of movement can decrease pain, increase mobility, and allow you to do more with ease.
 
Choose to work with one teacher and one theme or mix and match for variety. 

Daniel Gelblum

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Emma Alter

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Chrysovitsinou Evgenia, CFP

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Frederick E. Schjang, GCFP

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Life is about experiencing new ideas, paths and movements. Stimulating your body is an exhilarating adventure that will expand your mind.

During this free event, we will be diving into new topics.

At the Feldenkrais Awareness Summits, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. All are welcome. We appreciate the experiences and wisdom of historically marginalized people, honoring all racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical expressions, neuro-diversity, and capabilities. We want to know about the real, lived experience fostering a world where everyone can move better, feel better, and live better.

Hosts:

Host

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen launched the first Feldenkrais® Awareness Summit in 2018. She is the creator of the online Your Learning Body program, a published researcher on the effects of the Bones for Life® approach in the elderly and co-creator of Integral Human Gait™ theory. She sees clients in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Future Life Now, LLC.

Co-Host

Lavinia Plonka

Lavinia Plonka

Lavinia Plonka is a Feldenkrais Method® Assistant Trainer and Emotional Body® instructor. Lavinia’s many books and audio programs have introduced thousands of people to Awareness Through Movement®. She is a faculty member of The Shift Network, has a private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, and teaches workshops both online and internationally.

Co-Host

Joyce Lu

Joyce Lu

Joyce Lu is a performing artist, director, and educator based in Los Angeles. She became a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner in 2012 and is deeply invested in somatics and social justice. She is a former member of Body Weather Laboratory LA and has performed with Oguri and Roxanne Steinberg at many venues including The Guggenheim and Getty museums. She practices and performs Balinese dance with Burat Wangi led by Nanik Wenten and I Nyoman Wenten. Joyce is also an Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance and Asian American Studies at Pomona College.

This summit is sponsored by:

An Online Feldenkrais Community

Ana testimonials

Ana Eulate

“I would like to thank you, deeply! The teaching of your summit, your wisdom, your listening and for your rich questions and exchanges in each and all of the lessons was truly inspiring.
I found many of them extremely rich and bringing such quality: Anatomy, improvisation, writing, reflection. Wow! There were some moments where it felt like a dream to be able to have such an opportunity to slow down and think, feel, listen, observe and share.
I have already felt subtle changes or accuity in perception; not only physical but also personal and cognitive. Some kind of a shift in my way of being and engaging within my own reality. I really want to thank you.”
I thought last year’s was outstanding—but that was before it was totally eclipsed by this year’s! Thank you for sharing your gifts so generously.”

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Arlyn Zones

Arlyn Zones (MA Theatre Arts) graduated from Dr. Feldenkrais last training program in 1983 and later helped to train students in more than 100 Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs worldwide.
As a young practitioner, she was invited to bring the Feldenkrais Method® into a special school for children with learning differences. She has taught workshops for pediatric therapists as well as Feldenkrais® practitioners on the application of the Method to the work with children and infants. She has also maintained an ongoing private practice working with infants, children and adults for the past several decades.