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Gait for Wild Human Potential

First Weekend in NOV 2019

ST. LOUIS, MO 

At the heart of the human experience, the “how” of walking shapes physical comfort, security, emotional well-being and happiness, regardless of medical diagnosis. This course advances beyond the traditional study of characteristics found in the stance and swing phases of gait.

Informed by the methodologies of Feldenkrais, Movement Intelligence (Bones for Life and Walk for Life) and traditional physical therapy, the instructors will guide participants in an exploration to discover: 

  • The relationship of pressure and alignment: Ground Reaction Forces
  • How to organize the head, shoulders and pelvis in rotation/counter rotation movement patterns
  • The key role that rib mobility has for healthy, happy joints
  • The potency and power of the abdominal muscles’ capacity for uprightness

Listen to what Cheryl got out of the GAIT workshop with Cynthia and Carol:  

 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?   YOU! 

Do you walk? run? move?

Then this workshop is for you.

Have you ever wondered why you keep getting the same running injuries over and over? 

Have you ever wished you felt more confident in your stride and the way you walk into a room? 

Have you ever wished you could sustain better posture?

Have you ever wished that walking or running was more enjoyable? 

When you become aware of some of your habits of moving and breathing, you can change them! By moving slowly, with awareness, you will discover some of the unconscious habitual aspects of your gait that are inefficient and effortful. Through a carefully guided process you can learn new options, new patterns of coordination, new degrees of freedom to walk with the full human potential that is in you. 

Immersing yourself in a weekend of sensorial exploration can have a profound impact on your habits, your sense of yourself and who you are and what you can accomplish in the world. It can change your mood, your outlook, your dreams. Come experience a personal appreciation of how a vibrant gait contributes to your well-being.

This course will have a blend of movement lessons and lecture. For more details about the course CLICK HERE

Cynthia Allen

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence and creator of Integral Human Gait theory (TM),

is co-founder and owner of Future Life Now, a private integral practice. She has taught and led groups in various forms of stress management, movement and integrative practice for over 20 years. Much of her career was spent in health care management and consulting with an emphasis on ambulatory care programs. Allen, opened Cincinnati’s first Feldenkrais movement studio in 2002. In addition to her private practice in the Feldenkrais Method, Allen hosts an on-line service called Your Learning Body and the Feldenkrais Awareness Summit.

Carol Montgomery,

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Senior Trainer in Movement Intelligence and creator of Integral Human Gait theory (TM),

is founder and owner of Integrative Therapy Services, a private physical therapy and somatic education center dedicated to initiating paradigm shifts in the fields of healthcare, wellness and movement. She holds a masters degree in Physical Therapy and has extensive training and education in Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapy. Her postgraduate training in orthopedic and manual medicine contribute to her rich understanding of the biomechanical underpinnings of human movement. Montgomery has over 15 years of teaching experience with the public, professional healthcare providers and physical therapy students. 

What people are saying…

Alicia B., runner/corporate executive

Cynthia and Carol facilitate an insightful and playful exploration of movement. The lessons helped me to uncover better ways of moving throughout my life. I made some invaluable discoveries and would recommend the class to anyone!

Darlene F., age 76, grandmother

I am soooo greatful for Feldenkrais in my life!  Nineteen years ago, I was bedridden for 6 months, barely able to move and on heavy opioids for pain. I tired many things but the Feldenkrais Method is what helped me change my habits and released the pain.  Today I take weekly classes and also Functional Integration when I can.  I have found all Feldenkrais Workshops helpful, no matter what the topic. I participated in “Gait for Wild Human Potential” a few years ago in Cincinnati.  It was amazing! I was recovering from a broken ankle and it has helped me move through my recovery with greater ease. 

Feldenkrais has enabled me to live pain free, play with my grandchildren and enjoy life. Don’t miss this workshop when it comes to St. Louis!

Linda H. LMT

I especially appreciated the well balanced combination of intellectual understanding and embodied experience which made for a very rich learning environment in the Gait for Wild Human Potential workshop.

Donna Lilley, Physical Therapist

Very valuable material. An innovative and creative presentation with solid content. Carol and Cynthia have a nice tag team teaching style that includes humor and disclosure. Thank you, thank you, thank you. A wonderful experience. A great learning.

Colette Claude Bowen Therapist

I so enjoyed the taking one function–gait–and covering the parts so thoroughly that I actually get it! I feel smart, for once in a Feldenkrais-ish workshop. I will be able to USE this material!!! Thank you for being so technical without resorting to language that loses me. For keeping it somatic, yet giving my mind so much to run with. For teaching so well, both of you, with such neutral expressions of personality. I am so grateful for your work, and your willingness to travel here to teach. This workshop will have a tremendous impact on my movement health, and on how efficiently I can help my Bowen clients stand & walk more fully into their lives. Extraordinarily, powerful experience.

Kristen Johnson, PT, DPT

This is the continuing education I have been seeking. It answers the important questions – what is this movement, why is it important, and how does my nervous system respond – instead of how many degrees of flexion or extension must I achieve at this joint?

Venue: International Institute

3401 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63118

Schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 – 5:30
Sunday, Nov. 3, 9 – 5:30

Cost: $285
Early Bird

$325 after Sept. 1st, 2019

Early Bird Discount ends Sept 1st

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
“FMA STL”

Questions?

Contact Kelly
mailing address: 
3134 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143

TEXT or CALL: 
 314-563-1266

kelly@FeldenkraisMovementStL.com

Cancellation Policy 

  • $80 non-refundable deposit to hold your space
  • Remaining balance due Sept 1st for early birds
  • If you are registering after Sept 1st, remaining balance is due Oct 1st
  • No refunds after Oct 1st