Come and Practice Together! Wake Up! A Feldenkrais®-Inspired Sequence 6 Session Practice *Returning in 2020*

© International Feldenkrais® Federation Archive, Robert Golden

Course days and times (early morning sessions are 1 hour, the other 3 sessions are 1.5 hours and the extra time will be to clarify some of the more elaborate movements):

  • Monday 22 Apr (Easter Monday): 5pm – 6.30pm PM
  • Tuesday 23 Apr: 6.15am – 7.15am AM
  • Wednesday 24 Apr: 6.15am – 7.15am AM
  • Thursday 25 Apr (ANZAC Day): 5pm – 6.30pm PM
  • Friday 26 Apr: 6.15am – 7.15am AM
  • Saturday 27 Apr: 11am – 12.30pm AM/PM

Feldenkrais Method® practitioners, Sara Elderfield and Jenny D’Cruz will lead 6 sessions of Wake Up! for those who already have some experience of the sequence. Come along and be reminded of:

  • The multiple ways to move from standing to sitting to lying on the floor, and back up to standing.
  • Moving across the floor with grace and ease
  • Flexion (folding movements), extension (arching movements), side bending and rotation (twisting and spiraling movements)
  • Practising focusing both inside and outside i.e. both awareness of how you are moving, and of the environment in which you are moving.
  • Identifying more clearly the internal feelings that each of these movements can evoke for you.

This exploratory, draft sequence of Awareness Through Movement lessons, was put together by European

theatre teacher, Monika Pagneux, to help performers “wake up”, to be ready to play and to follow their impulses on stage (or in life!). It has been further developed by theatre practitioner Anna Yen who has studied extensively with Pagneux and is teaching it around Australia. She has given permission for other Feldenkrais practitioners to share it. Many of the W.A. Feldenkrais practitioners are working/playing with it in their classes this year in preparation for Anna’s return (4th, 5th and 6th October 2019) to teach us all the next part.

Pre-requisites: a willingness / preparedness to explore dynamic movements and previous experience in the Wake Up! Classes with Anna Yen or your Feldenkrais practitioner. No absolute beginners for this April course.

Time: As above. Please arrive 5 minutes early to collect the equipment you will need and set up your place.

Venue: Centre for Movement Studies and Yoga Moves Studio, 45 Evans Street, Shenton Park. The studio is a separate hall attached to the West Subiaco Masonic Hall (‘Google’ 78 Herbert Road for directions) and the entrance is on Evans Street opposite Lake Jualbup.

What to bring: You will need to wear clothing that you can move and breathe in (no tight waistbands, jeans or belts etc). All equipment is supplied but please bring your own if you prefer to use your own equipment.
Sara Elderfield is a Feldenkrais Method practitioner and meditator. She has been teaching yoga as a form of movement meditation practice for 20 years. Since 2000, she has been leading yoga, Feldenkrais, meditation and hiking retreats to Bali, Nepal, Tibet, Vietnam and France. This year, in November, we are heading to Japan.

Jenny D’Cruz has been teaching Awareness Through Movement classes since 2015 and has also been educating clients on how to move with more ease and efficiency with her work as a Physiotherapist. Jenny has worked in Community Physiotherapy, tertiary hospitals and private practice across a variety of areas of health for over 25 years.

Cost: $110 for 6 classes ($18 per session) pre-booked and pre-paid. All details below. Casual classes $25 are possible for students who have some previous experience of the Wake Up! sequence. Please text your intention to attend 0415 363 313, 24 hours before class.

Bookings and enquiries: To check availability, ask questions and/or to book please email Sara: sara@yogamoves.net.au or phone/text 0415 363 313.

Payments: Your place is only guaranteed upon receipt of payment. Please make any cheques payable to ‘Centre for Movement Studies’ and post to Sara Elderfield, PO Box 7191, Shenton Park 6008 or send a direct debit. Direct debit: Please include your name on your payment as a reference.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank Account name: Yoga Moves BSB: 066 125 Account number: 1013 5666

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