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Anatomy In Action - An Anatomy Class for Feldenkrais Practitioners

Feldenkrais Guild of North America, Eastern Region

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
FGNA Member Early Bird, Nov 8-10 (by 10/1 )) Ended $240.00 $0.00
FGNA member Early Bird, Dec 6-8 (by 11/1)   more info Ended $240.00 $0.00
FGNA Member Early Bird, Nov 8-10, Dec 6-8 (by 10/1)   more info Ended $450.00 $0.00
Non FGNA Member Early Bird, Nov 8-10 (by 10/1))   more info Ended $325.00 $0.00
Non FGNA Member Early Bird, Dec 6-8 (by 11/1)   more info Ended $325.00 $0.00
Non FGNA Member Early Bird,Nov 8-10, Dec 6-8 (by 10/1)   more info Ended $570.00 $0.00
FGNA Member, Nov 8-10   more info Ended $270.00 $0.00
FGNA member, Dec 6-8   more info Ended $270.00 $0.00
FGNA Member, Nov 8-10, Dec 6-8   more info Ended $500.00 $0.00
Non FGNA Member, Nov 8-10   more info Ended $350.00 $0.00
Non FGNA Member, Dec 6-8   more info Ended $350.00 $0.00
Non FGNA Member, Nov 8-10 & Dec 6-8   more info Ended $650.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Nov 8-10, Dec 6-8

Anatomy Workshops for Feldenkrais Practitioners with Anastasi Siotas

Fridays 2pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 10-5

Knowledge of human structure and function was an essential starting place for Moshe Feldenkrais in his work with himself to recover from his knee injuries. Expanding on this knowledge, through hands-on practice with many individuals, led to him to develop what is now called “Functional Integration” (FI). Moshe’s genius reached a pinnacle of expression when he began to apply his accumulated understanding from theory and FI practice to create his unique group movement classes. In over a thousand Awareness Through Movement lessons he left us an accurate blueprint for optimizing human function and a methodology for re-awakening our capacity to learn to help ourselves.

As Feldenkrais Practitioners we work with the whole person, not just body parts or areas of diagnosed dysfunction. It is therefore useful to have some understanding and image of what an ideal body organization has the potential to do. Feldenkrais used this imagined ideal as a ‘mental auxiliary’ to initiate the direction of his investigation with each new individual. In his book, The Elusive Obvious, Moshe states(pg. 101), “Without my ideal image I am at a loss to know what to look for; each function grades itself when compared with an idealized function …… Man’s ideal posture is one feature that I have considered most over the years so that I have arrived at a precise idea —or ideal— reinforced by scientific findings and by long practice.” Clear anatomical knowledge is essential to formulating such ideal images of function and can better inform the way we help our students improve control and efficiency of their movement.

The Anatomy of Action series of workshops is designed to provide participants with a basic functional and kinesthetic understanding of our musculoskeletal system in action. We will examine how the shape and location of our bones affects the transmission of forces generated by our effort through muscle synergies, how joint kinematics and patterns of muscle coordination move us through different orientations, and how positions and constraints in ATM lessons highlight and refine particular relationships. Each meeting will focus on particular ATM’s that address the topic at hand. We will deconstruct the steps of lessons in terms of arthrokinematics, muscle synergies and constraints, and examine their implications for whole body actions.

 Outline for each weekend session;

 Weekend 1 – November 8th , 9th and 10th

 

Friday 2pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 10-5

Day 1 : Lower Extremity – Foot, Ankle, Knee

  • – structure, motion, muscles of the foot, ankle and knee joint
  • – muscles and tissues crossing knee joint and protective muscle synergies
  • – structure, motion and muscles of the leg as a whole
  • – exploration of ATM series “Pillows and Swings” and  "Tripod of the Foot”

Day 2 : Hip Joints and Pelvis,

  • – structure and range of motion of hip joint
  • – muscles of anterior, posterior, medial and lateral hip joint
  • - muscular patterns involved in stabilizing and mobilizing joints within pelvis & lower trunk
  • - mechanics of joint motion of lower spine
  • – muscles of the lower back
  • – muscles of the abdominal wall and role of trunk muscles in sustaining various lower spine orientations & movements
  • –  exploration of the ATM’s “Hip Joints by Way of Lengthening” and  “Pelvic Clock”

Day 3 : Trunk - Spine and Ribs

  • – postural and movement functions of the spine and trunk as a whole
  • – bony landmarks of thoracic spine & thorax, e.g. locating each vertebra and identifying it orientation
  • – movements created by the muscles of the middle trunk  
  • –  exploration of the ATM’s “AY1 Bending Head to the Side in Sitting”, and “Seated Twist” aka “Dead Bird” 

Weekend 2 – December 6th 7th and 8th 

Friday 2pm-8pm, Sat/Sun 10-5

Day 1 : Breathing Structure and Mechanisms

  • – moving the volume within thorax: muscles of respiration and general muscular synergies involved in breathing
  • – Structure and evolution of the human Diaphragm
  • – Examination of all the accessory muscles of breathing and their mechanical support for changing the volume and pressures within the lungs
  • – exploration of “Paradoxical Breathing” and excerpts from Alexander Yannai “Breathing Lessons”

 

Day 2 : Upper Extremity – Shoulder, Arm, Hand

– structure, motion, muscles of the shoulder girdle

– structure, motion, muscles of shoulder joint

 – elbow and radio-ulnar joints, muscles and actions

 – wrist joint and muscles; bones, structure and motion of hand

 – muscles, movements and activities of the hand

– exploration of the ATM series “Advanced use of the Arms”

Day 3 : Neck and Hea 

  • – mechanics of joint motion of the upper spine & trunk
  • – muscles of the neck & upper thorax, neck as “head stalk”
  • – bony landmarks and joints of the skull & cervical spine, movements of head, jaw and neck
  • – exploration of the ATM’s, “Periscope” created by Anastasi and “AY06 Circling the Head around its Circumference and in the Center”

Do you need a room at the Hampton Inn? Please call

Please have your folks call 703-418-8181 to make reservations for the Anatomy In Action meeting.

$90.00 per night, plus 13% tax.

 

 

Have questions about Anatomy In Action - An Anatomy Class for Feldenkrais Practitioners? Contact Feldenkrais Guild of North America, Eastern Region

When & Where


Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, Virginia
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EST)


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