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Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® with Dr. Ifátólú Gardner

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Hana Holistic Medical Center / Anas Hana MD

2107 Channing Way

Berkeley, CA 94704

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The Feldenkraisâmethod is a potent practice that expands and refines your kinesthetic awareness in and through specific, gentle movement patterns known as Awareness Through Movementâ lessons. The Feldenkraisâ method engages and enlivens your capacities of neuro-plasticity and neuro-muscular re-patterning. You learn to move more skeletally, cultivating a somatic “softening” that improves the flow of Qi, bringing forth greater vitality, resilience and well-being (and strengthening the health benefits of acupuncture, Tai Chi, &/or Qi Gong). The Feldenkraisâ method will also enable you to achieve –and enjoy! – greater ease of movement, enhanced flexibility and strength, and as a result, dramatically improve the quality of any physical activity

Advance Registration Required Online: hanaholistic.com/wellnessprograms

Private sessions available on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thusdays between 1:30pm - 5:00pm. Please contact the clinic for more information.

Questions? Contact Hana Holistic 510.527.1678 | info@hanaholistic.com
To email A Ifátólú directly: orisun.divinesource@gmail.com

Drop In $18, Members (Membership Pass)


About Dr. Ifátólu

A. IFÁTÓLÚ GARDNER is a healer, scholar, educator, and indigenous spiritual elder. As a primary care physician (1980-2004), a professor of medical anthropology (2000-2007), and an instructor of somatic practices (since the mid 1980s) – including Dunham technique, Medical Qi Gong, Dayan Qi Gong, and the Feldenkraisâ method – Ifátólú has devoted her life to healing as/and social justice.

For more than two decades, as an Iyánífá, Ifátólú provides spiritual counseling and gives public workshops and academic presentations on Yorùbá and Diasporic spiritual traditions and practices.

Discovering the Feldenkraisâ method after a rupture in her health in 2007, Ifátólú enjoyed the lyricism and beauty of the movements, the deep relief and ease the practice engendered, and the renewed sense of her body as a source of joy (rather than a site of pain and limitation). She was hooked. In 2009 Ifátólú enrolled in the FRTI Professional Feldenkrais training program (Berkeley) and was authorized – and began – to teach Feldenkraisâ Awareness Through Movementâ classes in 2011.All of Ifátólú’s workis informed by – and an expression of – her deep appreciation and ongoing exploration of the creative, healing, and transformative powers of somatic practices and of ancient indigenous wisdom traditions.

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