AFG Newsletter: November 2011
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Search Practitioners and classes by suburb
The AFG website offers many ways to search for a Practitoner or locate an upcoming Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) class. Now you can search the practitioner, class or workshop closest to you. To search for a practitioner, click on this link, select your state and then select your suburb. Click here for classes and workshops and follow the same process. You can also download a printable list of practitioners in each state here.
Feldenkrais will be at the 2012 Happiness and its Causes conference
Feldenkrais is on the agenda for the 2012 Happiness and its Causes Conference , March 1st and 2nd in Sydney. Zoran Kovich, experienced Feldenkrais Method teacher, will present a 15 minute Feldenkrais session on Day 1 of the Conference entitled "Feldenkrais: cultivating practical awareness for vitality and well-being".
The Australasian Feldenkrais Symposium 2011 was a success
The Australasian Feldenkrais Symposium 2011 was held in Brisbane in August 2011. The title was “In Pursuit of the Elusive Obvious” (The Elusive Obvious was the final work of Moshe Feldenkrais).
This Symposium, which was open to the public, included a wide variety of presenters including Feldenkrais practitioners and experts in other fields such as education, health, sciences and arts.
The image is of the ATM session conducted by Madeleine Edgar. View more images of the Symposium here.
Changes in the AFG website
Some of the latest improvements in the AFG website are:
- New format of the sections For children, In sports, For seniors and For performers, which now include links to articles and information in other guilds' websites.
- Video section: where there will be a variety of videos about the Feldenkrais Method®, Moshe Feldenkrais and videos from Australian practitioners. You can currently watch "Ralph Hadden: Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® to discover the method and "A Feldenkrais Class by Baby Liv", a sneak preview of the project The next 25 years, aiming to make the Feldenkrais Method® an accessible and versatile educational tool.
- Media centre: Feldenkrais Method® and the AFG Inc in the media.
New documents and articles in Resources
Visit Resources for a variety of articles about Feldenkrais and topics ranging from high heels or yudo to balance and spinal cord injuries. The latest additions are:
- Feldenkrais Method® and Exercise: do they go together? Yes!
- What functional activities do clients want to improve with the Feldenkrais Method? Results of an Australian survey
- Willem: moving towards independence with The Feldenkrais Method®
- Feldenkrais Reflective
- Improving Sensory Motor Function after a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Training announced for 2012 in Brisbane (to be confirmed)
If you are interested in learning the Feldenkrais Method®, a training is in the process of being confirmed for Brisbane in late 2012. For dates and more information, follow this link.
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- The Feldenkrais Method in Neuro-Rehabilitation - Improving the ability to learn to walk
- Easy Walking - Do you avoid walking?
- Neuroplasticity is not a revolutionary new idea, at least not for Feldenkrais Method teachers
- Clarence Valley Review puts Yamba practitioner to the test
- Australasian Feldenkrais Symposium, Brisbane Qld Australia 27-30 August 2011