Whether you participate in strength training, dance, Pilates, yoga or martial arts or you just want to move with more ease and stability, this workshop will teach you how to identify, feel and use the core muscles far beyond any movement modality in existence today.
The first part of the training contains Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons, and shows how they can be used hands-on in Part Two.
It will serve as an advanced training for your brain. The desire for the look and feeling of strength and stability will remain prevalent in our culture for a long time to come. There are millions of people of all ages who have integrated some form of exercise routine into their lives, and injuries from their routines are increasing. In this first class you can learn to affect the organization that underlies movements most people associate with great strength, flexibility, natural talents or hard to achieve abilities. You will learn ATM strategies and techniques that can directly influence people involved in Yoga, Martial Arts, Dance, and Pilates.
This Functional Integration (FI) Master Class is both the next step for practitioners who have been successfully working for several years, as well as a first step for those seeking a direction in their practice with themselves and their clients. We will work with ligaments, tendons, and viscera integrated into muscular control or expression. This aspect of the Feldenkrais Method is not presented in training programs yet remains a vital part of the origins of the Method.
Dr. Frank Wildman is one of the few teachers and clinicians in the world today with the capability to understand and work with the human condition through posture and movement. Dr. Wildman's life-long passions in the study of evolution, movement arts and somatic psychology and his exceptional talents as a practitioner have culminated in a rich and profound body of work. A former professional dancer, Dr.Wildman holds degrees in physical education, biology and somatic psychology. In his lectures and teachings Dr. Wildman draws from his eclectic training to ingeniously demonstrate the complex fusion of mind, movement and emotion in human individuals. Dr. Wildman studied for more than a decade with the creator of the Feldenkrais Method®, renowned physicist, engineer and Judo Master Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Dr. Wildman conducted the first accredited Feldenkrais Practitioner Training after Dr. Feldenkrais' death in 1984. He is past president of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and formulated the Standards of Practice, which today serve as the defining guidelines for the Feldenkrais Method® internationally. Wildman brought the Feldenkrais Method® to Australia where, aided by the sponsorship of Sydney University, he created seminars and Professional Trainings for two decades.
Dr. Wildman is widely recognized for introducing the clinical applications of the Feldenkrais Method® to the medical community and other health professions. He has designed programs at the University of California to help alleviate back pain and aging-related ailments and continues to expand the scope of The Feldenkrais Method by presenting it to the medical community as an effective method of sensory-motor education. He has also coached many of today's top Feldenkrais Practitioners on effective ways to bring the Method to thousands of Physical and Occupational Therapists throughout the world. Wildman is founder and director of the Feldenkrais Movement Institute. He consults and works privately with individuals in California, New York, and Australia.