Our workshops are really great! Best of all, participants receive a recording, a resource handout, AND can follow up their workshop with a private Functional Integration lesson for half price. Need a certificate of participation for continuing education requirements? Just let us know.
Space is limited, so register today!
Workshops are taught by MaryBeth Smith at the Feldenkrais Center of Houston, unless otherwise noted.

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JULY 2016

15000-illustration-of-a-green-puzzle-piece-pvThe Posture Puzzle

Saturday, July 30
Click time to register:
 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
Afternoon Section is SOLD OUT
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Minimum age: 15 years old)

Most people’s spontaneous self­-critique is: “I have bad posture.” This notion follows them around from some time in childhood until the present day. Yet, despite being TOLD countless times by well-­meaning others to “stand up straight,” and even WANTING to have better posture,­­ they always find themselves back in the same, slumpy predicament.

Liberate yourself from the judgment of others. Good posture can be simple, effortless, pleasurable, and sustainable when you know what you’re doing. Find your own best posture WITHOUT nagging or forcing. No walking with a book on your head at this workshop!

“Good posture” is not static, stiff, or uncomfortable. It is meant to help you to be effective and efficient in all the movements of your daily life. At this workshop, you’ll transform your understanding and experience of posture. You’ll leave feeling strong, tall, long, confident, and fabulous.

Space is limited. Advance registration only. Sorry, we cannot accommodate drop-ins. 

AUGUST 2016

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The VItruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci. Creative Commons Licensed image via Wikipedia.

The Sixth Sense: Beginner to Advanced Body Awareness
Saturday, August 20
Click your preferred time to register:
Morning: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
OR
Afternoon: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 Early Bird (through 8/17), $40 Regular (8/18-20)

When was the last time you stubbed your toe? Tripped? Have you ever caught the corner of the coffee table with your shin? Bumped your shoulder on the door frame? Or on another person? Have you ever TRULY thought that you were doing something, but indeed, you were not? Or thought you couldn’t possibly be doing something, but indeed, you were?
We’ve all had moments like these. However, if you have mishaps more often than you’d like, you might need to tune up your body awareness. In this Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® workshop, you’ll develop your essential Sixth Sense — the sense of yourself, in a body, moving through space. Called “proprioception,” or the “kinesthetic sense,” this sense of body ownership can help you to move with better coordination, flow, safety and stamina.
Space is limited. Advance registration only. Sorry, we cannot accommodate drop-ins.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Happy Hip JointsMost Happy Hip Joints
Saturday, September 17
Click your preferred time to register:
Morning: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
OR
Afternoon: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Hip joints are the largest joints in your body, and they are the key to easy, comfortable, buoyant, and grounded movement. Most people have only a vague idea of the true location of their hip joints, or how they work. When your hip joints don’t function optimally, movement becomes more difficult and inefficient, even painful. In this workshop, gentle movements from the Feldenkrais Method® will help you to discover your hip joints and explore their potential for movement. The positive effects will be felt in many daily activities like sitting, standing, walking, running, cycling, practicing yoga, and dancing.

See the future! Here’s what’s coming up. . .

OCTOBER 2016

Sleep Better Tonight: Introduction to the Sounder Sleep System
WEEKEND WORKSHOP:
Friday, October 14 7-9 pm
Saturday, October 15  9:30 am – 4:30 pm (with lunch break)
Sunday, October 16  1 -3 pm
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
$145 Early Bird (through 10/11)
$175 Regular Registration (10/12-14)
Online registration only. Sorry, we cannot accommodate drop-ins.
If you struggle with stress-based insomnia, this workshop will teach you tools that can change your life. The Sounder Sleep System consists of gentle yet remarkably effective movement and breathing techniques called NightTamers that you do right in your own bed to make falling asleep easy and pleasurable. If you wake up during the night, the NightTamers get you back to sleep in no time. In these turbulent times, these are essential tools for self-healing and inner peace. The Sounder Sleep System is based on the discovery that certain small, slow, repeated physical movements can shift us from the active, waking state to a state of profound physical and mental repose. When we reach that tranquil state, if we need sleep, we will fall asleep. When you sleep better, you feel better and enjoy life more.  Space is limited: register now.

Questions? Call 713.622.8794

*Dress for ultra-comfort – even in PJs!
*Bring a pillow and a light blanket.
*Mats are provided.

 

Better Balance
Saturday, October 22

NOVEMBER 2016

A Somatic Feast
Saturday, November 12

DECEMBER 2016

Holiday Stress-Busters
Saturday, December 17