Seeing - A Feldenkrais Vision Quest
Exploring Movement and Vision
Taught by Brenda Sorkin, GCFP
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Call 704.527.5996 to register or e-mail BMountjoySorkin@aol.com
Movement and vision are intimate partners. Our eyes, which sit on our brain, are integral to how we organize ourselves. At a very basic level, the turning of the head and the movement through the skeleton impacts our self image and our relationship with the world. We become aware of sensation, feeling, a mood or an action when there is an action in the periphery nervous system.
In this workshop we will be using Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement explorations that include movements of the eyes. Benefits can be wide ranging due to individual differences and needs and include greater physical comfort, mental clarity, stability in our emotional connections as well as being restorative to the eyes. Maybe you wear glasses, you're at the computer all day or just want to improve your posture, your clarity of mind, or be more comfortable in your body. Using the principles of soft focus and ease releases tension and benefits the whole body and mind.
In my Feldenkrais training when my ability to move improved I was able to lower the prescription of my glasses. David Weber, featured in "The Brain's Way of Healing" by Dr. Norman Doidge, restored his sight after being declared legally blind from optic nerve damage with no hope of improvement after joining a Feldenkrais training program. He went on to teach workshops called "Seeing Clearly" in the USA and internationally. To coin a phrase from the founder of this approach, Moshe Feldenkrais, Ph.D. he "made the impossible possible".
In this method we use pleasure as a guide. Bring your curiosity and join us!
Workshops are $65 for 3 hour session