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Fall 2017 Awareness Through Movement Workshop

"But first let's ask: what is a small difference, and how can you tell?" ~Moshe Feldenkrais

Movement Intelligence: Solutions for Optimal Mobility With Ruthy Alon


September 22-27, 2017

Friday, 9/22: 1:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, 9/23, through Tuesday, 9/26: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30/6:00 p.m.* with an hour and a half lunch

Wednesday, 9/27: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Class will end between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. the middle days, with an hour and a half for lunch.

The first and last day will have a number of short breaks.

Cost: $850. Early Bird, preregistered by September 15th: $775.**

Deposit to reserve your spot (prior to August 18th): $150.

Those who commit for all six days will have priority, but we will also work to accommodate those who sign-up for at least three days. The day rate is $150.


The Movement Solutions Program guides participants in a wide range of innovative neuro-motor processes designed to address common movement problems. Solutions One focuses particularly on the back, and the legs with special attention to low back compression and stiffness, chest/rib rigidity and pain, and alignment issues in the legs. Themes will include restoring the resilience and "springiness" of the ankles, feet and knees, aligning the hips, releasing low back compression, improving overall alignment and mobility in the trunk, and developing more options and resilience for recovering balance.

The Movement Solutions Program applies the Feldenkrais Method's® integrative approach to functioning; exploring the reciprocal relationship between the area of suffering and its network of roots throughout the entire body. The result will be restoration of harmonious cooperation, so that the body is able to work as nature intended. Ruthy Alon's Movement Intelligence exercises are all designed as self-care strategies so that participants will leave the program with tools they can use at home. Participants will be empowered to awaken their own, self-correcting intelligence, so that their organism is able to overcome its own functional failures with better options for efficient, coordinated action.

This Movement Intelligence Solutions workshop is open to everyone. Prior experience with the Feldenkrais Method or other Movement Solutions programs is recommended.The program will be of particular interest to Graduates of other Movement Intelligence programs and Feldenkrais Teachers who wish have the opportunity to experience Ruthy Alon's boundless creativity and inspirational teaching. The program is sure to enrich your teaching tool-kit with practical self-care solutions and sophisticated strategies for helping others to move with ease.

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Golf, Feldenkrais and Mindfulness: Improve Your Game!

With Daniella Schellenberg, Founder SwissFit/SwissFitGolf & GCFP and Donna Simmons, GCFP and Assistant Trainer


Saturday, October 7, 2017


The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92013

To reserve your space today, please call 800-765-1907


Cost: $110 before September 23rd; thereafter: $125. This day is open to everyone.

(October 8th, the workshop continues for Feldenkrais practitioners and students. Please visit Advanced Trainings for more info.)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch is an hour and 15 minutes.

A Feldenkrais workshop for golfers, anyone involved in rotary sports or activities, therapists, trainers and Feldenkrais practitioners.

Our body is designed to be able to turn in upright position, a human specialty, yet a lot of people get hurt when it comes to rotation. Joint restrictions or rotational movement in the “wrong” place such as the low back often are the cause. When it comes to athletic performance such as golf or tennis, or rotation in daily life like parking a car, certain physical laws and principles need to be understood in order to play and move well. Being able to bring mindful movement into your practice can lead to functional improvement. Self-awareness integrated with a meditative attitude can lead to new patterns of moving, thinking, feeling and improved athleticism.

In this workshop, we explain the theory of rotation, stability and impulse principles and how these forces act on the body. Using ATMs we will explore rotation along the spine, movement of the pelvis and the feet and ankles. You will be guided through a mindfulness based meditation to learn how to focus your attention to integrate and harness the full potential of the discoveries uncovered in the movement explorations.

On the first day, October 7th, we invite golfers, tennis players and other athletes, Feldenkrais practitioners, therapists and trainers to participate.

(The second day, October 8th, is exclusively for Feldenkrais practitioners, and 3rd and 4th year students in Feldenkrais Trainings. )

In this workshop you will:

- understand the theory of rotation from an anatomical and structural stand point- learn how to be efficient in a rotary sports and daily activities.

- experience the connection of mind and body

- feel improvements in your own posture and balance

- learn how to use the power of the pelvis

How to Register

Call 800-765-1907 or e-mail us at Let us know you will attend and how you would like to pay. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and checks. Please make checks payable to Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego. Our mailing address is 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103.

Cancellations/Refunds: Refunds will be given (less a $10 administrative fee) only if cancellation occurs more than one week prior to the workshop.


Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103. We are 3 miles north of downtown San Diego in the Hillcrest neighborhood.

Frequently Asked Questions


~ Our workshops are open to everyone. Feldenkrais classes are gentle, and movements can be modified as necessary to avoid any discomfort.

~ Wear comfortable clothing that you can lie down in and move in. Seams are painful to lie on, for example. Light layers are suggested to keep as warm or cool as you like.

~ You do not need to bring a mat. We have large blankets to lie on.

~ We have complimentary coffee and tea and a small fridge for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
~ There is free on-street parking in our neighborhood. For details about parking, please call the office. 
~ More questions? Give us a call at 619-220-8776.

Movement Intelligence:

Solutions for Optimal Mobility

With Ruthy Alon

September 22-27, 2017

The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Ave., San Diego

To reserve your space today, please call 800-765-1907

We are delighted to welcome Senior Feldenkrais Trainer Ruthy Alon. She is returning to San Diego to share Part One of her innovative program, "Movement Intelligence Solutions for Optimal Mobility." This workshop is open to both Feldenkrais practitioners and the public.

See the description of her 6-day workshop, below.