Carol Kress and Dennis Leri taught together frequently during the past two decades (Dennis passed away in 2016), expertly interweaving differently textured lessons into a spectacular whole. Below is their description of this course, the first in what eventually became a celebrated four-part series, rich with ATM lessons.
"This intensive is designed to give participants a feel for the depth and breadth of the practice of self-inquiry known as Awareness Through Movement. We will present four lessons a day, two before lunch and two after lunch. Some lessons will require slow, small movements while other lessons will necessitate large, fast actions. Some lessons will give you access to positive behavioral change via a somatic reimagining of your modes and ways of acting. Other lessons will allow you to observe and change your imagined limitations by first acting differently and in novel ways. Feldenkrais's understanding of awareness and his unique means to achieve it will challenge your self-limiting habits of knowing, thinking, sensing and feeling. In other words, the intensive will be provocative and fun." —Dennis Leri and Carol Kress, 2011