Alan Questel

Pregnant Pauses: Movement for Moms

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by Alan Questel

The Pregnant Pauses DVD set has over seven hours of proven instruction compiled into six different “Pauses” each aimed to teach simple movement methods that ease everyday tasks such as getting up and down, sleeping, rolling over and breathing. Each “Pause” is explained step by step so you will gain the maximum benefit along with a short talk that will help you understand the thinking and theory behind each “Pause.” Themes for the series include breathing, decreasing stress and learning to transition comfortably from one position to another.
6 DVD Set

What People Are Saying
"Excellent...highly skilled, fluid instruction...everyday activities such as rolling over... lifting... even breathing becomes easier" -Mothering Magazine

Alan Questel draws on his more than 25 years of experience teaching the Feldenkrais Method, to create a movement program especially for pregnant women. Each "Pregnant Pause", a series of gentle movements done for just 20 to 40 minutes a day, is designed to help women adjust to the stages of pregnancy and eliminate pain and strain. Some people naturally ask, how can a man teach a class for pregnant women? The program is designed to support women in finding ease and comfort through the different stages of pregnancy, and as such rests on Alan's long experience helping people of all ages and abilities discover how to utilize awareness to be more fully present and move with more pleasure and ease. Themes for the series include breathing, decreasing stress and learning to transition comfortably from one position to another.

Alan S. Questel trained directly with Dr. Feldenkrais in Amherst, Massachusettes. Since that time, he has lectured and taught at hospitals, colleges and Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs throughout the world. He is known for his clarity, creativity and down-to-earth style of teaching. He brings a depth of understanding, humor and a gentle human perspective to the learning of the Method and creates lively conditions for learning.

An actor before becoming interested in the Feldenkrais Method, Alan worked and toured with Jerzy Grotowski (My Dinner With Andre) and Paul Sills (Second City, Chicago and Story Theatre). Even today, one of his great interests is the embodiment of creativity, and he has developed a body of work for performers utilizing the Feldenkrais Method. Alan sees the Method as a means for individual maturation, and aspires towards making this appreciable and concrete for his students both in training programs and in his practice.

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