Caring For Our Backs

Spine from Gray's Anatomy

In many ways we forget that as a species we are still evolving. One could say that a sign that we still haven’t meet the challenge of adapting to our changing environment is the number of people that suffer from back pain.

In this workshop we’ll explore not only how to take care of our own backs but also some simple ways to take care of other’s backs too. Each class includes time spent scanning through ourselves in walking and standing, looking at some basic skeletal anatomy and doing some Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement classes. There will also be guided touch and movement exercises, both alone and with others.

Participants will leave with a range of tips and tricks that they can employ throughout the day to refresh and relief aches and pains. In addition they will be presented with a series of simple but powerful Feldenkrais classes known as the Magic Roller classes. These classes are done lying in various positions on a rolled up blanket and provide a comprehensive but gentle workout for tired or aching backs. The positions and movements are easily remembered and once understood can be played around with whenever needed.

As in all BodySchool classes, mp3 recordings of all Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes will be provided so that participants can play with the complete classes as presented in the workshop.

Upcoming workshops

Copenhagen, Denmark
BodySchool : BodySchool : Exploring The Feldenkrais Method
23/24th September 2017

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BodySchool : Exploring The Feldenkrais Method In this weekend workshop, we'll explore some Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes. We'll see how to relate the movements of a particular class to everyday life as well as considering the general application of the skills we learn through practicing the method. The...
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Koli, Finland
BodySchool Weekend Retreat: Feldenkrais and Authentic Movement
8-10th September 2017

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BodySchool Weekend Retreat: Feldenkrais and Authentic Movement In some ways, the Feldenkrais Method and Authentic Movement take opposite approaches to supporting our growth as humans. While both encourage us to listen to ourselves and develop a respectful attitude to learning, the first confronts us to recognise our perceptual and kinaesthetic habits,...
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Vienna, Austria
BodySchool : Making friends with scoliosis
20/21st May 2017

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BodySchool : Making friends with scoliosis Scoliosis is most commonly thought of as a lateral asymmetry of the spine that shows up as a sideways curve. But considered three-dimensionally, it's more like a twisting or coiling of the spine that produces the characteristic two-dimensional curve. Since nobody has a perfectly straight spine, and...
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Copenhagen, Denmark
BodySchool : How to sit at a desk, work at a computer … and maybe even enjoy it!
18/19th March, 8/9th and 29/30th April 2016

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Three short weekend workshops that address the question: How to sit at a desk, work at a computer … and maybe even enjoy it? For a full description of the workshop visit here The first weekend looks at the basics of how to organise ourselves in sitting, and in weekend two we’ll explore how…

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