Somatically, compassion is located in the heart and power is expressed through the pelvis. Powerful compassion and compassionate power depend on the connection of heart and pelvis, areas we tend to disconnect through shallow breathing, uncomfortable movement patterns, and tightened muscles. Bringing awareness to the interaction of these areas can facilitate an exponential leap in the capacity for elegant posture, freer breath, and flexible movement.
After being a Feldenkrais Method teacher for more than thirty years, Carol began to combine her knowledge in that field with her study of Pilates to integrate what is common to both. In this workshop, there will be clear anatomy lessons, then gentle movement lessons based on Feldenkrais, to experientially bring the information together. Access to core strength will weave through your days as a source of power. If you choose to go deeper, you can explore what life would be like if your true power is the creative energy to express your life purpose — if “being spiritual” is associated with being grounded through your body, and harsh self-judgment is replaced with deep self-compassion. People of every level of movement capacity are welcome; however, you must be able to get up and down from the floor without assistance. We will be using a small inflatable ball for sensory feedback. There will be one for everyone at the workshop. You may purchase it for $10 if you wish to bring yours home. Fee paid directly to the leader.