Eutony & Feldenkrais Method

July 17, 2020 8:00 AM to July 18, 2020 5:00 PM

to be announced

Little Rock, AR

                                                               

EUTONY  AND  FELDENKRAIS  METHOD improve body awareness and create a wonderful way of using oneself.

They address the young or the old, those suffering the after-effects of injuries, or the handicapped, as well as athletes, performing artists, or anyone interested in developing her/his potential.

OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP

  • RELEASE tension, diminish stress and free the breathing,
  • RELIEVE lower back, hip, neck and shoulder discomfort, and neuromuscular problems,
  • EXPLORE new and more efficient ways of organizing movement and posture,
  • BALANCE muscle tone for more fluid and comfortable movements,
  • IMPROVE flexibility, kinesthetic sensitivity and body image at one's own rhythm.

 

THE SPECIFICS OF THIS WORK.

 

You will learn how:

- to detect unnecessary tensions,

- to have better control over a movement,

- to improve movement dissociation,

- to allow a movement to spread through all the joints,

- to move from one point of the skeleton,

- to move the bones in relation to the skin,

- to "elongate" the bones before moving,

- to "push" the floor in order to move,

- to be active and passive at the same time,

- to improve balance and strength while seated, standing and walking through better alignment, while resisting external pushes, or exploring on moving supports,

THE TOPICS

Movement exercises and hands-on techniques are designed for the management of adult and pediatric issues:

- neck and shoulders,

- lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis,

- hips and feet,

- paralysis, spasticity.

Intended Audience:   PTs, PTAs, OTs, and COTAs

Friday morning July 17, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm:

  • Principles of Eutony
  • Precautions
  • Techniques used in Eutony
  • Management of back issues and feet issues

 

1:00-2:30 Lunch Break on Your Own 

2:30 pm to 6:30 pm:

  • Principles of the Feldenkrais Method
  • Precautions
  • Techniques used in the Feldenkrais Method
  • Management of shoulder issues
  • Management of paralysis and spasticity

 

Saturday morning July 18, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm:

 

  • Awareness of the bones & Body alignment
  • How to push the floor in order to move
  • How to spread the movement through all the joints
  • Proximal and distal movements
  • How to improve balance and strength while seated, standing and walking through better alignment.
  • Management of back issues and hip issues

 

1:00-2:30 Lunch Break on Your Own

 Saturday afternoon July 18, 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm:

  • Bone movements in relation to the skin
  • How to move from one point of the skeleton
  • How to elongate the bones before moving
  • Movement dissociation
  • How to be active and passive at the same time
  • How to improve balance and strength while resisting external pushes, or exploring on moving supports,
  • Management of neck issues and management of paralysis and spasticity

 

Instructor: 

PIERRE  BOLSZAK holds an M.A. in Physical Education from the University of Lille, France. He is certified in the         Feldenkrais Method, the Hanne Marquardt’s Zone Therapy of the Feet, and Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage. His studies also include Eutony at the Gerda Alexander School of Eutony in Copenhagen; and F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He has taught and worked in Europe, California, Tennessee, North Caroline and Arkansas for the last 40 years. He has also been practicing Tai Chi Chuan for many years.

For fifteen years he was a tenured professor at the University of Paris 5 where he was in charge of the department of “Adapted physical activities for the disabled and the elderly”.

He is a continuing education provider for health care providers in France and in the USA

 

Tickets

$269.00 ArPTA Member

$349.00 Non-Member of the ArPTA

$75.00 DPT and PTA Students