We recently hosted an APMA workshop, where the lovely and hilarious Molly Tipping came to refresh and enlighten our amazing instructors with her love and passion for Feldenkrais.
What Is Feldenkrais?
According to the Feldenkrais Method website, “The Feldenkrais Method® facilitates learning through lessons that explore movement, posture, breathing. The fruit of such learning is improved ability in all aspects of life.” It’s approach is gentle yet powerful and rests on the concept that persons need to discover their movement by “doing”. That’s exactly how we would encourage clients to approach Pilates at Revolution.
Revolution’s instructors are made familiar with Feldenkrais within their training (APMA Level 2 Pilates Instructor Course and our Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy). We also owe some of our approach to this method; a good example is the Pre-Pilates exercise Pelvic Clock which has its direct lineage to a similar Feldy movement.
However Feldenkrais is more than bits of clever choreography. It is like Pilates: More than the use of interesting equipment and choreography, it’s an approach. And the more one approaches Pilates through self-discovery and awareness, and by allowing learning to take a less linear expectation, the deeper and longer lasting the effects.
It’s good to know your instructors are keen to keep learning as you do.