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Community Workshop: Alexander Technique & The Feldenkrais Method


  • Houston Station 434 Houston St Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Join us for a weeklong Community Workshop in the somatic practices of Alexander Technique and The Feldenkrais Method with certified instructors, Marsha Barsky and Kim Greenberg.


Schedule

Monday-Friday from 9:30-10:45 AM

Fees

Full Workshop | 5 sessions  $50

Drop In | Single 1.5 hour session  $12

New Dialect accepts cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. There is no online or pre-registration required for this workshop. Doors open at 9 AM. Please be sure to arrive with plenty of time to sign in and pay before class begins.

Location

Houston Station, 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203 

*Note: Please bring a yoga mat.


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Monday & Tuesday | Alexander Technique with Marsha Barsky.

The Alexander Technique was developed over 100 year ago by the Australian actor F.M. Alexander, and is today taught throughout the world. In this introductory group class,  participants will learn how to apply the basics concepts of the Alexander Technique to all forms of movement. With simple, practical demonstrations participants will learn how to move with less strain, pain and energy. Activities will include simple movements such as sitting and rising from a chair, bending, reaching and walking. 

You translate everything, whether physical or mental or spiritual, into muscular tension.
— F.M. Alexander

Wednesday-Friday | The Feldenkreis Method with Kim Greenberg

The Feldenkrais Method can help free us from unnecessary habitual patterns and enable new, more effective ways of moving and feeling to emerge. Students are guided through a sequence of gentle movements. By moving slowly and paying attention, students will discover new movement possibilities and patterns. This results in more efficient movement, reduction of aches and pains and an increased sense of self-awareness. 

WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, THEN YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT.
— Moshe Feldenkrais

About the Instructors

Marsha Barsky is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI), a certified yoga instructor and a dance educator. She is an Assistant Professor and Director of Dance at Middle Tennessee State Universitywhere she teaches courses in the Alexander Technique, Contemporary Dance, Dance History, Dance Theory and Pedagogy. She received her BFA in Dance from Arizona State University and her MFA in Performance, Choreography and Somatics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  In addition to her work at MTSU, she is the Artistic Director for Company Rose, a Nashville based contemporary dance company.

Kim Greenberg, a recent transplant to Nashville, hails from NYC, where she lived for more than twenty years studying and performing Afro-Cuban Dance. She has an M.A. in Dance Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia, and has been a licensed dance teacher/choreographer in the public schools since 1996, working with children of all ages. She is currently working as a Somatic Movement Educator, and is a graduate of Martha Eddy’s Dynamic Embodiment® training. She is also certified to teach the Feldenkrais Method’s Awareness Through Movement® classes. She is a reflexologist and a Kinetic Awareness practitioner, and incorporates all of her training in her Somatic Awareness classes.

Earlier Event: January 12
Contemporary Technique with Lisa Long
Later Event: February 2
Contemporary Cross-Training Series: 12