3 New Feldenkrais Class Series


Three new weekly Feldenkrais® classes for Spring and Summer 2014 at The Wellspring School!

The Feldenkrais Method® is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing on the floor with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these lessons can improve your overall wellbeing. Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements.

We improve our well being when we learn to fully use ourselves. Our intelligence depends upon the opportunity we take to experience and learn on our own. This self-learning leads to full, dynamic living.

The three 5-week series described below will be co-taught by Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practiionerscm Michael Wesson and Kim Cottrell. Michael and Kim will take turns teaching each weekly lesson at Wellspring School on Wednesdays and a nearby location on Fridays. See Michael’s webpage for more details and logistics. Click here for the course flyer.


April 23-May 21

Take your cue from the season–rise up and kick off the layers. From sedentary to active, from thought to action, you’ll gain what you need to move from here to there, easily, lightly, and enjoyably. Get ready for whatever the spring will surely bring.

Human Shock Absorber

May 28-June 25

Think of the big cats, apes, or even snakes. They spring, swing, and slither. Humans have a capacity to spring as well–to reach and walk and hike and run. From the way you plant your feet to the way you reach for apples in the tree, you will find your ability to move with flexibility, fluidity, and ease.

Slouching & Unslouching

July 9-August 6

You may have been taught to stand up straight, but good posture involves an easy readiness to bend, straighten, slouch, or stand tall. Fortunately, that easy readiness is yours for the taking if you master a few key moves, especially slouching. Discover your easy and elegant posture.

Meet Michael and Kim

Michael Wesson

Michael Wesson, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2005), was a computer programmer for 15 years before using the Feldenkrais Method to recover from debilitating chronic pain.

Passionate about education, he taught high school math in traditional classrooms and now enjoys teaching adults and seniors good posture for recovery and prevention of pain and repetitive stress.

Kim Cottrell

An educator and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (1996), Kim Cottrell has helped countless men and women live more comfortably by improving resilience, posture, and self-image. Kim teaches classes and workshops in Portland and the Northwest, writes regularly for WalkAbout Magazine, and blogs on A Healthy Stepmother and Feldenkrais Notes.

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