SPECIAL EVENTS

 

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT
Feldenkrais workshop with instructor Frauke Voss
Time: Thursday, May 11 and Thursday, May 18th from 10-12
Cost: $50/each class. Payment should be made directly to the instructor, Frauke Voss.
Please register by email here.

Dynamic and Healthy Legs
In these two consecutive workshops Frauke will explore with you the topic ofdynamic and healthy legs. We will start with an early developmental movement lesson involving trunk and legs; work extensively with the feet and ankles and examine their importance with regards to functioning of the knees, hips, pelvis and  trunk;  and finally discover that improved functioning of the buttocks has a profound effect on the organization of the leg and the  whole self. Because the foot occupies a large area in the motor cortex,  it is a great vehicle for organic learning. We all benefit when we gain a greater "understanding" of this platform.

Frauke Voss is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She was introduced to Feldenkrais ATM lessons through radio broadcasts in Switzerland. Years of work as a fibre sculptor led to repetitive strain injuries, physiotherapy and a Feldenkrais training. She maintains a practice in Toronto and Bermuda, 

 
Lasell Bartlett helps people ease their way into embodied living, building on the foundations of gentle awareness, a sense of safety, and connection. She works as a somatic psychotherapist (Norwich VT) and a therapeutic riding instructor (Sharon VT), focusing on trauma resolution, transitioning toward embodiment from dissociation, and building and maintaining safe, enjoyable relationships. 

Lasell Bartlett helps people ease their way into embodied living, building on the foundations of gentle awareness, a sense of safety, and connection. She works as a somatic psychotherapist (Norwich VT) and a therapeutic riding instructor (Sharon VT), focusing on trauma resolution, transitioning toward embodiment from dissociation, and building and maintaining safe, enjoyable relationships. 

EMBODIED TRAUMA RECOVERY

Two Upper Valley Somatic Experiencing® Practitioners present
Embodied Trauma Recovery
with Lasell Bartlett, MSW, LICSW, SEP, BASE-P and Marcia Webster, MA, CPS, SEP

Are you a therapist, leader, teacher, coach, bodyworker or other helping professional interested in learning how to reduce the impact of trauma?
Join us for one or more of these Sunday experiential workshops.

Safety, Embodiment and Dissociation   May 7, 2:00 – 5:00
Boundaries and Survival Responses        May 21, 12:00 – 2:30
Completing Development Stages at any AgeJune 4, 2:00 – 5:00

Register online at circleforward.net/events
For more information or to register directly call/text: Marcia 413-626-6968 ❋ Lasell 802-274-2380

RSVP appreciated.   Pay what you can $10-$30 per workshop.

Marcia Webster founded “Circle Forward” to support people to resolve doubts and conflicts, and experience a sense of freedom, belonging and connection. Marcia offers individual therapy, couples counseling, workshops and peer support for personal and collective change. Her work is founded on humanistic practices, somatic (body) awareness and creative process. 

Marcia Webster founded “Circle Forward” to support people to resolve doubts and conflicts, and experience a sense of freedom, belonging and connection. Marcia offers individual therapy, couples counseling, workshops and peer support for personal and collective change. Her work is founded on humanistic practices, somatic (body) awareness and creative process. 

 

MELT METHOD

March 18th, April 22nd, May 13th and June 10th, 2017
Instructor: Sara Goodman
Price: $15 per class

Using small rubber balls or a foam roller, this easy-to-learn treatment can help reduce common symptoms, including hand, foot, back, and neck pain; plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas; arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger; headaches, gut issues, and insomnia. Come to one or both classes. To register, email Sara at sara.goodman1@icloud.com

MELT Basics: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
This class covers the hand and foot treatments plus the rebalance sequence.

MELT for the Whole Body:  2:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Covers the complete sequence of MELT maps for the whole body on the soft foam roller. Experience with the MELT Basics is a prerequisite for this class.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS: INTRODUCTION to THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Wednesday, May 10  Part 1 Fundamentals of Movement: Begin the practice of learning to move using the principles of the Alexander Technique by exploring simple daily activities of sitting, standing and walking and discover your potential to move with more freedom and ease. Some basic anatomy of the head, neck and spine will be discussed to broaden our understanding of our own muscular-skeletal design. (Open to all students).

Wednesday May 24 Part 2 From the Ground UP! Continue to deepen your understanding of the Alexander Technique and how our thinking effects our functioning- the use of ourselves, by exploring further the first rule of movement: The head leads and the body follows. Come prepared to move your body in gentle and new ways from the ground-- Up! Open to all students new and continuing. (If you have any body issues that may need special attention please contact Katie)                                    

TIME:   Workshops: 12-2pm (Please arrive 10-15 min early to find parking, use bathroom and settle in)                         
              Private sessions: 3-6pm Please contact Katie to schedule.
COST:  Workshops $50/each or $90/both     
            
Private Sessions: 
             New Students: 75m Introductory Session @ $110 (Movement/posture assessment, Movement work, Table lesson (ie bodywork) 
             Continuing Students: 45-50 min Movement and Table lesson for $90, 30 min Table lesson for $65.

Registration
Preregistration with payment is required to guarantee your spot and schedule a private session. For more information and to pay online, click here or mail a check to Katie Back, 174 Elm St, Montpelier, Vt 05602. To schedule a private session email Katie here.

Registration Deadlines:
May 3 deadline for May 10 event
May 17 deadline for May 24 event.

Due to the limited size of these sessions, all payments are non-refundable, but credit may be applied to future workshops by permission of the instructor.

Background
The Alexander Technique is based on the idea that our thinking effects our functioning. In becoming more aware of what we are telling  our bodies to do, we can discover and begin to undo the movement habits of a lifetime that our adversely impacting our lives. By improving the use of ourselves, we regain the power to navigate through life with more ease and to consciously choose how we do what we do. In time, we discover our own ability to live our lives from a place of poise and conscious presence which has a positive impact on our relationships and the world in which we live.

Katie has been practicing the Alexander Technique since 1985. Her Balance of Being Method brings together over30 years of experience in dance, yoga, somatic and meditative disciplines and healing arts.

 

DEATH CAFE
Death Cafe April 23rd and May 21st 3-4:30.
(We will be taking a break during the summer months.)
Free and open to the public.

A group-directed discussion to explore death and how to make the most of our (finite) lives.