Free Virtual Class: Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method

Thursday, 5/27/2021

Free Virtual Class: Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method

featuring Fritha Pengelly
Owner of the Center for Feldenkrais & Movement Arts

Thursday, May 27, 2021 • 7pm – 8:15pm

“A Martian visitor would not hesitate to conclude that the human body is the closest to an ideal frame designed for movement and the least suited for standing motionless.” 
  — Moshe Feldenkrais, from ‘Body and Mature Behavior’

What does it mean to be ‘grounded?’ How can we improve our balance? As humans, we stand on a relatively small base of support, and our center of gravity is high—making us a fairly unstable species. Moshe Feldenkrais understood this relationship and actually described ‘good posture’ as the ability to move in any direction without hesitation. In other words, our balance depends on a dynamic sense of stability, not a static one. 

In this introductory workshop, we will explore how to find clear support through the skeleton in relation to the ground for ease of movement and a sense of stability. When we find this support, we lessen the pressures on our soft tissues and reduce general wear and tear, as well as overall muscular tension.

The workshop will also include an exploration of a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lesson, as well as time for discussion and questions to follow. No experience is necessary—all are welcome!

Learn more about Feldenkrais & Movement Arts here.


Fritha Pengelly is a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®, a certified IOPS practitioner, and a certified EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner based in Northampton, MA. She graduated from the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY in 2013 and completed Dr. Haller’s first IOPS Academy Graduate Training in May 2017. Fritha received her M.F.A. in dance with a focus on anatomy and physiology from the University of Washington.

Fritha has over 30 years of dance and movement experience. She spent seven years (1994 - 2001) performing and teaching nationally and internationally as a member of the New York City-based Doug Elkins Dance Company, and has taught at various colleges and universities around the country.

Fritha teaches Awareness Through Movement® classes, Functional Integration® lessons, a variety of Feldenkrais® workshops, as well as Dance for Parkinson’s classes in Northampton and online.

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