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Scoliosis Workshop: Relief via Feldenkrais with Jerry Karzen Mar 24 – 25 2012
March 24, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - March 25, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
with Jerry Karzen
Saturday & Sunday, March 24-25
1:00 – 7:00 pm
The spine of every person has twists, bends, and curves. More than 20 million Americans, however, have such extreme bending of the spine that they have been diagnosed with the progressive condition, scoliosis. This 2 day workshop will provide some theoretical explanations for scoliosis as well as some movement practices/sequences which when done rather consistently will help alleviate pains associated with this condition and eventually assist the workshop participant to ameliorate many of the uncomfortable feelings in their rib cage, back and hip joints.
Purpose of the workshop: to show people ways to move to undo the effects of scoliosis.
Jerry Karzen studied with Moshe Feldenkrais at the Feldenkrais® Institute in Tel-Aviv from 1976-1983. During those years he was Dr. Feldenkrais’ personal traveling companion, secretary, and close friend.
Dr. Feldenkrais chose him to be a Trainer in 1982 along with Mia Segal, Yochanon Rywerant, Ruthy Alon, Chava Shelhav, Miriam Pfeffer, Anat Baniel, and the late Bruria Milo and Gaby Yaron.
Since 1980 Jerry has been the organizer or Educational Director for 25 Feldenkrais Training Programs in 9 countries, and has been a Visiting Trainer for numerous other programs. He is currently the Educational Director for Feldenkrais trainings in New Zealand, Germany, and Brasil. Jerry assisted in the editing of Dr. Feldenkrais’ last two books (The Elusive Obvious and The Potent Self) and directed, or himself filmed, 95% of all existing videos of Dr. Feldenkrais’ private Functional Integration® lessons. At his request, Jerry organized and administered Dr. Feldenkrais’ last teacher training program and was the first Executive Director of the Feldenkrais Foundation. He has also served as President of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America®.
Jerry is highly regarded for his ability to interpret and explain Dr. Feldenkrais’ Functional Integration lessons. He is also known for his clear and concise teaching, incorporating an open-ended, exploratory, and non-directive style. www.feldenkraishawaii.com