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General Information about Workshops

  • You will be lying on the floor, sitting and/or standing during the workshop. 
  • Wear clothing that does not restrict movement, i.e. sweats, yoga clothing, etc. Consider wearing layers so you can make adjustments for comfort.
  • Depending on the workshop space, yoga mats and blankets may be provided OR you may be asked to bring your own.
  • If you are asked to bring your own equipment, please bring a yoga mat (or thicker pad) and 3 folded bath towels for head support.
  • If you are being treated by a medical professional, please confirm the suitability of Feldenkrais with them. The workshop instructor is also available to discuss your situation.
  • If you have difficulty getting down to the floor and back up, please request that an exercise table be brought for your use.
  • Audio recordings are for the sole use of workshop participants. They are not meant for any redistribution or use beyond workshop participants.
  • Refunds for workshops will be considered on a case by case basis. Refund may not be possible due to the fact that workshops require a minimum number of participants to be viable. Please make sure you can attend the event and/or plan to benefit from the recordings before you register.

Get Your Back Back

A 2-part introductory series focused on reducing pain and tension in your back, neck, shoulders and hips and aligning your spine for better posture and more efficient movement. You may come to one workshop or attend both at a discount.  Audio recordings will be provided for your home practice. You will leave each workshop feeling relaxed, re-organized and re-energized. 

There are two versions of each of the Get Your Back Back classes. While the themes and the introductory level remain the same between both versions, the movement patterns and exercises will be different in each version. If you would like additional movement patterns to help your Lower Back and Hips or Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders, you can sign up for both versions.


Part 1: Lower Back and Hips

Offered on two separate occasions with different exercises presented:

Version 1: Sunday, February 2, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Version 2: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Location: Pioneer High School Fitness Room

Part 1 will get your hips and lower back playing together nicely again. The lumbar spine and hips are functionally connected. This class will help restore that connection and bring harmony to your hips and back. You will learn to use functional movement patterns, your attention and simple props to effortlessly bring significant change. Leave class with better posture, a spring in your step, and an overall feeling of well-being. 

Part 2: Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders

Offered on two separate occasions with different exercises presented:

Version 1: Sunday, February 9, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Version 2: Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Location: Pioneer High School Fitness Room

Part 2 will help you get rid of that pain in your neck and tension in your shoulders.  Your neck, shoulders and upper back can become immobilized with tension. When you learn to move your body so its various parts work together rather than in opposition, the movement itself becomes the antidote to immobility. Leave class with relaxed neck and shoulders, a light and free head and a more upright and effortless posture. 


  • Most of the workshop will take place lying on the floor. A limited number of exercise tables are available should you have difficulty getting down to the floor. If you are in need of a table, please contact the instructor.
  • Bring a yoga mat and 3 thick folded towels for support during the exercises.
  • The entire class series will be audio-recorded and provided for your home practice.

$45 for any single workshop in this series. $15 discount if you register for any 2 workshops in this series.

This workshop is offered through Ann Arbor Rec and Ed.

REGISTER ONLINE

or call 734-994-2300 

Relax Your Jaw

Sunday, March 8, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Pioneer High School Fitness Room

Find relief for jaw tension and associated neck, shoulder and hip tension in this workshop. Learn a variety of exercises from the Feldenkrais Method for improving the organization of your jaw, neck, shoulders and hips. Pain or difficulty in one part of your body often is related to multiple parts of your body. Therefore, exercises address common patterns of tension that affect the jaw, neck, shoulders and hips. The exercises help you find relief from jaw tension and headaches, bruxism, TMJ and more.

$45 for the workshop

  • Most of the workshop will take place lying on the floor or sitting in a chair. A limited number of exercise tables are available should you have difficulty getting down to the floor. If you are in need of a table, please contact the instructor.
  • Bring a yoga mat and 3 thick folded towels for support during the exercises.
  • The entire class series will be audio-recorded and provided for your home practice.

This workshop is offered through Ann Arbor Rec and Ed.

REGISTER ONLINE

or call 734-994-2300 

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