- Advanced Training -
Learning As A Creative Act:
Skillful Attention and Awareness for Reaching into the Unknown
How do we bring something that does not yet exist for us into the world (our inner or outer world)?In Amherst, Moshe Feldenkrais stated:
"…proper attention is not exclusive, but inclusive".
This “proper attention” is not only about getting comfortable with not-knowing, being willing to experiment and fail or even having mobile attention.Crucially, “proper attention” entails learning how to skillfully enter and navigate “possibility space”.Navigating “possibility space” invites something more of us; a shift in our way of organizing our attending self, and appreciating the nature of awareness.
We will explore:
creating the conditions for something completely new to emerge
how we can invite leaps of deep insight to be more likely
how to move beyond our habitual ways of learning so that we continue to grow and develop masterfully
refine those patterns of learning that serve us, but remain elusive and/or haphazard
how to access fecundity by exploring “possibility space”
Even we Feldenkrais® practitioners have habits that can get in the way of learning, insight, growth and mastery.
By developing greater sensitivity to the embodied experience of inclusive attention and the self-organization that enables inclusive attention, we not only enhance our personal growth, development and creativity, but also become better able to create the conditions for such to emerge for our students.
We'll do this through:
Many ATM™ lessons
Gisele’s Murmurating Mind model for exploring “possibility space” to create the conditions for rich learning, creative inspiration, and self-awareness
A bit of science, philosophy, literature, poetry and other media
Simple yet potent processes to transfer your learning from the ATM mat into movement observation, FI™ practice and life
Awareness and how we attend are the root of the Feldenkrais Method®. Inclusive attention is the integrative act at the heart of our work.
Advanced Training Details:
This workshop is open to all 3rd and 4th year trainees as well as graduates of Feldenkrais Teacher Trainings.
Teacher: Gisele St. Hilaire, Assistant Trainer
Dates: May 17, 18, 19, 2023
Times: 9:30 -12:30 + 2:00 - 4:30
Location: Royal Anne Hotel, Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Practitioners Price: $505 CAD (Approx. $370 US) Click Here to Register
FGNA Members: 5% Discount with Code: AWARE5
3rd & 4th Year Trainees: * $350 CAD (Approx. $257 US) Click Here to Register
Unfavourable exchange rates? Contact Gisele: [email protected]
“Gisele is an extraordinary teacher. She has that rare combination of a background in science and a total openness to the mystery of attention. In her classes, she embodies all the best of Feldenkrais’ teaching, the curiosity, the enthusiasm, the quiet confidence that we have no limits.”~Cheryl Smith PhD, Kelowna Feldenkrais Trainee
“Gisele’s deep inquiry into her own practice of the Feldenkrais Method and openness to exploring ways of more deeply understanding what we do opens new possibilities and perspectives for us all in our learning journeys. Your curiosity will be brought to the fore!"~Julie Peck, Trainer
“A beginner’s mind, joyful curiosity, compassion, and clarity are but a few key elements that Gisele brings to her teaching of the Feldenkrais Method. A humanist at heart, she combines her years of experience and deep consideration of Feldenkrais’s teachings with her love of anatomy to convey this Method in a supportive learning environment, encouraging students to experience the relevance of all their explorations beyond awareness of their movement on the floor.” ~Carol Magee, Kelowna Feldenkrais Trainee
Gisele St. Hilaire has had a vibrant Feldenkrais practice since becoming a practitioner in 2001. She became a certified Assistant Trainer in 2009. She is currently working as such in the Kelowna Feldenkrais Teacher Training. She loves to laugh and brings her many interests to bear on her work as a Feldenkrais practitioner.
This advanced training is sponsored by Learning Matters Ltd.
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, ATM™, FI™ are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais® Guild of North America.