In addition to our own instructor led workshops and intensives, Maine Center for Taijiquan hosts a variety of nationally and internationally known Taiji & Qigong masters throughout the year. We also host free extended practice sessions and other community gatherings.
Students within and outside the Center’s community are encouraged to attend.
Uncover Your Innate Strength
Saturday May 26, 3:00-5:00 PM
Healthy children move freely, without thought. As adults, we often forget this freedom. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll investigate the roots of strength and core ability, and re-connect with your potential to move freely.
You’ll get tools to re-discover:
-your connection with the ground
-how your breath can better support movement
Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting patterns of moving. You learn most movement practices from the outside in, by imitation. In ATM, you’re invited to learn from the inside out. Then take your discoveries into another movement practice or your everyday life.
ATM is the group version of the Feldenkrais Method®. Pioneered by Israeli physicist/engineer/martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., the Method offers a unique, profound way to examine and change your habitual and often limiting ways of moving. By attending to how you move, you’ll discover how to improve the quality of your movement. The building blocks of Feldenkrais are physics, biomechanics, and neuroscience.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Angela Alston, GCFP, MFA, has taught classes and workshops in Feldenkrais since 2010. Her studies and interests have led her towards making the practice and teaching of Feldenkrais a way of life: majoring in biology and philosophy in college; studying dance and playing music; loving to walk and bike and play with movement of all kinds (her new favorite is beginning parkour), and practicing meditation. She’s based in Dallas, Texas.