Friday, November 10, 2006


grape arbor in background
(Photo Richard Dale)

A little bit of stress is what happens in learning: the world is new and different than we are used to and we have to reframe or readjust or heighten our sense of awareness and connection to rise to the occasion.

However, too much stress is bad for our health and our inner peace and our whole sense that life is good and beneficent and wonderful.

Too much stress gets in the way of how we want to be : optimistic and in love with ourselves and with life.

And how to undo this "too much stress?"

Two ways.

One: by coming into the present.
By being mindful of right now,
this present breath,
our present connection to gravity,
this present light coming in our eyes,
this present sound coming in our ears.
In this present of the present
we leave behind the worrying about the future and
the resentments and regrets about the past.

We come "home"
who we really are:
peaceful and awareness
and grateful to

We come back home
to a calm and peaceful and powerful place.

Two: by learning.
Any learning increases our connection to the wonder of life
and makes us pleased and joyful to be alive.

And the core to Feldenkrais work is learning
and discovery.

And the core to WakeUp Feldenkrais work
is awareness
and learning
and the delight of
being in the now moment
of discovery.

By combining Feldenkrais work and mindfulness work
we can undo stress sweetly and effectively.

And feel wonderful, once again,
our birthright.

This can take part of one on one sessions, or as part of the Tuesday night group (for the winter), 5:30 PM.
The group will meet for an hour each week, and will cost $44 per month. A three month commitment is required.

I also offer lessons in a one to one format called Functional Integration®.

In these lessons, you lie, fully clothed, on a comfortable and firm low table while I move you with extreme gentleness and precision.

This not only feels great, but provides opportunities for your mind/ brain/ body system (i.e. you) to learn new
sweeter ways of functioning.

These new ways not only
begin to undo and transform stress
and our old habits of tensing and contracting and limiting ourselves,
you begin to function in better ways
in other areas of your mind/ body
and your life.

This work is transformational,
and almost miraculous.
You deserve this, I believe.

The initial commitment will be for at least 4 lessons.

The rate is $80-160 per lesson. $50-130 per lesson if on consecutive days.
Thursday morning is a low income, low fee clinic, lessons are $30-50.

Call for appointment 707-996-1437

Or email me at Email me

Thanks, and I hope this is a beginning of a wonderful transformation in your life.


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