Conference Workshop Preview: Bending Reality with Ralph Strauch
Lavinia Plonka
Ralph Strauch has dedicated his life to examination of perception and how the ability to shift one’s attention can change outcomes. His book, The Reality Illusion, is an in depth journey into the mysteries of how we “see” and therefore “create” our own limitations and possibilities.

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Creating Buzz
Keeping it Legal
Moshe: Up Close & Personal
Practitioner Spotlight
Professional Develpment
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Conference Workshop Preview: Fear the Floor No More
by: By Beth Rubenstein



What is balance in everyday life? Balance is a big concept, and a big topic to teach. We are balancing with every move we make. We balance our checkbooks, our work/play time, our sleep/wake time. To balance in our world, we must start on the ground.

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Creating a Safe Space
by: Ira Feinstein, MFA



Ira Feinstein: Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got to the Feldenkrais Method.

Johanna Rayman: I’d always had an interest in movement, but it was something I kept separate from my professional life as a social worker. Around 2003, I felt pulled to find a way to integrate my interest of movement into what I loved about being a social worker.

I didn’t discover the method until I became unable to manage my chronic back and neck pain and someone recommended it.

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Writing for the Public
by: Ira Feinstein, MFA



Feldenkrais practitioner Pamela Kihm is the author of three popular books about the Feldenkrais Method: Stop Sciatica Now: Help Yourself Eliminate Back and Leg Pain, Relax Your Back with a Roller, and Walking: Nature’s Perfect Exercise. Pamela recently talked with Ira Feinstein about her experiences writing and publishing.

Ira Feinstein: Did you always consider yourself a writer?

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