NEW! Feldenkrais Workshops

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The Feldenkrais Movement Efficiency Workshops is a series of workshops using the revolutionary to Feldenkrais Method address specific anatomical and functional issues. Through easy-to-learn, slow, meditative movement, participants find more efficient movement patterns so that they can release discomfort, find more ease in their movement, and expand their range of movement. Each workshop will be two hours long and address specific anatomical and functional issues. These workshops are designed for anyone interested in moving with more efficiency, greater awareness, and less discomfort. 


Dates & Topics:

Healthier Hip Joints
Sunday, January 24, 2021

Our hip joints allow us to sit, walk, run, practice yoga, and dance. Without properly functioning hip joints all of these activities are more difficult and even uncomfortable. In his workshop, participants will explore how to use the full articulation of their hips in ways that are healthy and appropriate. They will learn simple but effective movement sequences designed to allow them to access their full range of motion, differentiate and integrate the hip joints and lower back, and release tension in the deep hips.


Reducing Neck and Shoulder Tension
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Holding habitual tension in the neck and shoulders is a fact of modern life and greatly impedes our daily activities. Participants in this workshop will learn specific movement sequences to recognize their habitual tendencies as well as shift inefficient movement patterns into easy, fluid movement. By focusing their attention on differentiating and integrating the movements of the shoulder girdle with the neck and head, they will experience greater ease, articulation and comfort. 


Props Needed:
  • An exercise mat or blanket which can be folded a couple of times to lie on
  • A paperback book, not too thick nor too thin
  • Layers of clothes to stay warm as we won’t be working up a sweat
  • Something to take notes, if you’d like


Register for Feldenkrais Workshop:


About Daniel Burkholder:

Daniel Burkholder is an award-winning choreographer, improviser, performer, teacher, lighting designer, and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. His choreographic work has been commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presented throughout the Americas, and spans theatrical performances, site-specific events, immersive media, and screendance. He was a Resident Artist at the Djerassi Artist Residency (CA), taught as a guest teacher for Cirque du Soleil, and was an artist-in-residence for 5 years at Georgetown University Hospital. Daniel is currently an Associate Professor of Dance University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He has taught at the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, the Wild Meadows Improvisation Intensive, D.C. International Improvisation PLUS+ Festival, Texas Improvisation Festival, Emerging Pathways within Somatic Movement and Dance Education (NDEO / ISMETA), as well as numerous universities, studios, and festivals. He is also the producer and host of the act/re/act podcast which focuses on exploring improvisation through conversations with remarkable artists. Daniel holds an M.F.A in Performing Arts: Dance from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2011) , an M.A. in Dance from American University (2002), a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College (1990), a Certificate in Somatic Studies from Moving on Center/School for Participatory Arts (1999), and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2005).