Thinking and Breathing, Breathing and Action
An advanced online course for Feldenkrais Practitioners
Raz Ori - Feldenkrais Trainer and Practitioner
Join me for an online six session course, where we will explore the most primary and fundamental action of all, breathing.
Now, when the act of breathing has become associated with uncertainty and danger, interrupted, partial, halted and shallow breathing are experienced firsthand by all of us.
Our breathing is affected by our thoughts, self-image and emotional state, and has a reciprocal effect on our sense of well-being and potency.
We now have the opportunity to pause, observe, and sense ourselves, and recognize our habitual patterns of breathing, gradually finding our way back towards optimal and efficient breathing.
In this course we will clarify the physio-motor characteristics of breathing, shedding light on the common disturbances of the breathing mechanism.
Each two-hour session includes slides to clarify the anatomy and physiology of breathing, which will help us construct our image of what optimal breathing is.
By practicing Awareness through Movements lessons we will explore the ways to reinstate the full capacity of optimal breathing and the vitality that it provides.
When and how:
All sessions will be held via Zoom using the following link (for all six sessions):
Israel time, 6pm-8pm
Central European time, 5pm-7pm
US east cost time, 11am-1pm
US west cost time, 8am-10am
1. Monday, March 30.
2. Thursday, April 2.
3. Monday, April 6.
4. Thursday, April 9.
5. Monday, April 13.
6. Thursday, April 16.
All sessions will be recorded and participants receive access to the recordings. Please try to commit for all six sessions.
Due to the difficult times we are all experiencing, and my wish to make this workshop available to everyone, tuition will be donation based:
Recommended donation 150-180 USD for all six sessions.
Donations can be made through PayPal in the following link:
"I want to thank you for a profound and rich learning experience. An experience deep both in your intellectual sharing and on the kinesthetic-sensory level. The composition of the lesson, with functional-anatomy explanations, and the ATM experience, invited me into a fascinating journey to new places. Your presentation enabled me to embody the inner structure that I could then imagine, explore, search, find and activate in my breathing." Orith Cohen, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Tour Guide, Haifa-Israel.
"Dear Raz,Thank you very much for your breathing online workshop. I found the work to be very comprehensive. It was delivered clearly. You have a unique way of taking complex information and processing it in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Your deep knowledge and understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology made the workshop so interesting. I appreciated how you highlighted the Feldenkrais principles through the presentation and the ATMs. I attended as a practitioner and benefited as a person." Iris Goldshtrom, Feldenkrais Method practitioner and clinical doctor of physical therapy New Jersey, USA.
"I just completed his workshop on the anatomy and function of the lung and breath—he is a thoughtful, insightful synthesizer and creator of ways to engage in ATM. It can be hard teaching in a zoom bubble, yet he creates a space where there is engagement and inquiry in just the right balance. He knows what he doesn’t know, and has a sense of humour—two fabulous qualities in a facilitator of learning! I recommend his workshops highly." Heather Danso, GCFP, Seattle, Washington.
About Raz Ori:
Raz Ori is a Practitioner and Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method. He serves on the educational staff of training programs in Tel-Aviv, New-York, Italy, Germany and South Korea teaching with Ruty Bar, David Zemach-Bersin, and Lior Pessach.
Raz Ori graduated from the Tel-Aviv Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 2001, after which he trained for two more years with Yochanan Rywerant, one of Dr. Feldenkrais’ first students.
Raz runs The Ramat-Aviv Feldenkrais Center where he teaches Awareness Through Movement classes and gives individual Functional Integration lessons.
Raz gained vast clinical experience working for 15 years at ‘Clalit Integrative Medicine’, part of Israel’s largest public health service provider. He has also worked at the ‘Sheba Medical Center’, Israel’s largest public hospital, with disabled war veterans suffering from chronic pain, phantom limb pain, PTSD, and head injuries, witnessing the human ability to overcome the impossible.
Raz studied Ergonomic Prevention and Intervention at the Wingate College for Physical Education, and is a certified JKA practitioner working with special needs children. Raz teaches advanced trainings and professional workshops for Feldenkrais Practitioners at his center and through on-line courses.
Raz lives in Tel-Aviv, with his wife and three children.