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Would you like to try a movement experience that could produce a significant improvement in your balance and flexibility, reduce pain and stress, and give you an overall boost in vitality all in the space of an hour?!  

Awareness Through Movement® is the group class format of the Feldenkrais Method, a gentle and exploratory form of somatic education that can benefit people of any age or background.  Students are verbally guided through a sequence of movements that helps to clarify the path to efficient action.  

Here’s what some of my class participants have to say about their experiences . . . 

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I currently teach ongoing Awareness Through Movement classes . . . 

  • at the Dance Loft (4618 14th St. NW, 2nd Floor, DC) – Monday afternoons
  • at Circle Yoga (3838 Northampton Street NW, DC) –  Monday evenings
  • at the Chevy Chase Community Center (5601 Connecticut Ave NW, DC)                         –  Saturday mornings  

(For further details, please scroll down)

Check my workshops page for special events!

I also offer individual hands-on sessions, known as Functional Integration.  To learn more or make an appointment, click here.

Any questions?  Please get in touch! (sethbdellinger@gmail.com or 202-460-5389)

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***SPECIAL FREE CLASS SERIES AT ARTOMATIC!!***

Opening creative channels with the Feldenkrais Method

I’m teaching 6 classes at this year’s Artomatic extravaganza at the Vornado/Charles E. Smith Building at 1800 S. Bell Street, Crystal City, VA 22202 – 7 floors of original art by hundreds of local artists + music + workshops + more!!  Artomatic runs March 24 – May 6.

Is creativity a magical power possessed only by musicians, painters, dancers and other “artists”?  Or is it an innate human quality that we all possess, a rich resource that can improve anyone’s life, regardless of age, profession or any other circumstance?  If it is, in fact, a universal quality, then why do we so often define people, including ourselves, as being “more” or “less” creative?  What can we do to open up our creative channels?

The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique approach to human development that uses a combination of movement and directed attention to create transformational change.  Each weekend at Artomatic, Seth Dellinger, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, will offer a special Awareness Through Movement class designed to help you free up your movement as well as your thinking.

Each class will involve gentle and novel movement explorations where there is no one “correct” way of doing things, helping you to uncover self-defeating habitual patterns of movement and thinking in order to renew your possibilities. As Moshe Feldenkrais famously said, “When you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want!”

All classes will involve lying on the floor, so please bring a mat or exercise blanket if you will need it rest comfortably.  No special clothing is required so long as it is comfortable and loose-fitting.

All classes to be held in the Workshop #2 Room on the 6th Floor

Sat 3/25 – 2:30 – 4:30pm:
Hips Don’t Lie!!  Improve your core ability . . .
Everything we do is easier when we make efficient use of the power station in the center of our body.  Increase the skillfulness of your hips to make everything you do more effortless.  Now what will you do with the new possibilities?
Sat 4/1 – 2:30 – 4:30pm:
Your whole is greater than the sum of your parts . . .
How does that house cat move so beautifully when he jumps from the floor up onto your kitchen table?  By using his whole self!  Lucky guy, he never took an anatomy class!  Learn what whole-body action means.  What new ideas arise when you stop dividing yourself into parts?
Sun 4/9 – 2:30 – 4:30pm:
Strengthen your creative backbone . . .
How stable is the structure that holds you upright in the world?  Does your spine move freely or do your low back and neck do all the work?  What would happen if you didn’t try to be “straight”, but, instead, let your spine move the way it wants?
Sun 4/16 – 2:30 – 4:30pm:
Re-organize your eyes to see more of the horizon . . .
Do your different parts come into conflict when you ask your body to try something new?  What if your eyes, neck, shoulder and hips all had a mind of their own and were free to go their own separate ways?  What would happen when they came back together again?
Sat 4/22 – 2:30 – 4:30pm:
Find more of the ground under your feet . . .
How did the human species survive before shoes and paved sidewalks?  With flexible feet and creative spontaneity!  Rediscover the souls of your feet to let the world carry you on its shoulders (not the other way around!) . . .
Sun 4/30 – 2:30-4:30pm:
When movement becomes prayer . . .
How do you move when your intention is to connect to a power larger than what you can see? How does it affect the quality of prayer when you become acutely aware of the physical experience of your body in the midst of divine communication?

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Ongoing classes at the Dance Loft: 

Free Your Hips / Embody Your Creativity

Mondays 12pm – 1:30pm

4618 14th St. NW, 2nd Floor, DC, 202-621-3670

For complete details, please visit my class page on the Dance Loft website

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4-week class series at Circle Yoga:

Strengthen Your Spine with the Feldenkrais Method

Series A: Wednesdays 12-1pm, April 5 – 26

Series B: Wednesdays 12-1pm, May 10 – 31

3838 Northampton St. NW, DC, 202-686-1104

For complete details, please visit my class page on the Circle Yoga website

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8-week class series at the Chevy Chase Community Center:

Ease of Movement in Everyday Life

Saturdays, March 25 – May 13

$80 DC residents/$85 non-DC residents

To register, please visit the Department of Parks and Recreation website

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