A few minutes of Feldenkrais can give you the flexibility and postural benefits of hours of stretching exercises.
Anne Rosenthal, Ph.D.

with Anastasi Siotas

Dr. Feldenkrais left us over 1,000 Awareness Through Movement lessons to investigate and learn from, each one functioning as a blueprint for optimizing human action. It is vital for us — as Feldenkrais Practitioners and students — to have a clear image of what ‘ideal’ body organization might look like, and its potential for improving action. Dr. Feldenkrais used an imagined human ideal as a means to initiate the direction of his investigation with himself and with every student he worked with.

The Dynamic Anatomy workshop series offers a functional and kinesthetic exploration of the musculoskeletal system in relation to Awareness Through Movement lessons. In each workshop we will deconstruct one lesson, examining how each configuration creates constraints and highlights relationships that can help us to improve function and action. To understand the potency of these constraints, we will examine the ways in which the lesson organizes our skeleton to effect the transmission of muscular force, and explore the neuromuscular synergies that contribute to improved coordination, flexibility and reduced effort. The understanding of anatomy will help you to formulate images of ideal functional organization, and guide you in improving the quality and efficiency of your movement. Studying with this depth will help you to understand the strategic logic of all Awareness Through Movement lessons.

Anastasi’s unusual background in cell biology, dance and motor learning has afforded him a unique perspective as a movement teacher. As a scientist, he is able to question, analyze and consider the evidence at hand rigorously and systematically. As a learning specialist, he is able to see the unique structure, strategies and conditions of the person he is observing. As a dancer, he is able to kinesthetically understand the other person and to create new strategies in movement that enhance the other person’s functional capacities. Having taught dancers and movement educators over the years, I can confidently say that Anastasi is extraordinarily gifted and capable.

– Irene Dowd • Anatomist, Author and Choreographer

This is a Feldenkrais Access workshop. To register or for more information, please email info@feldenkraisaccess.com or call 646-820-5485.

Date: June 10, October 21, 2018
Times: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Open to: Practitioners and Training Program Students
Tuition: $165
Location: The Feldenkrais Institute
134 W 26 St, 2 Floor (betw. 6 & 7 Aves)
New York NY 10001

Teacher: Anastasi Siotas (Guest Faculty)

imageAnastasi Siotas graduated from the Sydney, Australia, Feldenkrais Professional Training in 1992,  and has had a private practice in New York City since 1997. His professional experience includes working as a researcher in cell biology and later as a modern dancer, choreographer and director in Australia. He was the Director of Dance at the Theatre Department of the University of Melbourne, where he was awarded Honors in Science, before completing Masters Degrees in both Education and Dance. Anastasi has continued his studies with Irene Dowd in Kinesthetic Anatomy and at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute, where he has become a Certified Movement Analyst and has taught Anatomy and Kinesiology for the past seven years. He also teaches Experiential Anatomy at the Eugene Lang College of New School University. In addition to his private practice in Manhattan, Anastasi works as an Assistant Trainer for Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs directed by David Zemach-Bersin in New York City and Baltimore, MD. He regularly teaches advanced training workshops and mentoring for Feldenkrais teachers and is a Senior Trainer of Ruthy Alon’s Movement Intelligence programs.

Cancellation Policy for Physical Therapy & Feldenkrais NYC Workshops

● For 3-hour workshops with less than 24 hours notice, we will apply the full amount of your credit towards a future event.

● For single and multi-day workshops:
  • Received at least 8 days prior: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee
  • Received 7 days to 24 hours prior: A full Physical Therapy & Feldenkrais NYC account credit minus a $50 administrative fee
  • Within 24 hours or during event: A 50% Physical Therapy & Feldenkrais NYC account credit, prorated on the days remaining, minus a $50 administrative fee


Updated Office Hours
Monday - Friday: Open
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Feldenkrais Foundation Saturday 3:30pm Class still scheduled

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