TALKING ABOUT NOTHING WITH... Sarah Harwood
Victoria Stanton / The Sanctimonious Sect of Nothing Is SacredApril 21, 2017
For the yearlong project, The Sanctimonious Sect of Nothing Is Sacred, Victoria Stanton is inviting artists, researchers, thinkers, and practitioners of various disciplines – both within and outside of the arts – to present their reflections as part of a Public Forum About Nothing, an informal discussion series that addresses the question of doing nothing. The format is wide open so each presenter will determine how it is they wish to approach the topic, and engage the audience.
The fourth in the series is a hands-on lesson, followed by an open discussion, with Feldenkrais practitioner, Sarah Harwood.
The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
“By moving slowly and deliberately in each class using everyday actions like looking up, reaching, turning, or bending as inspiration, we are given the opportunity to learn how we use ourselves. We experience how different parts of ourselves relate to each other and we can use this knowledge to inform a variety of movement options and thinking patterns that may have previously been unavailable to us. People of all fitness levels, abilities, sizes and genders are welcome to attend. The classes are verbally guided, and hands-on help is available for those who request it. Classes are usually conducted either on mats on the floor (which are provided) or seated in chairs. There is no stretching or strength training involved.”
When : Friday, April 21, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm
— Maximum 8 participants
— To reserve your spot please email your name and phone number : firstname.lastname@example.org
— Spots are limited so PLEASE, only register if you know you can really be there. THANKS!
— The address of the workshop will be given to you by email no later than April 20, 2017 at 3 pm (the workshop will be in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal).
Sarah Harwood is a Feldenkrais practitioner certified by the North American Feldenkrais Guild. She's also completed the first two segments of a Somatic Experiencing (SE) training program.
When she's not teaching or practising Feldenkrais for herself, Sarah can be found doing graphic design and cooking up a storm. She's a friendly, pragmatic, creative type who loves pen and ink drawing, reading about how humans work, and gardening. She was raised in tiny wilderness village in central British Columbia, and it'll show if you ask her to build a fire or a driftwood fort. She grew up with severe anxiety and hypersensitivity and is particularly interested in exploring how the Feldenkrais Method can help people mitigate the causes and symptoms of hypervigilance.