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Feldenkrais® For Fitness: Train the Brain
March 6, 2010 • Los Angeles, CA


Early Registration Fee $225.00

Course Description:

Somatic education is emerging as a viable study of human potential. Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, Doctor of Science, developed a method to create better learning conditions for human development. This course will introduce the Feldenkrais Method and its application in fitness, wellness and performance for health and fitness professionals.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Increase their own athletic agility by drawing on an improved self awareness through movement.
  2. Assist their clients to actually learn kinesthetically from their mistakes, and use better self care skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Feldenkrais Method using Awareness Through Movement®(ATM) lessons that will be applicable for their clients wanting to improve their athletic performance.
  4. Recognize teaching strategies that are underpinnings to ATM lessons and understand physiologically how this works.
  5. Derive new strategies to find dynamic and optimal alignment at anytime and be able to apply these tools to their client’s training programs for strength, balance and coordination.
  6. Find new ways to use the foam roller (a tool that was derived from the Feldenkrais Method) as a sensory motor learning tool to assist in the teaching of dynamic posture and balance.

Who Should Attend?

ATCs, OTRs & COTAs, PTs, PT Assistants, DCs, Pilates Instructors, Yoga Instructors, Strength & Conditioning Professionals and other practitioners.


9:00 - 9:30
What is the Feldenkrais Method®? FELDEN…WHAT?
9:30 - 10:45
Lab. Awareness Through Movement®: Participants will be using precise movement sequences patterned to develop better attention to movement and to provide an opportunity to make changes at a more accurate level.
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Lab. Functional Integration®: Participants will be using gentle, non-invasive touch to guide each other through a personalized movement process for somatic learning.
12:30 - 1:30
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 - 3:00
Dynamic and Functional Alignment – The foam roller
3:00 - 3:15

3:15 - 5:00


Visualization/ Neuroplasticity: How to work with this process

CEUs/ PDUs / Contact Hours:

A certificate of attendance will be presented to each participant for 6.5 contact hours. California Education Connection is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for certified athletic trainers. Our BOC approved provider number is P2959. This course is eligible for 0.65 CEUs for PTs / PTAs in California. American Council on Exercise has approved this course for 0.6 CECs (CEP13780). California Education Connection is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is eligible for 0.65 CEUs from the AOTA. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. This course will also count toward the PDU requirement for OTRs / COTAs in the State of California. This course will also assist in completing the required continuing education for the Yoga Alliance. NSCA Certification Committee approved 0.7 CEU(s) for CSCS and NSCA-CPT certified individuals attending this event.


Stacy Barrows, PT, GCFP, is a physical therapist, Guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner and a PMA Pilates instructor. She co-owns a private practice in Century City, California (Century City PT). Stacy’s teachings range from teaching functional anatomy for Pilates certifications to moderating programs on Feldenkrais and Neuroplasticity. (link: She has an extensive background with teaching foam roller use in the clinical setting, with sport enhancement and youth education and was one of the first to teach health and fitness professionals about their benefits and practical applications. Stacy is the inventor of the Smartroller™, a foam roller product that she patented that allows more people to benefit from using foam rollers. She has written articles on the foam roller for sport and therapeutic magazines and she co-authored research on the Feldenkrais Method that received a research award from Mt. St. Mary’s graduate Physical Therapy program. Throughout her career, Barrows’ passion has been to bridge the gap between fitness and wellness communities and to make movement and improvement everyday parts of people’s lives.

Christine Cutbush, a guild certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, yoga instructor, Bones for life teacher and a reflexologist brings a wealth of knowledge from over 20 years of experience helping people of all ages and abilities move more efficiently.

She is trained in many styles of yoga and has studied closely with international teacher Donna Farhi whose work is based on developmental patterns of human movement. Christine has combined the Feldenkrais Method with yoga and teaches people how to safely deepen their yoga practice.

Christine teaches highly popular international Bones for Life workshops and classes. Bones for Life is a program for stimulating bone strength through natural movement and weight bearing posture. This method is based on the principals of the Feldenkrais method.
Christine works in a Physical therapy office with a wide range of problems in a therapeutic setting.

Christine believes that with increased self awareness of how one move is the key to living a richer life. “It’s not what you do but how you do it”

Early Registration Deadline

The Early Registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start of the course. If your registration is received after the deadline, a $25.00 Late Fee will be automatically applied to the registration fee.

Group Discounts

For every 5 people that sign up for the same seminar, we will give that group one complimentary spot.

How Do We Sign-Up and Qualify for the Free Spot?

In order to qualify for this discount, we must receive all six completed registration forms with the appropriate payment for the five spots. If you want to mail in the completed forms, you must mail all six forms in the same envelope. If you want to fax in the forms, you must fax all six forms at the same time.

Please note that there will be no exceptions granted. We must receive everything at once in order to process these registration forms under the group discount policy.

Refund and Cancellation Policies:

California Education Connection reserves the right to cancel this seminar due to an insufficient number of registrants. Under these circumstances, a full refund in the form of a check will be addressed and mailed to the registered participant. Please note that California Education Connection is not responsible for any hotel, airline or other expenses incurred.

All cancellations by registered participant must be dated and submitted in writing. For cancellations received 14 days or more before the seminar date, the registration fee will be returned less a $50.00 administrative fee. A refund in the form of a check will be mailed to the registered participant.

Within 14 days of the seminar, no refunds will be made. California Education Connection reserves the right to change a course date, location or instructor. If the seminar is either interrupted or cancelled by an act of nature, war, or any issue beyond the control of California Education Connection, no refund will be issued.

Please note that California Education Connection is not responsible for any hotel, airline or other expenses incurred