May 29-30, 2021
Online via Zoom
3:30PM-8:00PM GMT (UK)
5:30PM-10:00PM IDT (Israel)
Join us live or via recording
We maintain our equilibrium - from one moment to the next - by keeping our center of mass over our base of support via the physiological action of spontaneous oppositional movement. As one part of our self moves forward, another part moves backward. This dynamic is so crucial to healthy, well-organized movement that when our counterbalancing mechanisms are inhibited, stress is placed on the musculature, and comfort and ease of movement are compromised.
Please Note: In order to attend this workshop, you must have attended either the live workshop of the Principle of Oppositional Movement Part I OR completed the on-demand program. Would you like to watch Part I so that you can attend Part II? The Principle of Oppositional Movement Part I (on-demand) is now on sale for 40% off!
This workshop presents the principle of oppositional movement in different orientations than during the New York City and online advanced training. Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration will be used to evoke the re-organizing effect of oppositional movement. Participants will regain access to their own endowment of counterbalance within action and learn how to use the same principles to increase the potency of their Functional Integration lessons.
Experience the synergy of
Olena Nitefor and David Zemach-Bersin's co-teaching
This dynamic teaching team brings perspectives developed over a combined 80 years of teaching and practicing the Feldenkrais Method.
Curious? Watch this FI® demo with Olena Nitefor, "The Full Mobility of the Spine" originally taught at the 2019 in-person Oppositional Movement workshop. Check out another demo and two ATM lessons from the in-person workshop.
- 25% discount on one Feldenkrais Access on-demand program
- Unlimited access to recordings through your Feldenkrais Access library
- Option to download recordings
- FGNA members save an extra 5% with coupon code MOVE5
- Feldenkrais trainees and essential workers save an extra 10% with coupon code MOVE10
Scholarships available. Find out more.
“…good coordination demands that the movement of the limbs in one direction will be balanced by a part that goes in the opposite direction. The part that goes opposite is heavier, larger.
The movement is smaller and almost not seen by the eye.”
– Moshe Feldenkrais
Olena Nitefor has a rich background in movement, as a teacher of anatomy and as a dancer with an M.Ed. in Dance from Temple University. She graduated from the Toronto Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 1987. With the program’s special focus on recordings from the Amherst program, Olena developed an acute appreciation of Dr. Feldenkrais’ thinking and the extent to which he thought his method could benefit human beings. Olena maintains a private practice, working with a range of needs from neurological or pain-related, to the development of creativity and well-being. She has been teaching anatomy in Feldenkrais training programs since 1988 and has presented advanced trainings for many years in North America and Europe. Olena lives and works in Toronto.
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