Feldenkrais

March 16th, 2020
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Last week I was in the Boston Feldenkrais Training Program as a fourth year student, about to graduate in May. A dear friend joked that the feeling was a bit like doing Feldenkrais as the Titanic was sinking…. yet, in so many ways I’m appreciating and learning from this work and how to practice it now more than ever. I’m playing with being able to pay attention – to myself and my environment – in different ways, with different qualities, and at different levels; to adapt quickly to new ways of thinking and acting; and with alternating between rest and action. And to be honest, in this moment I’m feeling a general sense of ‘okayness’… which when I think more about it does feel weird.
“This cosmic Reality is so immense and overwhelming that it is only when we are at our best that we can catch glimpses of it.” – Moshe Feldenkrais, The Elusive Obvious
I taught my first online class yesterday and there was a sense in the ‘room’ that being together in this way helped fight the necessity of social isolation. One participant wrote to me after:
When I stood up, I felt both taller and very much at ease in my body.  I am ready to move through the remainder of my day with balance and grace. I am certain too, that as we are encouraged to ‘social distance’ from others, being able to participate in ATM practices would be both physically and emotionally uplifting for all of us.
I’d like to invite you to what (I think) will be my regularly scheduled online offerings via Zoom for the next few weeks:
 
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I will be teaching the same lesson throughout the entire week, starting with a new lesson on Sundays. If you want to engage with Feldenkrais at this time, I suggest coming once per week, but if you’d like to come to class more often, you are welcome. You can register via the links above. Pay what feels right to you in the moment given your individual situation (because that’s what this Feldenkrais work is all about). I’m suggesting between $5-$15, but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. I can receive payment via PayPal (keboltax@gmail.com) or Venmo (@eveboltax).
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Be in touch with questions regarding accessibility or otherwise. I’m also available for other group or individual online Feldenkrais per request. In order to keep my admin load streamlined, I will not be recording these online lessons at this time. If you can’t make one of the sessions, feel free to get in touch about finding an alternative or check out this brand new online directory of classes that my mentor Tiffany Sankary brought to life in the past few days.
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Hope to see you online sometime! In any event… #takecaretotakecare
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best,
Eve

I am currently a fourth year student in the Boston Feldenkrais® Training Program under the direction of trainer Aliza Stewart and assistant trainer Tiffany Sankary. I am authorized to teach Feldenkrais group classes called “Awareness Through Movement®” and will be graduating from the training in May 2020.

fullsizeoutput_77“My experience with Feldenkrais was wonderful.  It has helped me reconnect with my body during a critical time of healing and recovery and aided both processes immensely. My sessions with Eve were grounding, therapeutic and enlightening in a quiet and considered way. As an instructor and practitioner Eve has an incredibly fine tuned ability to listen and respond. She was able to discover points of tension I did not even realize I had and bring ease and function back to my joints and movement through mindful touch and instruction. I left sessions feeling lighter, looser and more aware of myself and my world.” -Daniel Callahan, multimedia artist and designer

“Working with Eve through Feldenkrais lessons has been wonderful and has helped me to heal from a performance related shoulder injury.  She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive, knowledgeable, and gifted teacher.  I always leave my lessons with Eve feeling physically and mentally calm, focused, and more aware of the ways I’m moving and listening to my body.”  — Abby Swidler, violinist

“I left my lesson with Eve with a sense of peace and calm that I haven’t felt in a while. My shoulders are relaxed and my chest is easily open and spacious. The lesson was a wonderful experience and I didn’t want it to end. I could tell that Eve was listening to my body and gently guiding it to be more balanced.” – Abigale Reisman, violinist

“Being a professional violist, Eve is finely tuned to the subtleties of motion and energy, and as a chamber musician she is adept at reading the messages of other bodies. These things evidently inform her Feldenkrais teaching, and it feels like she’s been doing it for years and years.”   — Catherine Bent, cellist

“In my work of supporting social movement organizing and building community, it is important to me to be attuned to what is alive in my own body. Working with Eve through Feldenkrais lessons has increased my attention to and perception of myself — clarifying connections between mind and body. This embodied learning supports my capacity for presence and awareness.”   — Lydia Strand, community organizer


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I teach an ongoing, weekly, public Feldenkrais® class on Monday nights at 7:30 – 8:30pm in Jamaica Plain. Info below, and here is the link to the FB event. Contact me if you’d like to be on the mailing list about this class: keboltax at gmail dot com

The Feldenkrais Method® is a gentle yet radical way to reconnect with your full self. Are you experiencing limitations from injury or chronic pain? Seeking to improve your overall wellbeing and self awareness? Interested in experience greater ease or expression in your daily life or performance?

“These classes are made to help you to turn the impossible into the feasible, the difficult into the easy: beautiful to see and lovely to do.”
– Moshe Feldenkrais

This is an ongoing class that consists of guided movement, awareness, and reflection. All are welcome. It’s suitable for those who are new to the method or those with prior experience. Drop-in’s are welcome.


During the Spring of 2019, I curated and coordinated the Richard Ehrman Memorial Feldenkrais® Series at Berklee College of Music. Here’s a bit about the series:

The Richard Ehrman Memorial Feldenkrais® Series at Berklee seeks to honor Rich’s legacy by bringing the Feldenkrais work he loved to the community to which he devoted so much. Each class in the series is presented by different Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, and focuses on a specific aspect of movement and awareness and their relevance to performers.

Spring 2019 Schedule:
February 21st – “Enhancing Performance” with June LaPointe
March 6th – “Whole Body Hands” with Tiffany Sankary
April 2nd – “Harmonic Movement” with Larry Goldfarb
April 11th – “What is it Like to Play with the Whole Self?” with Aliza Stewart
April 30th -“Ice Cream Cone Lesson in a Chair” with Margo Hennebach

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