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For most of us, walking is so commonplace that we do it automatically, even though walking is a very complex activity. We can walk while looking around, adjusting to the surface we walk on, talking with a companion, finding our way and checking the time, all at once.
The complexity of walking can be illustrated by comparing it to moving a puppet, managing the parts by pulling certain strings while letting go of others. The fact that we can walk with no strings attached is actually truly amazing.
Unlike four-footed animals, which get on their feet right after birth and are soon able to move with the herd, humans go through extensive development and learning before they can get up on their feet and move around. After that, it still takes time before walking becomes automatic.
In this workshop, we will explore and refine some of the elements of walking and give our system the opportunity to reset and reorganize some of the habitual patterns that have formed over the years. Since we have no strings on us and are affected by gravity, we will play with the idea of being held up by strings versus becoming aware of how the ground supports us and clarifying the role of our skeleton.
All this will be done in a playful manner, with a nod to Pinocchio, the puppet who comes to life and is very excited when he discovers he can walk with “no strings on me”!
This webinar will take place live via the online conference software "Zoom". It includes lessons in Awareness through Movement (so-called "ATMs"). Please make sure that you have a mat or blanket available for the exercises when the class begins. A flat pillow (for example a towel) is also advisable, just make sure it is not too thick or too soft.
You can participate in the webinar using a computer, tablet or smartphone, your camera and microphone do not need to be turned on to participate.
Please register for the webinar by clicking the "REGISTER NOW" button.
Once you have paid the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email with your personal link for attending the webinar. Please save this link and do not share it with others.
If you are using Zoom for the first time, you will be asked to install the Zoom software or app. This is advisable for a smooth running of the session. Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for the installation of the Zoom software/ app.
- Photo – © Lital Levy