New Classes are coming in 2018. This page will update as new registration options become available. Use the pull down menu below to view all open class dates.
Class time is always East Coast (Boston, MA) Time. Pre-registration is required. We will send a link that you will need in order to access your class. This will go to the email you provide when you register, and usually goes out on the same day as the class begins.
Every now and then you come across something that changes you forever. Awareness Through Movement (ATM) fell into that category for me. This gentle, deeply therapeutic mind body method is one of the best ways I have found to achieve mind body integration, leading to a healthier, younger-feeling body.
IS ATM RIGHT FOR YOU?
Do any of these scenarios apply:
- Have you stopped doing activities you enjoy due to pain?
- Are you feeling anxious or stressed?
- Is your thinking muddled?
- Are you a dancer, athlete, or musician looking for a way find greater dynamic flow in your movement?
- Are you an actor, looking for a way to cultivate greater ease of movement and awareness of your body?
- Are you looking for a way to enhance your life and health through mindful practices?
- Are you a teacher, interested in experiential learning practices?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this class is a great place to start. The wonderful thing about the ATM process is that it meets you where you are. On the most basic level it is a class in which you move with awareness. On a deeper level it is a class that will connect you with yourself at the deepest levels of being human. Through an interweaving process of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling, you will find a renewed sense of connection and possibility.
I would like to invite you to participate in my online classes, which meet via web conference. Isn't technology grand? You can participate in a live group class from the privacy and comfort of your own home. You can even invite a family member or friend to study with you at no additional cost.
WHAT TO EXPECT
So what actually happens during a lesson? You will lie down in a quiet, comfortable spot. (I recommend lying on a mat or folded blanket for comfort.) I will lead you through the process with verbally guided* instructions to perform a series of simple movements. At the same time, I will instruct you to pay attention to how these movements resonate throughout your body.
ATM lesson promote deep reflection by focusing on one movement theme and all its possible variations. Each individual lesson is tightly focused, but the breadth and scope of the process is incredible. There are ATM lessons that address virtually every aspect of human motor function. Each lesson functions like its own little world of self-discovery, and you will find a renewed sense of integration with the new pathways each individual ATM lesson offers.
The movement quality is gentle and should not cause you any discomfort. That being said, if you have an existing injury or pain issue, it can sometimes require a little extra patience to learn how to negotiate the experience in a comfortable way. In certain cases you may need to modify a position or movement in order to participate comfortably.
It is advisable to speak with your doctor if you have any concerns about your ability to participate safely. You might also consider seeking out private study, if you feel that your needs will require more individualized attention.
We will use a combination of video and audio only conference formats. Video format classes will allow me to see you and you to see me. In the audio format classes, you will only hear my voice and you will not be visible to anyone else in the workshop, nor will they be visible to you.** You will see the format for each session listed in the pull down menu, when you begin the registration process.
I'm Andrea Higgins; Director of Kinesthetic Edge. I will be with you for each and every lesson. I am an actor, dancer, and somatic movement specialist with certification in the Feldenkrais Method of movement. I've been teaching Awareness Through Movement for 14 years, and have personally witnessed the way it has helped students from all walks of life find a renewed sense of comfort, ease, and possibility.
Look for regular updates on this page as new class registration options become available. Prices are based upon the number of classes in each session and the length of the class. Registration usually closes about 24-hours prior to the first class in a session. By registering, you become eligible for our "Special Offer" (see below).
You may invite your family members or a friend to participate in this class with you from your private residence at no additional cost. The only rule is that they must attend from your location. (In other words, they cannot register as your guest but sign in from their own home.)
ZOOM is the name of the web conferencing platform we will use to connect with each other. Zoom offers high quality connections across the Windows, Mac, IOS, and Android platforms. Its also very easy to get up and running.*****
First, you will need to register for a free Zoom Account at https://zoom.us, after which you will be prompted to download the free Zoom App. There are desktop, Apple App Store, and Android Google Play versions.****
*We welcome you from where ever you are, but be advised that the conference will be conducted in English.
**When you create your Zoom account, you will have the option of adding a profile photograph. The photo and your name will be visible to attendees, but live video footage of your participation will not.
***Please be aware that all sales are final. There will be no refund for missed classes. There will be no makeup dates. You will only be eligible to attend the classes for which you register. Tuition is not transferable to another person.
****If you have an older computer, you might want to check that your computer or device meets Zoom's system requirements by visiting this link: (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-and-Mac).
*****If you are considering this program but are concerned about the technology, we invite you to email us and request a tech check meet and greet. We will spend a few minutes chatting using the Zoom application to make sure that the sound quality is comfortable for you.
******Feldenkrais Method® and Awareness Through Movement® are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.