Elizabeth Beringer

From the Ground Up

by Elizabeth Beringer

This short series leads the participants through an experiential investigation of how to increase support and comfort while standing and walking. The series was originally taught as a online workshop.

Comfortable standing depends on the weight being carried efficiently by the skeleton. The key here is efficiently. Between simply standing and feeling well supported and comfortable, there is rich terrain to explore. This 3 lesson series includes work in a range of different positions to bring fresh perspectives to the act of being upright.

The Series Includes:

Introduction, 3 Awareness through Movement Lessons, recorded question and answer

What people are saying:

"This was a great insight into moving in every direction with lightness and ease from the position of standing. The highlight for me was having Elizabeth's interpretation and guidance of these lessons and hearing perhaps familiar words having new meaning through movement and context. I loved the feeling of available space in all directions that I had at the end of the 1st ATM -there was a real multi-dimensional sensation of movement, not just space and a tremendous sense of lightness in walking where I felt like I was walking on the moon without gravity!" - Mhairi MacInnes, Feldenkrais Practitioner

"I felt both more grounded and lighter, my horizon had moved up a bit. As a consequence walking felt lighter, too."
  1. Introduction

  2. Intro Talk & ATM 1: Standing as a Point of Departure

  3. ATM 2: Standing as Movement

  4. Reflection: Q & A #1

  5. ATM 3: Swinging Your Pelvis

  6. Reflection: Q & A #2

Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 40 years. She studied directly with the founder Moshe Feldenkrais. She is the director of Feldenkrais Resources which includes the ongoing development of new educational materials and an active International teaching schedule. Currently, she is the educational director of ongoing training programs in the UK, Switzerland and at the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, where she maintains her private practice.