Alan Questel

The Pleasure of Challenge

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by Alan Questel

Did you ever think it could be a challenge for you to have more pleasure in your life? Or could you imagine experiencing greater pleasure when you are faced with a challenge? Pleasure and challenge, experiences that are too often exclusive of each other, will be the focus of our days together. Utilizing Awareness Through Movement lessons, you will safely and enjoyably inquire into your process. The results will be an enhancement of your understanding of what you feel, how you relate and how you respond to the challenge of finding more pleasure in your life and the pleasure of meeting a challenge.
5 CD Set

This series is a live recording from the Weekend Workshop: Creating Creativity with Awareness Through Movement Presented by Alan Questel in Lucerne, Switzerland, March 24-25 2001

CD 1
1. Introduction
2. How to do ATM
3. ATM 1: Pleasurable Arms/Pleasurable Self
4. Discussion
CD 2
1. Comfort and Breathing
2. ATM 2: Paradoxical Breathing
3. Adaptation to change/The Right way to do something/Getting sleepy
4. Kinds of Challenge
5. ATM 3: Puzzle #1
6. Frustration, laughter and curiosity
CD 3
1. ATM 4: Even distribution of effort
2. Symmetry-Asymmetry/Learning how to learn/Sustaining ourselves in challenge/Our skeleton
3. ATM 5: Puzzle #2
4. Tight bellies/How to teach the other side
CD 4
1. What part of you needs to be in a room to be in the room/ What is walking?
2. ATM 6: Walking with your back
3. Stability-Mobility/Getting Old
18 4. ATM 7: Taking off your...
5. Thank you and good bye

Alan S. Questel trained directly with Dr. Feldenkrais in Amherst, Massachusettes. Since that time, he has lectured and taught at hospitals, colleges and Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs throughout the world. He is known for his clarity, creativity and down-to-earth style of teaching. He brings a depth of understanding, humor and a gentle human perspective to the learning of the Method and creates lively conditions for learning.

An actor before becoming interested in the Feldenkrais Method, Alan worked and toured with Jerzy Grotowski (My Dinner With Andre) and Paul Sills (Second City, Chicago and Story Theatre). Even today, one of his great interests is the embodiment of creativity, and he has developed a body of work for performers utilizing the Feldenkrais Method. Alan sees the Method as a means for individual maturation, and aspires towards making this appreciable and concrete for his students both in training programs and in his practice.