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The Kevin Creedon Memorial Conference: Practices Worth Having
Chelsea Studios
New York, NY
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The Kevin Creedon Memorial Conference: Practices Worth Having
DAY ONE: Saturday February 1, 2014 (Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th St, 5th fl)
           The Kevin Creedon Memorial Conference: Practices Worth Having

DAY TWO: Sunday February 2, 2014 (Feldenkrais Institute, 134 West 26th st, 2nd fl)
           Cultivating Competence with Candy Conino


   9:00 am - 9:30 am       Registration. coffee & pastries.
   9:30 am - 10:20 am     Morning ATM (please bring a mat)
   10:30 am - 12:30 pm   Workshops
   12:30 pm - 1:30 pm     Lunch - boxed lunch provided
   1:30 pm - 1:50 pm       Region Officers Presentation
   2:00 pm - 4:00 pm       Workshops
   4:15 pm - 5:00 pm       Closing Event (Door Prize)


10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Full day workshop for Practitioners and Trainees

DAY ONE WORKSHOP OPTIONS (choose one full day or two half day)


1. The Power of Pauses with Kathy Yates

As practitioners we set an environment for change, introduce possibilities, variations and then offer our students time to integrate, to embody the learning and grow in awareness. These moments are vital and we will explore concrete signs to ensure the most effective timing for the individual learner.(Open to Practitioners and Trainees)
Kathy Yates has had a varied and active practice for 15 years, teaching ATM, workshops, and FI with adults and children with special needs. She met Kevin while in her training and was inspired by him to become involved in Region activities, through which she has met invaluable colleagues and collaborators.

2. ATM: The Core of the MATter with March Dolphin

It is extremely popular right now to get the "CORE FIRING" in Yoga, a variety of exercise classes and physical therapy. We will explore in this workshop how the Feldenkrais Method can make "CORE FIRING" more than just a slogan. (Open to Practitioners Only)
March Dolphin was welcomed into the NY Feldenkrais community by Kevin Creedon, Kira Charles and others shortly after graduating in 1994 from Gaby Yaron's training. Kevin inspired March and Rosemarie Hausherr to be Region Reps, 2002-2004. She shares a practice with Leslie Wilder in Brooklyn at the Feldenkrais Center of Park Slope.


3. How to Protect and Improve Your Distance Vision with John Link

Learn practices to reduce the strength of your prescription for glasses or contact lenses as you protect and improve your vision. In six months I reduced the prescription in one eye by 0.75 diopters and in the other by 0.50 diopters. (Open to Practitioners)
John Link has been a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1991,especially interested in breathing, voice and vision. He is also a composer, guitarist and singer. An avid cyclist, he rides through the winter whenever the roads are clear. John was Kevin Creedon's houseguest for two winter sessions of their Feldenkrais training.

4. The Somatics of Language with Rob Schwartz

This seminar will explore the use of language as a means of assisting learning and awareness of the Feldenkrais Method. We will explore how language effects how a given instruction lands with a person to either further exploration and foster curiosity or how it can hinder this process.our student's position, or how you are moving them. (Open to Practitioners and Trainees)
Rob Schwartz is a trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He has been an avid student of Feldenkrais lessons for 20 years. He has a black belt in Ku Fu, has studied Aikido for 7 years as well as modern dance. Rob was also a longtime friend and colleague of Kevin Creedon and was a visiting trainer in Kevin's NLP classes.


5. Slipped Discs Don't Slip Facts and Fiction about Spines with Candy Conino

80% of American adults seek treatment for back pain at some point in their lives. This day of lecture, ATM and play will deepen your understanding of the seven most common spinal pathologies and their movement signatures, directing new strategies for creating effective lessons. (Open to Practitioners and Trainees)
Candy Conino, is an assistant trainer who came to Feldenkrais as a physical therapist specializing in adults and children with complex spinal disorders. She has worked with both IFF and FGNA Competency Projects since 2007. Candy and Kevin bonded instantly in 2002, during her first Slipped Discs Don't Slip workshop.

6. Models, Method and Magic with Larry Goldfarb

In tribute to my many conversations with Kevin: this workshop will propose cybernetic models of inquiry to investigate an ATM, uncover the relationships between what we do and what we notice, and reveal what makes learning stick. (Open to Practitioners Only)
Pioneering practitioner, NLP trainer, movement scientist, & multimedia author, Larry Goldfarb, Ph.D., trains Feldenkrais teachers, guides them in developing their professional practices, and prepares experienced practitioners to be mentors. He is known for his ability to articulate "the method behind the Method," as well as for his commitment to each student's learning.

DAY TWO: Cultivating Competence
- with Candy Conino, using the IFF Competency Profile

The IFF Competency Project: Describing Ourselves to Ourselves and to the World.
The International Federation (IFF), supported by the national guilds, has developed a set of descriptions, a 'profile', of the abilities of an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner.
Motivated in large part by growing international needs to establish and regulate our work as a profession  to describe ourselves to the world this project has also created a valuable set of tools for us as practitioners to reflect on and appreciate our own abilities.

In this workshop, we will introduce the tools for self-reflection, introduce the structure of the profile, and then engage each other in using the tools. Participants have found this process to be positive and affirming, as they bring into the light of description the many implicit, undescribed skills they have developed and use on a daily basis. Because the profile is derived from the self-descriptions of experienced practitioners, this workshop will be especially useful for new practitioners and trainees as they focus on deepening their understanding and sharpening their skills.

         A two day conference, sponsored by:
                   The Kevin Creedon Memorial Fund
                   David Zemach-Bersin and The Feldenkrais Institute of New York
                   Jae Gruenke and The Balanced Runner
                   The Faculty of The Feldenkrais Learning Center
                   The Feldenkrais Center of Park Slope
                   Equinox Fitness Club and Frederick Schjang
                   Larry Goldfarb and Mind in Motion

Feldenkrais; and ATM; are registered service marks of the FELDENKRAIS GUILD; of North America.  FI; is a service mark of the FELDENKRAIS GUILD; of North America.


Chelsea Studios (View)
151 West 26th Street 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
United States


Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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