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Presentation by Katie O’Rourke: Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method)
Join your colleagues at our second meeting of the new season. Our guest speaker will be Katie O’Rourke. Presentation: Katie O’Rourke: Expanding Awareness Through Variation Feldenkrais Method Katie will teach a Feldenkrais “Awareness Through Movement” lesson and then discuss how the Feldenkrais Method has impacted her teaching and playing. The lesson will explore gentle movements while seated in a chair. It’s best to wear something loose or stretchy that allows for easy movement.
Katie is a piano teacher and performer in Seattle, as well as a member of SMTA and Ladies Musical Club. After years of dealing with chronic pain and at the suggestion of her piano professor, she began studying the Feldenkrais method. The therapeutic benefits and exploratory pedagogical approach inspired Katie to become a Feldenkrais practitioner. She is certified to teach Feldenkrais group classes, and hopes to use her knowledge to work with injured musicians and to develop Feldenkrais inspired teaching materials. Katie’s other interests include Dalcroze Eurythmics, composition, cooking and hiking.
9:00am Coffee and pastries