Awareness through Movement
Classes & Workshops
I’ve moved to Berkeley and last fall gave birth to Annabelle, who is teaching me a great deal about human development.  I will be announcing some classes and workshops beginning in the new year, and am currently teaching Functional Integration by appointment. Please contact me if you’d like to arrange a Functional Integration lesson.
In an Awareness Through Movement lesson, the teacher verbally guides students through a series of movements while lying, sitting, or standing. An average Awareness Through Movement lesson lasts about forty-five minutes. Moshe Feldenkrais developed hundreds of these lessons, and they vary greatly. Some isolate a particular type of movement such as twisting or folding forward, and explore it in depth through a series of variations. Some use visualization or attention to breathing. All lessons do what their name describes – use movement to increase self-awareness.
Functional Integration
Private Lessons available by appointment
In a Functional Integration lesson, the teacher guides an individual student through movements similar to those in Awareness Through Movement lessons, using gentle touch. A Functional Integration lesson is essentially a conversation between the practitioner and the student, in which the practitioner explores the student’s present ways of moving and demonstrates new possibilities. Unlike Awareness Through Movement lessons, which usually follow a formal sequence of movements, Functional Integration is more fluid and tailored to the individual.
Stacey Pelinka has studied the Feldenkrais Method since 1994, and has practiced professionally since 2005.  Stacey has presented Awareness through Movement workshops at the San Francisco Conservatory, the California College of the Arts, the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop, the Northern California Flute Camp, and the National Flute Association annual convention, and has given Functional Integration sessions in clinics at the College of Marin and the Women’s Building in San Francisco as well as in her own private practice.  Since 2004, she has served on the faculty of Summerflute:  Music, Movement, Mind, an annual workshop and somatic masterclass for flutists.
As a professional flutist, Stacey is a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Worn Chamber Ensemble, and has also performed contemporary chamber music with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Earplay, and the Silk Road Ensemble, among others.  She is the principal flutist with San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program productions, and plays second flute with the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Midsummer Mozart Festival.  She enjoys teaching the flute from the unique educational perspective of the Feldenkrais Method.
Stacey Pelinka, GCFP    |      The Feldenkrais Method®
“...make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.” -Moshe Feldenkrais
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