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Weekend Conference Presentation
Afternoon Parallel Track - June 11th

Learning to Learn
Presented by Julie Francis

Primary Focus: Tools & Processes
Secondary Focus: Mindfulness


Abstract: In the words of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, "You do not learn to walk by walking."  Instead the journey to knowledge, the process we call learning, is a personal one marked by a deepening awareness of one's self.  More than just a movement practice, the Feldenkrais Method® is a way of learning how to learn.  The Method is based on strategies that awaken the plasticity of the brain, allowing the body and the psyche to effortlessly overcome perceived limitations to achieve grace and ease.  In this session, you will become familiar with the Method's underlying principles of awareness, ease, reduced effort, efficiency, harmony, differentiation, and pleasure.  This session will specifically use movement to illustrate the principles of learning but they can easily be adapted to all endeavors.


Julie Francis

Julie Francis has been teaching Awareness Through Movement® for more than 20 years. She is an Assistant Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method® which means she spends her days teaching the gentle art of enhancing awareness. Julie received degrees in Environmental Engineering and Urban and Environmental Studies, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After a stint in the corporate world, life events led Julie to shift course.  Her path led her to the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais whose philosophy of "learning to learn" continues to inform both her work and her personal growth.  Julie is known for her clarity, compassion and humor. She maintains a private practice in Glen Ellyn.

Contact: Julie can be reached by e-mail at julie@optionsforease.com for additional information about this Weekend Conference session



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