Covid19 has upended so MANY things, and Irving Feldenkrais is no stranger to that. Most Awareness through Movement instructors have shifted to purely online classes, and that’s been a good thing, particularly as venue after venue closes. We’ve lost two of our venues as well — there was just no way to run classes in relatively small spaces with the social distancing people need to stay safe. Unfortunately, the price of that is that people who aren’t living with families or loved ones have wound up denied much of their sense of community and the intimacy people need to be healthy (regardless of type: a lover’s caress, a kid’s snuggle, a hug, sitting with somebody over tea, it all falls into what so many people call “connection.” And sadly, online connection is a real but sadly ersatz flavor of it.)
Binge-watching The Mandalorian has its limits, too.
Fortunately, if you miss Awareness Through Movement in-person, we’ve found a solution — a large, beautiful dance studio created during the Covid19 crisis and built from the ground-up with enough space and ventilation to hold classes in while maintaining the distancing everyone needs to stay safe. The location is great, too — right in Irving, near Las Colinas, and with excellent freeway access.
So if Awareness Through Movement is something you’re happier doing in-person, where you can hear somebody else giggling, complaining, or busting out with a snarky comment about yours-truly-the-instructor’s horrible Dad Jokes… options are coming. More news soon.