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personMovement is life, life is a process.
Improve the quality of movement and you improve the quality of life itself.

—Moshe Feldenkrais

Photography by Rosalie O’Connor (www.rosalieoconnor.com) Copyright 2005, Rosalie O’Connor. Used with permission of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America

ATM® Classes

Awareness Through Movement®

with Jill Duran

Explore the interconnection of moving, thinking and sensing which allows you to feel more grounded, reduce tension and pain, and move with freedom and ease.

Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am
Body & Soul Salon – A Salon For The Healing Arts
738 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Who Comes to Feldenkrais?

Anyone young or old, physically fit or challenged…

Feldenkrais benefits people with chronic or acute pain or people who are looking to improve their physical or emotional potential.

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The Method®

We all have habitual movement patterns arising from our life experiences, including injury, occupation, and trauma.  Although these events subside, many of the compensatory movement patterns remain.  Rather than “fixing” the body, the Feldenkrais Method® teaches how to expand our abilities and ranges of choice.
The Method is a form of neuro-muscular re-education developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.S.c. (1904-1984), a Russian born physicist, judo master, mathematician, engineer and educator who lived most his life in Israel.

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Above and above right: Photography by Rosalie O’Connor (www.rosalieoconnor.com) Copyright 2005, Rosalie O’Connor. Used with permission of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America

Jill Duran, GCFP

Jill first discovered the Feldenkrais Method® in 2002 while searching for relief from the aches and pains resulting from years of horseback riding.  Increased comfort and an improvement in her riding sparked an interest in learning more about the Method and the human capacity to heal.

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We turn not older with years but newer everyday.

— Emily Dickinson

find easier ways to embody your life, free from limiting beliefs and patterns

Feldenkrais, its not just for people!

Oso and Moe- Featured Therapy Dogs

Meet Oso and Moe

Oso and Moe our dynamic duo, our prized therapy dogs here at MoveDifferent. Their unsurpassed gentleness and patience make them perfect trust-building companions.

Animals live and communicate in the moment, unobstructed by limiting thoughts, because of this inefficient movement patterns can quickly dissolve into more novel and efficient patterns offering improved functioning and quality of movement.animals-together-rev


Feldenkrais for Horses

Like us, horses develop habitual movement patterns arising from life experiences.  Injury, trauma, poor self-use, and aging can cause compensatory movement patterns that restrict function.  In addition, tissues can thicken into adhesions, interfering with proper function of joints and disrupting freedom of movement.

A Feldenkrais inspired session is tailored to the needs of the individual horse; through it one can establish, restore, or greatly improve movement.

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Feldenkrais for Dogs

Jill has had the opportunity to work with many wonderful dogs, from small to large.  Jill has worked with a variety of difficulties, including hip dysplasia, missing limbs, spinal abnormalities, and seizures, as well as, several working therapy dogs in need of a little “down time.”people-and-animals-mandala-small


Animals live in the moment.
They communicate in the moment.

Novel movement sequences
can quickly dissolve an
animal's inefficient
movement patterns.

The playful nature of animals seems to draw shy children
out of their shells.

Jill Duran | MoveDifferent | Santa Cruz, CA | 831 332-6532 | jill@movedifferent.com