- March Travel & Subs
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"What makes you feel safe?"

Dear <<First Name>>,
I've been meeting for a couple of years now with a group of colleagues to practice Professional Dialogue, a form of listening/speaking intended to help us access the intelligence that emerges between us, not from any one person. On our last call I shared that I was appreciating the sense of safety I experienced in our gatherings, when another participant asked me and the group: "What makes you feel safe?"

In that moment I saw the paradox that what makes me feel safe in this and other practice groups is that I take risks again and again and make myself vulnerable... certainly not what I would have identified as strategies for making me feel safe!  As I've been living with this question for the last week or so, I'm realizing that I experience safety not so much as a static state but in the process of discovering and revealing who I really am, my true nature.

It also occurs to me that dialogue practice feels like the logical extension/continuation of Feldenkrais practice: attending to myself as I try things out and notice the effects. In a Feldenkrais lesson, I'm attending to my whole self in movement; in dialogue, I'm attending to my whole self as I interact with others.

It's not always easy to see and feel my habits and conditioning arise - to notice how often I distance and "protect" myself by engaging in judgement and criticism, for example - but I'm learning that the coping strategies I relied on for decades often actually exacerbate my feeling unsafe because they reinforce distance and separation. Becoming aware of these habits and having some choice about whether or not to engage them, however, feels profoundly empowering and freeing. When I can drop my mask, connect with and show up fully as I am, I experience a calm spaciousness that can hold any feelings of vulnerability, anxiety or fear, as well as enthusiasm, hopefulness, and love.

Join me in group classes, on our community calls, and/or on retreat this fall (details below!) to explore together and support each other in discovering what makes us really feel safe, remembering our true nature.


I'm off to Seattle with director Jeffrey for another filming trip for our Feldenkrais documentary project! See below for online and in-person class sub details...

Awareness Through Movement® 
Group Feldenkrais Classes



** No Class 3/1 **
Wednesdays, March 22 & 29
(3/8 & 3/15 sub info below)
4:00-5:00pm PST 
drop in; $15/class for 3+
Click here to register.

** No Class 3/4 **
Saturdays, March 18 & 25
(3/11 sub info below)
10:00-11:00am PST 
drop in; $15/class for 3+
Click here to register.

 You can buy classes at my online store, through Venmo, or mail a check to my office.

*Clear some space to roll around on the floor, and have a folded towel or blanket handy for a head support if needed.

*No prior experience is necessary - everyone is welcome.

*Wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. 

*Have a question or lesson experience to share? I start and end Zoom meetings 10-15 minutes before and after class time, so log on early and/or stay after to connect.



** No Class 3/2 **
Friendly House Community Center

1737 NW 26th Ave (at Thurman St)
 9*, 16, 23* & 30

$20 drop in; $15 for 3+ (Friendly House non-members)
$17 drop in; $12 for 3+ (Friendly House members)

*Michael Wesson will teach 3/9 & 3/23

**Online ATM® Sub!**

Kevin from Still & Moving Center studio in Honolulu, Hawaii has a special offer for those of you who would like to attend class while I'm away:


We here at Still & Moving Center wanted to provide a substitute option while Alice is away.

Robert Poliquin will teach on Wednesdays, 3/8 & 3/15.  

Sara Binns will teach on Saturday, 3/11.


If you are interested in taking a class, we invite you to click here and register.  If this is your first time at our Center, we are offering a complimentary first class free.  Here is a quick video explaining how to take advantage of that offer. Our Online drop-in prices are $17*/class thereafter. 


*Hawaii Sales and excise tax are not included in the price.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask. 


Mahalo, and we hope to see you to join in our joyous mindful movement Feldenkrais classes.

Kevin D Capretto

Ambassador of First Impressions

Still & Moving Center

808 397 7678

Community Connection Call

We begin with a short embodied practice and presentation of the theme, then open it up to optional sharing and dialogue.

THURSDAYS, March 23 & 30
(no calls 3/2, 9, or 16)

Noon-1:00pm PDT
Click here to register.

This month:
What Makes You Feel Safe?
Whether you attend group classes or not, join us to practice embodied speaking and listening, and to celebrate connection, collaboration, and community.

Functional Integration® 
Individual Lessons

On Zoom ~ In Person (1316 NW 23rd) 

Email me or schedule online.


Remembering Our True Nature
through Poetry, Meditation, and Movement

with John Brehm & Alice Boyd
Alton L Collins Retreat Center
in Eagle Creek, OR

September 17-21, 2023

Rates (4 nights & 12 meals): 
 - Single Room: $750
 - Double Room: $600/person

Teaching offered by donation

More Information // Registration

I look forward to connecting with you!

Copyright © 2023 Alice Boyd, CFP, All rights reserved.

The following are service marks or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America: Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Functional Integration®, Awareness Through Movement®, ATM®, FI®, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®, and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM).

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