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Workshops and Courses

As of 2017, Current workshops are now announced on social media, Facebook and Linked In. Feldenkrais Cape Town and Shamanessence Group.


“Movement is life. Without Movement life is unthinkable…” Moshe Feldenkrais

All current workshops are posted on facebook pages Shamanessence Products & Services and Feldenkrais Cape Town, LinkedIn.

Mindful Spine- Healing (Re-Educating) Your Back 2016/17

Location: Hotdog Yoga Studio, 202 Main Rd, Sea PointCape Town, South Afrca

5 modules – 15 hrs total (3.5 hrs each with break)

There is not a single part or function in your whole self that exists separately from your back, or that is not being expressed through it.
Back pain, stiff necks, frozen shoulders and the many ailments of the spine are more about the way we think and move as a whole.

This workshop will introduce gentle explorative exercises in Awareness Through Movement® connecting mind and body with the intent to heal and rejuvenate the whole self.
You will learn how to implement very gentle micro-movements into your spine and use your sensory system as feedback, so that movements become potentially graceful, easy and fluid.
There will be some partner hands-on bodywork to help increase awareness and self-imaging.

Learn how to enjoy tuning in to your body in an intimate and safe environment, whilst releasing unnecessary armoring and tension.

  • Increase grace, flexibility, and improve your posture
  • Learn how to prevent injuries
  • Unravel and release stress
  • Gain awareness of emotional and psychological and emotional triggers
  • Re-integrate your body-mind as a single functioning unit, bringing a state of well- being and meditation to your whole being.
  • Learn non-invasive touch in a safe environment
  • Implement positive affirmations to help target and heal areas of your spine
  • Develop greater thinking capabilities
  • Regain lost function due to orthopaedic or neurological problems

This is 15 hour workshop, divided into 5 modules. It is not mandatory to attend all 5 modules. Please note that the follow up series – Mindful Spine II can only be attended when all 5 modules have been taken.

Space is limited to 10 participants.
Arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

Dress in warm layers of loose clothing, bring blanket and notebook & pen

Location: Hotdog Yoga Studio, 202 Main Rd, Sea PointCape Town, South Afrca

Module 1:
Pelvis & Hips – your Power House.
Sunday September 18th, 2016,
2 – 5:30 p.m

Module 2:
Free up & Rehabilitate your Shoulders,
Sunday October 23rd, 2016.
2 – 5:30 p.m

Module 3:
Sitting with Ease, Pelvis, spine, Head & Neck.
Sunday Dec 11th, 2016.
2 – 5:30 p.m.

Module 4:
Uninhibited Breath – Thoracic spine, Lungs & Diaphragm.
Sunday January 22nd, 2017,
2- 5:30 p.m

Module 5:
Arching the Spine (Extensors) safely, Belly Crawling, Mobile Hips
Sunday February 26th, 2017.
2 – 5:30 p.m.


Movement/Somatic Education & hands-on Bodywork, for massage therapists, nurses and bodyworkers

Originally devised by Joan Wulfsohn and restructured by Mariamne Wulfsohn for the “Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing” ( I.P.S.B), California and the SHIATSU MASSAGE SCHOOL of California

How may we fine tune kinesthetic awareness? In order to really learnand impliment change of habits there is a necessary process of re-education that can be explored and implemented. A continues journey of understanding starts with what we are, a learning organisim. How can we connect and reorganize our nervous systems in order to tap into our potential and increase awareness using physical movement and self-imaging? How much of your movement vocabulary may be restricting your life style and progress? Learn how to improve coordinated function on a daily basis with simple excercises that bring ease and comfort to what you do. Through verbal guidance and gentle touch, we will explore the neuromuscular organization. You will learn how to guide people in releasing unnecessary tension and habits at a pace of their own choosing. Somatic education may be very subtle and gentle, yet it comes with powerful changes and practical results.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Learn how to teach the nervous system with non-invasive, explorative touch.
  • Learn and implement integrative techniques. How they benefit and compliment your bodywork practice.
  • Awaken to your ‘human potential’ . Learn and evolve at your own personal learning pace.

The Neuromuscular re-education class is open to all Bodyworkers, Massage Therapists and Healers and those who are interested in improving their performance skills, be that actors, dancers, physiotherapists.

Everyone can benefit, no matter what level of physical fitness or body work experience.

Learn how to help release compulsive muscular patterns and armouring.
It can improve skills for professionals such as; Bodyworkers, dancers, actors, athletes, musicians, and acrobats. It can facilitate recovery from injuries, operations and other trauma


21 hours Workshop. Six segment series.
Prerequisite: Neuromuscular Re-Education 1

Further utilization of techniques in 1, and application of them in six specific lessons in coordinated function. Hands-on lesson applications will include our various relations with gravity, i.e.; sitting, lying on the back, front and side. Students will also be guided through related micro movement lessons, designed to increase their own mobility and somatic understanding of the nervous system. The opportunity to increase our grace and mobility, releases us from compulsive patterning, and reinforces body/mind fluidity.

Flower Essence Therapy & Aromatherapy in the New Age:

Understanding its Use and Applications (6 HOURS)

Flower Essences are practically scentless liquids in which the ‘essence’ of certain plants have been infused by various methods and bottled ready for immediate use. These essences are wonderful, and offer ways to use the healing vibrations of Nature in your own home, work or healing practice. (Every home should carry a few in the medicine box.) Flower Essences help balance and harmonize our energies’ in very subtle, yet powerful ways. Formulas can be made for trauma, stress and countless applications including Hydrotherapy, Aromatherapy, cosmetic, personal growth and spiritual practice.

Learn about Flower Essences, Gem elixirs and other vibrational elixirs. How to use them , how and why they work, and ways to combine them with other therapies, including Aromatherapy, bodywork, and customizing your own formulas. Various techniques used personally by the teacher in her private practice will be offered as alternative methods for customizing your own formulas. Information regarding alternative holistic methodologies will be offered, to enrich your spirit, mind, body and practice.