Mary Spire
Mary Spire

Mary Spire

Mary Spire

Feldenkrais Method by Mary Spire, based in Northern California


Mary Spire' s Schedule 2015


San Rafael Mondays

5:00 pm

San Rafael       Wednesdays

11:00 am

 Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, Ca 94903

Cost: $20 per class for non-members / members come free
Contact Mary   or the Marin JCC at (415) 444-8000 or visit WWW.MARINJCC.ORG to register

Space is limited - no drop ins please.


One-Day Awareness Through Movement Intensive

In these one-day workshops we will explore the relationships of intention, imagination and action - and the resulting evolving freedom and choices in your movement and thinking.

Location:  44 Woodland Ave, San Rafael, CA

Tuition $85

Sundays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on the following dates:

Feb  15



April  19  


July       19  
 Sept  20  
Oct  18  
Nov  15  
Dec  20  

Pre-registration and advance payment is required for workshops and advanced trainings.

One-Day Awareness Through Movement Intensive
Sundays from 1:00pm  - 5:00pm.  Once you add to cart you will be asked to choose your date.


Optimal Moves for Musicians : A Workshop for Musicians, Music Educators and Health Professionals

 TBA, 2014, 10AM - 5 PM, San Francisco, CA 

This public workshop is open to musicians, music teachers and health professionals who work with musicians. The focus will be on developing awareness and understanding of the physical and emotional challenges musicians associate with learning and performing music. Using innovative and potent Awareness Through Movement lessons and demonstrations with instruments, students will learn to prevent and /or recover from injuries, moving beyond injuries to improved performance. You will enjoy improved posture, breathing, greater mobility and flexibility and an increased sense of vitality and well-being.

Fee: $100.00 ($65 Student Fee)

Optimal Moves for Musicians: A Workshop for Musicians & Music Educators

Enter amount: $

To download a registration form and pay by check via mail, click here or call Mary at 866-678-8948 (


One-Day Awareness Through Movement  Workshop for the Public

Presented by the Feldenkrais ® Resources Training Institute, Berkeley, Ca
Dec  13 ,2015   Berkeley, CA
Sunday -  11:30 am - 5:00 pm


Eyes, Tongue, Jaw and Breathing

 By learning to recognize habits and patterns relating to how we use our eyes, tongue, jaw and breathing, we can experience limitless changes to improve our self-use, balance and posture.  In his book, “Awareness Through Movement”   Moshe titles chapter 10  “The Movement of the Eyes Organizes the Movement of the Body” .  This is significant: proper, efficient use of the eyes will radically change how you move, feel  and go about your everyday activities- the quality of everything you do will improve. 

And, if your tongue and eyes are free, your neck will be free.   In this workshop, using lessons in sitting, lying on the back, standing and on the belly, we will explore the inter- connectedness of movements of your eyes, tongue , jaw, neck and breathing.

 Contact the Feldenkrais  Resources Training Institute directly  to register. 510.540.7600.

Workshop is $85 with preregistration and $95 at the door, on a space-available basis.

We accept Visa, MasterCard or checks.  Course payment by check may be sent to Feldenkrais® Resources Training Institute, 830 Bancroft Way, #112, Berkeley, Ca 94710. 


Introduction to Feldenkrais Workshop: Finding Freedom in Your Everyday Movements

Are you limited by daily aches and pains: A sore back, an aching neck, stiffness in your joints? By become aware of self-limiting patterns of movement and thinking, you can change and improve the way you move, feel and engage in your life.The movement lessons taught will be informative and beneficial for all levels.

 San Rafael, Ca

Sunday   Aug 16, 2015, 12- 3 pm

 To register : 510.847.9613 contact us.


No Fee, must register in advance to reserve your place.



Advanced Training for Feldenkrais Practitioners
"Viewing Moshe"
Sundays, 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Marin County, California
We will be watching videos of Moshe giving Functional Integration lessons with comments, discussion and FI practice to follow.





Enter amount: $

To download a registration form and pay by check via mail, click here or call Mary at 866-678-8948 (

ADVANCED TRAINING: For GCFP/ 3rd and 4th year students in a Guild Certified Training

Presented by Mary Spire, Trainer

FGNA NCNN Annual Meeting Workshop

APRIL 12, 2015

12- 5 pm, Akido of Marin , Corte Madera, Ca.

 QUIET THE NOISE: Working with Neuroplasticity and the Feldenkrais Method ®for People with Neurological Conditions

We Feldenkrais teachers are enormously qualified to help people with brain trauma, dystonia , MS, CP, Parkinson’s Plus– to name a few conditions. At this Advanced Training , through the medium of ATM/ FI and stories from case histories, you will learn how to tap into the natural plasticity of the brain to help students effectively change old, disturbed patterns and replace them with new, more optimal ones.

You will learn:

  • where to start
  • how to connect
  • when to stop
  • how to create conditions for your student’s continued improvement on his/her own. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with fellow teachers and learn proven ways to work with people with neurological conditions.



Optimal Moves for Musicians: Two Day Advanced Training

"How To Understand and Work Effectively with Musicians"
Presented by Mary Spire

In this two day advanced training you will learn skills specific to understanding and  helping musicians improve their performance.  You will fine-tune your ability to sense and feel, and imagine what it is to be a musician -a day in the life of a musician. You will learn to" pinpoint" what the student isn't aware of, or what he isn't doing yet- and provide him with relevant information to improve his performance skills and enjoy a full, pain-free and long career in music.
We will use dynamic, dramatic and effective  ATM and FI lessons, designed especially  for musicians; FI and ATM demonstrations with musicians playing their instruments; and video case histories. If you are a musician, bring your instrument!    






"Professional Feldenkrais Method practitioner serving San Francisco, Berkeley, Albany, San Rafael and other cities within Northern California."

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