Archive for April, 2010


New Feldenkrais ATM class in San Diego – Falk Fedderson, PhD

April 28, 2010 : ATM Class Monday April 26th at 6:30pm

Shoulders Back, Part 3: Simple Effortless Posture

This week’s ATM class is called “Shoulders Back, Part 3: Simple Effortless Posture” and is a continuation of the ATM lessons of the last 2 weeks and will tie both of those lessons together. Do you swim, do yoga, or just find yourself rounded because you type a lot? These lessons are designed to allow you to find a way to improve your posture in a simple effortless manner. If you plan on attending, it would be beneficial to try the last 2 week’s lessons (Apr 12th/19th 2010) on the ATM Recordings page

WHEN: Mondays at 6:30pm

WHERE: Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego CA 92103

INSTRUCTOR: Falk Feddersen Ph.D.

COST: ATM Class is offered on a donation basis. There is no minimum donation. For the first class, no donation will be accepted.

If you have previous ATM experience, please come join us for some fun and diverse ATM lessons. If you are curious but have never tried an ATM lesson, don’t let it stop you. No prior experience is required. Class runs about a hour. If you were not able to attend, the ATM class mp3 audio recording will be available for free at ATM Recordings within a few days.

For a listing of other ATM classes in San Diego see Feldenkrais Teachers in San Diego. The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego also hosts ATM classes Tuesday evening and Saturday morning.

For more information email If you would rather not receive these email updates, let me know and I will take you off of the list.

Looking forward to seeing you in ATM class. -Falk

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Wisdom Healing QiGong at Mission HIlls Physical Therapy – Full Moon practice

April 23, 2010

Full-Moon Practice

on April 28th Class

with Daniela & Federico

Full-Moon Practice.  We will host our first public Full-Moon session on Wednesday, April 28th from 6:45 – 9:00PM at

The Full Moon practice is a world-wide reunion of Zhineng | WH Qigong practitioners led by Dr. Pang’s voice as recorded at the Huaxia ZQ Training Center.

This is intended to generate an even stronger healing Qi Field to help strengthen and stabilize the WILL (Yishi) for transmission of health, joy and well-being. This practice will consist of an extended Lift Qi Up and Pour Qi Down session and will be the most challenging we have yet shared with you.  We have allowed for modifications as needed so that anyone can enjoy the benefits. You can use your regular class fee to attend.

928 Ft. Stockton Drive Suite 201
San Diego CA 92103

Please Join us! Class Updates


Description of Matrix Energetics Experience from Germany

April 11, 2010

Matrix Energetics: A note from Andrew, who attended Level 1 & 2 in Hamburg

This is from the Matrix message boards, but it’s so good we’re also posting it here.

Andrew, are you here in our group? I hope so.

I just returned to my home in Switzerland after having attended the Level 1 and 2 seminars in Hamburg, Germany. What an experience!

Day one started off with some pretty loud music and some “interesting” dancing / air guitar from Richard! I guess this is normal for these seminars! about 350 to 400 people on their feet dancing, clapping and just flowing with the music and Richard. Quite a kick-off!

Then the teaching started. Half an hour in I was wondering if I was in the right place (I’m an electronic engineer and a “healthy skeptic”)! But, as I am (from my years of Kung Fu and Chi Kung training), I just relaxed (as best I could) and went with what was going on. We got the 2-point first. When we headed off to practice my left brain was going “what the hell is this all about” and “I have no idea what I should be doing here”.

So there we were in our groups of 3 (or 4). I was supposed to work on someone. “But heck — what do I do?”. So, again, I relaxed and just did what Richard said. “BAM”, the “subject/reciver” fell into the arms of the kind catcher behind.

Left Brain: “What the hell did you just do?”
Left Brain: “I bet you can’t do that again!”
Right Brain: “Shut up, moron!”

So I tried again. Same result.

That, together with the GREAT fun way Richard and Melissa presented the material and the demonstrations, pretty much sums up my experience of day 1.

Back at the hotel in the evening, I was chatting with my wife (on the phone — she was back home in Switzerland). When she asked how it was going (even more skeptical than me), I just kind of said “I’m still not sure if I’m in the right place and I have no idea what is really going in. All I know is that I do (more or less) nothing and see people collapsing all over the place. It’s weird but it’s fun!”

Then came day 2. More loud music and dancing. More left brain saying “Get out of here!”.

Richard and Melissa started to introduce new concepts. We got “time travel”, “parallel universes” and “archetypes”. As Melissa so aptly put in regarding archetypes “Just halucinate out of your freaking skull!”. Great input for my left brain !

But again, I just went with the flow of events. And EVERYTHING seemed to work. My left brain still had NO IDEA what was going on. It was heading into overload, I think. Maybe, after the event, this was exactly what Richard was trying to achieve. Left brain was SO hung with trying to understand and rationalise, it just shut up!

Back at the hotel in the evening, I was again chatting with my wife. When she asked me how I was feeling about this now, I just replied “I have no idea!”. She was a little surprised at the anwser — but it was an honest one. My left brain just could not grasp what was going on nor why things were happening. Jees — day 3 (level 2) was about to hit me too.

OK. So now it’s day 3. My left brain is already completely overloaded. “Brain Fry”, if you like!

We got frequencies, windows and in the last part, modules.

Darn —– it all seemed to work. “What the heck is this all about?” says Mr. left brain!

It was quite an intensive day and I had to literally rush from the seminar (which was going to overrun a little) before it ended to catch my flight back home.

I spent the late evening (got home around 11pm) talking to my wife about how I still had no idea what was happening — but it seemed to work.

This morning (Easter Monday), my son told me he had some back issue from a snowboarding accident during the weekend. So I thought I’d just try out what I had “learned” during the weekend. I had no expectation. In fact, if I had any expectations, they were that it wouldn’t work. How wrong could I be?

My son had some clear shift in his upper spine which meant the left shoulder was about 2 inches higher than the right one. So, I took out my “toolbox” and “decided” on a simple 2-point. He rocked/swayed a little (to my utter delight). I then re-checked his shoulders ……… STRAIGHT and LEVEL! My wife was there (much bigger skeptic than me) and was “kind of surprised”. “This is fun” I thought. It felt right to carry on and I found a load of other stuff. Every time, I just followed the instructions Richard had given and used whatever came up for me — with instantaneous results! AMAZING!

So my wife is getting curious by now. I start to show her what I’m doing —- and she almost collapses on the floor. This is NOT what my wife usually does, I should add! I didn’t feel like I was done, so I carried on playing. Whatever came up (and some of it felt STUPID), I just went with it (as taught). And it just kept on working. My wife and I were laughing so hard. NOTHING works on her! But this seems to.

Now I’m going to work on (and practice with) my wife for the coming days/weeks to see what comes up and what we can change (particularly in her health). I have a good feeling right now — even though (or maybe precisely because) my left brain has no darn idea what is going on.

Final post for now (promise ). I don’t know if Richard and/or Melissa read this board, but in any case I would just like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to both Richard and Melissa for this past weekend. I have a feeling the changes are just beginning.

Finally — if anyone out there is wondering whether or not this event is worth participating in. My opinion, as a skeptic, GO FOR IT. Let yourself be blown away by the fun and enthusiasm. Worst comes to the worst, it’s fun to watch people collapsing and listening to Richard’s infectious sense of fun and enjoyment.



Kim Burnham, PhD advanced Integrative Manual Therapy and Matrix Energetics April 2010 San Diego

April 4, 2010

Advanced Integrative Manual Therapist Kim Burnham, MT, PhD at Mission Hills Physical Therapy

April 19-29, 2010

Kim is available for Integrative Manual Therapy and Matrix Energetics Treatments.

Hi all,
We are fortunate to be able to bring in to our clinic Kim Burnham, MT, PhD, advanced practitioner in Integrative Manual Therapy © and Matrix Energetics©.

She has advanced skills in Integrative Manual Therapy with neurodegenerative disorders and vision therapy and will be working with us in April for two weeks, April 19-29, 2010 .

Susan at our office will be printing up her bio but I will post it at on a separate post. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may need her help.

In particular, she has advanced training and has helped people with chronic and difficult conditions including vision problems, and neurodegenerative disorders;  Her PhD is in Integrative Manual Therapy and the results with a Parkinson’s patient. You can go to her website Her website has a lot of information on a variety of research and information about integrative manual therapy.

We will be taking clients for her schedule on a first come / first serve basis, but will give special consideration for people with more involved conditions.

Multiple hour sessions will be available. Please call Susan as she is finalizing Kim’s schedule and can give you more details. This is a big opportunity to get help to the people who need it most.

Ralph Havens, PT OCS IMTC, certified Matrix Energetics©
Susan Williams, office manager
Mission Hills Physical Therapy
928 Ft. Stockton dr. Ste 201
San Diego, Ca 92103