SomaSpace Fall Series Begins 9/6!

4050 NE Broadway
Fridays, 10:00-11:00am
Sept 6, 13, 20, Oct 4, 11 & Nov 1, 8, 15
drop in; $96 for the 8-week series
more info & registration at



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GROUP LESSONS (Awareness Through Movement®)
No prior experience is necessary, everyone is welcome; Wear comfortable clothing that lets you move easily.

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm   


3430 NE 41st Ave;
$15 drop in, 3 for $39; 5 for $55 (to be used within 3 months)

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm   
Friendly House Community Center
1737 NW 26th Ave (at Thurman St);
Friendly House non-members: $15 drop in; 3 for $39; 5 for $55
(to be used within 3 months)
Friendly House members: $12 drop in; 3 for $30 

Fridays, 10:00-11:00am   
4050 NE Broadway;
Fall Series: Sept 6, 13, 20, Oct 4, 11 & Nov 1, 8, 15
$15 drop in; $96 for 8-class series

Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm  
Yoga Pearl
925 NW Davis St
$20 drop in; class packages available – more info at



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INDIVIDUAL LESSONS (Functional Integration®)
One-on-one lessons tailored to your individual needs and goals.

3430 NE 41st Ave (at Luminance)
Wednesdays, 11:30am-3:30pm

1316 NW 23rd Ave (above the New Renaissance Bookstore Event Center)
Thursdays, 10am-6:30pm
Fridays, 10am-2:30pm
Saturdays, 10am-5pm

One Lesson: $90
Series of Three Lessons: $250
Series of Five Lessons: $375


Click here to book a session. 
Buy lessons online here.
eGift Cards available now! Click here to place an order.


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Past Mindfulness Retreats…

August 12th – 15th, 2018
Alton L. Collins Retreat Center, Eagle Creek, OR
“Cultivating Reverence Through Poetry & Movement”


August 13th – 16th, 2017
Alton L. Collins Retreat CenterEagle Creek, OR
Another stellar group!

Group Pic


July 28th – 31st, 2016
Alton L. Collins Retreat CenterEagle Creek, OR
A beautiful time with a beautiful group!



“The natural fit of three parts in our morning and afternoon sessions fell together seamlessly: an unusually nuanced awareness of movement, then meditation and a thoughtful participation in teasing open the riches of carefully selected poems.  This is a mindful weekend but far from somber.  A perfect retreat.” – Cal H.

I enjoyed the retreat! All facets of it. the three focuses, meditation, feldenkrais, poetry. I especially enjoyed the poetry. It was a new experience and yet it felt familiar. Everything else, the setting, accomodations, food, your teaching, and the group experience made for a lovely experience.” – Katharine D.

“‘Impermanence, Mindfulness and Joy’: I went to a retreat Alice and John put together on this theme. This is also the title of an anthology of poetry (soon to be published) spanning many centuries, scores of poets, and multiple continents, from which selections were chosen for reading and discussion at the four-day event.  The introduction to the book is marvelous.
The format of the retreat was a mix of Feldenkrais , poetry and meditation.  John even read a few poems during several of the meditations….perfect.
In the end, what made this beautiful for me was personal characteristics John and Alice share; calm, kind, open, and intelligent. 
Mealtime conversation was enhanced by the delicious, healthy, gourmet food!” – Teri L.


  • This great group joined us Oct 11 – 13, 2015 at sunny Sunrise Ranch for three days of “Cultivating Mindfulness Through Poetry and Movement.” Thank you all for the rich, rewarding experience!

Mindfulness retreat 2Mindfulness retreat 1


  • Our inaugural “Cultivating Mindfulness Through Poetry and Movement” retreat – Aug 2 – 4, 2015 at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, OR – was a smashing success! We couldn’t have asked for a more fabulous group or a more beautiful setting… Thank you, everyone!

ALCRC group


  • At long last: the definitive biography of Moshe Feldenkrais by Mark Reese is available from Feldenkrais Resources!
  • biobook


  • On Feb 25 & 26, 2015, I worked with an extraordinary group of musicians at Monette Trumpets: Ingrid Jensen, Urban & Sabina Agnas, Charley Schlueter, Frank Hanson, and Ben Paille. Here’s a photo from before the shop concert:


Pictured from left to right: me, Urban Agnas, Dave Monette, Ingrid Jensen, Dan Balmer, Michael Raynor, Sabina Agnas, David Goldblatt, Tim Gilson.


  • Dave Monette arranged for me to work with Scotty Barnhart when he was in Portland Jan 7 & 8, 2015.  Click here to watch an interview we did after our second session; click here to watch the PBS “Craft in America” web extra that features footage from my lesson with Scotty!


  • I highly recommend checking it out this extraordinary book by New York Times bestselling author Norman Doidge, MD: he dedicates two chapters to The Feldenkrais Method®! More info here.



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