Feldenkrais Somatic Bodywork Workshop for Improvisers with Meerenai Shim
movement workshop for musicians
Meerenai Shim leads a group in a Feldenkrais awareness through movement class. Participants are asked to bring a yoga or exercise mats, as well as an instrument of their choosing (if desired). Shim leads participants through sound exploration using Feldenkrais principles of curiosity, exploration, and observation without evaluation. If you're not familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, it's a form of somatic education/bodywork. You can read more about it here.
Flutist Meerenai Shim promotes contemporary work through myriad channels, including as a solo performer, her chamber ensembles, her record label, and her own discography of three albums. Shim has performance credits across the United States, including within the Soundwave Biennial in San Francisco, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the National Flute Association’s annual Conventions, and numerous universities. Shim holds degrees from San Francisco State University (M.M.) and DePaul University (B.M.).