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Group and private Feldenkrais study with Nick Strauss-Klein

“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies but flexible brains.
What I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity.”

– Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sci., 1904-1984
 

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A "thank you" lesson: The Ultimate Self-hug

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It’s cold but beautiful here in Minnesota! A great time for a classic Feldenkrais lesson configuration, the self-hug.

I’m bowled over by the kind words and support I’ve received from all over the world in the nine months since I launched my free streaming audio lesson project. I look forward to sharing some of your comments and emails in my next post, but today I just want to say THANK YOU and send you a hug, (almost) literally! I love what I get to do for a living teaching and studying the Feldenkrais Method, and thanks to your support I can continue sharing free Feldenkrais lessons through today’s excellent web tech.

I’ve added a dozen lessons since launch last May, ahead of my initial goal of posting one high quality, edited, annotated, live-recorded Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson per month. Click here to stream The Ultimate Self-hug right now. Just like all my streaming audio lessons, there’s no cost, no downloading, no trouble with technology. There’s even notes to help you personalize your home study experience. You can simply lie down on the floor and put your smartphone, tablet, or laptop next to you and press play for an instant Feldenkrais lesson.

Enjoy your hug, and thank you! Please spread the word about my free lessons, and please consider supporting this ongoing project with a donation (here’s why).

New series of free streaming audio lessons, sourced directly from Moshe Feldenkrais

I’m pleased to share with you that I’ve made significant progress in my free audio project. This fall I set out to capture good recordings of my live classes with lessons I’ve sourced directly from Moshe’s 1972 classic Feldenkrais text Awareness Through Movement. As of now we’ve got five already available online, with a sixth currently in editing, coming early next week. Read more »

Exploring Moshe Feldenkrais's book "Awareness Through Movement"

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I recently began teaching this five-week Feldenkrais-Fundamentals class. To share a rich resource with my students and inspire myself to dive back into a classic Feldenkrais text, I’m choosing all the lessons directly out of Moshe’s 1972 book titled Awareness Through Movement.

While it’s one of Moshe’s most accessible books, his dense scientific writing and broader musings about the social and anthropological implications of his discoveries can sometimes be a little hard to connect with. My intention here is to share one possible approach to making a practical course out of the book for members of the public, both for my current students in class and others who might be studying it. I’ll be highlighting sections I think are most important, but doubtless those of you who know the book well may have other ideas. Students and practitioners should feel free to leave comments below!
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