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As featured in Experience Life magazine, April 2017!

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“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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Notes, Announcements, & Updates from Nick and TCF

National Press: I'm in Experience Life Magazine!

I’m excited to share with you that my work is featured in the April 2017 issue of Experience Life magazine, the national publication of Life Time Fitness Health Clubs! Last fall Maggie Fazeli Fard, Senior Fitness Editor for Experience Life, attended one of my walking workshops and interviewed me for her feature on rediscovering the joys of walking well. The article strikes a really healthy tone about self improvement. I’m quoted several times at the beginning and end, along with various walking experts.

Maggie Fazeli Fard

Article author Maggie Fazeli Fard

The piece ends with a complete text Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson I wrote! It’s based on a lesson I taught in the workshop, and there’s a link to a version of it I recorded as one of my free online audio lessons.

Links for the main article and text lesson aren’t online yet. I’ll update this post as soon as they are.

Right now you can read a “web extra” sidebar in which the author writes about her experience in my workshop, Walking with Grace and Ease.

Click here to read the online sidebar, “Awareness in Walking.”

If you’ve got a copy of the print magazine, “3 Steps to Better Walking” is the magazine’s title for my Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson. It’s a chair-seated text adaptation I made of my free streaming audio lesson called Your Navigational Pelvis. In her online sidebar Maggie writes specifically about this lesson at my workshop. Unfortunately in the magazine version there’s a misleading illustration and a text error. Click here for a correction.
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Info and lessons from Healthy Back workshop

Lebanon Hills winter 2017

Fundamentals of a Healthy Back workshop, 3/13/17

Goals, principles, and free streaming audio lessons used in my recent Fundamentals of a Healthy Back workshop.

I get lots of requests to upload and share recordings of my workshops, and because of the way I like to organize and teach them this hasn’t been easy to do so far. When I get the chance to teach long form Feldenkrais I like to be able to segue in and out of lessons and discussions pretty freely, and to layer or nest lessons within one another as the cumulative learning of the workshop develops and we refer back to things already discovered. Because of that free structure, plus discussions peppered in, and sometimes handouts and demonstrations, I haven’t been able to share the workshop experience in the same focused structure that I use to deliver my regular audio lesson recordings.

But let’s try something new! I’d like to use another format to share some material from Monday’s workshop with you, and also point you to specific lessons from my free streaming audio collection that I drew on in the workshop. These are useful if you’d like to play with some of the goals and principles on your own. All of this comes out of the home-study resources email I’m writing for workshop participants today (I send “homework” emails to participants after every workshop I teach). Read more »

Hips! Two new free lessons added

I recently taught a workshop I called Free Your Hips. As I prepared, I studied several rather sophisticated hips-related Awareness Through Movement lessons taught by Moshe Feldenkrais (recorded at Esalen in the USA and Alexander Yanai in Israel). I found it really inspiring to again spend time studying directly “with” Moshe, and I’ve been working hard to find ways to make his valuable, challenging lessons accessible to the public. Read more »

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