Study Guides

I’ve collected here various guides I’ve written and emailed students over the years. Some are more formally presented; some are simply catch-alls for ideas that my students have found useful as they study and improve. Most include printer-friendly pdf versions.

ATM Class Guide: What is Awareness Through Movement? What to expect at your first class, and how to do group Feldenkrais lessons.

Studying ATM at Home: Interested in my free audio ATM lessons? Read this guide first! While ATM classes and/or FI lessons do a lot on their own to reduce pain and improve movement and quality of life, all students who engage in the learning process outside of lessons and classes improve more rapidly, and with more satisfaction and independence.

What is the Feldenkrais Method, in more detail?: In response to student questions, I wrote this more scientifically-detailed bullet point description of the method, its background, and the principles of biomechanics, neurology, learning, and human improvement that make it work.

Integrating Feldenkrais learning into everyday life: How to carry the method’s self-study and self-improvement principles over into everyday life.

Ideas for ATM Self-Study: A simple list of do’s and don’ts for homework time, whether you’re doing remembered lessons, working from notes, improvising, or using an audio or book lesson source (suggestions at the Recommended Products page, or try my free audio lessons).

Ingredients of Organic Learning (aka Curiosity!): Not just for Feldenkrais study, not just for somatic explorations! An unordered list intended to help you create a safe, fun, and efficient human learning environment for yourself or others. Good reminders for teachers and parents.

My blog post with an excerpt and introduction to Norman Doidge’s The Brain’s Way of Healing includes a “study guide” list of eleven core principles of the Feldenkrais Method. Get the wonderful book for more details!