Upcoming Workshops

All events are led by Nick unless otherwise specified. Workshops are composed of experiential learning through Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement lessons, as well as lecture-discussions, functional exploration and modeling, and often handouts and emailed “homework” lessons and notes to enrich learning.

Students doing Awareness Through Movement during one of Nick's workshops.

Students doing an Awareness Through Movement lesson during one of Nick’s workshops

Click on any event title for venue information and a map. You’ll also find longer descriptions for some specialty classes. 

Dynamic Posture

Tuesday, May 22 The Marsh

A Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement (ATM) workshop with Nick Strauss-Klein at The Marsh, in Minnetonka, MN, just off I-494

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

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

As kids, many of us frequently heard “Stand up straight” or “Don’t slouch!” Many people still say these words to themselves as adults, often not very nicely. We know that good posture is essential to good health, but we may have difficulties finding and maintaining comfortable uprightness for more than brief periods.

Rather than imposing good posture on ourselves with self-talk, willpower, and muscular effort, what if a healthy upright posture simply felt good, and we spontaneously preferred it to compressing our height and size? What if good posture could mean ease and lightness in standing, dynamic and enlivened sitting, and a long, free spine?

This workshop uses exploratory movement and guided attention to help students discover the ease and efficiency of improved posture. Feldenkrais basics will be briefly discussed and demonstrated. These simple principles of biomechanics and neuromuscular reeducation will give students a basic toolkit for learning how to effectively and effortlessly change postural habits.

All Nick’s workshops include a follow-up email for participants with notes and principles from the workshop, and text and audio resources to continue your learning at home.

WEST METRO VENUE: The Marsh, in Minnetonka just off I-494

  • Tuesday, May 22, 6:45-9:15 PM
  • $45 ($39 for members of The Marsh)
  • Mark your calendars for these upcoming workshops, Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m.:
    • February 27 – Feldenkrais for Chronic Pain
    • March 13 – Fundamentals of a Healthy Back
    • April 24 – Free Your Hips
    • May 22 – Dynamic Posture
  • Call 952-935-2202 to register.
  • Map and address below.
  • ATM class guide: what is ATM and how to do it
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  • Print-and-share flier

Focus on Sitting

Tuesday, June 19 The Marsh

A Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement (ATM) workshop with Nick Strauss-Klein at The Marsh, in Minnetonka, MN, just off I-494

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

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

Whether in the car, at our desk, or even at home on the couch, modern life expects us to sit a lot, while modern science shows it’s hurting us. Even though we know that poor sitting fatigues our bodies and minds, we may not know how to start making improvements. Despite our discomfort we may not be fully present with how we sit.

This workshop offers practical movement lessons and advice, both designed to connect your mind — your full human intelligence, awareness, and sensitivity — to the body mechanics of better sitting. It’s designed to teach you to sit with greater intention and to expand your range of options, so you can learn more dynamic, sustainable, and pleasurable sitting practices.

All Nick’s workshops include a follow-up email for participants with notes from the workshop, and free text and audio resources to continue your learning at home.

WEST METRO VENUE: The Marsh, in Minnetonka just off I-494