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These are live recordings of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons. Here are some suggestions if you’re not sure where to start or how to find one you want to do.

– You can click the “SERIES” link in the menu above to find the lessons organized in the series in which they were taught.

– The tag cloud in the right sidebar is one way to find lessons. It is highly descriptive: the tags tell you, for example, that a lesson is face down and involves twisting or addresses explicitly the idea of the self-image or reversibility. What the lesson will do for you — improve your breathing and voice, your walking and running, your sore back or knee or ankle — is very personal. It’s what you discover from the lesson. So the lessons aren’t tagged that way! Your live, local Feldenkrais practitioner can give you customized advice about how to approach a specific problem and work with a specific lesson to address it.

– You can click on the tag “beginnings” to get some ideas about where to start.

The recordings are a side-product of the live lessons in Halifax, Canada — they’re not professionally recorded. You can find on the web many lessons for sale that have been professionally recorded to a high standard. On this site, older recordings in particular may have poor sound quality.

Another oscillations lesson

If you want to feel really asymmetrical (and who doesn’t?), this is the lesson for you!

Feeling asymmetrical, by the way, is nature’s way for you to learn from yourself.  So it’s useful, apart from being fun.

Another “classic rotation sitting” lesson

We’re finishing up this series—this is the fourth last class perhaps for the next year—with some classic lessons. Whatever a “classic” lesson means! It’s surprising how much of a voyage of discovery a familiar lesson can be.  Side-sitting, your explore how combining different coordinations of your eyes, shoulders, head—and everything that supports all that, down to your toes—expands your possibilities for action.

Tilting pelvis sitting: another recording

As we start the last 6-week series before my sabbatical, I am in the mood for coming back to the basics–with the fresh eyes I’ve developed and you’ve all developed from doing more Feldenkrais. And from living.

The title of this lesson talks about tilting the pelvis. There’s never one answer to the question “what is this movement?” but there’s a lot to be said for this as an exploration of the idea of how your back relates to your knees. And the surprising places that can take you.

Falling from your side

You might think you’re safe from falling over when you’re already lying on the ground. But let’s see if we can’t find a little wiggle room for a few safe tumbles in that concept.

For all Haligonians and honorary Haligonians everywhere who are slipping and sliding in the ice and snow!

 

Supporting the head (continuation)

Aka watching the butterflies flutter by. Enjoy this bonus lesson!

It’s AY 534, a continuation of AY 533. The idea that continues through the two lessons is finding the connection between turning your head (and your neck just so) so that everything follows…to your pelvis, to your knees, your feet.

On stomach, face to knee

The theme for this week and next week’s bonus lesson is a very lovely connection: how just the right turn of the head and direction of the spine at the base of the neck engages your whole spine and…bends your knees. (Just when I thought I’d finally stopped thinking about the knees.)

This is AY 533.