Donor Benefits (login)   |   Join the Project (new donor account)   |   I'm not sure (account help)
Join our email list and download free lessons

Improving Together: Using Lesson Notes & Comments

The Feldenkrais Project is a living, growing collection of lessons and study tools. We want you to get the most from your time studying Feldenkrais, and as you learn we'd love it if you help us improve this resource, too!

Lesson notes and listener comments serve you and the Project. Both are explained below.

About Lesson Notes

The blue tabs on every lesson page are designed to organize study information. Click around this example to learn how they're used as study tools.

This tab is always open when you load a lesson, since your comfort is essential to your learning. Please take a moment before pressing play to read suggestions specific to this lesson.

I’ll also add details that may be useful to better understand the configurations (body position or positions) you will be in while studying.

Here I’ll address common misunderstandings or add further details to things mentioned in the lesson recording.

This tab is used to prompt and address curiosities about this lesson. Often it’s got anatomy information, connections to movement and learning outside of Feldenkrais, elaboration on details mentioned in the recording, and sometimes additional variations that we didn’t have time for in class.

This tab will always show you what collection the lesson is in. Sometimes we’ll share other useful study context such as another recommended way to approach or follow the lesson besides in the order it appears in its collection, and if it also appears in any of our Deep Dive courses.

Here logged in donors (both Members and Patrons) will find cross-referenced lessons which share themes from this lesson. Links and discussion help you follow your curiosity and create your own learning path through our large collection of lessons.

Related Lessons are one of The Feldenkrais Project’s most powerful and unique study tools.

And while you’re logged in, our lesson search scans these Related Lessons tabs too, giving you a robust way to see which lessons are connected. HINT for donors: Search for your favorite lessons by name to see which lessons point back to them!

Access to this tab and our advanced lesson search are “thank you” benefits for our donors, who make The Feldenkrais Project possible!

Logged in donors (Members and Patrons) will find my comments about how I studied and developed this lesson, often including publicly available ATM lesson recordings from other practitioners, which can be purchased from them for further study.

Sometimes sources are more geared toward Feldenkrais professionals, like the Alexander Yanai or Esalen lessons.

Some of my lessons are homegrown. For them I write a note about my influences and thinking.

Access to this tab and our advanced lesson search are “thank you” benefits for our donors, who make The Feldenkrais Project possible!

Logged in donors (Members and Patrons) can click a link in this tab to download the lesson’s MP3. Or they can visit our download page to grab all the downloadable lessons. It’s one of our ways we say “thank you” to the donors who support The Feldenkrais Project!

Downloads are available for our 50 free lessons only. 

This tab appears on lessons where alternate teachings or edits are available in our Legacy and Alternate Lessons collection. Access to these lessons is one of the ways we say “thank you” to our Patron-level donors!

About Comments

To join the discussion, please leave public comments on the lesson and collection pages to share your experience and ask questions. Nick and other listeners can read and respond, and you can opt-in to be notified by email if they do. When ideas coalesce we turn them into improvements for lesson notes and future content.

You can also leave comments with your own favorite sources or teachers for the lessons that you think other listeners should know about!

This way both listeners and this resource can continue to grow and improve as we learn together. You can also email Nick with feedback.

A note about comments and privacy:

  • When you leave a comment while not logged in we'll ask for your email address. Your email address won't be shared, published, or subscribed to any mailing list (whether you're logged in or not). It's used only to notify you if there's a reply (if you opt-in by checking a box), or so Nick can reply personally. The name you enter can be as public or anonymous as you wish!
  • If you're logged in as a Member or Patron but you don't want your username displayed publicly, either Logout (under the Membership menu) and then leave a comment, OR (while logged in) go to Edit Your Profile and change your public display name. Contact us for help if you need it.
  • To protect our community from spam our system sometimes holds comments briefly so a human can take a look. We approve them as quickly as possible.
We all thrive when more people are doing more Feldenkrais. Please share this resource!

6 Comments. Leave new

  • Nick Strauss-Klein
    February 15, 2019 12:41 pm

    General questions about Notes and Comments? Leave a comment here to ask! If about a specific lesson, please navigate to that page and leave a comment there.

    Reply
  • Karen Glennemeier
    November 12, 2020 11:01 am

    Hi there. I am absolutely loving your lessons and look forward to them every day. I’m a runner and was wondering if you have any lessons that are specific to lengthening and loosening the hamstrings. I don’t see anything with the search option and thought I would ask.
    Thanks so much!
    Karen Glennemeier

    Reply
    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      November 12, 2020 11:25 am

      Thanks for your question, and for your support! I appreciate that you didn’t say “stretching” the hamstrings, but instead “lengthening and loosening.” I’m a runner too. What we’re looking to learn is more slack when they’re not engaged, more clarity and power when they are. This means more control, differentiation, agility, and total variability in the muscle tonus. We go about this in what may seem like non-traditional ways. These lessons should help develop awareness and control:

      Among our free lessons, of course work through our Lessons for Standing, Walking, and Running. Particularly useful may be Folding, Foundation, and Feet, and The Buttocks. From Learning the Limbs, try Connecting the Shoulders and Hips (end of Part 1 and into Part 2 is most direct gait work), and More Precise Hips and Spine.

      But the most applicable lessons may be among our Patrons-only collection: Moving Your Head and Legs Backward, Buttocks Organizing the Spine, Advanced Folding, Nodding into Lengthening the Heels, and maybe Dynamic Diagonal Lengthening.

      Let me know how it goes!

      Reply
      • Karen Glennemeier
        November 17, 2020 9:13 pm

        I can’t remember if I replied to say thanks. If not, thanks! I’m working through your suggestions and will let you know how it goes.

        Reply
  • Suyapa Sagastume
    November 15, 2020 1:01 pm

    Soy maestra y quiero dar clases de español. Cómo puedo integrarme al programa?

    Reply
    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      December 13, 2020 12:33 pm

      ¿Estás solicitando lecciones de Feldenkrais en español? ¿O está preguntando acerca de unirse al Proyecto Feldenkrais? ¿O cómo convertirse en un practicante profesional de Feldenkrais? Perdón por mi uso del Traductor de Google.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.