Nick introduces the workshop, and discusses how to stay comfortable in the lessons, and why we're often tempted to try harder than is useful for the learning and improvement process Feldenkrais harnesses. The sitbones are discussed. The workshop's handout graphics are in the Curiosities tab of the lesson notes below the audio player.
This collection of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) audio lessons and brief talks is designed to help you learn more comfortable and lively sitting at home, at work, and even while driving or traveling.
All these lessons approach what the Feldenkrais community calls “dynamic sitting” in different distinct ways, emphasizing different awarenesses and types of movement.
- Tracks 1-4 are an 85-minute workshop, designed for Feldenkrais beginners, with two short talks and two lessons. You’ll need a simple, level chair. For a portion of track 2 you’ll also need to lie on a mat.
- Track 5 is a standalone floor lesson. You’ll need a mat, not a chair.
- Track 6 is a standalone, entirely chair-seated lesson.
Optional: if you’d enjoy learning some introductory principles, read About Dynamic Sitting.
Lessons can be repeated as you wish, so follow your curiosity! If a lesson isn’t comfortable initially, it’s fine to skip it and come back to it later.