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Patrons Monthly Lessons

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The Feldenkrais Project's 50 free lessons are a crowd-funded labor of love. If you believe, like we do, that Feldenkrais makes the world a better place please join the Project as a Patron to support our work and access 50+ Patrons Monthly lessons below, plus other Patrons-only lessons. You'll also get full access to our Deep Dive courses.

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Our costs for 2021 were over $13,000 for technology and our part-time staff – plus 50-100 hours of Nick's time each month – as we improve this site, spread the word about our vision, and add new lessons and features to our industry-leading resources. Your support really matters!

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Each month Nick adds at least one new lesson to thank our Patrons and expand our resources.

They end up in the list below or our ATM book collection.

New for Patrons

Breathing with Floating Ribs and Sternum (49 min, Patrons only) »

Back-lying, framed by brief standing explorations. Encounter, expand, and enjoy the three dimensional movements of your floating ribs, sternum, and the rest of your chest in this detailed investigation of your profoundly adaptable breath. Discover how changes to breathing and internal spaces alter your perception of yourself and your role in the world.

Workshop: Balance Myths, Facts, and Practice, Part 1 (Patrons only) »

In this workshop Nick shares practical tips, tools, and Feldenkrais lessons to improve your balance. He dispels common misunderstandings and highlights principles of physics and learning you can sense and practice on your own. TIMESTAMPS: • 0:23 Introduction and principles • 8:20 Lesson 1: Intro to Standing Games (24 minutes) • 32:45 Lesson 2: A More Supple Torso (40 minutes, back-lying)

Workshop: Balance Myths, Facts, and Practice, Part 2 (Patrons only) »

TIMESTAMPS: • 0:23 Q&A • 5:00 Myths and Facts • 14:30 Lesson 3: Arms and Shoulders Rolling, Twisting, and Circling (32 minutes, side-lying) • 46:15 Lesson 4: Refined Standing Games (17 minutes). NOTE: The followup email mentioned in the recording is in the Curiosities tab below the audio player.

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Whole Body Arms (Patrons only)

Side-lying. Learn to reach, roll, twist, and circle your arms with better whole body support from your shoulders, chest, and all the rest. Framed by standing explorations designed to demonstrate how the freedom of the neck, shoulders, chest, and pelvis benefits balance.

October 4, 2022


The Tongue and the Spine (Patrons only)

Chair-seated and back-lying. Dive deeper into the many connections between the eyes, jaw, tongue, neck, shoulders, spine, and breath by reviewing and expanding ATM techniques from our previous jaw lessons. See the Context notes for recommended study order for these lessons.

September 6, 2022


Softening the Jaw, Shoulders, and Chest (Patrons only)

Back-lying and side-lying. Develops the simplest jaw movements we've explored by linking them to movements of the spine and shoulders, and to softening and turning the torso. Can be very helpful for TMJ difficulties. See the Context notes for recommended study order for our jaw lessons.

August 28, 2022


“Beard Pull” Pecking, with Chanukia (Patrons only)

Back-lying, exploring pecking movements to create ease, clarity, and better carriage of the head, neck, shoulders, and spine. Uses the playful image of having a chin beard that an imaginary friend gently pulls toward the ceiling. Movements from the Chanukia lesson are used to develop possibilities. A link to that prerequisite lesson is in the Comfort & Configuration tab.

June 24, 2022


Arms Like a Skeleton, Integrating the Neck, Jaw, and Eyes (Patrons only)

Back-lying. Designed to help you find new options for ease in your neck, jaw, and eyes in relationship to movements of your shoulders and chest. Great for reducing tension and improving posture, particularly carriage of the head, neck, and shoulders.

April 7, 2022


Calming the Nervous System, Integrating the Hands and Eyes (37 min, Patrons only)

Back-lying, using a "bell hand" movement to differentiate and integrate the hands, eyes, and breath. This lesson is a powerful tool for self-regulation and reorganization, stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and shifting us away from "fight or flight" and toward "rest and digest". Begins with a 2-minute introduction to this lesson’s particular bell hand movement (see photos).

February 6, 2022


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Deep Dives with Patrons Monthly Lessons

To enjoy some of our Patrons Monthly lessons in larger learning contexts try our Deep Dives, where we integrate Patrons-only content with other Feldenkrais Project lessons in specialized study sequences. Patrons have full access.

More Collections Just for Patrons

Lessons from Awareness Through Movement

Developed from Moshe Feldenkrais’s 1972 book, written to introduce his method to the world.

Legacy and Alternate Lessons

Some listeners prefer the classics. When a lesson is replaced or updated the original goes here.

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5 Comments. Leave new

  • Nick Strauss-Klein
    March 5, 2019 3:57 pm

    As you explore the Patrons Monthly lessons please leave comments and questions on the lesson pages – they build our community, improve our visibility on the web, and refine my teaching and which lessons I choose to add.

    You can also leave a comment right here to request lessons or topics of study.

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  • I like lessons with a rolling part in them, they are so much fun! This lesson maked me especially aware of my Sternum and that I usually direct it “backwords”. I will pay attention to a more balanced direction (in the mid of backwards and forwards) of my Sternum after doing this lesson. Thank you Nick for sharing your Knowledge with us.

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  • Rib basket and shoulder cloak lesson is great. Taught me a lot about being upright.

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  • Helina Karvak
    June 18, 2022 7:43 am

    Hi! I’m interested in voice as topic of study 🙂

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      June 20, 2022 12:00 pm

      That’s great – me too! My wife is a singer and I’ve wanted for years to develop my own ease in speaking. Lessons for the voice are on the back burner right now, but I think I’ll get to it!

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