In the courses below we've gathered lessons from our primary collections into specialized learning contexts.
Our Patron-level donors have full access, but every Deep Dive includes one or more free lessons. All users can click on Patron lessons to learn more about them.
NEW: Shoulder Cloak, Rib Basket, Sliding Sternum
Jaw, Neck, and Shoulders
Melt tension, reduce pain, and quiet your anxiety pattern. Improve TMJ symptoms such as jaw tightness and teeth grinding.
Since we do everything in gravity, learning to balance more skillfully improves every human function – and makes us safer, too!
Supple Feet, Powerful Legs
Explore, improve, and enjoy your edges, arches, ankles, knees and hips, and integrate them with your whole self.
The Illusion of Isolation
In dance, athletics, and even everyday life we often think of movements as isolated, but that’s an illusion. These sophisticated lessons dive deep into differentiation and integration practice, and improve coordination and control of complex actions.
For all experienced Felden-fans. Essential study for super-movers like somatic teachers, athletes, dancers, actors, and musicians.
Breathing with Vitality
Enjoy more ease and vitality by improving your breathing and posture while calming your nervous system.
Rock & Roll! (and Rotate)
A peek at the unique neurological benefits of rolling. Fascinating, fun, and richly rewarding!
A Pelvic Clock "Primer"
Essential learning based on (and including) Moshe Feldenkrais' famous "Pelvic Clock" lesson.
Walking from Your Spine
We think of legs doing the job, but our axis is more responsible for walking and running than most folks think.
Free While Constrained
Lessons learned in quarantine: supportive somatic metaphors for encountering limits with sensitivity, curiosity, and grace.
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How do you structure your Feldenkrais study over time?
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Would love something to free up hip flexors.
That’s a great topic. Our Deep Dives (and the Feldenkrais Method) are usually more functionally oriented than body part oriented, but specific parts do tend to improve when particular functions improve.
For hip flexor help you might enjoy Supple Feet, Powerful Legs (above), particularly the blue box in that Deep Dive. Our Pelvic Clock “Primer” should also be useful.
Finally if you haven’t already I recommend working through Getting Oriented and/or Lessons for Standing, Walking, and Running in our primary collections.
Thanks you so much. I’m on it!
Anything you can recommend for thight hamstrings and calves ?
Yes, would recommend very much the first two boxes (yellow and red) of Supple Feet, Powerful Legs, particularly 1B, 1C, and 2A. The goal is to build functional habits where those habitual tightnesses are unnecessary, so your brain learns to let them go. The rotation of the lower legs in 1C can be particularly useful for calves, and getting buttocks tuned up often helps hamstrings quiet. There are a lot of unknowns without observing you, but this line of learning typically helps those challenges.
Thank you Nick, I’m doing lots of hiking and cycling so that’s maybe one of the reasons. I’m going to do the lessons you recommend and see where they bring me
Hi, I missed Deborah Bowes ‘Core and Floor’ series. Will it be available in the deep dive section anytime soon?
Thanks for the question. No plans for that right now but I’ll put our community support specialist in touch with you about how to buy those Zoom recordings.
We’ve got a “hidden” length Deep Dive! See lessons 4A, 4B, and 4C in the red box in The Illusion of Isolation, above.
Can we do something that leads to a head stand? I am working on it in my yoga so I am very interested in the FK approach.
There are fascinating sequences of lessons that lead up to a head stand. At least for now they’re not high on my list because we skew our content toward being as accessible as possible for as many people as possible, and it would be a very limited set of users who would be interested in this. But…noted!
Hi Nick, could you do a deep dive for meditation posture? Maybe something which helps with the full lotus? Thank you
That’s a cool idea, will keep it in mind. A bit more specialized than my other Deep Dive focuses so far, but for now have you checked out The Illusion of Isolation? The first box in that Deep Dive could be very helpful for meditation posture and full lotus.
Hi Nick, do you have any functional squat lessons?
No, but the sequence that begins The Illusion of Isolation is very helpful for squatting.
Thank you Nick, I will check it out.