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Deep Dives

Wondering how to structure your Feldenkrais study over time?

Deep Dives are the perfect solution for me. They offer the direction and continuity I think I’ve been missing.

- Josh Horvitz, 48, actor

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 about them.

Breathing with Vitality

Enjoy more ease and vitality. Improve your breathing and posture. Calm your nervous system.

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Supple Feet, Powerful Legs

Explore, improve, and enjoy your edges, arches, ankles, knees and hips, and integrate them with your whole self. Helps with hamstrings and low back pain too.

New lesson added!

Jaw, Neck, and Shoulders

Melt tension, reduce pain, and quiet the anxiety pattern. Improve TMJ symptoms such as jaw tightness and teeth grinding.

Shoulder Cloak, Rib Basket, Sliding Sternum

Escape your shoulder "girdle" and rib "cage." Let go of pain, tension, anxiety, and ideas that limit you.

Better Balance

Since we do everything in gravity, learning to balance more skillfully improves every human function – and makes us safer, too!

The Pelvic Floor: Less Is More 

Discover the Feldenkrais “non-Kegel” and enjoy more awareness, ease, and control! Great for continence, sexual function, digestion and elimination, breathing, walking, balancing, and more.

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.

Rock & Roll! (and Rotate)

A peek at the unique neurological benefits of rolling. Fascinating, fun, and richly rewarding!

Free While Constrained

Lessons learned in quarantine: supportive somatic metaphors for encountering limits with sensitivity, curiosity, and grace.

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. This course is essential study for super-movers like somatic teachers, athletes, dancers, actors, and musicians.

23 Comments

  1. Nick Strauss-Klein on November 23, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Got a request for a future Deep Dive or “Little Dip”? Let me know by replying right here!

    • Priya Aldridge on August 10, 2023 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Nick, a friend has extreme RSI in hands and has been told an operation is necessary. Is there anything feldenkrais can offer to alleviate RSI?

      Regards Priya

      • Nick Strauss-Klein on August 11, 2023 at 3:28 pm

        Probably, but this would be a question for a 1:1 consultation with a Feldenkrais Practitioner, since it’s impossible to understand the nature of the injury from a distance. There’s a good chance our “bell hand” lessons (available through our Patron lesson search) would be helpful, but again if your friend has no experience with Feldenkrais yet 1:1 is the better way to start in this situation.

        • Priya Aldridge on August 13, 2023 at 6:02 pm

          Thank you Nick

  2. Patricia cyr on November 24, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Would love something to free up hip flexors.

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on November 30, 2021 at 2:34 pm

      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.

      • Patricia Cyr on December 1, 2021 at 7:17 pm

        Thanks you so much. I’m on it!

  3. MARC Teunissen on December 1, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Anything you can recommend for thight hamstrings and calves ?

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on December 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      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.

      • MARC Teunissen on December 1, 2021 at 2:39 pm

        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

  4. Hanna Scholtyssek on December 16, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Hi, I missed Deborah Bowes ‘Core and Floor’ series. Will it be available in the deep dive section anytime soon?
    Thank you!

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on December 17, 2021 at 11:05 am

      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.

  5. Richard Fancy on March 10, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Length.

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on March 14, 2022 at 3:56 pm

      We’ve got a “hidden” length Deep Dive! See lessons 4A, 4B, and 4C in the red box in The Illusion of Isolation, above.

  6. Spyridoula Ntella on May 13, 2022 at 8:13 am

    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.

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on May 15, 2022 at 10:34 am

      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!

  7. Alexander on August 12, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Hi Nick, could you do a deep dive for meditation posture? Maybe something which helps with the full lotus? Thank you

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on August 19, 2022 at 1:41 pm

      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.

  8. Joseph on December 21, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Hi Nick, do you have any functional squat lessons?

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on December 21, 2022 at 7:38 am

      No, but the sequence that begins The Illusion of Isolation is very helpful for squatting.

      • Joseph on December 22, 2022 at 12:59 am

        Thank you Nick, I will check it out.

  9. Marina on July 2, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Dear Nick, I appreciate your classes very much! I’m currently pregnant and would like to prepare myself for the birthing process with a Feldenkrais approach by getting to know and relax my pelvic floor muscles. I’m very familiar with the pelvic clock already. Do you have other recommendations? Thanks so much!

    • Nick Strauss-Klein on July 4, 2023 at 11:23 am

      You have impeccable timing! Keep an eye out in the next few days for a new Deep Dive. I’m guessing you didn’t plan your pregnancy based on new FP content becoming available, but it kind of seems like it! 😉

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