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Deep Dives

In the Deep Dive courses below we’ve gathered lessons from the general interest collections on our homepage into specialized learning contexts.

Our Patron-level donors have full access, but every Deep Dive includes one or more free lessons. When you click on lessons marked “Patrons” you’ll be asked to sign in or sign up as a Patron-level Feldenkrais Project donor.

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.

Supple Feet, Powerful Legs

Explore, improve, and enjoy your edges, arches, ankles, knees and hips, and integrate them with your whole self.

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.

Rock & Roll! (and Rotate)

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

A Pelvic Clock “Primer”

Essential learning based on (and including) Moshe Feldenkrais’ famous “Pelvic Clock” lesson.

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13 Comments. Leave new

  • Nick Strauss-Klein
    November 23, 2021 5:44 pm

    Got a request for a future Deep Dive? Let me know by replying right here!

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  • Would love something to free up hip flexors.

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      November 30, 2021 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 on our homepage.

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  • MARC Teunissen
    December 1, 2021 9:46 am

    Anything you can recommend for thight hamstrings and calves ?

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      December 1, 2021 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.

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      • MARC Teunissen
        December 1, 2021 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

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  • Hanna Scholtyssek
    December 16, 2021 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!

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      December 17, 2021 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.

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  • Richard Fancy
    March 10, 2022 9:39 pm

    Length.

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      March 14, 2022 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.

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  • Spyridoula Ntella
    May 13, 2022 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.

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    • Nick Strauss-Klein
      May 15, 2022 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!

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