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My weekly Zoom classes are a great way to explore Feldenkrais featuring live lessons, an ongoing track of learning, and discussion. All are invited!
- When you order an upcoming class you can attend it live or simply enjoy the recording and links for further study, which we’ll email after each class.
- These weekly classes are separate from the free Feldenkrais Project audio recordings, which are supported by donations.
- Whether you Pay-What-You-Can for Zoom classes below or enjoy our Feldenkrais Project recordings, our vision is to share the benefits of Feldenkrais study as widely and generously as possible! Please help spread the word.
While my in-person Twin Cities classes are regularly $15-$25 each, I’m using a Pay-What-You-Can model for online classes. That’s because financial circumstances vary even more widely than usual during the pandemic, and I believe that more people doing more Feldenkrais makes the world a better place for all of us, especially when we’re facing so many challenges.
- The suggested tuition is $10-$25 per class.
- If you are in financial hard times, feel free to pay as little as our minimum charge of $3 per class.
- If you have the capacity, please consider contributing more to sponsor those who need to pay less.
- Thank you for your generosity and support!
A free sample Zoom recording and study links
Our topic in this free sample video recording was “Organizing Your Feet for Balance, Posture, and Power.” You can also see the kinds of links for additional study sent with each recording, plus student testimonials.
Frequently Asked Questions
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You’ll see “Thanks for your purchase,” and we will send individual emails for each class or recording you purchase.
- Upcoming class emails will have a Zoom link to join the videoconference, and you’ll also get a recording email once it’s ready.
- Recording emails include links to stream or download, plus free Feldenkrais Project lesson links for further study.
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We donate 10% of proceeds to these Twin Cities charities (updated August 5)
September 4, 2020: We’ve made our donation for 10% of the proceeds of August PWYC Zoom classes, split four ways, to mninjustice.org, isaiahmn.org, welovestpaul.com, and Neighborhood House, in response to systemic racism and economic disparity, looting damage in our community, and needs for food and essential services for vulnerable populations in our community during COVID-19. Thank you for making this possible with your interest in these classes!
We’ll continue with these four charities for our September giving.
We’ve decided to add Neighborhood House back in to our charitable donations. They’re doing essential work during the pandemic, so for August classes we’ll be splitting our contribution four ways between Neighborhood House and the other three charities we’ve been supporting since June.
July 7, 2020: As always we donate 10% of gross proceeds for these live PWYC video classes to local Twin Cities (Minnesota) charities. My family and I have now committed to dividing our June and July donations among three organizations in response to systemic racism and economic disparity, and the looting damage to our community: mninjustice.org, isaiahmn.org, welovestpaul.com.
I received this note back from Isaiah after I made our June donation:
Dear Twin Cities Feldenkrais,
I want to extend to you my personal thanks for your generous gift to support the creation of both a democracy that honors every person’s dignity and an economy where everyone can thrive.
The urgency to create an equitable society is apparent. No matter the color of our skin, our religion, or where we come from, we deserve to live in communities where we are safe and our lives are valued.
By joining with ISAIAH and resisting hopelessness and messages of fear during this difficult time, our work of inviting people into public life to fix what’s broken in our world is strengthened.
When you made this gift to ISAIAH through GiveMN.org, you were glowing like a sunrise – or so we imagine. Shining your light and leading the way for all of us.
Our path toward a better world remains undiminished and hopeful because of people like you!
Ginny Gleason, Member and Donor Relations
June 1, 2020: A note from the Twin Cities about recent events
How George Floyd’s death is changing our class’s charitable commitment
As you may know, back in mid-March when the world changed and we opened up these long-running Twin Cities Feldenkrais weekly classes to everyone online, it was important to me and my in-person students to ground the new virtual version our classes in our local community.
This is one of the many reasons my family and I committed to donating 10% of gross proceeds for my pay-what-you-can classes to local charities. We’ve honored our commitment and made donations for March, April, and May to Neighborhood House, as planned.
In the last week our community and the broader world has changed again. George Floyd was killed 15 miles from our home. Along with so many, my family and I are grieving this senseless police killing, and heartbroken by the violence and destruction that has followed in our Twin Cities community, and across our country.
We stand in full support of peaceful protests and we hope and pray for change in the endemic and institutional racism that led to this tragedy. America is desperately, painfully overdue for cultural change. My parents met while volunteering in the civil rights movement in New York City in the 1960’s, and I’m ashamed to think that over 50 years later our country is still so broken. We have to do better.
My wife, children, and I are currently researching and discussing local social justice charitable organizations which work to directly address the systemic racial injustice that led to George Floyd’s killing, as well as organizations dedicated to rebuilding our community. I am committed to donating 10% of June’s gross proceeds for my live online Twin Cities Feldenkrais classes, and I will announce the recipient organization(s) here as soon as we decide.
We are grateful to all who attend my live weekly Twin Cities Feldenkrais classes online for making this giving possible, and for your support of our community.
National and even global change originate in personal change. May our care for ourselves always enable and inspire us to care for others, even those we don’t know personally, as we strive to make the world a safer place for all.
We’ve made our donations for March, April and May to Neighborhood House, and I received this note back from them:
Neighborhood House has been helping families gain social and economic well-being for more than 120 years. We are grateful to Twin Cities Feldenkrais for contributing 10% of revenue from their live online classes to Neighborhood House. These contributions allow us to help families with basic needs when they are in crisis and to provide educational opportunities for the entire family. Learn more at neighb.org. Thank you!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How does Zoom work? Will people see me online?
Zoom is the internet’s leading live video conferencing technology. It works well on most computers, tablets, and phones. It’s easy to learn and gives you a lot of control over your experience. Here’s why our Zoom calls are secure.
Zoom will invite you to download their software (which I recommend). The Zoom app allows you to watch live video and, if you wish, participate by text chat, voice, and even video sharing, but you’ll be able to see and hear me without sharing video or audio of yourself if you choose not to.
It is not required to download the Zoom software. If you don’t, you’ll still be able to listen to the live conference through your web browser using the “join meeting” link, or simply by dialing a US phone number and using speakerphone.
I’m already a Feldenkrais Project donor. Why aren’t these live classes included in my donor benefits?
Thank you so much for your support as a Member or Patron! As you know, the Feldenkrais Project is full of free lesson recordings, as well as additional content available to Patrons only. The weekly online live classes are a new project, added in March 2020 in response to the pandemic. While we’d love to offer the new classes for free, please understand that the Zoom classes represent significant additional time and technical expenses.
We totally understand if you take your Feldenkrais Project donations into account and choose a lower Pay-What-You-Can fee when you order Zoom classes.
Also, click “Where’d that lesson go?” below: Some Zoom classes do get edited down and added to the permanent Feldenkrais Project recording collection!
Can I get a refund?
Yes, if (1) there’s a technical problem with Zoom or my own internet connection while we’re live and (2) I can’t share a recording after the class and (3) you email me within 30 days.
I’m unable to offer refunds for time-zone mistakes, for technical challenges on your end, or if you inadvertently register for the wrong class. You may of course choose to pay less for your next class if you feel you have lost value.
Why no PayPal option?
After testing, we chose to power our order form with Stripe, which is just as secure as PayPal, is much quicker to generate an email confirmation for you (and makes fewer mistakes), and still protects your information from anyone else, including me (Nick).
Where'd that lesson go?
Zoom classes are the new normal, and after a few months it’s too cumbersome to list all the recordings for sale here.
Some of the Zoom recordings eventually become Feldenkrais Project audio lessons, complete with everything listeners love about our permanent collections: professional sound quality, recordings edited for flow and clarity, and full lesson notes and cross references.
Now found in our free, donor-supported public collections:
- Arms Like a Skeleton, with a Bias (Tuesday March 24)
Now in our Straight from Class collection of additional content for Feldenkrais Project Patrons:(Even if you’re not a donor, you can click here to see all these lesson descriptions in Straight from Class.)
- Moving Your Head and Legs Backward (April 7)
- Buttocks Organizing the Spine (April 21)
- Lifting the Head, Toward Rolling and Crawling (May 5) now called Freeing the Neck with Crawling and Rolling
- From Cinder Blocks to Cylinders: Improving Rolling (May 12) now called Rolling and Hips Like a Baby
- Side-lying Twisting, and Rolling Recap (May 19). These three sequential May lessons are an awesome mini-series!
- Dynamic Diagonal Lengthening (August 11)