March weekly classes feature a theme of “Intelligent Effort” and a free class on March 16
About Our Class
Zoom classes are a great way to explore Feldenkrais! Enjoy live weekly lessons, an ongoing track of learning, class camaraderie, and discussion. All are invited, and newcomers are always welcome.
- 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 video classes are separate from our 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 audio 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!
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.
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.
- Please check your spam folder before contacting us if you don’t receive an email.
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We donate 10% of gross proceeds of all sales on this page to local Twin Cities (Minnesota, USA) and national charities. We do this to help make the world a better place and to maintain the local community roots of our original in-person class, even as we’ve opened our doors to Zoom students worldwide.
Feb. 24: 10% of gross proceeds for March classes will be divided in support of the same three charities as we donate to a local community food shelf, pursue racial equality and justice in our state, and work toward political depolarization in our country.
Feb. 14: Received this note back after our first donation to Braver Angels. I’m so pleased we’ve found them, and grateful that our class can help support this essential work!
Thank you for your generous contribution to Braver Angels. Your gift on 2/2/2021 will help to bring the country together when America needs it most.
Your donation is more than just a gift to Braver Angels. It’s a step forward on our journey to reduce rancor and increase goodwill in American life. It’s helping to build community and restore trust in our neighbors and our nation. It’s your commitment to help heal America.
Thank you for believing in our vision of America.
Thank you for supporting Braver Angels.
We invite you to follow along as we put your gift to work at www.braverangels.org.
Feb. 2: We’ve made our donations for January sales, divided three ways to support Neighborhood House (local food shelf and other community support), isaiahmn.org (a multi-racial, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice in Minnesota), and a new recipient organization this month, the non-profit, nonpartisan Braver Angels, which seeks to unite “red and blue Americans in a working alliance to depolarize America.” They’re doing good work locally and nationally.
Jan. 26: 10% of gross proceeds for February classes will be divided in support of the same three charities as we donate to a local community food shelf, pursue racial equality and justice in our state, and work toward political depolarization in our country.
Jan. 11: We’ve made our donations for December sales, split three ways to isaiahmn.org, Neighborhood House and ProtectDemocracy.org. See Oct. 25th, below, for info about these charities.
Dec. 29: 10% of gross proceeds for January classes will be divided in support of isaiahmn.org, Neighborhood House, and Braver Angels.
Dec. 13: We’ve made our donations for November sales, split three ways to isaiahmn.org, Neighborhood House and ProtectDemocracy.org. See Oct. 25th, below, for info about these charities.
Nov 23: For December’s classes we’ll be supporting the same three charities we committed to on Oct. 25.
Nov 2: We’ve made our donation for 10% of the proceeds of October Zoom classes as planned: 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!
Oct 25: My family and I have decided that our donation for November sales will support three charities:
- isaiahmn.org is a multi-racial, state-wide, nonpartisan coalition of faith communities fighting for racial and economic justice in Minnesota
- Neighborhood House is a local food shelf doing excellent work during the pandemic. They also help people with other basic needs, education, youth programming, and health and well-being.
- And for the first time we’ve chosen a non-local charity. We feel that its work is critical for our own community and all American communities right now: ProtectDemocracy.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting attacks, from at home and abroad, on our right to free, fair, and fully informed self-government.
October 6: I’ve just made our September donations as planned to the same charities we gave to for August, below. October’s giving will go to the same organizations. My family and I are discussing if we’ll make a change in recipient organizations for 10% of November’s proceeds.
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:
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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 tools and lessons for donors. The weekly online live classes are a separate project added in March 2020 in response to the pandemic. While we’d love to offer them 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, many exclusively for Patron-level donors.
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.
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).
Zoom classes are the new normal, and it’s become 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:
- Side Clock: Shoulders (and Intro to Hip) – Sept 22, 2020
- Arms Like a Skeleton, with a Bias – March 24, 2020
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.)
- Side-Bending with Listening Hands, Connecting Legs and Head (Oct 20)
- Free While Constrained: Side-Bent, Stepping Down (April 28)
- Free While Constrained: Quiet Head, Twisting Spine (April 14)
- Moving Your Head and Legs Backward (April 7)
- Buttocks Organizing the Spine (April 21)
- Freeing the Neck with Crawling and Rolling (May 5)
- Rolling and Hips Like a Baby (May 12)
- Side-lying Twisting, and Rolling Recap (May 19)
- Dynamic Diagonal Lengthening (August 11)
Many of the lessons above have been incorporated into our miniseries.