Feldenkrais Online Classes
Awareness Through Movement®
Al's Online Feldenkrais Classes
Feldenkrais online classes — Awareness Through Movement (ATM) — use verbally guided movement explorations comprised of novel combinations of movements and awareness that improve your overall abilities.
Dr. Feldenkrais understood that most movement habits are outside our conscious awareness. Meaning we do them, but we don't know how we do them. ATM lessons bring into awareness the how of our movement. As you become aware of your habits in the lessons, we explore variations that introduce new ways of moving that are more harmonious with your intentions. Meaning you can do more of what you want to do with greater ease and purpose.
This translates into improved balance, more comfortable movement, less pain, more flexibility, better reaction time, enhanced awareness, reduced stress, and more fluid movements.
And the secondary benefits are feeling more confident, comfortable, harmonious about what you are doing, and having a better outlook on life.
Classes Zooming World-Wide
Zoom classes are easy to attend. Don't let tech hold you back. All you need is a laptop or desktop computer or a mobile phone or tablet. There is nothing to watch. All you have to do is listen to my instructions. It's nice if I can see but it's not required. Register, get online, move, learn, enjoy and feel good.
Benefits of Zoom Feldenkrais Classes:
- Easy to hear my instructions
- Do them in the comfort of your home
- The weather never gets in the way
- Great discussions and lecture
What My Students Say
I have really enjoyed Al’s chair classes because he selects lessons that help all kinds of movement, and his teaching is very creative, comprehensive, and precise. Al takes good care of each of his students. I have learned a lot and look forward to continuing with his classes.
I absolutely LOVE this phenomenal class!!! Thanks to this class; I’m experiencing real, substantial relief (from pain) for the first time. This class transforms you from the inside out. The instructor does a fantastic job. His mastery on the subject translates into an extremely smooth and expertly guided lesson. I’m both amazed and satisfied with how much progress I have already made. This class is more than worth it; take the dive, try it out!
I’m so glad I found this class. I look forward to these unique and interesting lessons every week. Who knew you could do so much while sitting in a chair and feel so good in such a short time? Al’s teaching style is direct and clear, making the lessons very easy to follow.
Online Feldenkrais Classes
Tuesdays, 10 am Mountain Time.
As we age, our abilities decline to compromise our balance, range of motion, and our adaptability to new situations. Turn back the clock with Feldenkrais lessons. Each class explores a new movement sequence that invigorates your brain and nervous system with new ways of organizing and sensing your movement. The result? A more youthful feeling of movement improved balance and a better outlook on life.
Tuesdays, 10 am Mountain Time
Thursdays, 11 am Mountain Time.
Don't let age keep you from doing what you want to do. We will explore a wide range of movements that improve walking, balance, orientation, and transitioning from sitting to standing. These Feldenkrais lessons will be done with the use of a dining chair for sitting, as a prop, and resting. Look forward to a fun, light-hearted, and deeply moving learning experience.
Thursdays, 11 am Mountain Time.
Wednesdays, 11 am Mountain Time • Starts March, 2024
Learn to breathe in an easy way that improves your overall health and well-being. We will explore Feldenkrais lessons that free us from the limitations of our habitual breathing patterns. These patterns develop from our emotions and repetitive movements, like sitting too much. The classes will involve breathing, moving, and thinking and will be done lying and sitting on the floor. You will learn to direct your breath, create ease in your chest and back, and learn to sense and use your diaphragm.
Wednesdays, 11 am Mountain Time.
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About Al Wadleigh, GCFP
Al is deeply passionate about the Feldenkrais Method®. Over the 20 years of his work, he has practiced and studied thousands of Awareness Through Movement® lessons, taught nearly a thousand classes, and given thousands of private, Functional Integration® lessons.
His background also includes immersion in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. He has a great appreciation for the nuance of language which can be heard in his teaching and experienced through his lessons. Al has a strong belief that how we use words is just as important as how we move.
How is Feldenkrais different from yoga?
Feldenkrais lessons emphasize learning. Each lesson has a unique movement theme and is designed to retrain your brain and nervous system to improve the quality of your movement. Yoga is typically taught as a routine sequence of postures or asanas.
What does a Feldenkrais session look like?
A Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons are typically done on the floor with slow, gentle movements. Each lesson is comprised of a unique sequence of movements combined with awareness. The emphasis is on learning not stretching or straining.
How do you practice Feldenkrais?
The best way to practice Feldenkrais is to join a regular class. With online Feldenkrais classes widely available, it is easy to find one you like. The Feldenkrais for Life Podcast has lots of tips and suggestions for making Feldenkrais a part of daily life.