Feldenkrais Online Classes
Awareness Through Movement®
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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
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.
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.
For Pain Relief and Improved Movement
Discover how these simple movements can help reduce pain and improve your balance and coordination. The emphasis is on doing very simple movements combined with awareness to teach your brain and nervous system to move toward more comfortable ways of moving. Feldenkrais concepts will be explicitly discussed and how you can apply them in your everyday life to generalize your learnings.
Wednesdays, 11 am Mountain Time.
The 1970s were a highly creative and productive period for Dr. Feldenkrais. He authored several books and taught workshops throughout North America and Europe. He also presented his Feldenkrais lessons via the radio in Israel and Switzerland. We will explore lessons from this important era in this online Feldenkrais class. These lessons are fun, creative, engaging, and have a particular flavor to them. They are a great way to go deeper into Dr. Feldenrkais's thinking and approach to his work.
Al’s ATM Lab is a place for us to play around with and explore Feldenkrais lessons. We will draw many lessons from the Alexander Yanai Series Dr. Feldenkrais taught in Tel Aviv in the 50s through the 70s. Through these lessons and my own innovations, we will explore the relationship between thought, language, imagination, and movement. We will seek to embody and bring Feldenkrais and other concepts such as linguistics into action.
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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.