Thursday: The Easy Way to Better Posture;
TODAY: Early Bird Deadline for
Your Pain Free Neck

Coming in June:Two Very Special Events 
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The Easy Way to Better Posture: Thursday
Your Pain Free Neck: Earlybird Deadline TODAY
Two Rare Opportunities In June: Save the Dates
Intro; Dance; Shoulders & Arms
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Posture Month and I hope you'll be able to join me this Thursday for my workshop, The Easy Way to Better Posture. If you missed it last week, click here to take a look at my most recent blog post where I write in detail about my thoughts on the workshop.

Today is the earlybird registration deadline for Marek's workshop, Your Pain-Free Neck, to be held next Tuesday, May 15th. To get the discount, register by phone before 8:00 pm this evening or online before midnight. While you're at it, why not sign-up for Marek's companion workshop on May 31st, Relax Your Shoulders and Arms? If you attend both, you'll save even more (and you'll feel twice as good).

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Tamala will teach another Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method evening. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce those you think might benefit, as you have, from experiencing Feldenkrais. And if you feel you'd like more exposure to the fundamentals and principles that underlie the work you've been doing here, Tamala has a very thorough knowledge of those principles and an unquestionably clear and concise teaching style.

On Sunday, May 27th, Anat will offer a full-day workshop on how Feldenkrais can help with the Fundamentals of Dance. If you or anyone you know dances, professionally or recreationally, please come (or let your friends know) and join Anat for a Feldenkrais perspective on improving dance technique.

To sign up online for any of our daily ATM classes, click here. To purchase books and audio programs, click here.These links are also accessible via our website.


As always, thanks so much for reading.  We hope to see you soon.


All the best,


Mark Hirschfield  

Feldenkrais Institute of NY

The Easy Way to Better Posture

Thursday, May 10th

with Mark Hirschfield


Everyone thinks they know what good posture is... and at times, this can be a problem.  We all have definite, but sometimes conflicting ideas of what good posture is, and how to get it. Most of us think that it involves a particular way of holding our torso, shoulders, head, neck, abdomen, etc. But what if posture didn't involve 'holding' at all? What if good posture could be achieved by organizing ourselves in a flexible, effortless and empowering way? That's what we'll learn to do in this three-hour Feldenkrais workshop, with a selection of Awareness Through Movement exercises created by Dr. Feldenkrais. These unique exercises offer innovative strategies to help you improve your posture and increase your overall sense of ease and well-being.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Sense and protect your skeletal alignment.
  • Improve your posture in both sitting and standing.
  • Become aware of your postural tendencies and confidant in your ability to change them.
  • Experience your posture as fluid and dynamic, and discover how easily it can change and improve.
Date: Thursday, May 10th
Times: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regular Tuition: $60.00
Member Tuition: $30.00


To Register Online with a 5% Discount, click here.


Location: The Feldenkrais Institute
134 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor

Earlybird Deadline Today!
Your Pain-Free Neck

with Marek Wyszynski

Tuesday, May 15th


When your neck hurts, everything suffers; from productivity and sleep, to balance and mood. Our head, neck, shoulders and arms move easily and comfortably when supported properly by the skeleton. But when your skeletal support is compromised, the muscles of your neck and shoulders become overburdened, exhausted, stiff and painful. In fact, tension in the neck and shoulders can also cause pain and stiffness in the hands, jaw, ribs, back, and head. 

This three-hour Feldenkrais workshop will introduce you to a gentle and intelligent way to improve the coordination of your neck and shoulders with the rest of your body. It's a small investment of your time and attention, that can yield great results. You'll learn to protect your neck in every day movements while turning, walking, reaching and sitting. The emphasis will be on giving you practical tools for recovering from, and avoiding neck pain. Participants will learn how to:

  • Relax your neck safely and easily.
  • Discover how your feet, hips, chest and abdomen can help to relieve the muscles of your neck and shoulders.
  • Integrate the movements of your spine and pelvis in order to protect your neck and shoulders.
  • Restore the pleasurable patterns of turning, bending and lengthening to your natural repertoire of movement.

Participants in Your Pain Free Neck on May 15th will receive 20% off the tuition for Relax your Shoulders and Arms on May 31st. Please call the Institute at (212) 727-1014 for this discount.


Date: Tuesday, May 15th
Times: 6:30 - 9:30 pm 
Early Bird Tuition: $50.00 through Tue, May 08.
Regular Tuition: $60.00
Member Tuition: $30.00


To Register Online with a 5% Discount, click here.


Location: The Feldenkrais Institute
134 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor

Coming in June
Two Rare Feldenkrais Institute Events

The first will be an evening workshop on Thursday, June 14th and the second will be a two-day weekend workshop on June 16th and 17th. I'm very excited about the guest trainer we've got coming to lead these two intriguing workshops.

We're going to send out a separate e-mail on Thursday to let you know all the details. (My apologies, in advance, for another e-mail, but reading it will be worth your time, I promise.)   

Upcoming May Workshops

Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method: The "Intro" Workshop for Everyone!
with Tamala Bakkensen

We've designed a new three-hour format introductory workshop that will not only be great for newcomers, but also answer questions about the underpinnings of the Feldenkrais Method for those who have been around for a while.

Tuesday, May 22nd
More info 

Feldenkrais for Dancers:
Fundamentals of Technique

with Anat Meiri

Designed especially for dancers, this workshop will focus on anatomical and bio-mechanic fundamentals of dance technique that are not addressed in the typical dance class.

Sunday, May 27th
More info 

Relax Your Shoulders and Arms
with Marek Wyszynski

Finding greater ease in your shoulders and arms will pay great dividends.

Thursday, May 31st
More info