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Anat's workshop, Walking Better, Step by Step, is tonight. If you find yourself with a free evening, why not stop by the Feldenkrais Institute and let Anat help you find your own most effective organization for walking. Details are below.

We're running behind. We apologize for being late with information about our May workshops. Next week's newsletter will have all the details but here's a preview of what's coming next month. Marek's going to teach one evening and one weekend day on helping you to a Pain-Free Neck. I'm going to teach a two-day weekend workshop on Feldenkrais eye and vision exercises that I'm calling, The Eyes Have It: Improving Vision, Focus and Coordination. Anat will be back next month with a Saturday workshop on how Feldenkrais can help with the Fundamentals of Dance. Tamala will teach another Introduction to the Feldenkrias Method evening. And on the last day of May--which happens to be "Perfect Posture Month"--I'll teach an evening called The Easy Way to Better Posture. Details next week!


This is the last full week to take advantage of the discount on our product of the month for April, Moving Out of Pain with Mark Reese. Recommended by our Administrative Director and Faculty ATM teacher, Belinda He, it will be available for 15% off only through April 30th.  See below for details and a link to purchase the CD-set online.  


Our new weekly community class on Wednesday at 4 pm is growing! Each week, we have more students, but there's still plenty of room, so come join Belinda this Wednesday afternoon. The class has a suggested fee of $10, but all students are invited to pay-what-you-can, and no one will be turned away. If cost has been keeping you from class, then come by this week or any Wednesday at 4:00 pm to experience all the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method.  


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

Walking Better, Step by Step


with Anat Meiri 
Tuesday, April 24th




Whether you walk for pleasure, or simply in order to move yourself from point A to point B, your comfort while walking is very important. Are your feet, ankles and knees completely comfortable as you walk? Or, do you often experience pain or discomfort in your hips or back while walking? Improving your body's comfort and function while walking can make a very great difference in your daily life.


In this three-hour Feldenkrais workshop you will learn practical and effective strategies for improving your comfort while walking. Join us, to enjoy a series of special Awareness Through Movement� exercises, which will improve your balance, free your back and hip joints, reduce unnecessary effort, and revitalize your step. Participants will learn:

  • The role our ankles and feet play in a comfortable stride.
  • How counterbalance and distribution of effort make your walking easier and lighter.
  • How fundamental patterns of movement allow flexibility in starting, stopping and changing direction.
  • How to free your neck and shoulders as you walk.

This workshop is appropriate for every walker: from the person who has difficulty walking a short distance, to the avid outdoor hiker.


Date: Tuesday, April 24

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

Product of the Month

 Belinda recommends April's Product of the Month:
Moving Out Of Pain by Mark Reese

"When recommending audio programs to clients, I often suggest Mark Reese's 'Moving Out Of Pain' because these 30-minute Awareness Through Movement exercises are both extremely simple, and extremely effective. Moreover, the box-set cover clearly states whether the exercise is done while lying on the back, side or stomach, which helps clients to avoid positions that may aggravate their pain or discomfort. Because Mark Reese delivers the simple movement directions very clearly, it is also an excellent introduction to the Feldenkrais Method.
Jaime, one of our receptionists, bought a set for her father as a Christmas gift. He suffers from back pain. She happily reports that he is enjoying the exercises, and is experiencing reduced pain as a result of using them.
Despite its name, this CD set is not only for people in pain. It is also a great resource when you find yourself unable to squeeze in an ATM class at the Institute because of your busy schedule, but can find 30 minutes in your day to attend to yourself in the comfort of your own home. This is my go-to resource whenever I need a quick pick-me-up in the morning or at the end of a long day. My personal favorites are 'Diagonal Twist' on Disc 6, and 'Hip and Shoulder Movements' on Disc 2. I hope you find your favorites, too."

Buy 'Moving Out Of Pain' in April and save 15% off the regular retail price.

To purchase online, click here and enter promo code APRIL15 at checkout .

Belinda will gladly answer any questions you might have about this CD-set via email, at


Community Class at The Feldenkrais Institute

Wednesdays at 4 pm
Taught by Belinda He

Suggested fee: $10
Cash Only

Please wear comfortable layers and socks!