audio shop

 
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscape, but in having new eyes.
— Marcel Proust
 

 

Just $39 for five lessons
20% off when you buy two or more! Use code MORE at checkout.


 

Awareness Through MOvement Monthly themes

Studio recordings of the monthly classes taught by Erin Ferguson.

September is Functional Stability

Get power from the muscles, support from the bones.


spine, pelvis, and hips

unwind your spine
unlock your pelvis
release the back with easier turning

arms, hands, and shoulders

easy arms and shoulders, part 1
easy arms and shoulders, part 2

soft hands, light arms, part 1
soft hands, light arms, part 2
soft hands, light arms, part 3

the amazing bell hand

jaw, neck, and eyes

effortless jaw and neck, part 1
effortless jaw and neck, part 2

feet and ankles

mobile feet, healthy ankles, part 1
mobile feet, healthy ankles, part 2
mobile feet, healthy ankles, part 3

“Often quite apart from the local improvement, a remarkable increase in general vitality can be observed in the student who has learned a more differentiated and varied use of his feet.”

— Moshe Feldenkrais, Higher Judo: Groundwork

the skeletal life weekend workshops 

a long-term study of healthy movement

  • graceful posture: coordinating front and back

  • elegant expansion: letting go of unnecessary contraction

  • finding wholeness: the primary image and the five lines

human movement basics

folding and arching
rotation
side-bending
lengthening

breathing

calming the nervous system with the breath, part 1
calming the nervous system with the breath, part 2

Read Erin's article, Help! I Breathe Wrong!

balance & posture

creating effortless posture: let gravity do the work
breath and balance

help for highly sensitive people

Are you are deeply affected by the environment around you—sights, sounds, crowds, light and space, or the moods of others? Are you easily overwhelmed or drained by noisy or stressful situations? 

help for the highly sensitive person

help for chronic pain

Feldenkrais uses mindfulness to open up a non-judgmental inquiry. These lessons are good for all of us: an overview of many basic human movements to improve function and feel great.

easing chronic pain, part 1
easing chronic pain, part 2

ten lessons under twenty minutes

help for sitting at a desk
help for low back pain

 

people are saying...

I have been practicing Feldenkrais for nearly eight years. I was introduced to it by my father, who lived in Tel Aviv and studied with Dr. Feldenkrais for a year in the 70s. I have found it incredibly helpful in becoming more aware of how I move. Erin is an exceptional guide to giving Feldenkrais lessons. Her knowledge is profound and she shares it with ease and humor. I feel blessed to have her in my life.
— Jeannine F., Boulder, CO

I love the clarity of Erin’s lessons, her voice, the tempo, the messages she puts in between the instructions that help me grow. Erin has experience, clarity, and gentleness. She teaches Feldenkrais as easily as breathing. I pick up how much Feldenkrais means to her, and that gives her lessons extra meaning to me.
— Alexander Elgurén, Oslo, Norway

I have been doing Feldenkrais for 43 years, starting with the original group of Feldenkrais teachers in Israel. I love this method because with subtle movements you get great results. I have been with Erin for five years, and she is as good as the original teachers in Israel. She is deep and very knowledgeable, and the lessons always feel new. I recommend her wholeheartedly!
— Ziva Moyal

 
bird-3170895_1920 copy.jpg

about these lessons

These lessons are not about fixing or correcting your movement. Rather, they help you refine your ability to experiment. That way, your sensory skill is vastly improved and you never have to stay stuck in old habits. 

Although these lessons are loosely categorized into musculoskeletal effects, any specific effect will vary from person to person. Results are dependent on individual self-use, habits, the attitude you bring, and personal history. 

Unlike muscle exercise or workouts, these are invitations to unwind old patterns. They do not ask for mechanical repetition, but they do ask for a curious attitude toward new possibilities. You may or may not know that Feldenkrais is based on Judo. Dr. Feldenkrais trained in Paris as an electrical engineer and then spent decades practicing Judo before he developed his method. He was keen to discover how humans can most efficiently relate to gravity. 

Consider these practices as a re-training of your relationship to gravity. Like any training in physical or mental health, results take commitment and time. I often tell my clients to give this experiment a solid six-month investment and then see how far you've come.

Enjoy.