Moshe Feldenkrais

1974 London ATM Workshop

By Moshe Feldenkrais

In 1974 Moshe went to London to conduct a four-week public workshop for the Quaesitor Centre, a British human potentials center, modeled on the Esalen Institute. Much like Esalen, the Quasitor Centre was concerned with such subjects as meditation and body-mind relationships. Thus, many of the lessons and lectures include comments and discussions relating to human development, psychology, and spiritual pursuits.

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By Moshe Feldenkrais

The entire workshop was recorded and then transcribed. This manuscript is reformatted from the original and all of the Awareness Through Movement lessons are highly suitable for classes or workshops. There are six formal lectures with topics ranging from the development of differentiation to yogic concentration and 30 ATM lessons, most of which are not available anywhere else or are unusual variations on familiar ATM lessons. These lessons are ideal for public classes. The transcript has been reformatted for this edition for ease of use in preparing classes.
Lessons
  1. Turning While Sitting
  2. Balance On All Four
  3. Foot On Dial Of Clock
  4. Cardinal Lines
  5. Flexors
  6. Elbow Variations
  7. Pelvic Clock Variation
  8. Circles With Legs
  9. Standing Better
  10. Rocking Pelvis
  11. Sitting To Kneeling
  12. On All Fours To Sitting
  13. Hand Holding Chin
  14. Praying
  15. Head and Pelvis
  16. Rolling Arms
  17. Lifting Arms and Legs
  18. Breathing
  19. Freeing The Neck
  20. Rocking to Sides
  21. Individuating The Toes
  22. Getting Taller
  23. Chair Lesson
  24. Legs Crossed
  25. Standing On Head Preview
  26. Legs To Side Of Stomach
  27. Extensors Variations
  28. Advanced Extensors
  29. Foot To Head
  30. Heels To Head

Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc. (1904 - 1984) began developing what has become known as the Feldenkrais Method after he sustained a crippling knee injury while working in England during World War II. His own recovery process and subsequent wide-ranging research resulted in the creation of a unique educational system that incorporated his background in physics, Judo, and a lifelong interest in human development. By the end of Dr. Feldenkrais’s life, the Feldenkrais Method had gained an International reputation and he had trained a significant number of teachers. The Method that bears his name continues to evolve and spread across the globe.

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