Moshe Feldenkrais

Esalen 1972 Workshop with Moshe Feldenkrais

Judith Stransky Notes

The Esalen 1972 Workshop manuscripts offers a variety of Awareness Through Movementlessons ranging from introductory lessons to standing on the head. Halfway through the workshop Moshe opened up the workshop for others to join, providing a unique opportunity to see how he integrated eight introductory lessons for those without prior experience into an ongoing group of students.

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Judith Stransky Notes

The Esalen 1972 Workshop manuscripts offers a variety of Awareness Through Movementlessons ranging from introductory lessons to standing on the head. Halfway through the workshop Moshe opened up the workshop for others to join, providing a unique opportunity to see how he integrated eight introductory lessons for those without prior experience into an ongoing group of students.

It represents Moshe's first significant teaching visit to the U.S. The workshop participants included many of the leading people in the humanistic psychology movement. The Esalen workshop took place over a five-week period and included 43 outstanding classic Awareness Through Movement lessons, each highly structured and suited for a 45- to 60-minute class.

Workshop participant Judith Stransky developed this 326-page bound manuscript from notes and tapes. This is one of our most popular items and is a goldmine for every Feldenkrais teacher, especially teaching ATM classes or workshops.


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A manuscript of the lessons is also available in English, French and German, both in hard copy or PDF download.

Other Esalen Manuscript Translations:

German Translation
French Translation

  1. Scanning
  2. Lifting Head, Legs, Arms
  3. Tilting Crossed Legs, Rotating the Spine
  4. Four Cardinal Points of Support on Hands & Feet, Sitting to the Right and Left
  5. Right Hip Joint. Lying Down—Raise Knee, Feet, Head & Shoulders
  6. Dial Movement of the Pelvis
  7. Spine Chain—Shoulder Girdle
  8. Hip Rotation
  9. Tilting Legs to Center
  10. Shoulder Rotation (Wringing)
  11. Lengthening Hamstrings
  12. Reeducation of the Eyes
  13. Head Turning (Cervical)
  14. Breath—Abdomen & Chest
  15. Foot/Hip Discrimination
  16. Getting Back Back
  17. Head Through the Gate
  18. Fundamental Properties (Introductory Lesson #1)
  19. On Stomach, Lengthening, Head Forward (IntroductoryLesson #2)
  20. Flexors (IntroductoryLesson #3)
  21. Pushing Hip Joints, Sliding Spine (IntroductoryLesson #4)
  22. Left Should, Lying on Side (IntroductoryLesson #5)
  23. Integrating Whole Body with the Improved Shoulder (Continued from Lesson #22)
  24. On Stomach, Bumping Knees (IntroductoryLesson #6)
  25. Crawling, on Knees (IntroductoryLesson #7)
  26. Rhythmic Coordination (IntroductoryLesson #8)
  27. Awareness and Differentiation of the Toes
  28. Shoulder-Wrist Rotation and Bridge
  29. Painting the Left Side
  30. Measuring Body Distances & Lengths of Parts by Thoughts & Perception
  31. Movements of the Shoulder Blades
  32. Eye Exercises
  33. Introduction to Rolling
  34. Rolling with Knees Crossed, Holding Toes
  35. Introduction to Standing on Head
  36. Rapping Heels, Caressing Legs, Standing & Walking
  37. Fingertips Under Armpits
  38. Toad—the "Impossible" Lesson
  39. Mobilizing Pelvis Thrust
  40. Tongue
  41. Thorax & Back
  42. Buttocks & Pelvis
  43. Working Extensors of the Back

    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 an international reputation, and he had trained a significant group of people who still carry on his work today as Feldenkrais teachers and trainers.

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