Movement and Creativity Library

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A library of 150+ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons and creative resources to help you reduce pain, awaken creativity and access your potential. 

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The Feldenkrais Method® is a movement and awareness practice to expand your potential as a human being. Many people come to it for pain relief, recovery from neurological conditions or as a gentle entry into being in their bodies and stay to continue improving as they age. Artists, actors, writers and musicians find the method gives them more clear access to an embodied self-as-instrument.

The Movement and Creativity Library supports people all over the world to practice Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement at home. Each lesson is tagged so you can easily find lessons based on parts of the body, positions, movement patterns, amount of time or different ways to orient to the process.

Positions:

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Patterns:

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Process:

Time:

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Awaken creativity and access your potential

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All of us, whether we practice a visual or performing art or not, are creative beings. We need creativity to enhance and find satisfaction in our daily lives and routines.

While it can be helpful at times to engage our intellects to spark creativity, moving slowly in unfamiliar and novel ways can help us access creativity more instinctively and directly. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons refresh the brain and nervous system by interrupting habitual thought and emotional patterns, allowing something new and even surprising to emerge.

When we’re at our most creative we are in a flow state rather than feeling stuck, pushing through resistance or operating on autopilot. Gentle movement, done with awareness and without a goal, can help us transition from a feeling of being blocked, paralyzed or uninspired to a place of greater ease where ideas and insights can arise more freely and spontaneously. When we have a more supple view of ourselves, of our circumstances and even of others, we have more choice and possibility.  

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Pain is saying listen!

Many people come to the Feldenkrais Method for pain relief. You will get that and so much more.

What does it mean to really listen? When you observe yourself in movement---sometimes it’s uncomfortable. We speed up to skip over unwanted sensations. Our ambition to be good and do it right interferes with our learning and contributes to our pain. When you are willing to bring patience, honesty, humility, and care to your discomfort and frustrations, a space opens up. You give your nervous system a chance to regulate. New possibilities for acting and sensing emerge and pain dissipates.


What you will learn:

  • Learn to move with curiosity and pleasure
  • Increase flexibility in body and mind
  • Reduce pain + stress
  • Love and accept your body
  • Deepen self awareness and mindfulness
  • Access your creative potential

Who is Feldenkrais for?

  • People in pain or who have lost mobility.
  • People who are looking for a gentle entry into being in their bodies. 
  • Musicians, dancers, artists, athletes who want to go to the next level.

You are invited to join our membership community! 

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Membership includes:

  • Online library of 150+ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and resources to help you reduce pain, awaken creativity and access your potential. 
  • Monthly Move Create Practice classes
  • Weekly Vision meetings to help you prioritize & organize
  • Access to lessons from guest teachers/ contributors
  • Discounts on other courses/ events

Cost: $30/month for the life of your membership.
Cancel at anytime.

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"I subscribed to this and here's how I am using it: each time I find myself getting unfocused, distracted, or just plain BLAH for long periods of time in my work I take a break, find a 5 or 8 or 10 minute recording in the library, and follow it. It resets my body, my mind, my creativity and focus. Its worked every time so far  - and it's changing my life!" - Amy Walsh, The Bureau of Tactical Imagination

“I have looked at several other collections of Feldenkrais ATM lesson information, and your Movement and Creativity Library is by far the best I have found.  Not only have you provided a very well cataloged and searchable set of a wide variety of lessons, you lead each lesson with recorded audio instruction.  Thus, one can quickly find and listen to a lesson that meets their needs at that moment - in real time.  Awesome!  I see your library as a great tool for me as a new ATM teacher.”   -3rd year Feldenkrais Trainee


Library Contributors:

  Tiffany Sankary  created Movement & Creativity Library! She is an artist, Feldenkrais Practitioner/ Assistant Trainer, Authentic Movement teacher and the author of Feldenkrais Illustrated: The Art of Learning.

Tiffany Sankary created Movement & Creativity Library! She is an artist, Feldenkrais Practitioner/ Assistant Trainer, Authentic Movement teacher and the author of Feldenkrais Illustrated: The Art of Learning.

  Ilona Fried  writes about the Feldenkrais Method for a variety of publications. She collaborated with Tiffany Sankary on the introductory text on this site.

Ilona Fried writes about the Feldenkrais Method for a variety of publications. She collaborated with Tiffany Sankary on the introductory text on this site.

  Matty Wilkinson  is practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method and Anat Baniel Method for Children. He specializes in working with children and teaching and writing about developmental process.

Matty Wilkinson is practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method and Anat Baniel Method for Children. He specializes in working with children and teaching and writing about developmental process.

  Jeff Haller  is a Feldenkrais Trainer who has participated in over 35 trainings and is the Educational Director of the upcoming Feldenkrais Training Academy in Seattle, WA.

Jeff Haller is a Feldenkrais Trainer who has participated in over 35 trainings and is the Educational Director of the upcoming Feldenkrais Training Academy in Seattle, WA.

  Seth Dellinger  is a Feldenkrais practitioner who specializes in working with movement as a vehicle for tapping into the natural creativity possessed by all human beings.

Seth Dellinger is a Feldenkrais practitioner who specializes in working with movement as a vehicle for tapping into the natural creativity possessed by all human beings.

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  Aliza Stewart , originally trained as a concert pianist, has been a Feldenkrais practitioner for 29 years and is the Educational Director of training programs in Boston and Baltimore. 

Aliza Stewart, originally trained as a concert pianist, has been a Feldenkrais practitioner for 29 years and is the Educational Director of training programs in Boston and Baltimore. 


What people are saying:

"Really like the creative aspects of approaching our work!" -Suellen Bartel, Feldenkrais Practitioner

"A slow, investigative, non judgmental, creative ground that nourishes my body and soul!"
-Elizabeth Coleman

"A lifesaver"
-Robin Robertson, Retired Martial Arts Teacher

"These recordings are so valuable. Literally life-saving and life-giving." 
- Tony Arnold, Artist-Teacher of Voice

"A vast and inviting playground..."
-Nick Brown, retired

"Easy access to guided ATMs that are nicely paced and feel supportive of my process of discovery."
-Marcia Giudice, Feldenkrais Practitioner


How people are benefiting from the library:

(shared anonymously with permission)

"The next level of my autonomic nervous system regulation"

"I really really appreciate your library, and it helps me install what I never had, which is a regular Feldenkrais habit. I love your voice and the way you explain things."
 

"I signed up for the library thinking I'd do maybe one lesson a month, and now I'm using it daily..."

"I need as few obstacles as possible between me and my daily practice right now."

"A more alive, artful and creative outlook on my day-to-day activities."


About Tiffany Sankary's teaching:

"Feldenkrais has been an eye-opener for me-- rather than stretching and strengthening, building awareness has turned out to be the most helpful approach I've tried yet in terms of dealing with injury. Recognizing how many choices we have and how much freedom we have in both moving and thinking, instead of focusing on perceived limitations, has certainly made me feel better! And I've also found myself responding differently in conversations with people--slowing down and listening more... Feldenkrais has opened up things for me I didn't know were closed..." 
–Rachel Wiseman, Psy.D.

“I recommend Tiffany's teaching to anyone who wants more freedom to move, more self-compassion, and a healthier mind-body relationship.” 
–Zan Barry, health coach/ yoga instructor

"Experiencing Feldenkrais with Tiffany has helped me understand that certain beliefs, habits and perspectives are no longer working for me and that change is possible.” 
–Jennifer Recklet Tassi, Community Organizer

"I’m inspired by the work you do, on all fronts, and the not perfect, growing approach you take. A great model for all of us." -Judith Morse, retired massage therapist