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The Roots of Resilience​

“…health is the capability of regaining balance and standing poised again on one’s feet.” Moshe Feldenkrais

We each have experienced in some way the connection between anxiety, trauma, and other difficult states of mind, and the sensations of our body. Our sensations and our habitual patterns of contraction can even amplify our feelings of anxiety or bring us to re-experience the feeling of past traumas. But how can we use this mind-body connection for growth and change?

As you explore the gentle, meditative movements of the Feldenkrais Method, you will gain a new awareness of your body and refine your ability to find support from the ground. This can lead to improved freedom of breathing, balance, strength, and a sense of comfort in one’s own body. As your posture and movement become more refined, your experience of bodily sensations can begin to shift from amplifying difficult emotions to a valuable resource to tap into in difficult times.

Join Feldenkrais practitioner Dan Rindler for this exploration of the intersection of body and mind. This series can be valuable as a stand-alone experience or in conjunction with psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, or other approaches. These series are open to all and while they are geared toward those with high levels of anxiety they are usually attended by a wide-ranging group, from addressing everyday anxiety to dealing with PTSD, to those simply interested in the Feldenkrais Method.

The Roots of Resilience program meets in short modules built around different (but interrelated) themes. You can take these modules in any order, and repeat any modules you like as well.

Fall Module: Breathe and Walk Tall

With every step and each breath we have a new opportunity to access the inner resources to rise to our full height – supported and balanced. In this 5 week series, we will explore Feldenkrais based movement lessons that lead to improving the complex system of actions that form breathing and walking. Refine and improve your breathing and learn to walk with poise, balance and a quality of internal support which can form a foundation of resilience to help carry yourself through difficult times.

5 Group Sessions
@ Brooklyn Feldenkrais, 480 6th Avenue Park Slope
Thursdays 130pm-3pm
October 24 – Nov 21
$175 Register Here

Note: Classes will be audio recorded – you can make up missed classes using the recordings.

Mommy Thumb…or shoulders…or neck…or…

A Workshop on the Physics of Parenting

Do you have mommy-thumb?  How about chunkster-elbow, daddy-back or collicky-neck+shoulders?  (Very real problems that are equally deserving of a name!) The way you pick up and hold your baby contributes to your discomfort or pain, and Feldenkrais Method can help.

Join me Friday morning January 25 at 10am (with your pre-crawling baby is fine if you don’t have childcare), for a workshop in the physics of parenting for reducing strain on your body with specific ideas about your hands/thumbs. (But also very applicable to those with back, shoulder and neck strain from parenting a baby or young child.) I will share movement exercises based on the Feldenkrais Method for learning efficient, comfortable use of your hands, and ways to pick up, hold and feed your baby with less strain.  We will sing a few songs and play with the babies a bit throughout to make it fun for the little ones too.  

Friday Jan 25, 10am-12pm

Location: Brooklyn Feldenkrais, 480 6th Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets, Park Slope Brooklyn, 11215

Limited to just 6 parents maximum. $35 early-bird fee until Jan 15.

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Musicians Workshop January 27

Your Body is Your Instrument…Tune it!
Learn new possibilities at your instrument with Dan Rindler, Feldenkrais Practitioner

Sunday, January 27,  1pm – 4pm

Dan Rindler, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, will lead guided group movement lessons for learning ideal movement at your instrument or while singing, and will give clear examples of how to apply these concepts with several students at their instruments.

•  Find more power and expressivity
•  Reduce tension and anxiety.
•  Improve your sound
•  Eliminate pain and avoid common performance-related injuries

Those interested may have the opportunity to play and be coached by Dan to address either technical frustrations, tone production, comfort at one’s instrument, limitations or injuries. When signing up, email [email protected] to request the opportunity to play during the workshop.

Sunday, January 27,  1pm – 4pm
Brooklyn Feldenkrais, 480 6th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215  (Park Slope)
$55  Advance Registration Required.
Maximum of just 8 Students – Register Here

“Dan has taught me so much…our regular lessons together have brought me toward greater ease, comfort, and range of possibility.”
—Mark Steinberg, Violinist, Brentano String Quartet

“The Feldenkrais exercises are ingenious and simple.”
—Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist & Conductor

Parent and Baby

Dan offers “We Grow Together” his program of groups and private sessions for parents and infants at his Brooklyn Feldenkrais studio, 480 6th avenue in Park Slope, and additional groups at Gumbo, 495 Atlantic Avenue.

Parents bond with their babies as they learn hands-on techniques for supporting development.  Try a class almost any week of the year!  Learn more:

Transcending Your Story + Stepping Into Who You are Meant to Be

Using Mind-Body explorations to Transform Pervasive Patterns

A workshop with Stacey Klein, LCSW and Dan Rindler, GCFP

Movement, emotions and beliefs are intimately intertwined. Our simplest gestures and habits of movement  –  how we sit, move, stand,  reach out or hold back – reflect our deepest beliefs about our selves and our relationships with others. Because these patterns have become so fixed and repetitive, we can feel frustrated about our potential for rewiring and change, but the good news is that what was once learned can be unlearned.  Practices involving slowing down and paying mindful attention to our unfolding moment to moment experiences and choices are one of the most effective ways we can transform these limiting beliefs and their corresponding expression in our bodies.

Join Feldenkrais practitioner Dan Rindler and Somatic psychotherapist Stacey Klein, in this innovative exploration of the intersection of movement, emotion and relationship.  You will learn powerful mind body awareness explorations and exercises which illuminate the connection between your unconscious movement patterns, your beliefs and emotions. These practices will help you discover new options for more meaningful and renewed living in your relationship with yourself and your world.

Note – The workshop date has been moved to March 18.
This workshop is open to all.  No prior movement experience is necessary.
Where: At Moving Body Resources, 112, West 27th Street, #400. New York, NY 10001
When:  Sunday March 18, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Moving Off the Mat

Explore the possibilities of learning about posture and movement using a deceptively simple asana: bridge pose, as a jumping off point for profound learning through movement.  Learn to refine your posture, balance and coordination in sitting, standing, walking, and running. Take the learning both into your yoga practice and out to your life.  Join Dan Rindler, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for this unique perspective on taking yoga poses into functional movement.  What will you do with the new possibilities?


Sunday, January 28.  230pm-430pm  $40



Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

New York Times columnist Jane Brody recently published an account of how trying Feldenkrais has helped her with hip and back pain.  She tried sessions at the Feldenkrais Institute where I formerly worked as a practitioner and teacher before starting my private practice.  She says of her session, “Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension that aggravates my back and hip pain, I felt like I was walking on air.”

You can read the full article here.

Workshop: Transforming Our Shadow Parts Into Light

A Relational Mindfulness Workshop

Join somatic practitioners Stacey Klein LCSW and Dan Rindler GCFP, for this special experiential workshop on how to identify and transform your “shadow” parts into places of power. Our shadow parts, as coined by psychoanalyst C.G Jung, are the aspects of ourselves we had to suppress or were discouraged from knowing and expressing due to family and cultural messages. In order to feel whole and in touch with our deepest truths, we need to reclaim these unknown and stuck places because they are the key to our gifts and our greatest transformation.

Movement is a very powerful way to access our shadow. Using mindfulness practices, designed to slow us down and tune us into our bodies and movement patterns in relationship to one another, accelerates our ability to identify what we tend to miss in our busy daily lives. We will use gentle movement exercises to illuminate the connection between our beliefs, feelings and movement patterns and specifically, how these connections manifest in our relationships with others. You will learn how exploring and transforming your habitual patterns of movement changes your experience of yourself in the world and integrates you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

This workshop is open to all. No prior movement experience is necessary.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” C.G. Jung


Location:  Moving Body Resources, 112 W 27th St #400, New York, NY 10001

Date:  Sunday, December 3, 2017

Time:  1:00pm – 4:30pm

$75   Early Bird Fee Extended Through Nov. 25
          After Nov. 25:  $85


Click Here To Register 


Stacey Klein, LCSW is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She blends traditional and mind- body psychotherapy approaches with eastern and western spiritual practices. Her greatest passion is helping people sort through their difficult early conditioning so they can find greater balance between mind, body and spirit and an easier expression of their own unique gifts in the world.



Dan Rindler, GCFP, is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner© (2006) with a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dan works with people from all walks of life, including those with chronic pain, anxiety, trauma, challenges with posture, mobility or balance, as well as infants and children with developmental delays. Dan is dedicated to guiding his clients to discover their inner resources for strength and resilience, and to thereby open up new possibilities to live their lives more fully.


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Feldenkrais private sessions with Dan Rindler, will teach you to learn new patterns of coordination to help you to address: Posture, Chronic Pain, Neurological Concerns, even Chronic Worry or Fatigue.  Dan’s approach combines an understanding of body mechanics with a highly effective approach to learning to shift out of long-held habits of posture, movement and corresponding emotional patterns as well.

Manhattan Office, 119 West 23rd Street, Suite 802

Brooklyn Office, 367 St. Marks Avenue, 2nd Floor

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Take Root and Branch Out!

Refine the use of your feet and hip joints to form a reliable foundation for movement on and off the mat.
A workshop with Dan Rindler, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Sunday October 1, 230pm-4:00pm
Shambhala Yoga and Dance Studio, 367 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The organization of your feet and legs for support is a major factor in determining your ability to move with efficiency, ease and power.  Learn guided movement exercises which explore moving in and out of unusual variations of bridge and wheel poses, to refine our ability to access support and strength from the ground up.  The principles explored can help you fine-tune your movement on and off the mat.  This workshop is open to all abilities including those with injuries or other limitations. What will you do with the new possibilities?


For those new to Feldenkrais:  You can do this!  The seemingly simple, slow mindful exercises of Feldenkrais method are accessible to all, including those in chronic pain.  The “exercises” are not exercise in the traditional sense.  Rather, they are unique explorations, almost movement-puzzles, which combine an understanding of body mechanics with a highly effective approach to learning to shift out of long-held habits of movement and behavior. This gentle approach will lead you to learn new patterns of coordination, improved posture, balance, and reduced strain whether you are athletic or feel unable to take most movement classes.
Sunday October 1, 230pm-4:00pm
Shambhala Yoga and Dance Studio, 367 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
No need to bring anything, wear comfy clothes that allow you to move, no skirts or dresses.
Register Here

Dan Rindler, GCFP, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (2006) with a private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  In Dan’s practice, he works not as a healer, but as a hands-on teacher for clients from all walks of life including those with chronic pain, anxiety, trauma, challenges with mobility, balance, as well as infants and children with developmental delays. He has taught Feldenkrais-based seminars and trainings for movement practitioners and therapists, including at the Feldenkrais Institute of NY. Dan is dedicated to guiding his clients to discover their inner resources for strength and resilience, and to thereby open up new possibilities to live their lives more fully.