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A Step Forwards

Me, putting one foot in front of the other and finding the support to my full length.

With each step we have the opportunity to access the inner resources to rise to our full height – supported and balanced. In this 8 week series, we will explore Feldenkrais based movement lessons that lead to improving the complex system of actions that form our walk. Refine and improve your movement 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.

These classes are taught in a trauma-informed approach. This means:
1. You are in charge of choices for your body at all times during class, how to move and what to pay attention to.
2. You control the pace of your movement and your participation (or not) in class.
3. The class has a focus on finding inner-resources for feeling safe and grounded in one’s body.

Moshe Feldenkrais

Two Class Times (Choose 1):
1. Wednesday 430pm-530pm, April 7 – June 2 See all dates and register
2. Friday 1230pm-130pm, April 9 – June 4 See all dates and register

Taught Online Using Zoom
To join after the start date, register as normal. You will receive earlier recordings of missed classes.  This is a cumulative series, so no drop-ins.
Recordings will be shared with the class for review, or to be used in case of absence. $160. For 8 classes. Sliding Scale available if need be — email to request.

The Usual Suspects: Neck and Shoulders

In this series of movement lessons we will explore and refine movements of the neck and shoulders, addressing one of the most common areas for aches and pains. Refine your movement and learn your way out of chronic discomfort with an approach that will lead you feeling grounded, focused and safe.

6 Wednesdays
430pm-530pm Eastern Time
Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17

Taught Online Using Zoom
To join after the start date, register as normal. You will receive earlier recordings of missed classes.  This is a cumulative series, so no drop-ins.
Recordings will be shared with the class for review, or to be used in case of absence. $120. Sliding Scale available if need be.

“ “Dan has taught me so much…I always look forward to our regular lessons together; they leave me feeling excited, inspired, encouraged, and supported in my journey toward greater ease, comfort, and range of possibility.”  Mark Steinberg, Violinist, Brentano String Quartet

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Taking Root February 2021

Grow Your Roots

The way your feet connect to the ground influences everything that happens above.

Learn to make a physical shift in your connection to the ground, and refine your ability to feel more grounded, self-supported and capable in the face of challenging moments in your daily life.

Updated Start Date: Feb 12!
6 Fridays, 1230pm-145pm EST
February 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19

Taught Online Using Zoom
To join after the start date, register as normal. You will receive earlier recordings of missed classes.  This is a cumulative series, so no drop-ins.
Audio recordings of the movement lessons will be shared with the class for review, or to be used in case of absence. 
$150.

“After a few sessions I began to feel like I was far more present in my body which meant I could feel my feet and so also felt more grounded. Both of these things helped to ease my anxiety which was quite high before the course.”

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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

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When you explore the movement lessons of the Feldenkrais Method, you will find that the mind-body connection helps you to gain a sense of safety and resilience in challenging times. 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 Dan Rindler, Feldenkrais practitioner and Somatic Experiencing Trainee* for this trauma-informed exploration of the intersection of body and mind. The movement lessons are similar to in other Brooklyn Feldenkrais classes, but are taught with more attention to safety, grounding and self-support, and with extra time for processing the learning and asking questions. (75 minutes rather than 60)

This series can be valuable as a stand-alone experience or in conjunction with psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, or other approaches. No experience with the method is necessary, and while the series is oriented towards students who struggle with anxiety or trauma, it is open to all.

“After a few sessions I began to feel like I was far more present in my body which meant I could feel my feet and so also felt more grounded. Both of these things helped to ease my anxiety which was quite high before the course.” S.R. 2019

* Dan will have completed Intermediate level III of the Somatic Experiencing Professional Training Program as of Feb 2021,

The Program Modules: Join any one, or all 4

Taking Root:  Each plant must develop and spread roots so as to begin thriving. The way your feet connect to the ground influences everything that happens above. As you learn to make a physical shift in your connection to the ground, you’ll access and refine your ability to feel more grounded, supported, capable and safe in the face of challenging moments in your daily life. 

February 2021: Click For Upcoming Dates + To Register



Breathe and Walk Tall:   With every step and each breath we have a new opportunity to access the inner resources to lengthen our spine and to rise to our full height – supported and balanced with a quality of internal support which can help you carry yourself through difficult times. 

March 2021: Registration coming soon.



Gear Shift: Shifting gears from feeling “all stirred up” to feeling grounded and focused can be incredibly challenging. In this series of movement lessons we will explore and refine movement transitions — rolling over, lying to sitting, sitting to standing, etc. As we explore transitioning through space, we’ll find new pathways for shifting towards feeling grounded, focused and safe.

May 2021: Registration coming soon.



The Moving Center:  We are in constant motion, as are the circumstances of our lives: as much as we’d like to “stay centered” there is no center or balanced point that we ever simply find and keep. Refine your ability to find balance and counterbalance around a continually moving center as an entryway into feeling more balanced in the face of challenging emotions.  

June 2021: Registration coming soon.



“I have been working with Dan Rindler for almost three years and am thankful to him for sharing this work, and speaking openly about the connection of mind/body trauma and the guidance he gives to help you set new patterns to just feel better.”


Breathe and Walk Tall

With each step and every breath we have the opportunity to access the inner resources to rise to our full height – supported and balanced. In this 6 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.

These classes are taught in a trauma-informed approach. This means:
1. You are in charge of choices for your body at all times during class, how to move and what to pay attention to.
2. You control the pace of your movement and your participation (or not) in class.
3. The class has a focus on finding inner-resources for feeling safe and grounded in one’s body.

Moshe Feldenkrais as a young man.

6 Wednesdays 430pm-530pm
Dec 23, 30 Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
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Taught Online Using Zoom
To join after the start date, register as normal. You will receive earlier recordings of missed classes.  This is a cumulative series, so no drop-ins.
Recordings will be shared with the class for review, or to be used in case of absence. $120. Sliding Scale available if need be.


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Resource + Life Force

Resource, Noun.  an action or strategy which may be adopted in adverse circumstances.

Life Force, noun, the force or influence that gives something its vitality or strength.

In this series of movement lessons we will explore and refine movements that lead us on the path both to feel grounded, focused and safe as well as to discover more refined movement and readiness for action.

6 Wednesdays

After being a part of the massive power of the waterfall, each drop of water regroups in a calm restorative pool, and then maybe onto the next waterfall, or a rapids before the next period of calm. We ourselves need these both: the resource and life-force. We need inner resources, such as for centering, grounding, breathing, and connecting. And, we have need for the ability to tap into our power to do what we need/want to get done and face the challenges of life.

430pm-530pm Eastern Time
Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16

Taught Online Using Zoom
To join after the start date, register as normal. You will receive earlier recordings of missed classes.  This is a cumulative series, so no drop-ins.
Recordings will be shared with the class for review, or to be used in case of absence. $120. Sliding Scale available if need be.

“After a few sessions I began to feel like I was far more present in my body which meant I could feel my feet and so also felt more grounded. Both of these things helped to ease my anxiety which was quite high before the course.”-S.R.

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Gear Shift 9/30

Shifting gears from feeling “all stirred up” to feeling grounded and focused can be incredibly challenging. This is in part because a defining characteristic of being in that state is usually not being fully aware of how “activiated” we are, or not feeling access to the path out of the feeling. 

In this series of movement lessons we will explore and refine our movement transitions — rolling over, lying to sitting, sitting to standing, etc. As we explore transitioning through space, we’ll track the parallel transitions in our inner-space. In this way, we’ll find new landmarks which lead us on the path both to more refined movement and to feeling grounded, focused and safe.

6 Wednesdays

430pm-530pm Eastern Time
Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4

Taught Online Using Zoom
To join after the start date, register as normal. You will receive earlier recordings of missed classes.  This is a cumulative series, so no drop-ins.
Recordings will be shared with the class for review, or to be used in case of absence. $120. Sliding Scale available if need be.

“After a few sessions I began to feel like I was far more present in my body which meant I could feel my feet and so also felt more grounded. Both of these things helped to ease my anxiety which was quite high before the course.”-S.R.

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Tilt Your Kettle

This workshop takes the simple movement of tilting your pelvis (such as in the well known Cat/Cow yoga sequence) and puts it under the microscope — your own internal microscope actually. By spotlighting the movements of the pelvis in many different contexts, we will clarify our awareness of  individual asymmetries, and discover foundational habits of movement.

Next, we zoom our microscope lens out for a global view — looking at how these habits of movement which have remained unnoticed, influence abilities and limitations throughout your body.

6 Wednesdays.  430pm-530pm Eastern Time
June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Taught Online Using Zoom
This is a cumulative series, so drop-ins are not possible. All lessons will be recorded for review, or to be used in case of absence. Sliding Scale, $60 – 120

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* Wondering about the kettle? It turns out almost no one, including google(!) is familiar with this expression which I’ve heard my cousin say for years (on his way to the bathroom!).

Breathe and Walk Tall…Through the Holidays! Dec 5, 12, 19

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 3 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.

3 Group Sessions – Afternoon Section
@ Brooklyn Feldenkrais, 480 6th Avenue Park Slope
Thursdays 130pm-3pm
$105 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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