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.”
“…health is the capability of regaining balance and standing poised again on one’s feet.” Moshe Feldenkrais
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
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. www.therapyinmanhattan.com
Our Manhattan classes are held in private homes and we’re eager to add more classes to our schedule! (For current class schedule, see the Registration page)
Details about hosting a class are below.
Bring Child’Space to your neighborhood!
Offer your apartment or a common room in your building for a Child’Space class.
Spread the word to friends – help us find at least four other parents and you’ll take the class for free!
Available for Brooklyn and Manhattan. Click to email if you’d like to host a class.
The Fine Print: Please live in a smoke-free home, with enough floor space for 8 parents (including you) to sit comfortably with their babies on receiving blankets in front of them. A completely clear 10′ x 12 ‘area is about the smallest floor space that can work, a little larger is better. If you’d like to host a crawlers class, we prefer a building common-room unless you have a very empty room in your home, as there are usually too many distractions and obstacles for a group of crawling babies in one’s home.