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.


Grounding October 2020

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.

6 Wednesdays

430pm-530pm Eastern Time
October Start Date

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.


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.

Join Today!

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

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

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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

Book Your First Session Using Code:  FELDYFRIEND





Standing Your Ground Workshop 6/11/17

How Movement Work and Body Oriented Psychotherapy Can Help You Transform Your Relationship With Yourself and Others

• Would you like to learn how to feel more grounded and connected to yourself and less tossed around by the ups and downs of your feelings and life?

• Do you tend to get anxious and avoid speaking your truth or asserting yourself in relationships when you need to?

• Do you sometimes feel stuck in your life, or in psychotherapy – knowing intellectually what changes you want to make but unable to make them emotionally?

While therapy and movement work can each be powerful in their own right, when combined you simultaneously experience an integration of your psychological functioning and a sense of foundational support through your physical structure which supports how you meet your own experience and everything in your world.  Learning how to mindfully refine your movement opens up more options for an expanded range in living and meeting others.

This workshop brings together two seasoned practitioners who practice mind-body integration. Dan Rindler, GCFP is an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner who specializes in using movement work with anxiety and other psychological issues in children and adults. Stacey Klein, LCSW is a seasoned somatic and relational psychotherapist who integrates body, mind and spirit in her practice with children, adolescents and adults.

In this 3 hour workshop, you will be guided through gentle experiential body awareness and movement exercises designed to heighten awareness of your habitual and unconscious patterns and discover untapped inner resources that will help you feel more empowered and grounded in your life.  We will use individual exploration and partner experiments where you will be able to share your experiences with your partners according to your own comfort level.

This workshop is open to all,  including new and experienced movement practitioners, psychotherapists and anyone interested in beginning or going deeper into their own mindfulness practice or doing deeper work on getting unstuck. No prior experience is necessary;  we will support you if movement is a new frontier for you!

At Moving Body Resources
112 W27th Street, #400, New York, NY 10001
Sunday, June 11th, 2017
10am – 1pm


Co-Presented by Dan Rindler GCFP + Stacey Klein LCSW

  Stacey Klein, LCSW is a holistic and integrative psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She blends traditional and mind- body psychotherapy approaches with eastern and western spiritual and intuitive practices (buddhist psychology, kabbalah, astrology). Her areas of specialty include anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive patterns, recovery from medical and psychiatric illness, relationships, highly sensitive and intuitive children and adults and spiritual awakenings (Kundalini).

Stacey leads trainings and workshops for clinicians, movement practitioners and the general public on how to live from a more embodied, centered place. Her greatest passion is helping people sort through their difficult early conditioning so they can find greater balance and an easier expression of their own unique gifts in the world.

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.

Hold Me! – Lifting and Carrying Weight

Devoted mother laying son down into crib for nap in bedroom
 This Feldenkrais workshop will teach you how to practice new patterns of coordinating your shoulders, neck, spine and all the rest, which will make lifting and carrying weight easier and thereby relieve chronic pain.  This includes addressing tennis-elbow and other arm pain, shoulder and neck pain, and back pain.  You will leave with a new feeling of how to move, and ideas for how to practice throughout your day.  This workshop is part of my “physics of parenting” series, which simply means that there will be references to picking up babies, but everything taught will be applicable to anyone – parent or not!  Taught by Dan Rindler, GCFP
1230pm-3pm.  $45
Note: This is a special workshop, no package of classes or other offers can be applied to this fee.

Feldenkrais Core Ability Challenge!

With Dan Rindler, GCFP

January 13 – February 3  (or at home)

Start 2016 off with a practice that will make a lasting difference in your life!  The Feldenkrais Core Ability Challenge, is a 30 day program that will teach you 4 of the core lessons that I use in my own daily practice to become more “able”: more balanced, supported, grounded, and free to enjoy movement without fear of pain.

Join the challenge and learn to:

•  Reduce or Eliminate Chronic Pain and Movement Limitations

•  Improve Posture (and a new understanding on what good posture really means for you)

•  Find a new ease in everyday life

•  Improve running or other athletics, dance or music technique, and more.

How it works:  Each week you learn a new Feldenkrais movement lesson, 45-50 minutes long.  For the other 6 days of the week, practice with a 10 minute review version.  If you have more time, you can always do more, but 10 minutes is the baseline goal.  Meet with Dan in Park Slope for two discounted private Functional Integration (hands-on Feldenkrais) sessions to personalize the learning to your body.  Or, buy just the class package if that’s all the time you have right now.  If you have almost no time, (Attn: New Parents!)  join me for just the 10 minute a day classes.  Keep the longer versions for when you have time.

The Program:

1.  Balance and Counterbalance: Redefining the ideals of posture.  “Sitting as if to stand”

2.  Ground Force:  Learn to use your feet as a more ideal foundation for standing, walking, running.

3.  Intelligent core-movement.  Use your core in relation to how you find support from the ground.

4.  Breathing – connect the breath to all of the above practices as a way to weave this practice into your life

AND a Bonus lessons for those who sign up early and want to get started!

The Classes:

Four 1-hour Awareness Through Movement Classes, in person and audio download

Four 10-minute practice reminders.  10 minute versions of the ATM classes for daily practice.

Private Sessions (Optional)

Add two private Feldenkrais “Functional Integration” sessions with Dan for the price of one.  These sessions will help you gain the most out of the CA Challenge by leading you to personalize the ATMs and clarify questions that may come up.  If you are in chronic pain, or have movement limitations, you will learn how to modify the ATMs to address your situation.

Core Ability Package + Private Sessions (For new clients only)

2 FI’s, 4 Classes in person or download.

Pre-2016 price $245.

Core Ability Classes  (For new and current clients)

In person classes and all audio

4 Classes  $99