The Roots of Resilience​

Written by drindlr on . Posted in Classes

“…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.”