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The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique approach to human movement and learning. It is one of the best ways to restore function after an injury or surgery, reduce chronic pain, enhance athletic performance, improve posture without force, and increase flexibility without stretching.
The Easy Movement App is subscription-based. Sign up today and get a 7-day free trial. You can stop your trial within 7 days at no charge. After you sign up, download the app on the Apple Store or Google Play from your mobile phone or tablet, or access the web version here.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you subscribe to the Easy Movement (EM) App you gain access to a growing library of movement lessons based on Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons. You can choose a monthly subscription plan or choose the annual plan and save 22%. Either way you get access to the entire Easy Movement lesson library while subscribed!
You can download the Easy Movement App to your phone, ipad, or tablet. It’s available both on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. There is also a web version if you prefer to use a computer and web browser. The app requires that you have internet access as the lessons live on the app and are not downloadable. As long as you have internet access you can play the lessons as many times as you like, anytime at your own convenience. If you have an active subscription you will have access to the entire Easy Movement Library.
The Easy Movement library currently contains nearly 20 different courses or series of lessons, with a total of close to 100 individual Awareness Through Movement lessons. We continue to grow the lesson library with new content every month. You can play lessons from any of the current courses in the library with either a monthly or annual subscription plan.
Seth and Laura Paris graduated from the first Berkeley Feldenkrais Professional Training program in 1997, taught by David Zemach-Bersin and Elizabeth Beringer. Other primary teachers included Dennis Leri, Mark Reese, Larry Goldfarb, and Arlyn Jones.
Since 1995 Seth and Laura have taught ATM classes and workshops extensively in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Their experience includes teaching to diverse populations of differing ages and abilities, including those with pain and neurological conditions, as well as athletes, musicians and martial artists. In 2023 they published the first app that offers a library of ATM lessons on mobile devices called the Easy Movement App, available both in the Apple App store and the Google Play store.
The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique approach to human movement and learning. It is one of the best ways to restore function after an injury or surgery, reduce chronic pain, enhance athletic performance, improve posture without force, and increase mobility without stretching.
There are group classes called Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons, and private hands-on Functional Integration® lessons. In both formats, you learn better body mechanics, discover your movement potential, and improve your comfort. As you let go of unnecessary muscular effort, you move more in accordance with the design of your skeleton, and enjoy the freedom of effort-less movement that comes with more efficient body mechanics. A regular Awareness Through Movement practice leads to a reduction of strain and tension throughout your whole body and results in increased strength, grace and well-being. This learning is applied to improve all of life’s daily activities, as well as athletic and artistic skills.
These classes consist of slow and mindful movement sequences done on a padded surface on the floor, from the comfort of your own home. This approach lends itself well to an online format because you don’t need to watch or copy a teacher. Rather, you listen to gentle instructions and cues as you explore your own comfortable range of movement. Some lessons involve simple movements while others are more complex and challenging. Whether simple or complex, it’s important to stay within a comfortable range of movement, without strain or pain. but are always done in the range of movement you can do comfortably and without strain.
There are countless reasons and benefits, and these are our favorites:
- Meditation and mindfulness: A means to practice mindfulness through gentle movement explorations that deepen awareness of your body and breath.
- Pleasure: Movement lessons that interest your brain, open new neural pathways and bring about pleasurable sensations.
- Reduce stress, tension, and pain: The movement sequences and guided attention allow you to release habitual and even unconscious habits of muscular tension that do not serve you.
Freedom of movement: Each lesson helps you discover new flexibility, grace, and alignment which carries through to all of your daily activities (including work, play, sitting, standing, and walking with ease).
Traditionally, Awareness Through Movement is a verbally guided movement experience. It is often compared to solving a movement puzzle rather than an exercise. Whether the lessons take place live or on a recording, the instructions are careful, clear, and cogent so that anyone can follow along. When taught by experienced teachers the audio-only lessons can be deeply relaxing and places the student into an optimal state of being for learning. The teacher does not demonstrate the movements and students are not expected to watch and imitate the teacher. Rather, students listen to the verbal cues and explore their own internal movement patterns. This offers a different type of somatic experiential learning from the inside-out rather than trying to follow a “perfect” model in a video. This approach improves the interoceptive and proprioceptive systems that help you develop skillful movement throughout your daily life. That said, as a reference for unusual positions and unfamiliar movements, some lessons may contain pictures and/or short videos to provide enhanced clarity of the verbal directions.
Most Awareness Through Movement lessons available online require a web browser or need to be downloaded. This is an app you can access directly on your phone or tablet. The Easy Movement App is the first app dedicated to Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons. This app provides convenience and ease of operation, 24/7 access, and the ability to access lessons without cumbersome downloads and digital storage space on your own device.You can repeat any of the lessons as often as you like. Also the Easy Movement App adds new content monthly. The app also includes a community space where you can interact with Seth Paris, ask questions, and even make requests for new content on topics of your own personal interest.
List of current courses:
- Feldenkrais Fundamentals
- Freeing the Neck and Shoulders
- Freeing the Neck and Upper Back
- Central Strength
- Effortless Posture
- Focus on the Hips and Pelvis
- Focus on Flexible Knees
- Focus on Feet and Ankles
- Focus on Ribs and Shoulders
- Lengthen the Hamstrings and Spine
- Effortless Arms and Shoulders
- Oldies San Francisco 1977
- Release the Low Back
- Handy Hands
- Comfort on the Ground and Up
- Rounding the Round Joints
- Flexible Bodies, Flexible Minds
- Developing Diagonal Relationships
- Breathing, Shoulders, and Ribs
List of courses coming soon:
- Better Balance
- Head Circles
- Effortless Walking
- Shorter mini-lessons