Relaxed and Awake: The Feldenkrais Method® and Meditation (Online)

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Relaxed and Awake: The Feldenkrais Method® and Meditation (Online)

Dan Clurman
September 28, 2024

Awakening includes both the body and mind.  Join us as we explore the body’s natural intelligence to relax habitual (and often stressful or painful) patterns into greater ease and freedom, together with the mind’s natural capacity for awakened awareness.

This daylong retreat combines accessible yet profound mindful meditation practices with sessions of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons, the brilliant sensory-motor approach to gently and wisely re-educating the neuro-muscular system. Alternating meditation, Feldenkrais lessons and discussion will allow the techniques to complement and empower each other and to enhance the mind-body connection and well-being.

Many new and long-time meditators discover that Feldenkrais practices can help them feel greater physical ease and less pain, both in meditation and in everyday activities, by freeing up habitual patterns embedded in the neuromuscular system. This can also help incorporate the body’s natural intelligence into the process of spiritual awakening and more fully embodied presence. We can then join in the dance of being alive with more freedom and ease.

Join us as we awaken the innate potential of both body and mind to work together in a joyful and liberating way.  We welcome both beginning and experienced students of meditation or the Feldenkrais Method®.  If you are uncertain about whether the Feldenkrais Method® is appropriate for you physically, please consult your physician and, if you wish, email any questions to Dan via:


Saturday, September 28

11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Morning session
3:00 –5:30 pm            Afternoon session

All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time

Zoom Link

The Zoom link will be sent several days before the retreat to all those registered by then. If you register after that date, you’ll receive the link with your confirmation email shortly after submitting your registration. If you don’t see an email from Natural Dharma Registrar or Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, it may have mistakenly gone to your spam folder or to Promotions or Updates in Gmail.

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Program Cost

It is Natural Dharma Fellowship’s aspiration that no one be turned away from our teachings and retreats because they are unable to pay the full price. In order make our offerings affordable for all who wish to attend, we offer a three-level fee structure:

  • May All Beings Benefit! – supporting access for all and assisting with the care and maintenance of Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • A Middle Way – covering the base cost
  • Held in Sangha Loving-kindness – offering ease when financial resources are limiting

Our pricing options are based primarily on the length and type of an event and are intended to give you an idea of the costs involved. The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Middle Way level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such in writing.

Access to Recordings

NDF offers unlimited access to recordings for registrants. These are accessed through your user dashboard (information about user accounts will be shared in the pre-retreat letter).

Availability will vary depending on the type of event and the backlog for our precious resource volunteers. Thank you for your patience.

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Saturday, September 28, 2024. All times are ET. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.


We appreciate your registering early.

Please see the paragraph titled Program Cost for an explanation of the fee structure for this retreat.

  • Benefactor: $101
  • Course fee: $72
  • Supported: $43

Participants are invited to offer dana ("generous giving") to the teacher at the close of the retreat.

Full access to all recordings and retreat materials through your user account.

About the Teachers

Dan Clurman

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