Relaxed and Awake: The Feldenkrais Method® and Meditation

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Relaxed and Awake: The Feldenkrais Method® and Meditation

Dan Clurman
August 13, 2022

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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, August 13

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

All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Please read carefully!

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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 cost. In order make our courses affordable for all who wish to attend, we are offering a three-level fee structure that takes into account people’s differing financial circumstances:

  • Benefactor – for those who can afford it, this fee level helps provide support for those with limited financial resources and assists with the care and maintenance of Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
  • Course fee – for those who can cover the basic cost of an online retreat or course
  • Supported – for those with limited financial resources or recent financial hardship

The pricing options for a particular retreat are based primarily on its length and are intended to give you an idea of what it costs to offer that retreat. The amounts listed are suggestions. You may write in any amount that fits your financial situation. Any amount offered above the Course Fee level will be considered a tax-deductible donation and will be acknowledged as such.


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  • Paid resourcesretreat recordings and other retreat materials – will only be available in the dashboard of your user account.
  • If you haven’t already created an NDF user account, please visit our website to Create an account as soon as possible.
  • User accounts are manually synced with the retreat 7–10 days after the retreat. Please be aware that this does not happen automatically with registration. It is a separate, manual operation.

Please visit the Technical FAQ page on our website for useful information about user accounts, helpful tutorials, as well as answers to many other questions. You can contact with questions about your user account.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022. All times are ET. You can use this time zone converter to determine the start time at your home.

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We appreciate your registering early.

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

  • Benefactor: $115
  • Course fee: $90
  • Supported: $65

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

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Dan Clurman

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