A Movement Lesson
in the Languages of the World


Lesson: Arching the Back

Source: Larry Goldbarb’s Back in Action series

As part of the third online Feldenkrais® Awareness Summit, we wanted to share an Awareness Through Movement® lesson again in as many languages as we could find teachers to record it. We came up with 21!

All of these Feldenkrais® teachers are presenting a lesson in their own words. This is not a translation but rather a bit of each teacher’s own personal teaching style.

What you can expect

While each person’s experience is unique, this gentle exploration will foster:

  • Easier breathing
  • Lightness in standing
  • Freedom in the upper back
  • Connection and Increased Stability
  • Surprise that you can change so rapidly

How to do a lesson

  • Have a small stack of hand towels or a small firm pillow to place under your head as needed.
  • Go very slowly.
  • Pause the audio as needed to give yourself time.
  • Move within your own comfortable range. Do NOT push or strain. You will get more benefit from doing less.
  • Be curious and enjoy the changes.
  • Follow any healthcare restrictions you have been given.

Will You Find Your Language?
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Deaf or hard of hearing? We are very pleased to offer a Visual English video.

Brent Shaub

Deaf / Hard of Hearing

with Brent Shaub
 CFP, BS Comp Sci

Ulrika Fellander


with Ulrika Felländer
Aukt Feldenkraispedagog, Cert Bones For Life lärare, Cert Kommunikolog

Brigitte Heusser

Swiss - German

with Brigitte Heusser
Feldenkrais® Praktizierende SFV, Aikitaisō und Aikidō Lehrerin, CAS Dance Science: Motor Learning & Training i.A., Ausbildung in zeitgenössischem Tanz

Arlyn Zones

Arlyn Zones (MA Theatre Arts) graduated from Dr. Feldenkrais last training program in 1983 and later helped to train students in more than 100 Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs worldwide.
As a young practitioner, she was invited to bring the Feldenkrais Method® into a special school for children with learning differences. She has taught workshops for pediatric therapists as well as Feldenkrais® practitioners on the application of the Method to the work with children and infants. She has also maintained an ongoing private practice working with infants, children and adults for the past several decades.