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The openATM Project : Recordings

The goal of the OpenATM Project at openATM.org is to make Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Lessons available to everyone around the world.

The Open ATM Project is proud to offer ATM classes online. Download (right click) the ATM lessons to your computer or iPod (or other mp3 player) and do the lessons whenever you want.

Many of these lessons are reinterpretations of (inspired by and loosley based on) ATM Lessons taught by Moshe Feldenkrais at the Alexander Yanai, Esalan, San Fransisco and Amherst trainings, or other workshops. These rich and diverse set of lessons are available from the International Feldenkrais Federation or Feldenkrais Resources. These audio lessons are not reproductions of the original lessons. For the online lessons, the sources - for example the original Alexander Yanai lesson titles - are retained for scholarship purposes and to properly acknowledge the ideas and structure of the original lessons.

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About Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Lessons

In ATM classes, students are guided through a sequence of gentle movements. By moving slowly and paying attention, the nervous system discovers new possibilities and lets go of less functional habits or patterns. This results in more efficient movement, a feeling of lightness, reduction in aches and pains, and an increased sense of self-awareness.

The openATM.org ATM lessons have been downloaded in countries as diverse as Australia, Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Germany, India, and the United States.

Contributions (English)

Oleana Nitefor's contributions are still listed on a separate OpenATM.org page. Go to Olena Nitefor's Recordings Page.

All other contributions to the project are listed in the searchable table, below. Some author notes and related material are archived but not currently online; please contact us with any related questions.

Author Date Title Source Time Path Notes/Keywords
Sharon Starika 1998/00/00 Runner's Series #1: Improving Power Center - 46:27 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/00/00 Runner's Series #2: Supple Hips and Spine - 46:41 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/02/24 Arms Inside Out and Overhead - 35:06 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/03/03 Bringing Self to Sitting - 46:53 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/03/10 Elbow Circles Holding the Chin - 47:16 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/03/17 Caressing the Leg - 43:57 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/04/07 Pelvic Clock with Use of the Eyes - 44:40 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/04/14 Rolling to Sit with Arms - 45:35 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/04/21 Orienting Head and Neck Through Spine - 40:06 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/04/28 Diagonal Folding - 46:55 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/05/05 Candle Holding - 46:45 Download
Sharon Starika 1998/05/12 Gliding Shoulder Blades - 46:53 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/05/19 Bending Elbows Over Knees - 46:53 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/05/26 Side-bending in Sitting - 46:53 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/07/17 Bird Wind R Arm - 46:53 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 1998/09/29 Catching Flies - 46:53 Download A few of the lessons are cut off at the end due to the 47 min length limitation of old cassette tapes.To comment upon or discuss these lessons plese see the Discussion entry.
Sharon Starika 2004/01/20 Continuation of Holding the Knee AY#270 55:09 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/02/03 Length and Fists AY#347 50:14 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/02/10 Twisting the Pelvis w/ Long Arm AY#240 53:42 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/02/17 Bending Fingers Backward, Part 1, AY#181 54:01 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/02/24 Arms and Knee on diagonal AY#348 52:23 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/03/02 Lowering Pelvis to Sitting AY#109 51:48 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/03/16 Bending Fingers Backward, Part 2 AY#182 42:22 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/03/23 Hands Behind AY#220 52:07 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/03/30 Rolling from the back to side-sitting AY#223 59:04 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/04/13 Straightening Knees While Leaning of Forearms AY#198 48:19 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/04/20 Preparation for a Bridge AY#438 46:02 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/04/27 Preparation for a Bridge, Continued AY#439 55:36 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/05/04 Heels Under Pelvis AY#190 57:39 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/05/11 Heels Under Pelvis 2,Weight between big and second toes AY#192 55:44 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/05/18 Heels Under Pelvis 3, Lifting Knees, AY#193 53:23 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/05/25 Heels Under Pelvis 4, AY#194 56:41 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/06/01 Heels Under Pelvis 5 (Japanese Sitting), AY#195 57:56 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/06/08 Heels Under Pelvis 6 (Rolling up to Sit), AY#196 54:41 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/06/15 Heels Under Pelvis 7, AY#197 54:01 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/09/14 Legs Crossed and Expanding Chest and Abdomen, AY#28 50:35 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/09/21 Sliding Along the Length of the Leg, AY#37 48:47 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/10/12 Lengthening the Leg into Pulling Movements While Rolling AY#67 50:30 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/10/19 Pulling the Toes With the Knees Crossed, AY#412 47:04 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/10/26 Ankle on the knee to sitting, AY#442 48:38 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/11/02 From lying on the back with lower leg on the other side to sitting with crossed legs, AY#92 52:17 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/11/09 Sitting Indian Fashion, AY#4 51:09 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/11/16 Lengthening the Arms sitting cross-legged, AY#90, 52:50 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/11/23 Zen Sitting AY#98 55:10 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/11/30 Training to sit without leaning on the floor, AY#310 50:42 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/12/07 Pecking Movements AY#129 49:40 Download
Sharon Starika 2003/00/00 2003 Running Workshop 1: Elbows and knees touching AY#27 34:43 Download
Sharon Starika 2003/00/00 2003 Running Workshop 1: Touching floor with hands AY#51 37:07 Download
Sharon Starika 2003/00/00 2003 Running Workshop 2: Lifting back with knees AY#80 21:02 Download
Sharon Starika 2003/00/00 2003 Running Workshop 3: Rotational use of arms (none) 37:53 Download
Sharon Starika 2003/00/00 2003 Running Workshop 4: Freeing the hip joints (none) 46:48 Download
Sharon Starika 2003/00/00 2003 Running Workshop 5: Spiraling legs up from stomach (none) 40:11 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/00/00 Lengthening Spine in Sitting M. Reese 49:28 Download
Sharon Starika 2004/00/00 On Chair - Differentiated Turning AY#455 40:03 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/01/24 Holding the Chin and Rolling -- 68:51 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/01/31 Cicling the Arm Around Yourself -- 70:16 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/02/14 Scarecrow Arms -- 59:25 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/02/21 Four-point support: spiraling to sitting -- 55:48 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/02/28 Sitting and Lengthening the Arms AY#322 65:19 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/03/07 Four Point Rolling -- 55:11 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/03/14 Pushing through Bridging Hand and Rolling -- 61:33 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/03/21 Extension 1: Translating the Head -- 69:57 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/03/28 Extension 2: On belly holding the foot -- 71:17 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/04/11 Extensors and Length -- 61:31 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/04/18 Lifting Head on Diagonal AY#170 61:19 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/04/25 Thorax and Back -- 61:15 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/05/02 Working the Extensors -- 63:20 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/05/09 Getting Your Back Back -- 66:17 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/06/06 Spine as a Chain -- 60:18 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/06/13 On Belly, Freeing the Neck -- 63:16 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/07/11 Releasing the Hips by Holding the Feet AY#302 65:52 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/07/18 Knees Right and Left While Making Hips Flexible AY#309 69:48 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/08/01 Lifting the Feet AY#324 59:04 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/08/08 Flexible Knees -- 64:53 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/08/22 Skewering the Spine -- 61:23 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/08/29 The Shoulder Behind the Back AY#323 64:12 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/09/12 Four Point Rolling, Revisited -- 61:11 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/09/26 Differentiation of the Shoulder Girdle -- 58:02 Download
Tracy Godek 2005/10/17 Translating Pelvis on Elbows and Knees -- 59:03 Download
Tracy Godek 11/7/2005 Holding the Neck While Rolling -- 65:58 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/02/13 Differentiation in turning - arm, head, and leg AY#399 50:44 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/03/08 (variations on) Twisting and opposing gently AY#434 55:20 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/03/15 (variations on) Getting to Know the Hip Joints AY#241 49:45 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/03/22 (variations on) Lifting Pelvis on Standing Feet AY#43 50:12 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/03/29 (variations on) Breathing Rhythmically #7 (inspired by Julie Peck) AY#191 50:16 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/04/05 (variations on) Painting with Soles of the Feet AY#111 59:22 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/04/12 Opening the Shoulders, Part 1 FW & AY#99 62:27 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/04/19 Opening the Shoulders, Part 2 Gaby Y & AY#125 73:19 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/04/26 Opening the Shoulders, Part 3 Gaby Y & AY#125 58:02 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/05/03 Ease in the Jaw many 54:38 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/05/10 Getting to Know the Hip Joints 2 Amherst 1980 63:20 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/05/17 Paradoxical Breathing in Many Positions (variations on Stomach and Chest First) AY#23 53:18 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/05/31 Lengthening the Back in Sitting (variations upon) AY#288 57:30 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/09/27 Turning in Side-Sitting (aka the "Dead Bird") many 64:36 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/10/04 The Pelvic Clock: An Introduction
Note: the audio quality is pretty poor and the lesson may be difficult to follow.
many 57:41 Download
Falk Feddersen 2010/12/09 Covering The Eyes AY#10 47:07 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/00/00 Paddling Workshop Lesson 1: Introduction to Flexion
Paddling requires a supple spine and rib cage. This lesson teaches an aspect of this.
(many) 35:53 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/00/00 Paddling Workshop Lesson 2: Rolling the Fists
Paddling also requires mobility in the shoulder joint. This lesson helps one discover this but the secret is that it is not all in the shoulder joint.
(many) 36:14 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/00/00 Paddling Workshop Lesson 3: Tying the Arms
Paddling requires mobility of the shoulder blade...
AY#391 51:13 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/05/07 Working with the Dominant Hand AY#124 51:13 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/07/19 Intro to Opening Hip Joints towards Half-Lotus Position
based loosely on AY Lesson "Ankle On Knee and Bending"
AY#389 54:12 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/08/25 On the Right Ischium
Making Left Side Long Sitting on the Right Buttock
AY#508 41:09 Download
Falk Feddersen 2011/11/28 Toward Ardha Padmasana (half-lotus)
ATM Class taught at Four Seasons Yoga Studio intended for Yogis
AY#249 58:27 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/04/19 Improving Hopping for Beginners AY#298 53:45 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/04/24 Baby Rolls with Flexion SF 55:16 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/05/29 Spine Like a Chain -- 60:29 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/06/12 Rolling the Fists, Introduction -- 54:37 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/06/26 Hand to Heel - Variations A. Zones 60:46 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/09/11 Buttocks AY#13 71:10 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/09/25 Fingers in the Armpit AY#253 61:00 Download
Liz Sisco 10/9/2010 Clarifying the Movements of the Leg 60:17 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/10/23 Edges of the Feet AY#433 61:57 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/12/04 Reaching and Dropping Gaby Yaron, Int. Spine 60:24 Download
Liz Sisco 2010/12/18 Jelly Pudding Pelvis MF SF evening classes V1 45:53 Download
Liz Sisco 02/5/2011 Chair Lesson Heggie Healthy Back 56:55 Download
Liz Sisco 2011/02/26 Bridge 1. Esalan 53:28 Download
Liz Sisco 2013/00/10 Tanden with Holding the Knee AY#179 60:21 Download
Liz Sisco 2015/04/00 Lengthening the Arms AY#178 56:58 Download
Liz Sisco 2015/04/00 Making the Spine Flexible AY#177 56:38 Download
Liz Sisco 2015/04/00 Basic Movement of the Toes AY#292 61:51 Download
Liz Sisco 2015/06/00 Releasing the Hips by Holding the Feet AY#302 63:50 Download
Liz Sisco 2015/04/00 Roller Lesson (requires folded blanket) -- 56:43 Download
Liz Sisco 2016/04/08 Pressing and Breathing Rhythmically AY#191 60:17 Download
Jim Stephen 2006/00/00 Hamstring Lessons: Introduction and 3 Lessons

[NOTE: DATE HAS BEEN ESTIMATED FROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION] These ATM lessons are the lessons that were developed for and used in the research study on Hamstring Lengthening that was published in Physical Therapy (the journal of the American Physical Therapy Association) in the December issue in 2006. A copy of this paper cannot be posted on this website as it is copyrighted by the APTA. If you would like an electronic copy by email or if you have any questions about the lessons or the study, please address them to:
Jim Stephens PhD, PT, CFP
Movement Learning and Rehab
Havertown, PA 19083
james.stephens@comcast.net

31:36 Download
John Quinn 2006/00/00 Bell Hand Lesson This lesson was recorded at the 2006 Feldenrkais Guild of North America Conference held in Omega New York and is a personal interpretation of Moshe's "Bell Hand" lesson originally presented at the 1981 Quest Workshop in San Fransisco. For More information on John Quinn please see John's web site 47:42 Download
Amona Buechler 2017/09/14 Perfecting the Self Image Awareness Through Movement (Lesson 8) 43:32 Download
Falk Feddersen 2009/03/08 Differentiating Eyes and Head: On back and in Sitting (combination) 47:16 Download
Falk Feddersen 2009/00/08 Bird Wing Right Arm - Variation
(combination) 39:59 Download
Ryan Hoffman 2018/05/19 Hip Joints by Way of Lengthening AY268 49:30 Download


Contributions (French)

Aurovici Sercomanens D.O.: Lessons in French / Lessons en Francais (9 Lessons):

Aurovici Sercomanens D.O. is an Osteopath as well as a Feldenkrais practitioner who trained in Paris with Myriam Pfeffer. He practices in Auroville in south India. These lessons were recorded in Auroville where he teaches ATM. As he is bilingual he also teaches ATM in French. Both his French and (soon) English ATM lessons are available here. Aurovici's website is http://mindscap.es Aurovici Sercomanens D.O. est ostéopathe et praticien Feldenkrais (formé à Paris avec Myriam Pfeffer). Il exerce à Auroville dans le sud de l'Inde. Ces lessons ont été enregistré à Auroville où il dispense ses lessons ATM. Comme il est bilingue il dispense aussi ses lessons ATM en Anglais. Ses lessons en Français (et bientôt celles en Anglais) sont disponibles ici. Le site internet d'Aurovici est http://mindscap.es
Title Based Upon Download
Bending from supine (elbows to knees)
Flexion depuis la position allongée (coudes aux genoux),
Chava Shelhav Download
Hand in the barrel of honey
La main dans le baril de miel
Paris 11 training Download
Knees to side lesson
Genoux vers le côté
Bruce Holmes Download
Lifting the head from prone
Lever la tête en position allongée
Chava Shelhav Download
Preparation for a clock
Préparation au saut de carpe
AY#19 Download
Preparation for the Carp Jump
L'horloge des épaules et du pelvis
Paris 11 training Download
Shoulder and Pelvis clock
Paris 11 training Download
Swift eyes smart body (dead bird twisting lesson)
Yeux rapides, corps malin (lesson de torsion)
Moshe Feldenkrais Download
The Puzzle lesson 1
La lesson du puzzle 1
Alan Questel Download

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