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Welcome to the Body of Knowledge Course.

I’m Andrew Gibbons.  
As a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, I have taught Awareness Through Movement for over 15 years, in New York City and around the country. 
The Body of Knowledge Course will help you build a new kind of self-possession.  
Here are my goals for creating the course and what you can accomplish with it.

First, some context

Human movement and learning are essentially the same thing.
They are a form of intelligence.
We move to perceive the world, and ourselves in it, more clearly.
In fact, there is no action you can take, no goal you can fulfill, no experience you can
have, that does not rely on movement.
Even thoughts and emotions—internal shifts in your orientation—are movements of
the mind.
You were born with almost no movement or cognitive skills wired-in with your brain: it
was all capacity.
Thus, almost everything about your behavior had to be slowly acquired, through
experience, trial and error.
This is a training of sorts, but it’s not likely one you remember.
And yet you’re living it all the time.
In a sense, we all know what it’s like to live with deeply grooved behaviors, and yet to
feel untrained.

The way you move now has within it a kind of signature that determines much of how
comfortable you are, the kinds of activities that attract or frustrate you and whether pain,
stiffness and fatigue are really your fate, or just your conditioning.
To understand this is to understand a secret to cultivating a better life—the only one
you’ve got.
Most of us, at some point, look for practices to help us—exercise, meditation, diet—
where we learn to live in greater health and dignity.

And so I offer you: Awareness Through Movement®.

The practice trains your physical and mental equipment in a single, unifying context,
where movement and attention are given equal weight.
And it’s the main practice we’ll use in the Body of Knowledge course.
It requires no special clothing or equipment, nothing more than adequate space on
the floor, and your own reasons for practice. And with the Patreon app, the lessons are
now totally portable.

The Difference

What makes it different from any other approach is the way it integrates the physical
benefits of exercise and the mental poise of meditation.
Awareness Through Movement creates a context of patience, accuracy and
efficiency, and avoids an emphasis on willpower, and the injuries that result when we
combine effort with ignorance.
It’s the best practice I know of to control both the nature and the speed of your own
improvement, and to make your body both feel good and work well.

The Foundation for Improvement

You’ll start by transforming your relationship to posture—a word in need of a
renaissance of sorts—so you can see how well organized movement and perception
work hand in hand.
And we’ll build progressively on that foundation by introducing principles, strategies
and techniques that refine not only your physical skills but the mental capacities
(knowledge) that allow you to understand and sense them more clearly in each moment.

Course Structure

Currently the course is comprised of talks, the occasional video demonstration, and
Awareness Through Movement lessons, some about 10-20 minutes, but most of which
are full lessons of 45 minutes to an hour. These longer lessons are much the same
format I teach when I do live classes and workshops, and some of the recordings are
from those workshops.
I hope it is not only enlightening and enjoyable, but provides both the
discipline and freedom you’ve been looking for.

The course will help you create, day by day, a safer and more functional self-
possession with which to live your life.
It’s really an opportunity to build a new kind of
intelligence for yourself.
The laboratory is ourselves, the context is movement, the
application is life.
Welcome to the Body of Knowledge course!

Disclaimer

You understand that as a participant/user/student in Body of Knowledge's Patreon course that your sense of safety is essential to what you are learning. You understand that the content of all video/audio content on this site neither substitute for nor constitute medical advice evaluation of any kind. You understand that with any exercise or health-related program or activity that involves movement that you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health/medical professional before participating in any movement lessons.
Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Access to introductory lessons, articles, video talks, samples from higher tiers. 

Student
$10 or more per month 1 patron

Principle-focused training.
Access to Part 1 of : A Leg UP, The Shoulder Program, Training for Accuracy and future lessons from weekly classes. 

Walk the Walk
$20 or more per month 3 patrons

The complete Anti-Fragile Walking series (with new lessons added regularly).
All previous + part 2s.

Enhancing the Breath series. 

Fluid Torso Weightless Limbs series. 

Make requests for future lessons/refinements. 

Get your questions answered.   

Patron
$30 or more per month 1 of 100 patrons

Thank you for your dedication!

All previous. 

The complete library of ATMs. 

Early invitation and 20% off live events

Access to live online classes, Q&A, mentoring sessions. 

Builder
$50 or more per month 1 of 100 patrons

You're helping me build the future. 

All previous. 

The complete library. 

30% off live events. 

Access to draft chapters of my book on walking. 


Goals
$137 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 per month, I'll start a new special series called "Posture for Pianists" that will include audio, video and and me teaching from the piano.
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Welcome to the Body of Knowledge Course.

I’m Andrew Gibbons.  
As a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, I have taught Awareness Through Movement for over 15 years, in New York City and around the country. 
The Body of Knowledge Course will help you build a new kind of self-possession.  
Here are my goals for creating the course and what you can accomplish with it.

First, some context

Human movement and learning are essentially the same thing.
They are a form of intelligence.
We move to perceive the world, and ourselves in it, more clearly.
In fact, there is no action you can take, no goal you can fulfill, no experience you can
have, that does not rely on movement.
Even thoughts and emotions—internal shifts in your orientation—are movements of
the mind.
You were born with almost no movement or cognitive skills wired-in with your brain: it
was all capacity.
Thus, almost everything about your behavior had to be slowly acquired, through
experience, trial and error.
This is a training of sorts, but it’s not likely one you remember.
And yet you’re living it all the time.
In a sense, we all know what it’s like to live with deeply grooved behaviors, and yet to
feel untrained.

The way you move now has within it a kind of signature that determines much of how
comfortable you are, the kinds of activities that attract or frustrate you and whether pain,
stiffness and fatigue are really your fate, or just your conditioning.
To understand this is to understand a secret to cultivating a better life—the only one
you’ve got.
Most of us, at some point, look for practices to help us—exercise, meditation, diet—
where we learn to live in greater health and dignity.

And so I offer you: Awareness Through Movement®.

The practice trains your physical and mental equipment in a single, unifying context,
where movement and attention are given equal weight.
And it’s the main practice we’ll use in the Body of Knowledge course.
It requires no special clothing or equipment, nothing more than adequate space on
the floor, and your own reasons for practice. And with the Patreon app, the lessons are
now totally portable.

The Difference

What makes it different from any other approach is the way it integrates the physical
benefits of exercise and the mental poise of meditation.
Awareness Through Movement creates a context of patience, accuracy and
efficiency, and avoids an emphasis on willpower, and the injuries that result when we
combine effort with ignorance.
It’s the best practice I know of to control both the nature and the speed of your own
improvement, and to make your body both feel good and work well.

The Foundation for Improvement

You’ll start by transforming your relationship to posture—a word in need of a
renaissance of sorts—so you can see how well organized movement and perception
work hand in hand.
And we’ll build progressively on that foundation by introducing principles, strategies
and techniques that refine not only your physical skills but the mental capacities
(knowledge) that allow you to understand and sense them more clearly in each moment.

Course Structure

Currently the course is comprised of talks, the occasional video demonstration, and
Awareness Through Movement lessons, some about 10-20 minutes, but most of which
are full lessons of 45 minutes to an hour. These longer lessons are much the same
format I teach when I do live classes and workshops, and some of the recordings are
from those workshops.
I hope it is not only enlightening and enjoyable, but provides both the
discipline and freedom you’ve been looking for.

The course will help you create, day by day, a safer and more functional self-
possession with which to live your life.
It’s really an opportunity to build a new kind of
intelligence for yourself.
The laboratory is ourselves, the context is movement, the
application is life.
Welcome to the Body of Knowledge course!

Disclaimer

You understand that as a participant/user/student in Body of Knowledge's Patreon course that your sense of safety is essential to what you are learning. You understand that the content of all video/audio content on this site neither substitute for nor constitute medical advice evaluation of any kind. You understand that with any exercise or health-related program or activity that involves movement that you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health/medical professional before participating in any movement lessons.

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Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

Access to introductory lessons, articles, video talks, samples from higher tiers. 

Student
$10 or more per month 1 patron

Principle-focused training.
Access to Part 1 of : A Leg UP, The Shoulder Program, Training for Accuracy and future lessons from weekly classes. 

Walk the Walk
$20 or more per month 3 patrons

The complete Anti-Fragile Walking series (with new lessons added regularly).
All previous + part 2s.

Enhancing the Breath series. 

Fluid Torso Weightless Limbs series. 

Make requests for future lessons/refinements. 

Get your questions answered.   

Patron
$30 or more per month 1 of 100 patrons

Thank you for your dedication!

All previous. 

The complete library of ATMs. 

Early invitation and 20% off live events

Access to live online classes, Q&A, mentoring sessions. 

Builder
$50 or more per month 1 of 100 patrons

You're helping me build the future. 

All previous. 

The complete library. 

30% off live events. 

Access to draft chapters of my book on walking.