Looking up

Last Tuesday, I taught the first class of this summer’s Awareness Through Movement® summer camp, The Human Frame. I call the lesson that I presented:


Like all the lessons in this series of ATM® lessons done in a doorway, this is a relatively recent creation. Though it’s new, it relies on the same learning logic as the archetypical lessons that Moshe Feldenkrais invented. I’ve been developing, learning from, and working with this contemporary score for the last couple of years; this past spring I taught it in several different classes. Last week’s version definitely benefited from my long apprenticeship with it.

Putting this lesson together, playing with it in my personal practice, preparing it for “prime time,” and presenting it has been such a valuable educational experience for me, both as a student of Moshe’s method and as an ATM teacher. 

For one, I am excited about how THINGS ARE LOOKING UP brings classic Feldenkraisian “moves” and methods into a new playing field. I’m intrigued by being upright in the context of the doorway opens new avenues for learning. 

I also can’t help but notice that there’s something about doing lessons upright in a doorway that changes how you take the learning into your life. Developing your ability to orient to your three-dimensional, gravitational environment is the key to unlocking your potential to wrest control from the autopilot . . . and improving your coordination, dexterity, and balance.

Indeed, I’m so excited that I’d like to share this lesson with you. That’s why I am making the entire 58 minutes and 46 seconds recording of the ATM available for free.

Please click here to either download the file for later use or, if you prefer, stream it immediately.

Until 14 July 2020, you don’t need to login to access the recording. After that date, you’ll need to log into your Mind in Motion Online (MIMO) account first. 

  • If you have yet to sign up for your free MIMO account, you can do so by clicking here.
  • If you already have an account, sign in and then click on Library.

On the My Files page, please:

1)  Select Free ATMs in the 1st search box.

2)  Select Original Compositions in the 2nd search box.

3)  Click on the | Search now | button.
    THINGS ARE LOOKING UP is the most recent ATM added
    so it will be the last one listed.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

This blog may contain one or more affiliate links. When you click on a link and then make a purchase, Mind in Motion receives a payment. Please note that we only link to products we believe in and services that we support. You can learn more about how affiliate links work and why we use them here

Please share this blog post

Your thoughts?
Please let us know your perspective! Add your comments, reactions, suggestions, ideas, etc., by first logging in with your Mind in Motion account. If you haven’t created your free account yet, you can do so here.