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New York FAQs


#1 Venue/Location?

The Feldenkrais Institute of NY 134 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001, USA


#2 What kind of fitness level will I need to be?

This event will be highly movement-based.

We won’t be doing gymnastics and judo rolls, and you certainly do not need not be an athlete or a dancer, but we do ask that you have the capacity to get down onto the floor without needing any aid from a wall, or a chair, or cane.  

You can be shaky and off balance, that’s NOT a problem, we’ll work on that! But I want to ensure you have enough functional and aerobic capacity to get onto the floor solo, and return back to standing solo.

#3 What kind of stuff will I need?

For Class: A water bottle. Pen and paper/notebook/journal. Camera/phone to take pictures.  

Clothing: Because we’ll be doing a blend of movement (low and medium intensity), subtle and quiet self-awareness floor work and good ‘ol chatting and Q&A, I recommend dressing in layers for our time in class. Comfortable clothing that you can move in that isn’t too baggy and isn’t too tight.  

(In my opinion, good old cotton is the best fabric for this work. Tight stretchy yoga gear limits your pelvic movement, ironically).  

I suggest bringing socks in case your feet get cold during our quieter exploration.  

MOST IMPORTANTLY DON’T FORGET: Your enthusiasm and desire to learn, laugh and love movement.  

#4 What is the refund policy?

Please understand there is a high demand for our Up & Down Live classes, and we limit class size. Once you have enrolled, your spot in class is secure. You may cancel your enrollment up to 14 days before the start of the course and receive a full refund.  

If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the commencement of the course, we will still issue you a full refund IF we can fill your spot. If we cannot fill your spot you will NOT receive a refund.  

We STRONGLY suggest that you set your schedule up so that you do not miss a precious moment of this experience. Do not be late. We’ll see you very soon!  

#5 I'm new to New York

You are responsible for your own meals and accommodations and travel arrangements.

Where should I sleep?

There are many hotels in the New York area which are only a Google search away. I'd suggest securing accommodation sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

Airbnb and VRBO are also good resources for finding affordable housing

Getting around in New York

The New York subway system is the best way to get around in New York City. They also have a 7-day Unlimited Pass for those who would like to spend some extra time to explore the beauty of New York.

Taxi cabs and Uber are also great ways to travel around town.

What's there to do in New York?


The best suggestion for sightseeing in New York is to Google it, and see what pulls your attention and interest. There are a number of art galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Met Breuer. There is also the world famous Central Park that you can explore by foot or by bike.

Best Views of New York CityScape:

The Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building Observation Deck give great scenic views of the city.

Foodie Districts:

New York City has some of the greatest and most creative restaurants in the country. Manhattan alone holds a plethora of ever-changing, mouth-watering restaurants sure to make your taste buds spin. Chinatown, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and Chelsea are just a few districts that house some incredible restaurants.

what we recommend for the best experience possible  

Due to the nature of our work together, Elia and I curate our teaching and progressions based on the individuals in attendance and the group dynamics, but this will give you an idea about how the day will flow.

If you’re coming from out of town, we highly recommend giving yourself ample time to arrive, settle in, and check out the beauty that is New York City.  

Each day will go something like  

  • Plan to arrive for 9:45am (settle, chit-chat, personal time)
  • Morning segment from 10am-12:30pm
  • Lunch break: 12:30pm-1:45pm
  • Afternoon segment: 2pm-3:30pm
  • Group discussions, principle review & practical integration: 3:45pm-5pm  

We strongly recommend that you be IN New York the day before the workshop begins. 

In all our years holding workshops and events we’ve found that there’s nothing worse than rushing in to a workshop and rushing out without having any time to soak up the new surroundings and integrate the time (and money) you’ve invested in yourself.

We also recommend planning NO TRAVEL the night after the workshop, so you keep the transformation your body and mind has experienced during the workshop.

There’s nothing worse than sitting in a car and driving (or flying) for 5 hours after spending two days moving, grooving and learning. When you give yourself the time for arriving before and added integration afterwards you’ll deepen your learning experience in so many ways.  

For those who live in New York and surrounding areas, I recommend the same. 

Schedule your night before the workshop to be open and free of stress and allow for plenty of travel time to the venue during the workshop. After the workshop ends, have your time open for YOU so you can also integrate and let the workshop sink in.  

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