Vashon classes on the move!


For a couple years at least I’ve taught my weekly Awareness through Movement (Feldenkrais) class at the tiny space in the Village Green complex in Downtown Vashon. Often we’d be rolling into each other in the space, perhaps wondering what a fuller expression of the movement could feel like.

In search of a larger, more flexible space nearby, I found out about the Vashon Cohousing space. It’s only a half mile from the current location, much more room to roll, and in a beautiful rustic setting.

Beginning Thursday April 16th we’ll be meeting weekly for the 10:30am class at:

Vashon cohousing sign

If you’d like to attend this class or know someone on Vashon/Maury Islands that may

contact me (Erik) at:



Get down Get up


Explore and learn new, useful tools that

will enhance your quality of life.

Improve your balance and sense of safety.


Starting this October 11, 2014

Saturdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm


Special Introductory Price!



Feed your inner child

Alki Moves


Peeling away the layers on the path of growth


Lately as students have been telling me their stories as they unfold through our weekly classes, I’ve been looking at my own stories.

My own path of learning and awakening.

I recall a time in the late 90′s, when my late wife Yvonne, who had recently started her 4 year Feldenkrais Professional teacher training:

She was learning interesting stuff, I didn’t know or really care what it was.

You could say I was a bit skeptical.

And in my quest to get healthy would be lying on the living room floor, hoisting dumbells.

Or doing endless situps.

Straining through pushups.

And stretching, stretching, stretching.

She would occasionally walk by and ask “why are you doing that?”

Me: “To get stronger, and healthier!”

Fast forward 15 years (12 years since I started my own Feldenkrais training), and her mysterious question makes sense to me now.

My understanding didn’t come instantly.

I saw glimmers of it when I first started my training.

A decade of playing with these ideas have peeled away many layers of clouded thinking.

Tomorrow I shall work on peeling away another.

Life is a journey.

Let’s enjoy it together.




Weekly Tai Chi Chih Google Hangouts

I’ve been wanting to share this daily practice with others  for years, okay, decades.

I first learned this in 1986 when I was having one of my first mid-life crisis’s at the tender age of 24.

Tai Chi Chih has always quickly brought me an inner calmness, especially when my outer world was rocking about.

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You can join me by adding me to your Google+ circle  and I’ll send an invite minutes prior to the weekly scheduled get-together.

The Hangouts will be on Tuesdays at 10:00am PST.


Inspire your inner genius



Back pain relief – rolling the pelvis

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Setting aside my perfectionist streak I decided to shoot a new video with minimal outtakes.

I did well. 2 hours of set-up and shooting. One day of editing, and a new ‘trial’ version of Camtasia 8.

I have many more versions of back pain relief, and general balance and wellness video topics in idea stage, and soon to be reality.




What do you want to know?

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I’m feeling back in the video making mood.

And would love to make videos on topics that you would find beneficial.

Let me know what you’d like a video on, to help with resolving chronic pain (back, neck, knee, etc.), regaining balance, etc.  Learn to move more easily and pain-free so you can live life more fully.






Get up Get down


We get up and down many times a day.

Probably rarely ever noticing how, sometimes complaining or making weird noises as cover for the effort put forth.

Taking this ability for granted or just outright ignoring it can be at your own peril.

A recent study cited HERE shows that your ability to go from standing to lying down and then back to standing can predict your longevity.

So perhaps you went ahead and took the test, and the results have you wondering how you can improve your quality of life, and your chances for survival.


This Sunday, July 21st 2013 I’ll be having my first extended class/playshop from Noon – 2:30 @ The Center for Movement & Healing.

We’ll explore how we can go to and come from the ground with greater ease.

The extended class allows us the space to connect a couple lessons with practical application.

All levels of ability are welcome to participate.


Gain a greater sense of independence in your movements and life.

Get your spot now for $30, then you can get up and get down.


Happy rolling,






Starting today, July 5th, and (almost) every Friday I’ll be teaching my new class

‘Regain your balance’ at the West Seattle Senior Center.

Below is a link to my class and other Health/Wellness offerings at the WSSC:

Today was a great starting class and I’m looking forward to all the future classes and students.

If you know of anyone struggling with their own balance, this could be what they’re looking for.

Inspiring your inner genius.



Happy Birthday Moshé!

mosheHappy Birthday Moshé Feldenkrais!

Today he would be 109 if still living.

He was one of the most influential minds of the 20th Century that most people have never heard of.

This coming Sunday, May 12th we’ll be celebrating his birthday and International Feldenkrais Week with FREE class @ The Center for and Healing….7901 35th AVE SW, here in West Seattle.

See you this Sunday @ Noon!


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Beginning Sunday April 7th, 2013 I’ll be teaching a weekly class at The Center for Movement & Healing.

This beautiful studio was just opened a couple of months ago in West Seattle by Jill Pagano, her dream to gather many different disciplines of movement under one roof.

Classes will be from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Sundays.

Class fees are $15 drop-in rate. And a $60/5 class rate.


I’m excited to start teaching classes here.

Invest an hour playing with me on Sundays, to regain your freedom of movement, to do the things you love to do.

The Center for Movement and Healing is at 7901 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126.

“please use street parking only”


Inspire your inner genius!