Join Bruce Fertman for a 5-week online class.

Welcome to Grace of Sense

Learn simple, deeply transformative ideas and practices that help you live a physically contemplative life full of comfort, pleasure, and peace. FREE events start in April, 2023 and Grace of Sense Begins on May 5, 2023. Register now!

In a nutshell.

Essential Benefits

Become at once stable and mobile, relaxed and ready, soft and strong.

Receive the world through senses that are awake, lively, and refined.

Learn how to stop forcing, straining, pushing, grabbing, and grasping. Learn about grace.

Learn how to love and respect your body once and for all.

Walk into the world with pleasure, poise, power, and purpose.

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Grace of Senes Begins

Friday May 5, 2023,
6:00 PM Paris Time (CEST UTC+2)

Friday May 5, 2023,
8:00 PM New York (EDT UTC-4)

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Level 1: Grace of Sense Begins - Registration
Price: $225
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Not sure yet? Get to know Bruce.

Three Short Videos

Quieting the Mind

The Family of Things

Opening the Heart

One Small Gesture of Kindness

Unbinding the Body

And Then You Know

Being with Bruce.

Student Voices

A sense of grace permeates Bruce’s teaching. His clear, sure, soft verbal touch guides with curiosity and rich imagination, encouraging ease of movement and exploration in ever deepening growth.

Tessa Viotti


Here are ways to encounter Life’s blessèd unexpectednesses. And be invited to experience the familiar in different ways. Finding a certain newness – and surprise – just where we are.

Vincent Raven


”Grace of sense is a real treat for anyone wanting to connect the subtle with the substantial.  Bruce has a way of playfully connecting poetry to movement and physiology. And to create lasting results, through creating awareness about how one conducts oneself through everyday life”.

Carina Notivoli


Bruce’s teaching is a true gift, filled with wisdom, clarity, and insight. He was one of my original teachers as I trained to become an Alexander Technique teacher. Years later, when I read his book, I knew I had to study with him again. He has a way of connecting people to their own essence in a way that is beautiful to behold. He has helped me find more ease and effectiveness in my teaching, parenting, and life. The pace of his teaching always feels like being immersed in calm breathing, with pauses for everyone to digest whatever has been shared. I highly recommend studying with him and reading his book.

Jennifer Briggs

United States

Grace of Sense has offered me a wonderful opportunity to perceive how I relate with myself and the world with an alertness I had not experienced before: To listen and to think with my entire body, not just my mind. Through Bruce’s gentle, deep and precise pedagogy, I’ve experienced a vast neutralization of judgement (right & wrong), when it comes to work with students or myself. Grace of Sense has made me be and act more gently with myself, physically, intellectually and emotionally.

Carlos Osorio Sordelli


I absolutely loved this course [GoS] and found it one of the most inspiring courses I have ever done. During a long and difficult lockdown it was definitely something to look forward to every week. If you have a meditative and/or somatic practice of any kind, it will only deepen that practice; if you don’t, you will very probably develop one!

Orfhlaith Tuohy


Bruce’s imaginative use of visual metaphor linked to movement lit up my sensory experience in new ways and landed this mysterious integration solidly into my practice of the Alexander Technique.

Anita Freeman

United States

Bruce has a deeply thoughtful and unique way of organising his teaching and experience. He…keeps to a contemporary language that makes a complex range of material easily accessible and open to anyone, all the while inviting curiosity and a spirit of adventure to the age-old journey of life learning.

Kate Chester


People talk about “coming home to the body”, but with Bruce’s classes it feels like we’re realising we never left. Only this time I’m actually present to enjoy it! Grace of Sense is more than an embodiment practice, it’s more than the Alexander Technique, it’s a new way of being that will enrich my life from this day forth. It feels great to be home – in this body and this life.

Nathan Blair


I attended Grace of Sense Part I, II & III and enjoyed every single class. So many new ideas have contributed to a deeper understanding of how to teach the Alexander Technique to my private pupils, free from unnecessary jargon. Bruce is an excellent teacher who takes his time, making sure that his message reaches the body and not just the mind. These online courses have been a jewel to find and the best thing I could come across during the pandemic.

Daniela Sangiorgio


Studying with Bruce.

Details & Biography

What You’ll Learn

About Grace of Sense Begins

In Grace of Sense Begins, we begin. We learn how to become receivers. A receiver differs from a perceiver. A perceiver witnesses, notices, observes, sometimes analyses, occasionally understands. Perceiving is primarily a mental activity, a mindfulness practice. Receiving is a sensory practice. A receiver senses, feels, empathizes, experiences, enjoys, and appreciates. With receiving we go beyond the doing of our actions, beyond the perceiving of our actions and into the receiving of our actions. We begin not only to perceive the world but to receive the world. We venture beyond the use of the mind alone, dropping down into the wondrous workings of the body and of the heart.

“The release from action and suffering, release from the inner and the outer compulsion, yet surrounded by a grace of sense…”

T.S. Eliot


About Bruce Fertman

A Short Biography

Bruce brings 60 years of study as a movement artist and educator to his work having trained in gymnastics, modern dance, ballet, contact improvisation, the Alexander Technique, Tai Chi Chu’an, Aikido, Chanoyu, (Japanese Tea Ceremony), Argentine Tango, and Kyudo (Zen Archery).

For the past 30 years, Bruce has been helping people experience the interconnectedness of physical and spiritual life.

He founded the Alexander Alliance in 1982 and Grace of Sense in 2019, his online community-school. Author of Teaching by Hand, Learning by Heart, and of The Way In ~ The Way Out, Bruce is currently co-authoring a book with Michael Gelb for New World Library entitled, Walk – How to Discover Comfort, Vitality, and Inspiration in Every Step.

Join Us.

Grace of Sense Begins

Friday May 5, 2023,
6:00 PM Paris Time (CEST UTC+2)

Friday May 5, 2023,
8:00 PM New York (EDT UTC-4)

*Click the button below to view the schedule in your local time.

Level 1: Grace of Sense Begins - Registration
Price: $225
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