I got into this work because I watched the terrible burden on my Grandmother’s emotional health as she went from being able to easily walk down the street to the grocery store, to having trouble getting to the mailbox and back, to having to really work and strain just to make it to the kitchen or the bathroom, and I swore that I was going to find some way of keeping others from having to live that same story. Then I found theFeldenkrais Method®.I’ve been using the Feldenkrais Method® to help those who strain to achieve their goals, and for those whose goal is simply to live a life that is free from pain, stress, or anxiety.
The Feldenkrais Method® is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.
Authorized Feldenkrais Instructor, Author, Recovering Academic, former medievalist and life-long martial artist/instructor
THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD
The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education uses gentle movement and directed attention to help people learn new and more effective ways of living the life they want. You can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.
The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.
Rather than modelling the movements for the student, the teacher’s role is to create an environment in which the students can learn from the inside out, make connections within and between the movements, and own the material in a way that creates lasting improvements, in a way that merely imitating a teacher’s external movements can never imitate.