The Feldenkrais Method® is named after the Israeli scientist and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc (1904 – 1984). After a serious knee injury Moshe proceeded to learn anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology and combined with his knowledge of mechanics, physics and martial arts he devoted his life to understanding human movement and potential.
Today The Feldenkrais Method® is used by men, women and children of all ages and abilities.
What are the benefits of The Feldenkrais Method®?
Increase range of movement
Improved coordination and balance
Greater strength (with less effort)
Improved emotional resilience
Who comes to Feldenkrais?
Infants with physical or neurological disease
Adults confined to wheel chairs
Musicians and artists
How is it taught?
Group classes, called Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes, are taught through verbal instruction and uses description to engage individuals in various movement explorations. The movements are gentle, specific and at times peculiar or novel. Participants explore numerous possibilities and through this style of teaching individuals discover how THEY move best, gaining greater control over their actions and comfort levels.
Private sessions, called Functional Integration (FI), are a hands on process and are facilitated through precise touch. Sessions are tailored to an individual’s specific needs or requests.
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