It took me a long time to convince myself to slow down and try Feldenkrais …
… instead of sort of pretending to not be injured and wait for it to ‘go away’, but I’m so glad I did. Already more helpful than two orthopedic surgeons.
—Shannon, professional dancer
The Feldenkrais Method ® is beneficial for everybody, but especially if you want to:
- Reduce the impact of chronic, degenerative or sudden-onset conditions such as arthritis, stroke, and athletic or workplace injury
- Advance your technique in music, dance, theater, sports, yoga or martial arts
- Work, play and rest with greater ease and efficacy
- Develop deeper awareness about how you transform intention into action
Guided by a trained practitioner in group classes or private sessions, Feldenkrais® students sense for themselves the hidden patterns of tension that cause them strain and limitation. The process of moving gently, sensing, and becoming aware introduces greater balance of effort throughout the whole body, leading to more comfortable, more skillful and more effective movement.
Feldenkrais is an “educational” method, because movement engages the whole self—thoughts, sensations and feelings—in coordination. Rather than “fixing the problem” and leaving students to inevitably repeat their habitual patterns, Feldenkrais practitioners guide students to both sensory and mental self-awareness, and point the way to alternatives. The process is playful and engaging, and the results are long-lasting.
The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing at a high level in sports or the arts, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.
For more about the Feldenkrais Method, download some Articles, or look through my Blog. Please also visit the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, and the International Feldenkrais Federation.