is the Feldenkrais Method?
Our bodies love to move-they yearn to move. Watch a cat stretch in the sun or
children skip, laugh, and run down the street.
Our bodies are made to feel and take pleasure in movement, but most of us, due
to imperfect learning and the constraints of daily life-walking on pavement,
sitting at desks, or keeping our eyes fixed at a static distance- have lost or
limited this inherent source of satisfaction.
The Feldenkrais Method can help you rediscover
this natural and essential
source of expression, communication, and interaction with the world.
is Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais?
Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc. (1904-1984), trained as an engineer and physicist
at the Sorbonne in Paris, and was one of the first Europeans to receive a blackbelt
in Judo. After suffering a debilitating and seemingly permanent knee injury
he began to develop his remarkably effective method of neuromuscular reeducation.
The Feldenkrais Method represents a unique convergence of Western science with
martial arts and the ideas of Eastern philosophy, particularly the study of
attention and awareness.
How can we use awareness and directed attention to change our movement? In
answer to that question, Feldenkrais developed thousands of simple and effective
lessons that can immediately release ingrained, limiting, and often painful
habits of movement and perception.
These are group classes, done usually while lying on a padded floor, comfortably
clothed. Your teacher will verbally guide you through a series of gentle movements
designed to reduce extraneous muscular tension while enabling you to recover
or discover your own natural grace, precision, and power. Your wish for greater
your attention is all that is required. Click
here to read client testimonials about group classes.
In these private sessions you will be lying down comfortably clothed on a low,
padded table. Through gentle, supportive, and precise movements the practitioner
will help you regain flexibility, coordination, and freedom in movement. These
lessons are custom-tailored to your individual structure, personality, lifestyle,
here to read the article from the Brooklyn
Paper about the Feldenkrais Method.
In Moshe Feldenkrais I have met someone who has studied the body
in movement with a precision that I have found nowhere else. For him
the body is one whole. He has perfected thousands of lessons of exceptional