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I began studying the Feldenkrais Method® in 1987 as a professional dancer because it helped me so much with both the technical and artistic aspects of dance, as well as preventing recurrent back spasms.

In 1993 I became a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (cm), and have been teaching group classes and private lessons in the Feldenkrais Method ever since. My clients have included the New York Times, Time Warner, Bristol Myers, the Peninsula Spa, Lord & Taylor, the 63rd St. YMCA, and the Feldenkrais Learning Center. I also maintain a private practive in Manhattan and Brooklyn in which I work with a wide variety of clients including:

1) Performing artists: I specialize in working with dancers, actors, musicians, and visual artists to help them learn how subtle shifts in the ways they move can dramatically enhance their performing and technical skills and increase their longevity. The effect after a few lessons is often dramatic.

2) Chronic debilitating illnesses: People suffering from a variety of chronic pain syndromes including fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis and chronic fatigue syndrome often find relief through the Feldenkrais Method from debilitating pain, and regain a significant measure of ease, and effectiveness in their daily lives.

3) Stress and injury-related pain: Common discomforts and limitations such as back pain, shoulder or neck stiffness, joint discomfort and generalized tension caused by poor posture,stress,long hours at computers, a sedentary lifestyle, or old injuries can often be eliminated or significantly reduced easily and quickly through the Feldenkrais Method. We are often unaware of how much low level chronic discomfort unnecessarily diminishes the pleasure we take in everyday life.

The chances are that you are looking into the Feldenkrais Method because you fall into one of these three categories. If so, I invite you to read the Client Testimonials and the page on What to Expect from Feldenkrais, and then to call me to talk for a few minutes about your particular situation. We’ll examine the problem, talk about solutions, and see if I can help.


Sharon Oliensis, GCFP cm






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