Developed by engineer and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), the Feldenkrais Method® of movement education is now practiced the world over. Applications of the Feldenkrais Method of learning range from rehabilitation and injury prevention, to music instruction, dance, theater education, and athletic training.
Feldenkrais® lessons can address the ways of moving and holding that lead to pain and injury, improve everyday movements and refine highly skilled activities and, most importantly, deepen pleasure in daily life. The Feldenkrais Method is most effective for learning complex and refined skills, developing the “sixth” sense—kinesthesia—the perception of movement, and changing one’s own habits and ways of moving
Feldenkrais lessons are offered in two ways, enabling you to discover which learning style is most appropriate for your needs:
- Awareness Through Movement® lessons, the teacher verbally guides you through a sequence of gentle movements intended to help you develop a greater awareness of how you move. These lessons occur in a group setting.
- Functional Integration® lessons are designed to meet your personal needs. Communicating through touch and movement in addition to words, the teacher guides you in your one-on-one process of self-discovery.