The Feldenkrais Method is a powerful resource for anyone who wants to feel and function better! As human beings, we have a tendency to acquire subtle and sometimes damaging physical and mental habits of functioning which can become deeply ingrained. Some habits are useful and some are not. The Feldenkrais Method can facilitate change by creating the awareness you need to alter habits which don’t serve you well.
In this class, the teacher guides you through a sequence of gentle movements within a safe and comfortable range. You begin to awaken awareness to unexpected and interesting connections within and between the movements. As the quality of movement improves and a recognition of unnecessary muscular tensions, the body begins to reorganize and release. The method offers quick and clear changes occurring through neuromuscular re-patterning.
The Feldenkrais Method was founded by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, (Bio) an Israeli engineer, nuclear physicist and black belt in judo, who spent over 40 years researching the field of mind/body/environment integration. Using movement as a tool, he developed a step-by-step process involving hundreds of different lessons designed to improve our awareness and self-image. His method has been taught to a wide variety of people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, including teachers, musicians, artists, scientists, athletes, and physical therapists.
Dr. Feldenkrais applied his extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, and engineering as well as his mastery of martial arts to restore his own functioning and that of countless others.
On its basic level, the Feldenkrais Method improves posture, coordination, flexibility, and suppleness. Moreover, it alleviates pain by minimizing physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. Patterns of inefficiency, compromised self-expression, and forgotten ways of feeling can all be improved.