A gentle, respectful approach to improving performance and well-being in people and animals, using the Feldenkrais Method
What can the Feldenkrais Method do for you?
It can help both people and animals become aware of habitual patterns impacting how they feel and function. Feldenkrais techniques work to change these patterns and thereby improve movement, balance and performance. This approach can benefit anyone, from those with severe physical restrictions and chronic pain, to competitive athletes striving for improvement.
Is it really possible to improve?
Absolutely. Our posture is made of four components: movement, sensation, thinking and feeling. Feldenkrais helps us become more aware of these components and how they impact our self-image. By changing our self-image we can change how we move, sense, think and feel. With improved movement comes improved performance and a better quality of life.
Two ways the Feldenkrais Method helps bring about change:
Private, hands-on Functional Integration (FI) sessions. These sessions use gentle, non-invasive, touch and movement techniques to help reorganize the mind and how it regulates the body, allowing both people and animals to overcome pain and mobility issues.
Verbally guided Awareness Through Movement (ATM) sessions in a group setting. These gentle, relaxing exercises allow participants to discover the most natural way to accomplish a particular movement. This self-discovery leads to changes in how participants move, sense, think and feel. Balance and mobility improve and pain diminishes.
Regardless of which learning style you choose, the Feldenkrais Method can help you overcome limitations brought on by stress, misuse, accident, or illness. This work is potent and something you need to experience to fully recognize where it can take you.
“Make the impossible possible,
the possible easy and the easy elegant.”
- Moshe Feldenkrias