The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education
This mind-body approach combines movement and awareness to teach people of all ages and conditions to move and live more comfortably and effectively.
You can learn to:
- practice mindful movement
- improve posture, balance and flexibility,
- prevent injury,
- increase energy,
- reduce stress and fatigue
- improve concentration.
- ease pain,
All people, regardless of age or condition, have the ability to improve. Movement is the primary mode for learning in the Feldenkrais Method. It is taught in either a class setting or in private sessions. Group lessons are called Awareness Through Movement® and private sessions are called Functional Integration®.
Who was Moshe Feldenkrais?
Dr. Feldenkrais was a Judo expert, a physicist and a creative thinker. His study of how to rehabilitate his severe knee injury led him to understanding what we now know as neuroplasticity -- that our brains can "rewire" to replace patterns of pain and inefficient ways of moving. That we can improve and keep improving throughout our life. It doesn't mean we can get younger but our lives can get richer as we learn ourselves from the inside out.
The origin of Moshe Feldenkrais' therapeutic method reads more like a spy thriller than a neuroscience textbook. Read more