The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method is a modality used to improve body awareness that has proven to be highly effective in alleviating pain, anxiety, and movement difficulties. The Method involves the use of movement, touch and imagery as tools for learning new ways of functioning. The heightened awareness that develops through the use of this method leads to improved body image, organization and function.
Unlike the medical model, which prescribes ways to achieve the correct state, the Feldenkrais Method leads the participant to discover his or her own solution. It is based on theoretical knowledge about the nervous system and its capacity to learn. The learning environment is gentle, safe, and creates a process of self-discovery.
An Overview of the Feldenkrais Method by Ralph Strauch.
Two Ways to learn
Group Classes: Awareness Through Movement® (ATM)
In an Awareness Through Movement lesson, the practitioner verbally guides the students through a sequence of movements centered on a particular theme in human movement. Through these lessons, people can dramatically improve their quality of movement and acquire new coordination and skill.
Private Lessons: Functional Integration® (FI)
In a Functional Integration lesson, the teacher's delicate and precise touch guides the student through gentle, safe movements. These movements provide new information to the neuro-muscular system, and enhance the body's efficiency, coordination, and ease of movement.