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The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic education system created by Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc (May 6, 1904-July1, 1984), an engineer, physicist and martial arts expert. Focusing on the relationship between movement and thought, it is taught in two ways. In Awareness through Movement® (ATM) lessons, a teacher verbally guides you through a sequence of gentle movements that help you become more aware of how you move. As your awareness increases, you will learn to let go of limiting habits and begin to move with more freedom and ease.  Functional Integration® (FI) lessons are private sessions in which a teacher uses words and gentle non-invasive touch to guide you through movement sequences. You will be fully clothed, lying on a table or the floor, or in a sitting or standing position during these sessions.

Feldenkrais lessons can improve balance, breathing capacity, flexibility and alignment, decrease tension and pain, and help you to become more relaxed and focused. Anyone can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method, including people with chronic pain of the back, neck, and shoulders as well as those dealing with TMJ and migraines. Athletes, dancers, singers and actors use the Feldenkrais Method to improve performance. The Feldenkrais Method may also be helpful for people dealing with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and stroke. Seniors appreciate the gentleness of the Feldenkrais Method and use it to retain or regain their ability to move without strain and discomfort. A great addition to any exercise program, the Feldenkrais Method can make your work-out smoother and help to prevent injuries. In short, the Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to move better and regain his or her natural ability to move with lightness and ease.


Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, and Functional Integration® are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.