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What Is the Feldenkrais Method?

The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education is a system of learning that offers a different paradigm for the exploration of human integrity, function, maturation, and overall health. Feldenkrais® lessons are designed to change the way you think, move, and sense yourself in the world. They use movement, attention, and imagination to enhance your awareness and improve your physical, mental, and creative performance.

Feldenkrais requires you to slow down from the goal-oriented, no-pain-no-gain template and enter a space where novel experiences lie. It is an instrument used to explore the landscapes of your interior self and to investigate habitual patterns from past conditioning that may be hindering your ability to live fully. Feldenkrais will help you find different ways of organizing yourself to meet your environment and will influence the quality of awareness in your day-to-day life.

Feldenkrais lessons are taught in private sessions called Functional Integration® and in group classes called Awareness Through Movement®.

Moshe Feldenkrais (1904–1984)

Moshe Feldenkrais, the founder of the Feldenkrais Method, was trained as an engineer, physicist, and martial artist. A pioneer in the study of human development, Feldenkrais spent years studying movement science, physiology, child development, and other awareness practices and somatic studies. He developed the Feldenkrais Method based on his own recovery from injuries and on his years of study and observation. Today his work is recognized worldwide as a revolutionary approach to learning.

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method™, Awareness Through Movement®, and Functional Integration® are registered service marks and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner™ is a certification mark of Feldenkrais Guild™ of North America.