The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method® of movement education is a remarkably effective approach to learning how to function with greater coordination and ease and with less pain and injury. It is a method that relies on the way that humans naturally learn best-- by exploring variation, paying attention, and making subtle distinctions among sensations and observations. Developed by renowned physicist, mechanical engineer, and judo master Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), the method is used to help people improve their performance of everyday activities as well as specialized skills.
There are two types of Feldenkrais lessons: group classes called Awareness Through Movement®(ATM) and individual, hands-on lessons called Functional Integration®(FI). Both kinds of lessons engage your nervous system in an intriguing and surprising learning process. The lessons help you form a larger, clearer sensory image of how you're structured and the range of efficient movements possible for your structure.
The changes that occur during a lesson feel good. If you're suffering from pain, you're likely to experience significant pain-relief during and following a lesson. With regular practice of the Feldenkrais Method®, you can also expect to experience cumulative, lasting improvement in your ability to do whatever you want to do with ease and without causing or aggravating pain and injury.
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement®, Functional Integration® and Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM are all service marks, collective or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America.