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 variations on a theme, paying attention, making subtle distinctions among sensations, and using the motivation of curiosity to ask questions, rather than using determination to be correct. 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.