What is The Feldenkrais Method?
This is a gentle and very effective method which can help anyone, regardless of their age or condition, to move with greater ease and joy.
The Feldenkrais Method was originated by Moshe Feldenkrais who was also an accomplished engineer, physicist and martial artist.
Feldenkrais understood that the brain has the ability to change and reorganise itself long before this was validated by neuroscience.
Both individual and group lessons are structured to help us become aware of how we organise ourselves so that we can then begin to recognise the limiting habitual patterns we have developed.
This in turn allows us to explore other possibilities and enables us to access a greater range of movement options than our previous habitual response had allowed.
A wide range of people have benefited from the Feldenkrais Method including those:
who wish to access a greater freedom and joy in movement.
who are dealing with back, shoulder or neck pain.
actors, dancers and musicians who wish to support their performance and practice.
athletes and sports people who wish to refine their movement skills.
with neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Sclerosis.
children on the Autistic Spectrum.
with unresolved injuries or movement restriction.
who are looking for a holistic practice to support their health and well being.
With a background in theatre and education, I have been professionally involved in somatic education, in one form or another, for most of my life.
Feldenkrais Method Classes
Group classes are called Awareness Through Movement classes or ATMs.
These often take place lying down where you are verbally guided through a series of gentle and playful movement explorations.
Functional Integration is the name given to individual lessons.
In this situation the practitioner can tailor the lesson to the needs of the individual.