was my first anniversary of NO Physiotherapy and
NO anti-inflamitories thanks to Feldenkrais.
Another satisfied customer!! I am looking forward
to getting the next additions to my collection of CD's.
- Angie Chetwynd, South Africa
Feldenkrais was one of the first scientists who believed
that retraining the body could retrain the brain (neuroplasticity).
Today's findings on neuroplasticity
support his theory."
- The National Pain Foundation
have been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining
the nervous system, which I recommend to patients
whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral
palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find
it to be much more useful than standard physical
therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais
Method can help older people achieve greater
range of motion and flexibility, and help all of
us feel more comfortable in our bodies.”
- Andrew Weil, M.D. Author
of Spontaneous Healing and Natural
Health, Natural Medicine
What is the Feldenkrais Method?
The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable approach to movement, learning
and change. The Method is based on the sound principles of physics, neurology,
physiology and the martial arts. Emphasizing the conditions under which the nervous
system learns best, the Method improves posture, flexibility, and coordination.
The Feldenkrais Method helps those with restricted movement, chronic
pain, tension and other common problems, as well as neurological and developmental
When we are born, our brain maps are virtually undeveloped. As we begin to
mature, we learn how to move, sense and talk. Through this process of maturation,
the neurology of the brain is developed and refined. However, the process goes
well beyond childhood. As we mature, the brain continues to refine our movements
by shedding off what it perceives as unused movement patterns in our neurology.
In older age, this means we rely on fewer and fewer patterns of action. For
many older adults, these patterns become outmoded and dysfunctional. This leads
to certain muscle groups and joints having to do most of the work, causing
stiffness, stress, pain, compression on the spine, limited movement, and poor
Learn at Any Age
the Feldenkrais Method?
Fortunately, our brains have an amazing capacity for learning. The same processes
of sensing, learning, exploring and moving that we used as children are still
available to us at any age. The Feldenkrais Method uses awareness,
exploration, sensing, and specific movement patterns to free us from restricted
habitual patterns, allowing new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to
emerge. This means that older adults can learn new, more comfortable ways of
moving, leading to an improved overall sense of well-being.
• Eliminate pain and discomfort
• Improve brain fitness and physical intelligence
• Move smarter, easier and younger
• Replace limiting habits with comfortable patterns of movement
• Heal faster and more completely from injuries
• Discover natural good posture and better balance
are Taught in Two Complimentary Formats:
Classes: Awareness Through Movement®
Awareness Through Movement is a series of verbally
guided, gentle, slow and organized movements typically done on
the floor in a group setting. Lessons may also be done sitting
or standing. These lessons guide students’ awareness toward
sensing their own movement patterns, exploring new ways of moving,
and integrating more choice into their movement habits.
Almost all the
products we sell on this site use Awareness Through Movement as
the basis for teaching Feldenkrais Lessons.
Lessons: Functional Integration®
Functional Integration lessons are a one-to-one
approach tailored to the client’s unique needs and
organization. Through skilled manipulation, the client is
slowly and gently moved in ways that deeply influence organization at a neurological level. Through these lessons,
overall functioning and sense of well-being improve and problems
diminish or resolve.
Who are Feldenkrais Practitioners
and How are they Trained?
The Feldenkrais Method is taught only by Guild Certified
Feldenkrais Practitioners(cm) who complete four years of training and
are certified by the North American Feldenkrais Guild® and the
International Feldenkrais Federation. Feldenkrais Practitioners
are required to renew their certification and must meet certification requirements
of continued study through advanced training. When finding a Feldenkrais Practitioner,
make sure they are Guild Certified.
For more information
about the Feldenkrais profession or to find a practitioner
in your area, visit the website of the Feldenkrais Guild® of
North America. www.feldenkrais.com