About the Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method
© Chris Stark

When you improve the way you move, everything gets better. Movement is the common thread between all the activities in your life — work, play, study, rest. Common to all those activities are your habits of movement. Some of them work well, others not so. As you age, you tend to rely on fewer and fewer of these habits, which means certain joints and muscle groups end up doing most of the work. This can lead to wear and tear, causing pain, stiffness and possible injury.

Fortunately, you still have an amazing capacity for learning. The same processes of sensing, learning, exploring and moving that we used as children are still available to you at any age. The Feldenkrais Method uses awareness, exploration, sensing, and specific movement patterns to free you from restricted habitual patterns, allowing new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge. This means you can learn new, more comfortable ways of moving, leading to an improved overall sense of well-being and health.

The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable approach to movement, learning and change. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, 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 difficulties.