Al Wadleigh is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm, practicing in Madrid and Cerrillos, New Mexico. Al works with clients one-on-one, teaches Awareness Through Movement® classes, and presents in and sponsors Feldenkrais workshops. His background includes extensive training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and NLP, seminar and workshop design and promotion, and a degree in Psychology.
He created and designed the website, The Feldenkrais Store.com to be the best source for media and information pertaining to the Feldenkrais Method®. Just as each private session with Al is composed of guided movements that are unique to each client, Al also designs classes and workshops to achieve group outcomes for increasing flexibility, strength, and ease of movement.
He is presently teaching classes at the Cerrillos in Motion in Cerrillos, New Mexico. He also works with people privately at Madrid Healing Arts Studio on Mondays and at Cerrillos in Motion other days of the week.
Al lives with his wife Sarah, a clinical herbalist, in their funky loft in Madrid, New Mexico.
What People are Saying about Al
“Al’s expertise with the Feldenkrais Method has changed my life. They wanted to replace my hip, but now I can move that hip completely without pain. His work has also reversed my chronic regional pain syndrome and my wrist no longer hurts! I continue to be amazed at what this Method can accomplish as we continue to work on the other parts of my body that still need to catch up.”
– Tina, Longmont, CO
“This is a very strong endorsement of the Feldenkrais Method® and my practitioner Mr. Al Wadleigh. After more than a year of sequential work by Mr.Wadleigh, I was asked to share my thoughts on this work and give insight on how it has impacted my life. As a physician afflicted by early disease Parkinson’s, I was in search for a modality that would help me restore a functional balance of movement and coordination as well as self-confidence by engaging the central nervous system back into its regulatory role of innate and learned behaviors of movement. The Feldenkrais tradition has a unique and storied history sustained by disciplined and innovative practitioners just like Mr. Wadleigh. In their practice, they acquire the sensitivity and patience to re-train the whole organism back to the original instruction of unfettered movement and balance as it were before we began to modify movement and behavior by poor posture, abbreviated body action and unhelpful habits of movement. For me, it has been a positive and productive experience, as in so many of such it’s all about the journey — where you started, where you thought you were headed, what you encountered, and ultimately what you found about yourself. I am not so naive as to think I could cure myself of Parkinson’s Disease, but I am 50 miles from where I started regarding self-control of movement, coordination, and balance. The road map to change can be tricky to read; I’ve learned to be patient and vigilant of myself and my movement. A therapeutic relationship is central to self-perceived improvement. Mr. Wadleigh models all aspects of the healing role, allowing me to self-discover my abilities and self. It has been a privilege I hope to sustain. Thanks, Al!”
– Gregory Jaramillo, MD, Longmont, CO
“I had my first hip replacement, which went very badly. I did eight months of physical therapy, then acupuncture with no improvement of the pain or movement in my hip. I had decided that this was the best it was going to get and that my physical life was OVER. Then I heard about Feldenkrais lessons. I knew absolutely nothing about it. I was expecting nothing, but when I left after my first one-hour lesson with Al, I had NO PAIN in my hip. Three years later and after many lessons, I am a completely changed person. Not only have I regained the full use of my hip and leg, but so much more has improved in my life both physically and emotionally. Al’s Feldenkrais lessons have made me whole again.”
– Miriam, Longmont, CO