THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® created by Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984) aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement and to improve function in all areas of one's life.  By increasing student's self-awareness, smart movement choices can be found, leading to more movement repertoire, quality, and healing. The method can be adapted for all ages, from babies to the elderly, from people with acute pain to athletes, musicians, and dancers who want to perform better and prevent injuries.

 

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® looks at limiting habits that are causing pain, inflammation, over-exertion, poor performance, and injury.  Physical difficulties or limitations are seen, from the Feldenkrais perspective, as the result of either incomplete learning or trauma that can lead to dysfunctional habit patterns. 
With the Feldenkrais Method®, we learn to recognize those hindering habits and find better ways of moving that are healthy, efficient, pain-free, and enjoyable. One of the underlying understandings of this method is that thinking is also movement.  As thinking, emotions, and feelings are woven together and expressed through action, an authentic change in movement patterns will ripple into the rest of one's life. 

 

The founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., utilized his background in physics, mechanical engineering, and judo to develop a system with an unusual melding of biomechanics, motor development, psychology, and martial arts.
THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® has achieved international recognition for its demonstrated ability to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, and self-image and to alleviate muscular tension and pain. It is also highly successful with brain damage issues from CP to MS to Strokes. It consists of two compelling and versatile applications: Awareness Through Movement®, done in groups, and Functional Integration®, an individualized hands-on practice.