The Feldenkrais Method® is a system of learning how you do things and exploring alternative ways of doing them. It has both mental and physical components, bringing awareness to how you think as well as how you move. The lessons use gentle but novel movements to create new connections between your nervous system and your musculature. By exploring new patterns of movement, you begin to adapt and reorganize more efficiently, allowing you to do more of what you want. It is a subtle, powerful method of somatic education and self-discovery.
Feldenkrais lessons are offered in two modes:
- In Awareness Through Movement® classes, you are verbally guided through a sequence of gentle movements intended to help you develop mental and physical awareness. These lessons typically occur in a group setting.
- Functional Integration® lessons are one-on-one and focus on your individual needs. You are physically guided through movements using gentle touch. Lessons are conducted fully clothed on a table or on the floor and last 45 to 60 minutes .
Regardless of which learning style you choose, the Feldenkrais Method can help you overcome limitations brought on by stress, misuse, accident, illness or simply from old physical and mental habits.
Even more info from the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America