The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle, yet powerful, way to improve function and well-being.
Most people come to the Feldenkrais Method® because they are experiencing some kind of pain, discomfort or limitation that is affecting their quality of life and is interfering with their ability to do their daily activities and other activities they love.
The method is a wonderful tool to help you find out how your movement and postural habits may be limiting and harming you. In private sessions or in group settings we make the time to pause and notice how you do what you do, and we help you find new possibilities that allow you to do what you love, better.
Feldenkrais is taught in two different ways: in one-on-one private lessons (also called Functional Integration®) or in group classes (also called Awareness through Movement®). Both provide a safe environment for learning and improving. For a more detailed description of each modality, please go to the respective page. Under the group classes tab you will also find Paula's class schedule.
Who is it for?
The method can benefit people from all ages and fitness levels.
It has helped many people dealing with different challenges and limitations, such as:
Different kinds of pain: back, knee, shoulder, hip, neck, foot...
Overuse and repetitive strain issues
Recovery from injuries
Stress and Insomnia
Fibromyalgia and fatigue
Recovery from a stroke
Some neurological conditions such as Parkinson, MS, Cerebral Palsy
The method is also sought after by people wanting to improve performance and creativity:
Bodywork and massage therapists
Yoga students and teachers
Anyone seeking greater awareness and self-improvement
Please note that the Feldenkrais Method®is an educational modality. Feldenkrais® practitioners do not diagnose or treat symptoms. They create conditions for students to develop their kinesthetic awareness and to learn new movement options. In the process, many clients relate that their symptoms decrease or resolve.
About Moshe Feldenkrais
The Feldenkrais Method is named after its founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). Dr. Feldenkrais was an Israeli engineer and physicist, as well as a talented martial artist. He started developing what later came to be known as the Feldenkrais Method in response to his own debilitating knee injury sustained while playing soccer. Beginning in the 1940s and over a period of 40 years he created more than 1000 Awareness through Movement lessons and helped countless people with the most varied conditions improve their quality of life. His work is a true legacy for humanity. You can read a more complete bio here.
To learn more
If you want to learn more about the method go to the Resources page where you will find links to articles and websites.