The Feldenkrais Method® with Sarah Huntting, LMP, GCFP
In response to the covid-19 out break, my weekly Awareness Through Movement® Classes have moved on line via Zoom!
Scroll down to learn more about ongoing classes & new class series.
Welcome to moving and living with ease and vitality.
Working with your innate capacity to learn and improve, I'll help you discover new ways of moving that give you an internal sense of strength, flexibility and grace.
"The aim is to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but through increased consciousness of how movement works."
~ Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
Ongoing Awareness Through Movement® classes to keep you moving, growing & learning.
Finding your Stride
A 7 week ATM series to engage you in a practice that improves the way you walk.
(Drop-ins always welcome & no class on July 5th)
You'll be surprised to discover some of the habitual patterns you've developed in walking.
You'll start to develop a more accurate image of how to find support from the ground up as you walk.
You'll learn how the leg moving backward in space provides support to transition from one foot to the next.
You'll learn how the head and torso coordinate with the legs in walking.
Come join us & make some new discoveries in how you walk!
When: Sundays, 10 to 11am / June 7 to July 26 (no class July 5th).
Where: Online via Zoom / I'll send you a link to access class via email an hour before class begins.
How much: $80 class series / $15 drop-in.
Sliding scale: email me and we'll get you set-up.
Ready to ride
tune-in, relax & take off
Weather you want to take a short ride or a long one, this class is designed to help you have a more comfortable and pleasurable ride.
You'll learn to become more tuned-in and sensitive to where you're exerting unnecessary effort as you ride.
You'll learn to distribute the effort to ride more efficiently throughout yourself.
You'll discover how you can support your weight more effectively and comfortably over your bike.
When: Thursdays, 9am to 10am / May 21 to June 18
Where: Zoom, I'll send you a link to access the class via email an hour before class starts.
How much: Drop-ins always welcome $15.
Sliding scale : email me and we'll get you set-up.
Getting started with Zoom
Register for class.
You'll need an internet connection with a camera (Use a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer).
Never used Zoom? You'll need to download it ahead of time onto your device. This should take only a minute.
Download the Zoom Client for Meetings (desktop) or Zoom Cloud Meetings (mobile/tablet)
Follow the simple installation instructions.
You'll receive an email from me about 1 hour before class with a Zoom link inside.
Clicking the link will automatically open Zoom on your device.
Make sure "start video" is on (video cam icon).
Make sure your camera is pointed at where you'll be moving during the lesson so I'll be able to see you.
Find a place to lie comfortably on the floor. You can use a bed sheet to lie on so you can slide more easily. You may need some firm support for under your head when you're on your back or in side lying. The idea is to be as comfortable as possible.
Join us from anywhere in the world!
Email me if you have questions. email@example.com
Need to miss a class? A recording of the lesson will be made available to you to use at your convenience.
Group Classes Private Sessions
Awareness Through Movement® Classes are a dynamic approach to learning through movement. You'll learn to skillfully use your attention to sense where you get stuck, lost or use excess effort as you move. As your awareness grows, your ability to move with greater precision, power and elegance will become easier and easier.
Functional Integration Lessons are one-on-one sessions that attend to your individual needs. Each session begins with an inquiry into your current condition and what you'd like to improve. We'll explore some of the habitual movement patterns that lead to your current situation and begin a gentle learning process, where I help you find new ways of moving that provide greater support, comfort and ease.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you in all time, this expression is unique. And, if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
"Another fantastic session with you! I arrived with discomfort in my shoulder. You started with my feet and then explored the diagonal movement from my hip to my shoulder. My shoulder calmed down and so did I! I hadn’t realized how much tension I was holding until I felt the contrast between how I felt when I arrived and how much more relaxed I felt, even my jaw, after I left. I experienced lengthening my spine and getting support from my feet, which allowed my arms to hang down from my shoulders in a new, more comfortable way. I had a new awareness of lengthening my spine and rolling today when I went swimming. Thank you, Sarah!"
"When I have a Feldenkrais session with Sarah, I feel like she is sensing the very deep, subtle and articulate ways my joints move. Where they are flexible and where they are stuck. And she very gently moves them and encourages me to move in such a way as to allow me to relax and let go. What was once stuck becomes unstuck and fluid. I begin to feel a connection from one small part of myself all the way through my body to another part. A feeling in my body of deep connection and three dimensionality begins to emerge. As I walk away from my sessions with Sarah, I have a luxurious and wonderful experience of being free and fully alive in my body and in the world."
"Sarah is a fantastic teacher who takes you on a journey of bodily discovery, part child’s play, part meditation. She is a fitting guide, knowledgeable, passionate about her subject, empathetic and kind. I always come out of the class moving more fluidly and feeling more in tune with my body. At age sixty-nine, I feel that this class has stopped time for me physically."
"About a year ago, I found Sarah’s class at Velocity Dance and started attending more regularly. For me, she strikes a nice balance between leading me through the movements and yet challenging me to interpret it on my own. Her voice is soothing, easy to listen to. Her attitude is open and encouraging. After each session, I feel taller and lighter; my head and shoulders are stacked more over my hips and feet. My posture feels upright and easy to maintain. The longer I attend, the more natural and easy movement becomes. This seems to be the kind of practice one can do indefinitely into the future, and one that will benefit me even more as I continue to age."
I discovered the Feldenkrais Method while searching for help with chronic hip pain that I developed after a cross country ski trip. I saw Physical Therapists, Doctors and Massage Therapists, which all helped in the short term, but the same nagging discomfort would return. Over time, I started to tell myself my hip pain was the first sign of aging and I'd have to get use to it - I was in my mid-forties at the time.
It was in an Awareness Through Movement class where I was first introduced to the Feldenkrais Method. The class didn't demand physical exertion or use stretching techniques to achieve results. Instead, the movement sequences were slow and gentle and asked that I use my attention to sense how I was moving. After class, I was stunned at how light I felt and how effortlessly my body moved. Coming from a long and dedicated background in dance, athletics and a variety of movement practices, It didn’t make sense to me that I could move so much better after doing so little. To say the least, my curiosity was peeked and my journey into the Feldenkrais Method began.
What I'm after isn't flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I'm after is to restore each person to their human dignity. - Moshe Feldenkrais"
Get In Touch
Sarah Huntting, LMP, GCFP
Phone: (206) 852-3262
Address: 720 22nd Ave. East
Seattle, WA 98112
Practicing on North Capitol Hill in Seattle