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     What is the Feldenkrais Method?

The Feldenkrais Method® is named for its founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. It's a method of learning that uses movement and guided attention as a means to enhance human functioning.  This method deepens one's awareness of how the body moves and offers gentle yet effective strategies to make movement more functional, graceful and efficient. If you can learn to improve how you move, you can learn to improve the quality of how you live your life.

"Habits are when we decide to act before we are aware that we we have a choice."

- Moshe Feldenkrais

 Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) in the 1940s and is now practiced worldwide. Dr. Feldenkrais, a Russian-born physicist, mechanical engineer, martial artist and educator, based his work on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. He created over one thousand Awareness Through Movement® group lessons and later developed Functional Integration®, his unique hands-on lessons for individuals.

 

"Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns except the belief that they are so."

- Moshe Feldenkrais