What is the Feldenkrais Method?
The Feldenkrais Method improves coordination, posture, dexterity, and suppleness. Moreover, Feldenkrais alleviates pain by minimizing physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. Habits of inefficient movement, compromised self-expression, and forgotten ways of feeling can all be improved.
The positive integration of the mind and body through the Feldenkrais Method enables people to live more comfortable and rewarding lives. With improved efficiency comes greater enjoyment and pleasure in daily living. Ordinary problems associated with the work place or caused by aging are remedied. Persons with orthopedic or neurological problems experience wonderful therapeutic benefits. Meanwhile athletes, actors, dancers and musicians substantially improve their performance skills through the Feldenkrais Method.
Feldenkrais is not intended to cure disease or disabilities. Instead, the Feldenkrais Method is an effective way to learn about and improve physical limitations through freedom of movement. Because the Feldenkrais Method provides relief from many ailments caused by various neurological or physical disorders, Feldenkrais enhances the quality of living. Feldenkrais techniques are widely used in physical therapy and occupational therapy. From common problems such as muscle injuries, back pain and arthritis, to more complex cases involving learning disabilites, pediatrics and gerontology, the method offers a highly effective form of co-therapy. Sports medicine and nursing are also discovering many remarkable benefits for their patients.
The FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE is a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Feldenkrais Method worldwide, having trained more certified practitioners around the world than any other since 1985. Our Training Programs are accredited by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.
Our new Cantal 1 Feldenkrais Training Program begins in July 2016 in Aurillac, France. See our Training page for more information.
Our next Feldenkrais Training Program in Milano and Levico, Italy is underway. Enrollment is open through the end of the year. See our Training Page for more information.
Our new Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program has begun in Eugene, Oregon. Students can enroll during the first year. See our Training Page for more information.