The Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education designed to improve your function in activities of daily living, work and recreation. This method develops your awareness within yourself and with your environment.

In Feldenkrais lessons we use gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance ability. Feldenkrais is useful for improving one’s capacity, skill and ease in any activity one wishes to improve.

Current research confirms the amazing potential for the brain to learn and change in a way that was previously not believed possible [link to research or references / reading list]. Feldenkrais lessons tap into the enormous capacity of our nervous system to learn new ways of functioning – the neuroplasticity of our brain.

The discoveries Moshe Feldenkrais made through his personal experience and study of how to change the brain to improve one’s capacity to act in the world are now being supported by more recent scientific studies.

“Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself”

Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Stanford University

Learning in the Feldenkrais Method occurs in two forms, individual lessons, called Functional Integration (FI) and in group classes - Awareness Through Movement (ATM).

 

 

      MOSHE FELDENKRAIS

      Moshe Feldenkrais was an exceptional innovator who brought together ideas from many different disciplines to create the Feldenkrais Method, a unique approach to living life to the fullest.

      Feldenkrais travelled an intriguing path through life. With a background in engineering, a Doctorate in physics and a high level of skill in martial arts, especially Judo, Moshe was passionate in his endeavour to understand the human being in totality and particularly interested in movement. He is renowned for his success working with children with developmental difficulties and people with neurological impairment. He developed this method through applying his exceptional intelligence and insight to his own process of self-enquiry and exploration.

      Recent findings and current scientific studies demonstrate that Feldenkrais was way ahead of his time. His work in developing the Feldenkrais Method is recognised and valued by many respected neuroscientists and neuropsychologists including Norman Doidge and Karl Pibram.

      Short biography - Moshe Feldenkrais….