People are saying...

In my sessions with Erin I have achieved much more balance and ease of movement. I had years of pain and limitation from accidents and surgeries. Erin is extremely gentle and has empowered me with new strategies to increase movement. I am thrilled with how much I have recovered and how I am able to participate in life now!
— Eileen, Westminster, CO
Just want to let you know how much I appreciate the classes. My body has not felt this much ease in a long time. I knew I was holding a lot of tension in my ribs, shoulders and neck, but had no idea how to release it. Now it is going week by week. Feldenkrais is so subtle but so powerful. I also appreciate your sense of humor, which is a nice plus.
— Maureen, Boulder, CO
I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I currently recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion, flexibility, and help us all feel more comfortable in our bodies.
— Andrew Weil, M.D.
Feldenkrais work has had an enormous effect on the way I run and on the way I live my life. My knee problem vanished. I’ve increased my mileage considerably without a trace of difficulty. And I’m running faster.
— Bruce Holmes, Runner's World
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Practicing the Feldenkrais Method® helps you move beyond the strain and tension of your life. Through self-inquiry, sensing, and learning, it directs you to include more of your whole self in every movement. When you learn to sense how you move, you have more choice, more potential, and more freedom from pain and limitation. Feldenkrais is taught in two formats:

Group classes (Awareness Through Movement®) With gentle movements you learn to pay attention internally and sense yourself. You develop the ability to sense holding patterns and to let them go. This is then brought into larger, more dynamic movements. You learn to access, sense, and move parts of yourself which have been lost. This process brings greater ease, better understanding of yourself, and proportionately diminishing pain.

Private sessions (Functional Integration®) The potential of a private lesson is profound and powerful in its effects. The practitioner guides your movement with gentle hands-on work. By finding your particular pattern and guiding you to a new organization, your nervous system begins to utilize alternate patterns of action. Private lessons help in dealing with pain or complex situations not suited to a general class.

Feldenkrais practice requires presence and awareness. It is not a quick fix as in most cases it took years to develop the habitual neurological responses that cause pain and limitation. However, there is hope because every person can learn, no matter what the condition.

Working with Erin, you can learn new ways to observe how you move, notice unnecessary tension, and improve your overall coordination. When you include more of yourself in every movement, you experience a deep, qualitative change in your levels of anxiety and stress, your mental and emotional states, and your comfort in daily life.

Good reads

"Healing the Girl Born Without Part of Her Brain: The Origins of Feldenkrais," excerpted from Dr. Norman Doidge's Book, The Brain's Way of Healing


 
Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns except our belief that they are so.
— Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
 

How to Unravel Your Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders

Saturday, August 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm

As you expand your awareness of how you think, sense, feel, and move, the possibilities for personal improvement and human
development are limitless. These gentle, inspiring movement lessons give you immediate rewards that enhance daily life:

tools to unwind pain and discomfort
more energy
a better mood
less stress
flexibility and coordination in a tense and over-used area


 The Link Between Emotional Integration
and Recovering from Trauma

Sunday, September 27, 10:30am-3:30pm, $120

Feldenkrais Trainer® Donna Ray presents a powerful application of the Feldenkrais Method® and Interpersonal Neurobiology



About working with erin

Genius, in truth, is nothing more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
— William James
 
After my spinal surgery at age 70 I thought that holding my back as stationery as possible was the best way the avoid pain. What an astonishing concept to realize that movement of the body was beneficial!! And Erin is a marvelous teacher; she proceeds at the pace you request and always explains the reason for what she is doing.
— Susan, Boulder, CO
I have been in several car accidents and I have only taken five classes with Erin and already my body is better functioning than before the accidents. Erin has helped me build a solid foundation for anything that involved balance and lengthening. I was amazed at how effortless it was, and after just one class I noticed immediate results.
— Jenn, Niwot, CO