What is Feldenkrais?
The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational process that uses movement and sensory awareness to teach you how to free yourself from painful, repetitive habits in mind and body. Unlike strengthening and stretching or any notion of "correct posture," the Feldenkrais Method teaches you to become more aware of your movements and learn to eliminate unnecessary strain and effort. It is based on Moshe Feldenkrais's long study of Judo, Jujitsu, and the neurobiology of learning and human development.
Because Feldenkrais provides new learning directly to the neuromuscular system, it is often used to recover freedom of movement after long-term misuse or compensation, regain lost function after injury, and treat chronic pain.
How is it taught?
Each group Awareness Through Movement® class is an experiential exploration of movement, breath, muscle tone, and skeletal alignment. There is no stretching or ambition in these gentle, verbally guided floor-based lessons. Bring your curiosity and open awareness.
Private Functional Integration® lessons are designed to meet your personal needs. Erin leads you in a one-on-one process of self-discovery, guiding your movement through gentle, non-invasive touch. Your skeleton will be supported as Erin works with your unique configuration and conditioning to release chronic tension and recover freedom of movement. Contact Erin.
Read about Erin's approach to ceasing internal resistance and falling in love with your life.
Ongoing weekly drop-in classes
March 29-30: Getting Connected with Feldenkrais trainer Alan Questel
May 2: Finding Support Through Letting Go: eight-week class
April 19-20: Effortless Sitting for Work and Practice
May 4: Meditative Movement for Healing
May 6: Finding Support Through Letting Go: eight-week class
June 1: Breath and Balance
June 20-21: Liberate the Upper Back
We fulfill what our imagination directs us to do. Imagine moving so naturally and easily that you have an irresistible authority about you.
We have a natural ability to sense new connections and change how we move by forging new pathways in the brain's motor cortex.
We are alive through movement. Reducing tension and increasing spontaneity improves our relationship to ourselves and others.
We can live in a state of joy and responsiveness, with openness and choice instead of repetitive habits and compulsion.