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The Feldenkrais Method®




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The Feldenkrais Method® improves physical and mental functioning by fostering awareness of what we do and how we do it. It is useful for anyone wanting to enhance their quality of daily life and activities as well as for people who are recovering from injuries or ailments.


Feldenkrais® practioner, Carolyn Fleg

The Feldenkrais Method® is a mind-body approach to movement and learning. It is a somatic practice, which means the aspects of our human functioning relate in various ways to each other. No part is on it's own. Through Feldenkrais®, and cultivating awareness of what we do and how we do it, we learn about how we move and how we learn. Many people notice that the awareness and ease they discover through Feldenkrais classes and lessons often spread to other areas of their lives.
  
Who can benefit from Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes?
Athletes, musicians, artists, actors, dancers, singers, martial artists, computer operators, students… and more.
 
What can it help improve?
Flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, efficiency, learning, breathing, speech, communication, self-image, injury prevention and recovery, pain management, recovery from surgery, stress and fatigue reduction, quality of life.
 
What happens in an Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) class?
A practitioner uses verbal instruction to guide you through movement sequences. Lessons are often done lying down or in sitting though there are also standing lessons.

What happens in a Functrional Integration® (FI) lesson?
Functional Integration® is an individualized lesson between a practitioner and a student and includes a more hands-on approach. The practitioner touches, moves, and guides the student to investigate existing and new ways of moving.
 
What should I wear?
Warm, comfortable non-binding clothing (including a few layers so you can moderate your temperature) and socks.

How do I begin?
Contact me
to schedule a Functrional Integration® (FI) lesson or to attend an Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) workshop. Or attend my ongoing drop-in class at ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco, Tuesdays at 10:30am

Please visit my blog for an ongoing discussion of the Feldenkrais Method®