The Feldenkrais Method®
The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human abilities. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
The method is taugh either one to one, during a Functional Integration session, or in a group class, called "Awareness Through Movement".
Private Functional Integration lessons are similar in purpose to group classes, except that each session is custom tailored to your individual needs and you learn through both touch and verbal means. Your Feldenkrais Method teacher will listen to your interests and concerns, and work with you to define specific goals. Then, through gentle, supportive touch, he or she will guide you through a series of movements that help you get to know yourself better and expand your range of thought, action, and expression.
Awareness Through Movement®
In a group ATM class your teacher verbally guides you step-by-step through a sequence of gentle, physical movements alternating with periods of quiet rest. Many classes are done while lying on a soft mat on the floor; others are done while sitting, standing, or moving from one to the other. The rest periods between the movements are as important as the movements themselves. They bring you to a state of profound repose while promoting effortlessly effective learning and assimilation. Each class is carefully structured to reveal something new and fascinating about your self, and help you to gain greater self-awareness and more options for action.