Feldenkrais Method Approaches
There are two types of Feldenkrais Method approaches:
- Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Group Classes
- Functional Integration Individual Sessions
Feldenkrais ATM group classes focus on increasing mobility, replacing problematic movement patterns with new and improved habits, improving breathing, increasing blood circulation, and more. Participants learn to move with greater ease, improve coordination, expand range of motion, and feel more skillful and comfortable in their body.
In Feldenkrais one-on-one Functional Integration sessions, the practitioner actively directs the person’s body using touch, tissue manipulation, and voice to help resolve issues or gain the functional movement desired.
Who Benefits from Feldenkrais Somatic Education?
Feldenkrais classes are attended by a wide range of individuals, including athletes, dancers, actors, musicians, and the general public. In particular, Feldenkrais somatic education is helpful for anyone wishing to:
- Recover from Injury
- Enhance Performance
- Increase Flexibility
- Be more comfortable in their body
- Increase self-awareness
- Improve breathing
- Experience greater ease in everyday activities
- Elevate mood
- Increase sense of vitality
- Improve general health
Conditions helped by Feldenkrais therapy include:
- Muscle Pain
- Back Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Neuromuscular Conditions
- Stroke Patients
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Poor Posture
- Distorted Body Image/Eating Disorders
The Feldenkrais Institute: Finding a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
You can get a list of Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners (CFP) from the Feldenkrais Institute, which sets international professional standards and trains instructors over four years and 800 hours. Follow the Feldenkrais Method and enjoy greater breadth and quality of movement.