:: The Feldenkrais Method® ::
A Practice and Education System in Being Yourself
“If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can’t do what you want”
– Moshe Feldenkrais
The Feldenkrais Method® is at the crossroads of self-awareness, neuroscience and body mechanics. It is a practice that takes your whole self into account, helps you find more capabilities, and aims to integrate every part of who you are into your body.
Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 – 1984)
The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., who synthesized insights from physics, motor development, bio-mechanics, psychology, and martial arts to develop a powerful, effective, and practical application, that reconnects learning with human health and function.
Dr. Feldenkrais was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer. He earned his Doctorate of Science in physics from the Sorbonne in Paris, and was a close associate of Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute, where they conducted research together.
As a semi-professional soccer player and a highly respected Judo instructor (he was the first European black belt in judo), he was an active person who was intensely engaged with his environment.
Living in England in the 1940’s, Feldenkrais found himself unable to walk after suffering a serious injury. He began an intense exploration into the relationship between bodily movement, and healing, feeling, thinking, and learning. As a result, he restored his ability to walk and made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the development of the method that now bears his name.
Before he passed away in 1984, in Tel-Aviv, Feldenkrais personally trained a small group of practitioners in the US and in Israel to continue his work. Today there are over 6,000 practitioners around the globe.
“Francine is a dynamic, intelligent and committed Feldenkrais practitioner, her students are lucky to have her!”
Feldenkrais Method Trainer and Educational Director