The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinarily effective approach to enhancement of posture, balance, movement and behavior.
Sandy Burkhart, PT, Ph.D.

Acclaim & Praise

General

Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision I have found nowhere else.
Peter Brook, Film & Stage Director

Feldenkrais represents a revolution in human health.
Smithsonian Magazine

After years of back problems, the Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to remain free of pain. They are by far the most effective and pleasurable exercises I have ever done.
Joseph Botkin, M.A.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ method will be of great benefit to all of humanity. From my own experience I know the remarkable results achieved.
David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel

About two years ago, I tripped over a raised bit of sidewalk that had up heaved from a tree root. The jolt caused a disk in my back to herniate, resulting in a tremendous amount of pain and reduced mobility. I eventually had an MRI. The diagnosis was clear; I would have to have surgery. Not wanting to do that, I found out about the Feldenkrais Method and decided to give it a try. I completed 15 Functional Integration sessions, and was amazed to go from facing back surgery to being pain free.
Shirley Beieler, Orthodontic Laboratory Technician, Feldenkrais Practitioner Trainee

I had suffered with chronic shoulder and arm pain that had developed into severe numbness and tingling. Nothing I did brought me any long-term relief until I started with Feldenkrais. Through a series of Feldenkrais lessons, the chronic pain, numbness, and tingling resolved. More importantly, I learned how to manage and maintain my body to avoid these problems in the future.
Ruth Nielson, Attorney, Nielsen Law Office Inc.

I was having constant pain in my hand, wrist, and arm. After six months of Functional Integration lessons and doing the assigned exercises, the pain in my hand occurred only infrequently. The process of change through awareness is something you have to experience to believe.
Erica C. Christ, writer and bartender

Doctors, Scientists & Academics

The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinarily effective approach to enhancement of posture, balance, movement and behavior.
Sandy Burkhart, PT, Ph.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable, quick, and effective way to alleviate muscular tension and discomforts.
James Rice, M.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is an incredible, quick and easy tool, and a must for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and tension, and loss of flexibility.
Alex Shester, M.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is a powerful way to unlock the secrets of our bodies. It allows the linking of movement, expression, and spontaneity, as well as providing an approach to healing physical and neurological injuries
James Oldham, M.D.

Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.
Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Stanford Univ, Winner of the Havel Prize in Neuroscience

I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I currently recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion, flexibility, and help us all feel more comfortable in our bodies.
Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com

The Feldenkrais Method is an incredible, quick and easy tool, and a must for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and tension, and loss of flexibility.
Alex Shester, M.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is changing the image in the motor cortex; and our brain, feeling the freedom of the new learning, rushes to meet it.
Arno Gruen, M.D., Psychiatrist

The unique sensory motor learning techniques of the Feldenkrais Method are exciting, enlightening, and one-hundred percent beneficial.
Gail Wetzler, P.T.

A few minutes of Feldenkrais can give you the flexibility and postural benefits of hours of stretching exercises.
Anne Rosenthal, Ph.D.

Many of the current insights of contemporary cognitive science are illustrated by the practice of the Feldenkrais Method.
Rafael Nunez, Ph.D. Cognitive Scientist, U.C. San Diego

I believe Marek Wyszynski's extraordinary (and usually unspoken) fluency in anatomy and physiology facilitate his lucid teaching of self awareness, self-correction and efficiency of movement — the Feldenkrais technique.
George Green, M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons

The system developed by Moshe Feldenkrais...has as much potential for understanding the mind/body relationship as Einstein's general theory of relativity had for physics.
Bernard Lake, M.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinarily effective approach to enhancement of posture, balance, movement and behavior.
Sandy Burkhart, PT, Ph.D.

As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life — physically and emotionally — by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis.
Maria Luskin, Professor Emory University Medical School

The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable, quick, and effective way to alleviate muscular tension and discomforts.
James Rice, M.D.

One of the most exciting developments in the field of mind-body co-ordination is the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
Elmer Green, Ph.D., Menninger Foundation

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais has developed a system that is many years ahead of conventional medical understanding.
Martin Rossman, MD, Author

The Feldenkrais Method is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration and function.
Margaret Mead, Ph.D., Anthropologist

I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.
Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com

Press

Feldenkrais represents a revolution in human health.
Smithsonian Magazine

Following the program with Feldenkrais, patients showed significant improvement in their levels of pain, decreased numbers of medications, and increased quality of life. (January 1999)
American Journal of Pain Management

The Feldenkrais Method has had remarkable success in a wide range of complaints ranging from the debilitating to the merely nagging.
Science Digest

After just a few moments of the Feldenkrais exercises, people often find themselves, as if by magic, easily doing things with their bodies that they never thought possible.
New Age Magazine

Musicians

After having suffered from severe shoulder problems and surgery, I have found lasting relief with the Feldenkrais Method.
Gloria Jones, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Feldenkrais exercises are ingenious.
Yehudi Menuhin, Violinist

As a violinist, the work has not only sped my recovery from injury, but greatly enhanced my sense of physical integrity, ease and grace--even with an activity as 'unnatural' as playing the violin!
Ingrid Matthews, Violinist, Music Director, Seattle Baroque Orchestra

Atheletes

Clients

Feldenkrais starts your whole life moving in new directions, with new choices on every level of your life. You must experience it. Feldenkrais has had a tremendous impact on my life. It has taught me to really listen to myself. I now know I need not stay stuck in pain. It has helped me see that I have choices, that my patterns of movement, my patterns of emotional "sludge" can change.
Janie Cutliff, client

Just to let you know how much Feldenkrais has been helping me, it's been incredible. Aside from the physical benefits (and there has been significant improvement), it serves as a complete release of physical, mental and emotional tension. It helps me deal with the stress going on in my life; gives me the energy to persevere. Thanks!
Ann Barlaz, M.Ed.

When I got up this morning, I knew the most important thing I had to do today--even more than paying rent--was to come to class at the Feldenkrais Institute. And I can feel the reason why.
Sabine Yearwood, NYC

After suffering a serious stroke 10 years ago, my doctor told me I would never walk again. Thanks to David Zemach-Bersin and the Feldenkrais Method I am still walking today.
Dora Good, MA

My son was severely neurologically injured in an athletic accident. David was able to do what no one else could do. I have witnessed the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method and the results are amazing. I now have my healthy, normal child again.
Myra Baltra, Parent

Graduates

Dancers

As a career dancer and teacher, I am no longer feeling daily discomfort from the over-use of muscle groups, and I am more efficient with teaching movement. I truly believe that whatever you are pursuing in life, Feldenkrais can help you achieve your goal in a clear and gentle way.
Lise Weber-Frutchey, Dancer and Choreographer

The two modalities of the Feldenkrais Method, Awareness Through Movement, and Functional Integration, offer dancers education that can help them turn pain around,continue dancing, and reestablish their love of dance.
Nancy Galeota-Wozny, MA, GCFP, Dance Magazine

Moshe Feldenkrais' method is the only objective system of movement training I know of.
Anna Halprin, Founder Dancers Workshop and Tamalpa Institute

The Feldenkrais Method training program makes it easy to achieve impressive results.
Jean Elvin, Former-Director of Dance Program., Murray State University

Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

Basics Class: We recommend this class if you are new to the Feldenkrais Method.
Open Class: This class will build upon concepts that are introduced in the Basics Class.
Moving Out of Pain: This class is open to all, but tailored to those experiencing pain.
Community Class: Sponsored by the Feldenkrais Foundation, this class is open to all and is donation-based ($10 suggested).

Click HERE for up-to-date details and teacher substitutions (if any) and to register in advance for any class.


For your first class, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time.

We recommend loose, comfortable clothing.
Mats, pads are provided.

All classes are drop-in.
Drop-in for $25
Register online for classes and receive 10% off.
10 class card for $220 Class Cards expire six months from date of purchase.

MC/VISA/Discover accepted.
Call (212) 727-1014



Up Next at the Institute

More Shoulder Mobility
– Wednesday, August 30

Solutions for Optimal Mobility
– Tuesday - Sunday, September 5 - 10

Feldenkrais to Reduce Stress & Anxiety
– Saturday, September 23

Feldenkrais Relief for Back Pain & Sciatica
– Saturday, September 23

Meet the Author
– Monday, September 25


After having suffered from severe shoulder problems and surgery, I have found lasting relief with the Feldenkrais Method.
- Gloria Jones, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra



Individual Sessions

The most direct way to benefit from Feldenkrais is to work privately with one of our highly skilled practitioners. In Functional Integration lessons, the work is tailored specifically to your needs, the touch is gentle and communicative, and your comfort is respected.  Call 212-727-1014 for an appointment.



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Relaxercise - CD

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Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method - CD

Focus on the Knees & Ankles - CD

Awareness Through Movement - Book



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After having suffered from severe shoulder problems and surgery, I have found lasting relief with the Feldenkrais Method.
- Gloria Jones, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra