The Feldenkrais work has had an enormous effect on the way I run and on the way I live my life. My knee problem vanished. I've increased my mileage considerably without a trace of difficulty. And I'm running faster.
Bruce Holmes, Runner’s World

Articles about The Feldenkrais Method

General Health

  • Author:

    Norman Doidge


    Excerpted from Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain’s way of Healing:

  • The Feldenkrais Method: Stress-Free Exercise for People with Arthritis


    David Zemach-Bersin and Mark Hirschfield

    Arthritis Self-Management

    Easy, gentle Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® exercises can be a way for those with arthritis to stay active. The refinement to the way one uses arthritic joints learned by doing Awareness Through Movement can lead to increased joint comfort and the ability to return to more strenuous exercise.

  • Discovering the Feldenkrais Method


    David Zemach-Bersin

    New York Spirit

    Feldenkrais Institute Co-Founder, David Zemach-Bersin, shares some moments from his own time of discovery of the Feldenkrais Method as a means to illuminate the path for everyone to discover our transformative work!

  • Runners Hit Their Stride With Feldenkrais


    Nina Pearlman

    Well and Good NYC

    Institute Staff Practitioner Anat Meiri was quoted by Well and Good NYC in a post NYC marathon article promoting the Feldenkrais Method as effective help for runners and other athletes.

  • The Feldenkrais Method for People with Chronic Pain


    Marek Wyszynski, PT, GCFP

    American Academy of Pain Management’s journal “Pain Practitioner”

    The article is an overview of the Feldenkrais Method for people suffering from chronic pain and practitioners who work with them.

  • Alternative Medicine


    David Bearman, MD, and Steven Shafarman

    American Journal of Pain Management

    The Feldenkrais Method in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Study of Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness

  • Teaching the Body How to Program the Brain is Moshe’s Miracle


    Albert Rosenfeld

    Smithsonian Magazine

    “An Israeli Scientist Teaches subtle exercises that appear to help invalids, athletes and everyone else to function at a higher level.”


  • Hillier_2015.pdf


    Susan Hillier and Anthea Worley

    Hindawi Publishing Corporation Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 752160

    Further promising evidence that the Feldenkrais Method® may be effective for a varied population interested in improving functions such as balance.

  • JACM Balance Study


    Gerhild Ullman, Ph.D., Harriet G. Williams, Ph.D., James Hussey, Ph.D., J. Larry Durstine, Ph.D., and Bruce A. McClenaghan, P.T.

    Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine

    “After completion of the program, balance…and mobility…increase while fear of falling…decreased significantly for the Feldenkrais Group.  No other significant changes were observed.  However, participants of the Feldenkrais Group showed improvements in balance confidence…and mobility while performing concurrently a cognitive task.”

  • Alternative Medicine


    David Bearman, MD, and Steven Shafarman

    American Journal of Pain Management

    The Feldenkrais Method in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Study of Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness


  • Image, Movement and Actor


    Moshe Feldenkrais

    Tulane Drama Review

    This piece draws on previously published articles by Dr. Feldenkrais (“L’Expression Corporelle” and “Mind and Body”) as well as interview with him conducted by Richard and Helen Schechner in Tel-Aviv in June, 1965.
    Dr. Feldenkrais worked for a time with the famed Habima Theater in Israel.

  • Working with Actors


    Mara Della Pergola

    The Feldenkrais Journal (No. 16)

    The author writes about the verbal and non-verbal training that actors go through, how they use their awareness in their craft, and the role of Feldenkrais in the current pedagogy of actors.


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

Pain-Free & Healthy Hip Joints
– Tuesday, March 6

Magic Shop
– Wednesday, March 14

Better Posture with Feldenkrais
– Saturday, March 24

Improved Breathing for Healthy Action
– Saturday, March 24

Living the Embodied Life: Feldenkrais, Meditation and Guided Inquiry
– September 14-16

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

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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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