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

Articles about The Feldenkrais Method

General Health

  • Author:

    Norman Doidge

    salon.com

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

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

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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.”


Research

  • Hillier_2015.pdf

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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


Actors

  • Image, Movement and Actor

    Author:

    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

    Author:

    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.


Musicians


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


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



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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Latest Blog Posts

The Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method: A Systematic Review of the Evidence
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The Feldenkrais Method: Stress-Free Exercise for People with Arthritis
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Welcome to the Feldenkrais Institute
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“Runners Hit Their Stride With Feldenkrais”
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Free Download:  David Zemach-Bersin’s forward to Embodied Wisdom
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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.