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

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

We offer over a dozen classes every week with excellent teachers. No prior experience is necessary; your second class is free. If you are new to the Feldenkrais Method or are experiencing physical discomfort, we suggest that you start with our Basics Class. If you are already familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, jump in anywhere; come to any of our ten weekly Open Classes.

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


**Community classes are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested fee of $10.00.

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. Get your first two classes for the price of one!
Drop-in for $25
6 class card for $125
12 class card for $250

Members receive FREE unlimited classes and one FREE Functional Integration session every month

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Up Next at the Institute

Better Sitting
– Wednesday, March 1

Rejuvenate Your Posture
– Saturday, March 18

Dancing with the How
– Saturday, March 18

Pain Free & Happy Hips
– Tuesday, March 21

The Feldenrais Gym with Josh
– Tuesday, March 28


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



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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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