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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

    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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Call (212) 727-1014



Up Next at the Institute

The Feldenrais Gym with Josh
– Tuesday, March 28

Seeing the Image Through Self and Space
– Wednesday, March 29

Feldenkrais Biography: A Life in Movement
– Tuesday, April 4

Seeing Clearly
– Friday Evening – Sun, April 7 – 9

Your Neuroplasticity in Action
– Saturday, April 15


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