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

FAQs

  1. What’s the main difference between the group classes and the individual sessions? In the Awareness Through Movement classes you follow the teacher’s verbal instructions while moving yourself. In Functional Integration sessions, the work is more hands on with the practitioner guiding your movements with skilled manipulation and touch.
  2. Should I begin with a group class (ATM) or an individual session (FI)? If you have a specific issue, condition or injury we recommend you begin you with FI sessions.  Here the practitioner’s attention is entirely on you, and the lesson is tailored for your particular needs.  Some people start with ATM classes and later begin private sessions.  The best thing is to call us and tell us your situation and we’ll be glad to advise you on the best course for you. 
  3. Do I need any special equipment? There are no special machines or expensive equipment you need to benefit from The Feldenkrais Method. The Institute provides the mats, pads and rollers used in our classes and sesssions.  Doing Feldenkrais on your own at home requires nothing more than a floor with a carpet, pad or mat, with perhaps some pads or cushions for your comfort in the various positions used in the lessons. The Institute offers many lessons on audio CD for you to continue your improvement at home.

If you have a question you’d like to see answered, please send it to us, and we’ll be happy to send our reply and perhaps add it to our FAQs.