The Feldenkrais Method is a powerful way to unlock the secrets of our bodies. It allows the linking of movement, expression, and spontaneity, as well as providing an approach to healing physical and neurological injuries
James Oldham, M.D.

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. 

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


Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision I have found nowhere else.
- Peter Brook, Film & Stage Director



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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Focus on the Knees & Ankles - CD

Awareness Through Movement - Book



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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