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

The Brain’s Way of Healing by N. Doidge, MD

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Click here to read an
excerpt at salon.com.

In his exciting new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. introduces Dr. Feldenkrais as an early “neuroplastician” who had a sophisticated understanding of the human brain that was decades ahead of his time.

Today, as people become interested in accessing their own brain’s “neuroplastic” abilities, the Feldenkrais Method® is ready to help with hundreds of effective user-friendly Awareness Through Movement® exercises and a gentle hands-on approach that can be used to engage the brain’s plasticity to bring about improvements in the body’s comfort and function.

Would you like to find out more?

To read about the book on Dr. Doidge’s website, click here.

To read an article about The Brain’s Way of Healing from the Wall Street Journal, click here.

To hear a Brain Science podcast interview with Norman Doidge, M.D, click here.

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

Pain-Free & Healthy Back Care
– Tuesday, December 5

Rejuvenate Your Posture
– Saturday, December 9


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



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.



Featured Products

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 2 - CD

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 1 - CD

Relaxercise - CD

Relaxercise - Book

Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method - CD

Focus on the Knees & Ankles - CD

Awareness Through Movement - Book



Latest Blog Posts

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Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.
- Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Stanford Univ, Winner of the Havel Prize in Neuroscience