Movement is Life

Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself. 
—Moshe Feldenkrais

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Practitioner Spotlight: Valerie Grant

Entered on November 13, 2017 by FINY

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Senior Practitioner Valerie Grant is both a Physical Therapist and a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Read about how she thinks of each modality here.

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Marek Wyszynksi on Working with Surgeons and the Feldenkrais Method

Entered on November 12, 2017 by FINY

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Marek Wyszynksi recently returned from a trip to Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk VA, where he worked with surgeons to address pain related to their postural behaviors during surgery. Read more about his trip here.

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Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

Entered on October 30, 2017 by FINY

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Jane Brody from the New York Times discusses the efficacy of the Feldenkrais Method as she experienced it here at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York.

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Practitioner Spotlight: Mark Hirschfield

Entered on October 30, 2017 by FINY

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Get to know Senior Practitioner Mark Hirschfield!

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Practitioner Spotlight: Suzanne Ausnit

Entered on October 23, 2017 by FINY

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Read our Q&A with Feldenkrais Practitioner and yoga instructor Suzanne Ausnit. 

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The Neck Bones Are Connected to the Head Bones

Entered on October 11, 2017 by FINY

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Jaw tension? Consider the sacrum. Senior Staff Practitioner Margot Schaal reminds us that connections are everywhere!

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The Feldenkrais Gym

Entered on October 10, 2017 by FINY

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image A note from Senior Practitioner Mark Hirschfield about his workshop The Feldenkrais Gym tomorrow night, 10/11/17 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

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The Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Entered on October 10, 2017 by FINY

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A review article (a study of the findings of other studies) that concludes there is further promising evidence that the Feldenkrais Method® may be effective for a varied population interested in improving functions such as balance.

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The Feldenkrais Method: Stress-Free Exercise for People with Arthritis

Entered on January 18, 2014 by FINY

Posted in, Articles, For Practitioners, In the News

Published in the January/February, 2013 issue of “Arthritis Self-Management,” this article address ways that the Feldenkrais Method can help those with arthritis.

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Welcome to the Feldenkrais Institute

Entered on January 28, 2013 by FINY

Posted in, For Practitioners, In the News

Discover the Feldenkrais Method and the work we do at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York with our introductory video.

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“Runners Hit Their Stride With Feldenkrais”

Entered on January 05, 2011 by FINY

Posted in, Athletics, In the News

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.

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Free Download:  David Zemach-Bersin’s forward to Embodied Wisdom

Entered on October 12, 2010 by FINY

Posted in, Articles, For Practitioners

Click the link to read David Zemach-Bersin’s forward to the recently published Embodied Wisdom:  The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais, available now from the Institute’s book store. 

Forward to Embodied Wisdom (.pdf)

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The Feldenkrais Method for People with Chronic Pain

Entered on August 01, 2010 by FINY

Posted in, Articles, For Practitioners, In the News

Read Marek Wyszynski’s article (.pdf) in the Spring 2010 issue of The American Academy of Pain Management’s journal, The Pain Practitioner.
The article is an overview of the Feldenkrais Method for people suffering from chronic pain and practitioners who work with them. 

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New Feldenkrais Article in Pain Practitioner

Entered on May 17, 2010 by FINY

Posted in, For Practitioners, In the News

Read Marek Wyszynski’s new article,“The Feldenkrais Method for People with Chronic Pain”, just published by the American Academy of Pain Management in their Spring 2010 issue of The Pain Practitioner.

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What Skillful Jumping Looks Like

Entered on May 05, 2010 by FINY

Posted in, Athletics, Dance, For Practitioners, In the News

Just a little inspiration for the next time you think about skill and ability…
There is a soundtrack, which you can turn off and watch in stunned silence.

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The Importance of the Knees

Entered on December 21, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, Athletics, Dance, For Practitioners

An interview with Marek Wyszynski, PT, GCFP.

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“Can Running Actually Help Your Knees?”

Entered on December 16, 2009 by Marek Wyszynski

Posted in, Athletics

The NY Times recently published this article showing research that contradicts the idea that running is bad for your knees. 

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“Learning His Body, Learning to Dance”

Entered on December 11, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, Dance, For Practitioners, In the News, The Brain

If you haven’t seen this amazing story of actor, Gregg Mozgala, and how he learned to dance, despite having cerebral palsy, you owe it to yourself to watch this.
Choreographer Tamar Rogoff worked with Gregg to teach him how to use his body more efficiently, and the results are astounding. They also talk about nueroplasticity, your brains ability to change as it learns new skills, and the hope this kind of success story brings to anyone seeking a way to use their body better. 

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Federer’s Footwork Illustrates Feldenkrais Principles

Entered on November 24, 2009 by Marek Wyszynski

Posted in, Athletics, For Practitioners, In the News

A beautiful video analysis of the principles of well organized movement in the tennis legend Roger Federer. (NY Times video)

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Hospital Lobby Features Neuroplasticity

Entered on May 27, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, Musicians, The Brain

Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. He turned 90 in February.
Who says piano playing isn’t a full bodied activity? 

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Bringing the Brain Back to Reality

Entered on May 20, 2009 by FINY

Posted in, In the News, The Brain

What’s happening when the machinery of the brain no longer records and reflects reality?  Read what researches are learning about the brain from Dr. V.S. Ramachandran’s work with phantom limb pain and Capgras syndrome.

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NEW! The Institute’s Practitioner Blog

Entered on November 04, 2008 by Admin

Posted in, For Practitioners

What we’ll be doing in the coming months with our blog.

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Learning at the Movies

Entered on June 23, 2008 by Admin

Posted in, Athletics, The Brain

Ask anyone whether they’ve seen “The Karate Kid”, and if they hesitate to recall it, all you need to say is “wax on, wax off”.

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Movement is Life

Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself. 
—Moshe Feldenkrais