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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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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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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“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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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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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).

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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
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10 class card for $220 Class Cards expire six months from date of purchase.

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