I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.
Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com

Contact Us / Plan Your Trip

The Feldenkrais Institute of NY
The Chelsea Arts Building
134 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212-727-1014
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Closest subway and transit stops

  • At 23rd St and 5th Ave or 28th St and Broadway:  N, R trains
  • At 23rd St and 6th Ave:  F, M trains
  • At 28th St and 7th Ave:  1 train
  • At 23rd St and 8th Ave:  C, E trains
  • LIRR, Amtrack and NJ Transit trains all come to Penn Station, just 5 blocks north.

Hostels and Rooms to Rent

  • airbnb http://www.airbnb.com is a listing site that has a changing list of apartments and rooms to rent on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis.  There are some great deals to be found here, especially if you get lucky.  Go to the website and put “New York City” and the dates of your planned stay into the search box.  Good luck!
  • Broadway Hotel & Hostel 230 W 101 St. (Corner of Broadway) Dorm-style rooms with shared bath for $50-$60 per night per person; private rooms with shared or private bath at higher rates. Two blocks to the #1 subway. 212-867-7710 or http://www.broadwayhotelnyc.com/
  • The Leo House
    332 West 23rd St. New York NY 10011
    Tel:  +1 212 929 1010 / int. 219; Fax: +1 212 366 6801
    email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Leo House is a real find in busy metropolitan New York and a home away from home in the heart of busy Manhattan. The center is run by the Catholic Sisters of St Agnes and is situated in the suburb of Chelsea.

    Guests are accommodated in modest single or double guestrooms with the option of private or shared bathroom facilities.  Families are catered for in rooms with multiple beds and guests can while away some time in a small, well-kept outdoor garden. Breakfast is the only meal provided but the center is in an area where cafes and restaurants are in good supply.  The center is 2 blocks from the nearest subway. Bookings can be made by telephone or fax.

    Room rates:
    Single beds w/ shower $105, without $95; Double bed w/ shower $125, without $115; Twin beds w/ shower $130, without $120; Family rooms w/ shower (max. 4 in the room) $195
  • Hostelling International
    891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York 10025
    1-212-932 2300 x 319
    http://www.hiusa.org/hostels/usa_hostels/new_york/new_york/60003
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    March $42 (8-12 bed dorms) $49 (4-6 bed dorms)
    April $45 (8-12 bed dorms) $49 (4-6 bed dorms)
    May - September $47 (8-12 bed dorms) $49 (4-6 bed dorms)
    October $45 (8-12 bed dorms) $49 (4-6 bed dorms)
    November $42 (8-12 bed dorms) $49 (4-6 bed dorms)
    The private w/ bath $165 and family without bath is $145 (these fit 3 ppl) one bunk and one queen bed.
  • The Guest Rooms at the West Side YMCA
    5 West 63rd St., New York, NY 10023
    (212) 912-2600
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    http://www.ymcanyc.org/west-side/guest-rooms/accommodations/

    Located just off Central Park West and steps from Lincoln Center, our New York hostel Guest Rooms offer single and double rooms that provide a home away from home for nearly 40,000 international and domestic budget travelers each year. Easily accessible to all NYC public transportation—uptown, downtown, crosstown buses, and the 1, 9, A, C, E, B, D, N and R subway lines.

    Room rates: Single rooms average rate $112 to $159; Double rooms average rate $112 to $159
  • The Guest Rooms at the Vanderbilt YMCA
    224 East 47th St., New York, NY 10017
    (212) 912-2500
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    http://www.ymcanyc.org/vanderbilt/guest-rooms/accommodations/

    Nestled in the heart of Manhattan’s East Side, the Vanderbilt YMCA offers surprisingly low rates for its quality guest accommodations. The Vanderbilt Y is a short walk to Grand Central Terminal, which services the 4, 5, 6, 7 and S subway lines, and Metro- North Railroad for points outside of Manhattan.

    Room rates: Single rooms average rate $104 - $106 w/ shared bath
  • The Guest Rooms at the Greenpoint YMCA
    99 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222
    (718) 389-3700 or (212) 912-2260
    http://www.ymcanyc.org/greenpoint/guest-rooms/accommodations/

    Serving guests from around the world since 1906, the Greenpoint YMCA serves as an ideal NYC budget hotel, offering 100 extraordinary, affordable rooms. The Greenpoint
  • Nearby Hotels and Other Places to Stay

    • The GEM Hotel:  Now Offering a 15% discounts to Training Program students, workshop participants, clients of the institute coming from out of town, and guest faculty.
      Use this special link to book and receive your discount.
      [Be sure to choose the “LFELD” rate under the “Select Rate Program” drop-down box during booking.]

      The GEM Hotel Chelsa
      300 22nd Street at 8th Avenue
      New York, NY 10011
      212.675.1911
      www.theGEMhotel.com/chelsea
      The GEM Hotel - Chelsea, a New York City boutique hotel located in the neighborhood of Chelsea.  The hotel is one block from New York City’s subway system. The surrounding neighborhoods include Greenwich Village, Flatiron District and Union Square, Midtown and the Meat Packing District.The philosophy of The GEM Hotels is to offer a wide array of complimentary amenities and services that add value, a cornerstone of the brand. With no additional charges, guests can enjoy wired & wireless Internet access, premium bottled water, nightly turndown service with our signature Sleep pillow mist, concierge services and complimentary shoeshine.

      Additionally, all guestrooms are smoke-free and boast flat-panel LCD televisions, iPod docking station clock radios with MP3 connections, cordless telephones, paraban-free Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, monogrammed bath robes, down pillows and plush towels, and Wolfgang Puck coffee, as well as standard amenities including coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Additionally, the hotel features a 24-hour fitness center and business center to you meet your needs.
    • Americana Inn: 69 West 38th Street (5th and 6th Avenues) 212-840-6700 Wheelchair Accessible - Features: Bar - Concierge - Kitchenette - Laundry Check In Time - 1pm Check Out Time - 12pm Quantity of Rooms 65 Price Info: $75-$95 Accepted Payment Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Card, Travelers Check Transit Info: Subway: B,D,F,Q trains to 42nd Street; 7 train to 5th Avenue Bus: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,32
    • Chelsea Lodge: 318 West 20th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues www.chelsealodge.com 800-373-1116
    • Chelsea Savoy: 204 West 23rd Street, on 7th Avenue (3 blocks from Institute) www.chelseasavoy.com 866-929-9353
    • Colonial House Inn: 318 West 22nd Street between 8th & 9th www.colonialhouseinn.com 800-689-3779 Charming 1850 brownstone on a pretty residential block. 5
    • Gershwin Hotel: 7 East 27th Street between Fifth & Madison www.gershwinhotel.com 212-545-8000 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Caters to artistic types, kitschy lobby, clean bright rooms.
    • International House: 500 Riverside Drive (near Columbia University) New York, NY 10027 www.ihouse-nyc.org 212-316-8400
    • Madison Hotel: 21 East 27th Street www.madison-hotel.com 212-532-7373
    • Murray Hill Inn: 143 East 30th Street Between Lexington and Third www.murrayhillinn.com 888-996-6376 Ask about discounts and special rates. Housed in a five-story walk up in a quiet residential neighborhood.
    • Stay the Night: East 93rd Street Townhouse between Fifth and Madison East 94th Street Brownstone between Lexington & Third Avenues www.staythenight.com (212) 722-8300 


Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

We offer over a dozen classes every week with excellent teachers. No prior experience is necessary; your second class is free. If you are new to the Feldenkrais Method or are experiencing physical discomfort, we suggest that you start with our Basics Class. If you are already familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, jump in anywhere; come to any of our ten weekly Open Classes.

Click HERE for up-to-date details and teacher substitutions (if any) and to register in advance for any class.


**Community classes are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested fee of $10.00.

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. Get your first two classes for the price of one!
Drop-in for $25
6 class card for $125
12 class card for $250

Members receive FREE unlimited classes and one FREE Functional Integration session every month

MC/VISA accepted.
Call (212) 727-1014



Up Next at the Institute

Tune Up Your Yoga
– Sunday, May 7

Singing for Life
– Sunday, May 7

Feldenkrais & Emotional Health
– Tuesday, May 9

Feldenkrais Festival New York
– Sunday, May 14

Improving Your Posture with David Zemach-Bersin
– Sunday, May 21


The Feldenkrais Method is a breakthrough in exercise technology.
- William I. Koch, Winner 1992 America’s Cup



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



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The Feldenkrais Method is a breakthrough in exercise technology.
- William I. Koch, Winner 1992 America’s Cup