As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life — physically and emotionally — by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis.
Maria Luskin, Professor Emory University Medical School

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Posture doesn’t just affect the way you look, it also determines many aspects of your physical comfort and ease of movement. From a Feldenkrais perspective, good posture is dynamic, flexible, and the result of efficient musculoskeletal organization. In this workshop, Senior Practitioner Mark Hirschfield will present a selection of Feldenkrais exercises designed to rejuvenate your posture so that you can move through different postural
situations with efficiency, comfort, and ease of movement.

Date: Saturday, December 9
Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pmClick Here to Register Online with a 10% Discount.
Open to: Everyone
Tuition: $65
Location: The Feldenkrais Institute
134 W 26 St, 2 Floor (betw. 6 & 7 Aves)
New York NY 10001
212-727-1014

Teacher: Mark Hirschfield

imageMark graduated from the Feldenkrais® Professional Training Program with David Zemach-Bersin in 2003.  He is a Senior Faculty Practitioner at the Feldenkrais Institute, where he has worked since its opening in 2005.

Mark has helped clients with a myriad of issues, ranging from neck, back, hip, knee, ankle and shoulder pain to eye strain and neurological problems. He is experienced at assisting clients with improving their walking mechanics, making for a more active and comfortable New York City lifestyle. Mark also enjoys working with students who want to explore the possibilities inherent in the Feldenkrais Method for general self-improvement (physical, mental and psychological), heightened awareness and an improved sense of well-being. For many years Mark was a professional actor and theater director and is well versed in tailoring the Feldenkrais Method to the needs of performing artists.  He is a graduate of UCLA and Florida State University, is an expert rated skier and is enthusiastic about sharing his insights about how the Feldenkrais Method can be applied to improving everyone’s abilities.  Read Mark’s Practitioner Spotlight interview here.

Cancellation Policy

● For 3-hour workshops with less than 24 hours notice, we will apply the full amount of your credit towards a future event.

● For single and multi-day workshops:
  • Received at least 8 days prior: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee
  • Received 7 days to 24 hours prior: A full Feldenkrais Institute account credit minus a $50 administrative fee
  • Within 24 hours or during event: A 50% Feldenkrais Institute account credit, prorated on the days remaining, minus a $50 administrative fee

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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.



I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I currently recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. 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, flexibility, and help us all feel more comfortable in our bodies.
- Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com



Please join us for:

Pain-Free & Healthy Back Care
Tuesday, December 5

Rejuvenate Your Posture
Saturday, December 9



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.
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