The Feldenkrais Method®, developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., uses a systems approach to look at how movement patterns are learned and maintained and how they can be unlearned and changed. Using specifically designed movement lessons performed with attention and intention, people of all ages -- from young children to senior citizens, discover how to unlearn patterns that interfere with their ability to move or perform efficiently as they learn new ways to act that encourage fluid, effortless action.
A focus of attention while performing simple easy movements, supports the capacity to learn, change and move beyond one’s limitations in body and mind. Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioners generally offer two kinds of sessions: an individual one on one session with guiding touch and support (essential for young children and those neurologically challenged) as well as group classes that focus on awareness of movement patterns and then through self-discovery, begin to sense and develop more functional ones . Both are designed to help you learn by sensing differences in any given action.
The Feldenkrais Method® has proven valuable for people who have been neurologically challenged from birth (cerebral palsy), disease (strokes) or accidents ( traumatic brain injury) , as well as for those wanting to refine and optimize human performance in sports and the arts – musicians, dancers and actors. It is known as support for rehabilitation to many with ongoing aches, pains or limitations in their backs, necks, feet, knees or hips in that they learn how to expand their capacities to perform daily activities in the home, office or leisure pursuits.
"What I am doing does not resemble teaching as understood at present. The accent is on the learning process, rather, than the teaching technique." Moshe Feldenkrais, D. Sc.
Feldenkrais®insarasota, provides services for individual clients as well as offering workshops for professionals.
Past professionals have come from a variety of professions including child development, education, physical, occupational or speech therapy, psychotherapy, gerontology, ergonomics, sports, dance, music and arts.
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