Feldenkrais Method is a kind of somatic learning approach, which means that it focuses on awareness and movement, and the link between these two and action. With practice, it can help improve the quality and range of movement, or quiet chronic pain, improve balance and coordination. It can quiet down anxiety, and improve quality of sleep.
It can be interesting for anyone who would like to improve their movement for professional, recreational, or even basic everyday functions like sitting and standing.
There are generally two different types of lessons: group lessons which are also called Awareness Through Movement – These are instruction-based classes. They are usually for any age or ability.
The second is an individual one-on-one lesson, where as a practitioner I guide my client into movement explorations that may help clarify different components of what they would like to work on or improve.
Moshe Feldenkrais, the man behind the method, did not invent most of the work. His learning process that led to his method included being a Judo master, learning Aikido and other martial arts and studying chinese medicine and energetics. His method is a compilation of this learning. It is worth noting that his privilege as a colonial officer allowed him to travel and disperse his method.