Feldenkrais Method offers a uniquely innovative learning approach, that harnesses the inherent ability of the human brain to change and adapt with experience over a lifetime (neuroplasticity).
The starting point in Feldenkrais is to develop new awareness of existing patterns of habitual muscular activity. Gentle, specific movements and guided attention are used to help you become more aware of unconscious habits of holding and moving yourself that cause unnecessary limitation and strain.
With this new awareness, and through exploring more comfortable and efficient ways of co-ordinating your whole body, your brain can make new connections that re-organise how you move, breathe and hold yourself.
Feldenkrais offers two ways of learning:
Rather than strengthening or stretching a particular set of muscles, Feldenkrais Lessons and classes are designed to develop awareness of counter-productive habits of behaviour, and improve your ability to find more effective alternatives.
Dysfunctional habits are progressively replaced with more effective, enjoyable possibilities, supporting health and well-being on many levels.
Named after its originator, Moshé Feldenkrais DSc (1904 – 1984), this pioneering mind-body education method is based on scientific principles drawn from Dr Feldenkrais’s academic background and diverse fields of study (including physics, biomechanics, neuro-science, martial arts and human development).