Who Benefits

“… make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.”
— Moshe Feldenkrais

Anyone — young or old, physically challenged or physically fit — can benefit from the Method. Feldenkrais is beneficial for those experiencing chronic or acute pain of the back, neck, shoulder, arms, wrists, hip, legs, ankle or knee, as well as, for healthy individuals who wish to enhance their self-image, or creative abilities.

Athletes use this method to improve their skills and get that “extra edge”. The Method has been very helpful in dealing with central nervous system conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke. Because the touch is gentle people with fibromyalgia find relief from a variety of symptoms.

Musicians, actors, dancers and artists can extend their abilities and enhance creativity. Many Seniors enjoy using it to retain or regain their ability to move without strain or discomfort, improve balance and thinking capabilities.

Through private sessions and/or group classes in this method you can enjoy greater ease of movement, an increased sense of vitality, and feelings of peaceful relaxation. After a session you often feel taller and lighter, breathe more freely and find that your discomforts have eased. You experience relaxation, and feel more centered and balanced.

Professional athletes who have enjoyed the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method include basketball star Julius Erving and PGA golfers Rick Acton and Duffy Waldorf. Celebrities who have used Feldenkrais include Norman Cousins, Margaret Mead, former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Helen Hayes and Whoopi Goldberg. Famous musicians include violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and cellist Yo Yo Ma to name a few.