Susanne Leutenegger

WHAT IS THE FELDENKRAIS method?

Feldenkrais

At all times we think, feel, sense and move.

The basis for the Feldenkrais Method is Movement.

Movement is part of everything we do and easily accessible. Movement is Life!

The Feldenkrais Method is called after Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984).

His investigations into human functioning over 40 years covered various fields of his expertise (physics, neurology, martial arts, cybernetics, body mechanics, and psychology) and resulted in a method that is a unique synthesis of science and aesthetics.

The Feldenkrais Method uses movement and attention as a way to learn, to change and to continue to grow throughout our lives. 



Exploring Movement influences how you think, feel and sense yourself. This is the classic Greek definition of the word "Soma", and that's why the Feldenkrais Method is also called a method of "Somatic Education".

In a Feldenkrais class you are getting to know how you are moving (habits) and then you learn more pleasant alternatives that promote greater ease and wellbeing.

You will discover that you can learn, change and continue to develop throughout your life.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and the feldenkrais method

The Feldenkrais Method is called after Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984).

His investigations over 40 years covered his various fields of expertise (physics, neurology, martial arts, cybernetics, body mechanics, and psychology) resulted in a method that is a unique synthesis of science and aesthetics.

It is a revolutionary approach to understanding human functioning. It utilizes movement and attention as the vehicles for enhancing our natural abilities to learn, to change and to continue to grow throughout our lives. 
 


Born in Russia in 1904, Dr. Feldenkrais emigrated to Israel at the age of 13. After receiving degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering, he earned his Doctorate in Science in Physics at the Sorbonne in Paris, subsequently working a number of years with Joliet-Curie in early nuclear research. 



His interest in movement had deep roots in the martial arts. He studied with Professor Kano, the originator of Judo, and was one of the first Europeans to earn a Black Belt in the martial art. 
 


His own physical problems led him to a lifelong exploration of ways to improve our movement and functioning in general. His investigations reflected his various fields of expertise (physics, neurology, martial arts, cybernetics, body mechanics, and psychology) and resulted in a method that is a unique synthesis of science and aesthetics.

Using our brains innate capacity to learn, each of us can become more of who we imagine ourselves to be. 


The Feldenkrais Method uses movement and attention to enhance your natural ability to discover, to learn, to change and to continue to develop throughout our lives. Rather than teaching the "right" way to move, it provides you with more choices of how you might move.

The Feldenkrais Experience

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