Awareness. Movement. Wellness. Feldenkrais®
I am a certified Feldenkrais Instructor who is passionate about helping fellow musicians, and people of all occupations, improve their lives and abilities through mindful movement instruction.
What Is The Feldenkrais Method®?
By non-invasive, “re-learning” of somatic connections between the body and mind, Feldenkrais students discover how to reorganize their movements and behaviors in new, more effective ways for a better quality of life.
Why I Practice Feldenkrais
I discovered the Feldenkrais Method in 2004 when I was struggling with a painful jaw disorder that threatened to comprise my music performance career. Put simply, Feldenkrais helped end my pain when nothing else did.
Through my transformational Feldenkrais practice, I developed a concept I call the “Musician’s Magic Zone,” which I now teach to every musician who seeks my assistance with playing issues.
How Feldenkrais Is Practiced
The Feldenkrais Method is practiced in two forms: Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes and Functional Integration® (FI) instruction.
ATM Classes are verbally-directed movement lessons presented to groups. The practitioner does not engage in instruction through direct touch.
FI instruction is private, one-on-one instruction of the Feldenkrais Method where the practitioner develops a customized lesson plan for the student and uses touch to help convey the experience of comfort and ease of movement.
What You Can Expect To Gain From Feldenkrais
Better quality of life and effective pain manangement
A strong understanding of your behaviors and habits and how to change them, if desired
Deeper connections with yourself, leading to more meaningful connections with others in your life
Improved functional movements of daily life, such as walking, lifting objects and enhancing your posture – whether sitting or standing
Improved mental clarity
Greater overall self-awareness
Increased perception of yourself and your mind/body connection