Eliza Parker



Isn’t it curious that it’s your right knee, not your left?
I wonder how the shaping of your ribs relates to the pain in your knee?

This is the tone of the Feldenkrais Method—inquisitive and exploratory. You won’t be matched to an ideal posture, a way you ‘should’ move, or a right way of breathing. Instead, the Method offers invitation and an open field of exploration to discover for yourself how you do—and how else you could do—what you do.

Feldenkrais is based on principles from physics, martial arts, biomechanics, and infant development. It can be experienced in classes (Awareness Through Movement®) and in private sessions (Functional Integration®).

Where some forms of bodywork are about improving structure, Feldenkrais is about improving movement and function. It addresses how you use yourself in daily action and how this may contribute to your challenge.

As an educational approach, Feldenkrais is about learning rather than fixing. Learning gives you tools to help yourself, whereas fixing can leave you dependent on an outside source.

“If you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais

Who & what is it for?
       • Tension, pain, movement limitations
       • Seniors: to maintain movement and function while aging
       • Athletes, dancers, and Pilates or yoga practitioners: to refine skill
       • Infants, children, and adults with neurological, developmental,
         or learning challenges
       • Musicians or others with overuse injuries
       • Meditators interested in increasing awareness
       • People who enjoy moving and life-long learning

Why the name Feldenkrais?
The Method is named after its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1985), world-renowned engineer, physicist, and Judo practitioner. His own knee injuries prompted him to teach himself how to function again.

What to expect in an Awareness Through Movement class
Awareness Through Movement lessons are done lying down, sitting, or standing. You will be verbally guided through cleverly designed movement sequences. The movements are easy & gentle, but develop in a way that helps you discover new options. People of all movement abilities can benefit from lessons.

What to expect in a Functional Integration session
Functional Integration private sessions involve gentle, non-invasive touch to elicit awareness and movement repatterning. Sometimes you will be passive as I move you; other times you might engage in movement at the same time. You remain fully clothed and typically lie or sit on a low padded table or on the floor. 

Photo by Rosalie O’Connor

 See Feldenkrais in action:

What is Feldenkrais? video

Living Better video

Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement® & Functional Integration® are registered service marks & Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm is a certification mark of FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America


Reduce pain and tension
Increase range of movement
Breathe more fully
Improve balance
Find the easy way
Non-judgmental observation of
Develop choice rather than
  submit to habits
Identify your body’s messages
  before onset of pain
Increase awareness, which
  increases conscious control
Find the ‘right’ way for you
Learn how to help yourself

“I found a dynamic increase in my ability to be at peace. I have worked toward this for years. I stand better, taller, more centered and relaxed. I relish the solid, grounded feel I have now while still keeping some lighter-mindedness.”
- Client



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