The Feldenkrais Method® was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) in the 1940s and is now practiced worldwide. Dr. Feldenkrais, a Russian-born physicist, mechanical engineer, martial artist and educator, based his work on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development.
The Feldenkrais Method® is a method of learning that uses movement and guided attention as a means to enhance human functioning. This method deepens one’s awareness of how the body moves and offers gentle yet effective strategies to make movement more functional, graceful and efficient.
“Efficient movement or performance of any sort is achieved by weeding out, and eliminating, parasitic, superfluous exertion. The superfluous is as bad as the insufficient, only it costs more.”
“I believe knowing oneself is the most important thing a human being can do for himself. How can one know himself? By learning to act not as one should, but as one does. We have great difficulty in sorting out what we do as we should from what we want to do with ourselves.”