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Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method, often referred to simply as "Feldenkrais," is a somatic educational system designed by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984).  He aimed to improve people's quality of movement, their overall physical function, and their general wellbeing by increasing students' awareness of themselves and by expanding their movement repertoire.

Feldenkrais thought that increasing a person's kinesthetic and proprioceptive self-awareness of functional movement could lead to increased function, reduced pain, and greater ease and pleasure of movement.   The Feldenkrais Method is therefore a movement pedagogy, similar to the Alexander Technique in being educational and is not a form of manipulative therapy.    The practitioner directs attention to habitual movement patterns which are inefficient or strained, and teaches new patterns using gentle, slow, repeated movements.   Slow repetition is believed to be necessary to impart a new habit and allow it to begin to feel normal.    These movements may be passive (performed by the practitioner on the recipient's body) or active (performed by the recipient). The recipient is fully clothed.

VT Mobility Arts

155 Duchess St 

Newport, VT, 05855      

(802) 334-5150

Kimberly Howell
Craftsbury Outdoor Center
535 Lost Nations Road

Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

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