MORE ABOUT THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD
The Feldenkrais method takes its name from Moshé Feldenkrais, (1904-1984), a multidisciplinary scientist and researcher who pioneered the method in the 1950’s.
Doctor in applied physics, mechanical engineer and black belt in judo, Moshé Feldenkrais viewed the human body in a holistic way, as a “moving machine with a soul”. His objective was to make movement “possible, easy and pleasant” through the principle of maximum effect with minimum effort. With greater efficiency in moving more resources will be available to pursue other objectives.
The Feldenkrais method teaches efficiency through “somatic learning”, i.e. the participation of the entire body in a learning process for immediate feedback and new experiences. Based on the brain’s neuroplasticity which allows constant learning during an entire lifetime, the Feldenkrais method is a secure, lasting and pleasant way of acquiring skills and knowledge.
Today, the Feldenkrais method is taught all over the world through 22 national associations and more than 7 000 teachers in a wide range of areas which include physical performance, communication, music, sports, rehabilitation, creativity, and of course, personal well-being.