Moshe Feldenkrais was a Russian-born Israeli physicist who became interested in the functioning of the body as a result of sustaining an injury himself and finding that the resulting poor movement affected the proper functioning of his entire body. He developed the Feldenkrais process.
“Anyone who loves solving puzzles will love being a Feldenkrais practitioner,” says Jenni Evans of Feldenkrais Australia. Considered more of an education process than a therapy, Feldenkrais helps people become more aware of what they are doing and what they could do differently to find ease, more comfort or more effective performance. During your training you will develop the sensitivity to track small changes in your organisation so that you can help others do likewise. You will learn about human movement from your own felt experience and through working with your hands on others. You will learn to lead people verbally through Awareness through Movement lessons so you can run group classes.
"You will also learn to use gentle touch and movement so that you can work individually with people in a hands-on context called Functional Integration. You may choose to add these skills to what you currently do, or use them to help children and adults with movement difficulties, pain or balance issues. You might use them in the context of helping people learn a performance skill, minimise the risk of injury or optimise elite performance. Maybe you’ll help people cope better with everyday life – dealing with the challenges of stress and hours of sitting.
For more information, visit www.feldenkraisinstitute.com.au