The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier. Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements. Everyone can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method.
We improve our well being when we learn to fully use ourselves. Our intelligence depends upon the opportunity we take to experience and learn on our own. This self-learning leads to full, dynamic living. Ordinarily, we learn just enough to function. For example, we learn to use our hands well enough to eat, our legs well enough to walk. Our abilities to function with a greater range of ease and skill, however, remain to be developed. The Feldenkrais Method teaches—through movement—how we can improve our capabilities to function in our daily lives.
In 1990, Joe had reached a 7-year peak of seeing how traditional exercise for strength and conditioning often did not alter the habitual and traumatic organization of movement in his clients. Looking for another way, he attended a 5-day conference on the Feldenrkrais method. This not only allowed him to feel the power of the method to shift his own body out of his injury-shaped movements, but the light-bulb went off and he knew this was what he was looking for to help others more effectively heal and recover function.
Joe eventually attended the 4-year certification training in the Feldenkrais method, completing in 1997 through the Reese Movement Insitute sponsored by West Virgina University’s PT program. Karel received her training though Jeremy Krauss’s training, in Clarkston, MI, and her 4-year program was completed in June of 2009.