The Feldenkrais® Method
is about learning-learning to improve human functioning regardless of our age or physical condition. Awareness Through Movement® classes use gentle, verbally-led movement sequences as the means to help us discover how we move and to expand the possibilities for how we can act more optimally in our ever-changing environment. It is about
quality of movment rather than
quantity of movement, and using
skill rather than
The application of these principles is limitless! We can use them to enhance the ease and pleasure in daily activities such as walking, bicycling, standing in line at the store, preparing food, practicing yoga, working out at the gym or working at the computer, and also for more highly specialized skills such as riding a horse, dancing, playing a musical instrument or playing golf or other sports that we might wish to do more efficiently. The Feldenkrais® Method may also be helpful for people who are recovering from injury or who are coping with neurological issues.
Awareness Through Movement® lessons are designed to enhance awareness, expand patterns of action and minimize overall effort to create movements that are easy, graceful and more pleasurable with core
rather than core
The learning is playful and most people notice an improved sense of vitality and well-being. Other benefits may include easier breathing, increased range of motion, fewer aches and pains, more curiosity and a brain that is more flexible!
Awareness Through Movement® classes are done in a non-judgmental atmosphere with emphasis on comfort and safety at all times. No previous experience is necessary. Come and learn how to improve the quality of your movement and therefore, the quality of your life!
Diane Farrell is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner
who has been working with people from all walks of life since 1999 to improve how they move. Formerly the Assistant Principal Cellist of the San Francisco Symphony, Diane has special insight into the challenges faced by performing artists and those who simply wish to enhance their quality of life.