The art, practice and science of Feldenkrais®
Director: Robert J. Burgess BEd, PT, PhD, Feldenkrais Practitioner

the feldenkrais method ®
movement education

The Feldenkrais Method® (FM) is movement education or movement learning. It is a methodology for affecting the sense, control and learning of movement through hands on techniques and specific coordination exercises.

FM increases proprioceptive acuity. Like a wine taster develops an enhanced sense of taste, FM enhances the sense and control of movement or the sixth sense = proprioception.

Pain dissipates as a consequence of better movement and awareness. Benefit comes from learning new movement strategies, greater body awareness and renewed ability to move without pain.

Learning new more efficient movement patterns empowers the person to overcome the limitations of a chronic condition.


movement lessons: ATM and FI

Awareness through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration (FI) are the two processes by which the method works.

ATM is a class or group based process where several persons are guided through a movement lesson for 45-60 minutes. Learning new ways of coordinating body parts brings an ease to movement. After these lessons people feel taller, lighter and more powerful in their movement.

FI is a gentle manipulative technique tailored to individual needs. Through this hands on process the practitioner brings awareness and relief to habitual muscular and skeletal patterns of movement. New options, new learning creates ease.

from therapy to learning

"It can be healthier to learn than to be a patient or even be cured"

Moshe Feldenkrais

correct skeletal action: the whole spine

"All correct action starts with the movement of the pelvic bone, which displaces itself so as to carry the spine and head through to a new position while allowing the head complete freedom of movement. The control of the head and the pelvic bone are, therefore, absolutely essential to all correct action. One is no more important than the other. Both must be controlled correctly to obtain correct action"

Moshe Feldenkrais

information for the nervous system

"The Feldenkrais Method® is not just pushing muscles around, but really changing things in the brain"

Dr Karl Pribram, Neuroscientist Stanford University.