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Feldenkrais (R) and Fitness, How to Further Improve Your Skills

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Here is a wonderful approach that can be applied to any and all disciplines to enhance the ease and effortlessness in performance whether it be sports, music, theatre… These are the comments of an athlete who partakes of Awareness Through Movement (R) classes from Stacy Barrows, a Feldenkrais practitioner and PT.

“…The students in this ATM class ranged from PT’s, Pilates instructors and personal trainers. They were patiently ready to follow a discovery process that led them to easier movement and softer postures. All with more comfort and less pain by report.” This blog appeared the next day from one of the participants:
“The workshop consisted largely of the instructor leading the ten participants through a series of nearly-imperceptible movements, usually done lying on the floor in a darkened room. I’d done a few hours of Feldenkrais work in graduate school and so knew a little about its wonders, but I sensed the skepticism among some of the other students: What could THIS be doing? It didn’t last long, because almost instantly, most of us felt different. Taller, longer, more aligned, more easy in our movements. As a guy with some theatre background, I noticed that the voices in the room sounded richer, more resonant. And, as cheesy as it sounds, people looked happier. I was, once again, blown away, and totally sold on its benefits.”
To learn more read here.

National Institute of Health, Yoga and Awareness

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I had the pleasure to be part of CORE week at NIH this month introducing the Feldenkrais Method (R), Awareness Through Movement (R) lessons free to the public and employees of NIH. This was done to raise awareness of how better to attend to our health. CORE week represents coordination and relaxation.

NIH will continue to present offerings to the public throughout the year to raise consciousness on how we can better attend to our health and well being. In August there will be dance week and September they will offer Yoga week with free classes to any that care to partake. Feldenkrais will be present at all of these venues to share how this wonderful approach to learning and movement re-education can enhance anything you do from dance to yoga, golf, tennis, running…

To learn more about NIH’s offering contact Dr. Rachel Permuth-Levine at