Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais® Method

group lessons monday 9.30-10.30 | tuesday 18.30-19.30 | thursday 13.00-14.00

individual lessons by appointment at Perform via Battisti 26 – Trieste

 

The Feldenkrais® Method has an excellent effect on a person’s general health. It satisfies the need to carry out everyday gestures without pain, and with ease and pleasure. It deeply improves the quality of movement, teaching us to be agile and in shape in a clever way, without unnecessary effort. It is a kind of movement that may be accessed at different levels of skill, a unique tool to refine even the most complex movements. It is not meant to replace clinical protocols or physiotherapy, but as a learning course that can help the rehabilitation process.
 

Specifically it improves:

flexibility, coordination, posture and orientation
back ache, pains to the neck and joints
rehabilitation after physical traumas
awareness and self organization
decreases pain, tension, effort and slows decline
mobility in the elderly
sport and artistic performance
freedom in breathing
creative, expressive and learning abilities

 

Who it is aimed at:

all those wishing to improve ability, awareness and motor organization
those suffering from postural pains, chronic pain, muscular tension, stress
those in need of a functional rehabilitation plan
those using movement as a tool in their work: athletes, dancers, actors, musicians, therapists, coaches, teachers
senior citizens or people suffering from limited mobility
those with limited neuro-motor skills
whoever may be interested in personal development through movement

 

Why does it work? Here are some of the strategies that make the Feldenkrais Method effective:

you move with awareness and not mechanically
you move slowly
you move progressively
you experience a variety of orientations and relationships with space
you use your entire body
you break down automatisms
you take care in breathing
you improve basic movement sequences
you avoid pointless effort
you enhance the pleasure of moving

 

The practice:

Group lessons: CAM – Consapevolezza Attraverso il Movimento® (Awareness Through Movement)

The teacher guides people through a series of movements mainly carried out on the ground, focusing on the feelings associated with them: you move while you observe the movement. Each CAM has a functional reference topic such as rotating on the vertical axis, bending and extending the spine, spatial orientation, balance, getting up, breathing, etc. With a number of variations and a global approach, lessons aim to improve the most complex actions we carry out every day by positively intervening on the fundamental aspects of movement. Slowly and carefully guided, participants are encouraged to avoid pointless effort and find the pleasure in moving. Feldenkrais movements are simple but not mundane; lessons are designed to break down automatic and counter-productive movement and posture habits, starting a process of deep improvement of self-organization. The Feldenkrais Method includes a number of diverse, fascinating and fun lessons to experience all aspects of human mobility.

 

Individual Lessons: FI – Functional Integration®

Individual lessons follow the same guiding principles and pursue the same aims as group lessons. The teacher develops custom lessons based on the specific requirements of each student and teaching mainly occurs through physical contact of the hands. Through a light, non-invasive touch people are guided through movements stimulating the neuro-muscular system to develop more organization and efficiency. The teacher interacts with the student’s nervous system, responsible for motor organization. Hands guide but also “listen”, functioning as a mirror to help the students feel how they organize themselves. This special kind of contact guides and supports while respecting the limits and unique configuration of each student, it does not “fix”, it teaches. After consolidating existing abilities, new and original movements are progressively introduced aimed at increasing the student’s ability and at improving disfunctional aspects.

 

Lessons are aimed at improving ability, that is, at broadening the spectrum of what is possible: to make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and making what is easy pleasurable. Moshe Feldenkrais