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The Feldenkrais Method is an incredible, quick and easy tool, and a must for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and tension, and loss of flexibility.
Alex Shester, M.D.

Our Story

The Feldenkrais Institute of NY was founded in 2005.  The partners of the Institute — Sheryl Field, Maria Lanaras, Marek Wyszynski and David Zemach-Bersin — pooled their experience, resources and a shared vision to open the nation’s largest Feldenkrais center devoted to the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.  The Institute offers the following programs and services for the public.

  • Weekly public classes using Awareness Through Movement
  • Evening and weekend workshops for the public
  • Individual sessions using Functional Integration for adults and children
  • Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs
  • Graduate programs for Feldenkrais Practitioners
  • Audio, video and print resources on The Feldenkrais Method
  • In addition, the Institute’s Feldenkrais center shares space with The Feldenkrais Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 Charitable organization that funds research using The Feldenkrais Method

 

Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

Basics Class: We recommend this class if you are new to the Feldenkrais Method.
Open Class: This class will build upon concepts that are introduced in the Basics Class.
Moving Out of Pain: This class is open to all, but tailored to those experiencing pain.
Community Class: Sponsored by the Feldenkrais Foundation, this class is open to all and is donation-based ($10 suggested).

Click HERE for up-to-date details and teacher substitutions (if any) and to register in advance for any class.


For your first class, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time.

We recommend loose, comfortable clothing.
Mats, pads are provided.

All classes are drop-in.
Drop-in for $25
Register online for classes and receive 10% off.
10 class card for $220 Class Cards expire six months from date of purchase.

MC/VISA/Discover accepted.
Call (212) 727-1014



Up Next at the Institute

More Shoulder Mobility
– Wednesday, August 30

Solutions for Optimal Mobility
– Tuesday - Sunday, September 5 - 10

Feldenkrais to Reduce Stress & Anxiety
– Saturday, September 23

Feldenkrais Relief for Back Pain & Sciatica
– Saturday, September 23

Meet the Author
– Monday, September 25


Just to let you know how much Feldenkrais has been helping me, it's been incredible. Aside from the physical benefits (and there has been significant improvement), it serves as a complete release of physical, mental and emotional tension. It helps me deal with the stress going on in my life; gives me the energy to persevere. Thanks!
- Ann Barlaz, M.Ed.



Individual Sessions

The most direct way to benefit from Feldenkrais is to work privately with one of our highly skilled practitioners. In Functional Integration lessons, the work is tailored specifically to your needs, the touch is gentle and communicative, and your comfort is respected.  Call 212-727-1014 for an appointment.



Featured Products

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 2 - CD

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 1 - CD

Relaxercise - CD

Relaxercise - Book

Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method - CD

Focus on the Knees & Ankles - CD

Awareness Through Movement - Book



Latest Blog Posts

The Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method: A Systematic Review of the Evidence
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The Feldenkrais Method: Stress-Free Exercise for People with Arthritis
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Welcome to the Feldenkrais Institute
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“Runners Hit Their Stride With Feldenkrais”
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Free Download:  David Zemach-Bersin’s forward to Embodied Wisdom
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I believe Marek Wyszynski's extraordinary (and usually unspoken) fluency in anatomy and physiology facilitate his lucid teaching of self awareness, self-correction and efficiency of movement — the Feldenkrais technique.
- George Green, M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons