Feldenkrais starts your whole life moving in new directions, with new choices on every level of your life. You must experience it. Feldenkrais has had a tremendous impact on my life. It has taught me to really listen to myself. I now know I need not stay stuck in pain. It has helped me see that I have choices, that my patterns of movement, my patterns of emotional "sludge" can change.
Janie Cutliff, client

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

We offer over a dozen classes every week with excellent teachers. No prior experience is necessary; your second class is free. If you are new to the Feldenkrais Method or are experiencing physical discomfort, we suggest that you start with our Basics Class. If you are already familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, jump in anywhere; come to any of our ten weekly Open Classes.

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


**Community classes are pay-what-you-can, with a suggested fee of $10.00.

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. Get your first two classes for the price of one!
Drop-in for $25
6 class card for $125
12 class card for $250

Members receive FREE unlimited classes and one FREE Functional Integration session every month

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



Up Next at the Institute

Tune Up Your Yoga
– Sunday, May 7

Singing for Life
– Sunday, May 7

Feldenkrais & Emotional Health
– Tuesday, May 9

Feldenkrais Festival New York
– Sunday, May 14

Improving Your Posture with David Zemach-Bersin
– Sunday, May 21


As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life — physically and emotionally — by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis.
- Maria Luskin, Professor Emory University Medical School



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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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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The Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to do things in tennis I never could do before and has relieved my body of the pain accumulated from over twenty years of competitive playing.
- Tony Trear, Tennis Teaching Pro and Ex-Pro Player