After just a few moments of the Feldenkrais exercises, people often find themselves, as if by magic, easily doing things with their bodies that they never thought possible.
— New Age Magazine
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.
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**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
Call (212) 727-1014
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
I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I currently recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion, flexibility, and help us all feel more comfortable in our bodies.
- Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com
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.
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Free Download: David Zemach-Bersin’s forward to Embodied Wisdom
Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.
- Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Stanford Univ, Winner of the Havel Prize in Neuroscience