As a career dancer and teacher, I am no longer feeling daily discomfort from the over-use of muscle groups, and I am more efficient with teaching movement. I truly believe that whatever you are pursuing in life, Feldenkrais can help you achieve your goal in a clear and gentle way.
Lise Weber-Frutchey, Dancer and Choreographer

Classes & Workshops

Experience the many benefits of Feldenkrais® exercises (also called Awareness Through Movement®) in classes and workshops.

For information about upcoming workshops and other events, please scroll down!

CLASSES

imageEach class features a different Feldenkrais exercise or “lesson,” and involves making gentle movements, slowly with minimal effort, while paying attention to your own sensations and experience. The teacher guides the class verbally, and each person is encouraged to go at their own pace. The movements in a Feldenkrais class are relaxing and non-stressful. Mats are provided for your convenience. NOTE: Late-arrivals are not permitted, so please come a few minutes early.

Click Here for a class schedule (or check the right side of this page).

WORKSHOPS

imageMost of our public Feldenkrais workshops are three hours long, and allow you to focus on specific subjects in depth. They can be extremely useful and provide you with a “bigger” Feldenkrais experience.

It is possible to register for most of our workshops online. Or, by calling the Feldenkrais Institute: (212) 727-1014.

To register for workshops sponsored by the Feldenkrais Foundation, please call (212) 727-1014.

In addition to workshops for the public, we also provide Advanced Training events for Feldenkrais Practitioners, and special courses for Physical Therapists, PTAs and other clinicians.

Scroll down for a listing of upcoming workshops.

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Learn how to improve the flexibility of your shoulders so that you can use your arms in the ways you’d like, and reduce your vulnerability to injury.


Wednesday, August 30

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Solutions for Optimal Mobility guides participants in a wide range of innovative neuro-motor processes designed to address movement problems such as lower back compression, upper back rigidity, hip joint alignment, stiff ankles and knees, deformed feet and toes, stiff or frozen shoulders, stiff neck, weak wrists, vulnerable balance, and asymmetry.


Tuesday - Sunday, September 5 - 10

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This workshop will show you how the pattern of muscular tension created by stress and anxiety can be changed profoundly with the Feldenkrais Method®.


Saturday, September 23

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Learn to change patterns of self-use that cause or contribute to the development of pain and tension.


Saturday, September 23

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The Feldenkrais Institute invites you to meet journalist and New York Times bestselling author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin.


Monday, September 25

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A workshop for something New Yorkers do a lot of…


Tuesday, September 26

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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



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The Feldenkrais Method is a breakthrough in exercise technology.
- William I. Koch, Winner 1992 America’s Cup