Individual Sessions - Functional Integration
Individual Feldenkrais sessions are usually given on a table where you can lie down and relax out of habitual movement patterns and patterns of unnecessary tension and contraction that are engaged when standing or sitting.
This allows for subtle, gentle explorations of new movement possiblities which gradually open up new neurological options and new learning.
Individual sessions are available on a sliding scale of $110-150.
You can purchase an introductory session for half price at the link below.
Sessions can be scheduled by contacting me here or via email or phone listed at the bottom of this page.
“... thank you for today. I was in an altered state leaving. I still feel the extra space/relief/drop in the holding of my ribs, arm pits, and neck. Oh my, thank you.”
— GS, Certified Structural Integration Therapist.
“The (session) was amazing. ... My body has changed. I’m so excited at the thought that I’ll be able to hike again without pain. Thank you!
— JS, Chef
After our session yesterday my spine feels much longer, had to adjust car mirrors. Woke up this morning and my back feels better than it has in awhile. Longer spine helping take pressure of the disc I think. YES!!!!”
— CL, Nutritionist
“I have never experienced such ease in breathing! what an unexpected awesome result!!!!!!!!!… a life altering experience…”
— CN - Occupational Therapist
“My feet are completely different now.I’d never have predicted that I would bounce out of here! This is really powerful work. Thank you so much!”
... since our session I've felt really good in my body, of course, but my mind and my worldview are healing along with it. It's like my imagination itself has a different tone, and even as I feel more uniquely myself than ever before, I also feel more a part of nature and humanity. Thank you!
— JK, Vocalist and actor
“I am grateful for all the Feldenkris sessions these last 18 months, the thing I come back to again and again and again is how much more comfortable, expansive, and fluid my breathing is. I also have more body awareness and connection, yet it is the freedom of breath that is changing the quality and timbre of my life. A priceless gift, so grateful and wishing you blessings and abundance from above.”
Thanks again for seeing me yesterday on such short notice. I woke up without a headache today!
— AR, Rolfer
Am very happy to report the back pain resolved. Gardening is going much better! I feel so good I keep wanting to push harder. I love having my back feel so strong. I do those movements you showed me in the morning before I get out of bed and I do them again at night before going to sleep.
— MM, professional gardener
See more testimonials here .
Classes and workshops
I offer in-person Feldenkrais movement classes regularly in person in Anchorage, with a zoom connection for those who want to attend from a distance.
See "Events" page for current classes/workshops.
The classes offer healing and physical improvement via neurological enrichment ... and via exploring an inner felt sense of powerful, efficient, pleasureable movement.
This is different from other approachs to healing and/or athletic improvement ... very different from physical therapy, athletic conditioning, yoga, tai chi ....
Feldenkrais movement classes involve the same kind of self-discovery and development that babies and children engage in as in inborn reflex. Scientist now think that it is this kind of impulse towards explorational movement itself that develops a child's brain and helps make children super-learners, the quickest learners on the planet.
Among other benefits the classes give an experience of the inexhaustible physical power that comes from good skeletal connection and support. It is often thought that physical power comes from muscle ... but muscle tires very quickly. Skeletal support and power doesn't.
Judo and physics both indicate that real power comes from efficient use of the skeleton. Moshe Feldenkrais was a judo master and friend of Jigoro Kano, the 90 lb founder of Judo. Kano was renowned for his ability to throw large, heavily muscled students 2 or 3 times his size effortlessly.
With the efficient engagement of the whole skeletal structure in movement many chronic pain issues, athletic injuries, and other physical limitations disappear.