Studies in animal and human models have demonstrated that the mammalian brain is fundamentally plastic.
Recent studies have shown that all plasticity mechanisms are, by their fundamental nature, reversible. From that science,
we have a growing understanding of the factors in the course of our natural lives that frustrate positive brain change in
developmentally impaired children, and that drive brain change in either degrading or empowering directions in children and
adults. Importantly, this science has revealed the neurological ‘rules’ that govern neurobehavioral remodeling.
It also provides with a new understanding of the neurological origins of our individual ‘personhood.’
We have implemented these brain plasticity principles to develop efficient and effective training strategies,
now being deployed to address developmental and adult-acquired impairments in human populations. In general, our approach
is philosophically, scientifically and practically compatible with Feldenkrais® training methodologies. - Dr. Michael
Merzenich, Professor Emeritus, Neuroscience UCSF
the Feldenkrais Method and its unique approach to mind and body has helped me immeasurably, not only in the way I play golf,
but also the way I teach the game. - Rick Acton, 5-time NE PGA Champion
Feldenkrais is] not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself."
- Karl Pribram, MD, Ph.D.
Feldenkrais Method has had remarkable success in a wide range of complaints ranging from
the debilitating to the merely nagging."
The Feldenkrais Method has shown
me how to balance my body and improve my flexibility. Chris
Dudley, NBA Player, New York Knicks
Feldenkrais Method has allowed me to play pain free golf, without worrying about injury. Duffy
Waldorf, PGA Tour Golfer
Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable, quick, and effective way to alleviate muscular tension
and discomforts. James Rice, M.D.
Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinarily effective approach to enhancement of posture,
balance, movement and behavior. Sandy Burkhart, P.T., Ph.D.
As a violinist, the Feldenkrais work has not only sped my
recovery from injury, but greatly enhanced my sense of physical integrity, ease and grace.
Ingrid Matthews, Violinist and Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra
After having suffered from severe shoulder
problems and surgery, I have found lasting relief with my Feldenkrais sessions.
Gloria Jones, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Feldenkrais Method offers dancers an education that can help them turn pain around, continue dancing,
and reestablish their love of dance.
Nancy Galeota-Wozny, MA, Dance Magazine
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
system developed by Moshe Feldenkrais has as much potential for understanding the mind
/ body relationship as Einstein's general theory of relativity had for physics."
recommend the Feldenkrais Method to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury,
cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia or chronic pain…I also believe that
the Feldenkrais Method can help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies."
Andrew Weil, MD, Bestselling author of Spontaneous Healing
Following the program with
Feldenkrais, patients showed significant improvement in their levels of pain, decreased
numbers of medications, and increased quality of life. American
Journal of Pain Management