The Feldenkrais Method® is an innovative system that approaches human development and the improvement of functioning through the medium of physical movement. The founder, Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., utilized his background in physics, mechanical engineering, and judo to develop a system with an unusual melding of biomechanics, motor development, psychology, and the martial arts.
The Feldenkrais Method has achieved international recognition for its demonstrated ability to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, and self-image, and to alleviate muscular tension and pain. It consists of two compelling and versatile applications: Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons, done in groups, and Functional Integration (FI) lessons, an individualized hands-on practice. Based on the same theoretical ground, both modalities harness the nervous system's ability to self-organize towards more effective and intelligent action.