As a Feldenkrais practitioner, my mission is to guide you in enhancing your ease, efficiency, and fluidity of movement — ultimately improving your well-being and vitality. The Feldenkrais® Method can help you achieve your goals, whether you’re looking to recover from injury, relieve pain, improve posture, enhance flexibility, regain balance, boost coordination, or refine your athletic or musical skills.
I’ll help you gain insight into your body’s functioning. This will lead to greater efficiency in your everyday movements, e.g. sitting at a computer, walking, hiking, climbing stairs, or getting out of a car. With more efficiency come less pain and more comfort.
Our brains are amazing. Each of us is making the very best decisions we can at every moment given our history, background, genetics, and the information we have. However, we would all like to improve. To make better decisions, we need better information. When it comes to improving movement and reducing pain, this means becoming aware of the subtle details of our movements.
As an example of working with pain, consider Kathy. As with many clients who come to me with neck pain, she turned her head without much thought or awareness. Together, we significantly increased her awareness of how her spine, shoulders, pelvis, and even her legs could help in turning her head. By distributing the work across her whole body, the strain on her neck was reduced and the pain subsided.
My goal is to help bring your awareness to these details — to help you sense what your movement patterns are, and to find alternative choices. The result is that you will move with more freedom, comfort, and grace. In the lingo of neuroscience, this is called neuroplasticity and neuromuscular retraining. However, I think of it simply as our innate ability to learn.
Utilizing the principles of the Feldenkrais Method, I employ various approaches to facilitate your learning:
- Slowing Down: By utilizing slow movements, we attune to the fine details, uncover hidden patterns, and discover new possibilities.
- Embracing Variety: By exploring similar but different movements, we gain insights into what options feel more comfortable and effortless for you.
- Guided Touch: Through gentle, non-intrusive touch, I will lead you through precise and mindful movements, deepening your connection to your body’s sensations, tensions, and movement patterns.
- Non-Judgmental Observation: Together, we observe your movements without judgment or criticism, creating a safe space for you to explore and express yourself fully.
- Cultivating Curiosity: Curiosity plays a crucial role in promoting awareness and learning. Embracing curiosity, we embark on a journey of exploration, questioning, and seeking understanding.
As you become more aware of your movement patterns, you gain the power to make different and better choices. These choices pave the way to reduced pain, increased ease, and greater comfort in your daily life.
Laura is fantastic. I love the collaborative nature of our work. She is fully present with me, which helps me become aware of how I’m feeling and moving. — Linda Stone
The key to the Feldenkrais Method is learning, and learning can only flourish in an atmosphere of safety, curiosity, and engagement. In our collaborative sessions you’ll experience a deep sense of caring. I’m here to create a supportive and comfortable space where you can explore and grow at your own pace. This foundation of trust and comfort is the cornerstone of effective learning and the key to unlocking the potential of the Feldenkrais Method.
Your journey of self-discovery begins by scheduling a free 55-minute, in-person consultation
Integrate Mind and Body: Embrace Holistic Well-Being with the Feldenkrais Method
I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality. They are not just parts somehow related to each other, but an inseparable whole while functioning. — Moshe Feldenkrais
At the heart of the Feldenkrais Method lies the recognition that you are not merely a sum of separate parts but an interconnected and unified whole. Together, we will delve into the art of mindful movement and exploration, uncovering the vast potential within you.
The Feldenkrais Method is more than a therapy; it’s an exploration of self-awareness and a reconnection with your body.
I feel taller, more self-confident, stronger, and more able to meet whatever is happening at the moment. — Mary Bolton
My goal as a Feldenkrais practitioner is to empower you to become resilient in a world of constant change. Through our sessions, you will rediscover your physical integrity and learn to thrive amidst the complexity of daily life.