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Real Learning

Nov, 11, 2020

Peter Senge, in The Fifth Discipline, says: Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we recreate ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we re-perceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our […]

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US News and World Reports

Nov, 15, 2019

U.S. News & World Report published a wonderful article November 14, 2016 by Anna Medaris Miller titled:  “What is the Feldenkrais Method?” One of my favorite bits: Some liken it to mindfulness meditation, but with more noise and movement. Or they say it’s like yoga, but not so structured. It’s like physical therapy, but not […]

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The Feldenkrais Fix

Mar, 08, 2018

Andrew Heffernan wrote a fantastic article in the Experience Life Magazine in November of 2009 called The Feldenkrais Fix.  It begins by describing the experience of John Dumas: In 1999, John Dumas, a 52-year-old writer and karate enthusiast from Los Angeles, sat in a doctor’s office and heard four words no active person ever wants […]

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What is the Feldenkrais Method?

Jan, 17, 2017

The two most common questions I get are, “What is Feldenkrais?” and “What will Feldenkrais do for me?” The Feldenkrais Method helps people improve the quality of their life and become more self-reliant. The Feldenkrais Method does this by improving people’s quality of movement, their overall physical function, and their general wellbeing. At the heart […]

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Neil Young’s Experience with Feldenkrais

Feb, 29, 2016

One of the most unique aspects of the Feldenkrais Method is that we work with the whole person.  Unlike most approaches, the place that hurts is not the “problem.”  Rather we study how someone moves in their daily life (e.g. walking, sitting, and standing) and then help them learn to do those activities without putting unnecessary strain on their bodies. Neil […]

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Visualizing your Skeleton

Jan, 14, 2016

Good movement requires that we use our skeleton precisely and accurately for support. Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to feel our skeleton and it goes out of our awareness.  So, I love anything that helps us visualize our skeleton. In this cute, short (2 minute) video, Mia Hurst demonstrates what happens when she slouches.  We can see […]

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An “Aha” Moment

Dec, 30, 2015

Learning is at the heart of the Feldenkrais Method. A good session has many small and some large “aha” moments.  Recently, I wrote up this example of an “aha” moment as part of my job staffing the IOPS Academy, a 18 month advanced Feldenkrais Training, but thought the readers of this blog would also enjoy it.  (Note […]

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The Feldenkrais Method Explained

Sep, 17, 2015

Susan Hillier has a wonderful article that explains the Feldenkrais Method.  When I read it, I though, “Wow, I wish I had written that”.  Here is what she says: The Feldenkrais Method is a way of exploring movement, posture and breathing through hands-on touch, used by dancers, musicians, athletes, actors and people living with and rehabilitating […]

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Kinetic Inquiry is Moving on September First

Aug, 24, 2015

Kinetic Inquiry is Moving September 1, 2015 To 12810 NE 64th Street Kirkland, WA 98033 I’m excited to let you know that starting Tuesday, September 1st, I will be seeing clients in my new Kirkland Office.  For the past 3 years, I happily shared space with some of my colleagues in Bellevue.  However, due to […]

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Apr, 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered how you breathe?  Yes, air goes into your lungs, but what causes the air to go into your lungs? The answer is quite simple.  Your lungs are in an air tight container formed on the sides by your ribs and at the bottom by your diaphragm. When you breathe, you cause the […]

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The Brain’s Way of Healing

Mar, 15, 2015

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable discoveries and recoveries from the frontiers of neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge, M.D. was released only six weeks ago and is already a NY Times bestseller. It recognizes Moshe Feldenkrais as one of the world’s first “neuroplasticians”. The book does a great job of describing the Feldenkrais method through the […]

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Kate’s Journey

Jan, 11, 2015

Kate is an executive coach who is intelligent, vibrant, strong and committed to her fitness. Unfortunately, Kate started experiencing excruciating and persistent pain in her ankles and Achilles tendon when she walked. She spent over a year searching for a solution: “I tried to resolve the situation by working with my personal trainer, physical therapist, […]

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From Wobble to Elegance: Learning to Walk without Knee Pain

Oct, 25, 2014

Joan came to me because of knee pain.  She had surgery on her left knee ten years ago. Since then, the knee had gotten more and more stiff. Walking and going up and down stairs were difficult. She wanted to find an alternative to having a knee replacement.  Joan described the situation this way: “I […]

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Free Talk: Save your Back by Finding your Hip Joints

Oct, 24, 2014

Whether sitting, standing, bending over, or walking, people tend to overuse their lower back. The result is pain and discomfort. According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. By learning better body mechanics, you can reduce the unnecessary stress and strain […]

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