The origins of the method

Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), an Israeli engineer and physicist, the founder of the first Judo Club in Europe and the conceiver of the Feldenkrais Method®, says that harmony, comfort and efficiency  of movement are closely connected with our self-awareness and our capacity to “learn how to learn”.

Feldenkrais, by exploring the potential of the human structure, has developed a Method  that enables us to improve the quality of our life. His method develops a deep understanding of the patterns connecting the skeleton with the nervous system, the muscles with the imagination, movement with awareness.
This dynamic has repeatedly shown its effectiveness in giving meaningful answers to:

  • those affected by functional orthopedic and/or neurological difficulties
  • those who want to enhance their expressive abilities, such as dancers, singers, actors…
  • those who suffer from tensions connected to their sport performance
  • those who suffer from chronic and non chronic pains due to stress

Improving functional difficulties allows us to find a new balance and more effective motor solutions after traumas and diseases as well.
Over the years the Method has developed in broader fields, from accident prevention to gerontology and strategies of intervention with children and adults with neurological problems. An increasing interest in and attention to movement science and a continuous exchange of experiences and collaboration between Feldenkrais practitioners and experts from other fields open up an expanding applicational development for the Feldenkrais Method®.