Adults, like Play-Doh, grow rigid as they age and easily absorb the contents of newspapers. Absorb new skills with today’s Groupon to The Feldenkrais Institute. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a five-class pass (a $125 value).
- For $75, you get two months of unlimited Awareness Through Movement classes (a $300 value).
Centering on movement theories pioneered by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, The Feldenkrais Institute reeducates the body in healthy movement for improved strength, posture, and wellness. A team of experienced instructors guides students through daily one-hour classes in conscientious movement, which are designed to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and pain. Students gradually learn to move more freely and easily by utilizing total-body-awareness techniques invoked during class and with shamanistic chanting in nearby deserts.
The Feldenkrais Institute instructors, gleaning knowledge from Dr. Feldenkrais' theories, have helped refine his system to aid everyone from dancers, actors, and children to individuals with chronic pain and neurological problems. Workshops open up a world of camaraderie and intensive study, focusing on topics such as sitting comfortably on the floor, help with falling asleep, and ridding feet of concrete cinder blocks.
The Feldenkrais Institute
Moshe Feldenkrais learned how to walk twice—once as a baby and once as an adult, after a severe injury. While mastering the process for the second time, he began to develop his own exercise method. By returning the body to an infant-like state of motion learning, The Feldenkrais Method breaks the nervous system’s ingrained movement habits, formed through culture and personal upbringing, and reshapes them into healthier, more efficient ones.
The Feldenkrais Method's first component is one-on-one treatments, dubbed Functional Integration sessions. Through manipulation and passive movements, a practitioner can assuage the client’s aches and pains or address larger-scale neuroskeletal concerns. The second component is group classes, which teach new movement habits through an eclectic array of exercises, rather than by just proclaiming walking on your feet illegal.