$35 for Five-Class Pack of Conscientious-Movement Classes at The Feldenkrais Institute ($125 Value). $75 for Two-Month Unlimited Option ($300 Value).

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Experienced instructors teach healthy, efficient movement via full-body awareness during daily one-hour classes

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Expires Dec 25th, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 12/25/11, unlimited option expires 2 months from activation date and 5-class pass expires 3 months from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Must sign waiver. New customers only. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.


Reviews

I came in with should / neck and lower back pain and am now almost pain free. The teachers are real professionals!

Yudi E., Yelp, 5/10/11

The staff are experienced and friendly, and the facility is spacious, clean, and wheelchair accessible.

John R., Yelp, 6/9/11

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  • “welcoming front desk, spacious space, attentive instructor, relaxing atmosphere; awareness-raising of one's own bodies. highly recommend to anyone active or...”

    “welcoming front desk, spacious space, attentive instructor, relaxing atmosphere; awareness-raising of one's own bodies. highly recommend to anyone active or non-active. one can always benefit from their method”

  • “A great modality that helps your body and mind learn how to learn better. A wonderful path to a sweeter way to be in the world and ultimately, to deeper self-love”

  • “Excellent instructor, beautiful space and very convenient location. Started to feel a difference in my movement in the first class.”

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    The Chelsea Arts Building

    134 W 26th St.

    2nd Floor

    Manhattan, New York 10001

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