Why take Feldenkrais Lessons?

Influenced by yoga and martial arts in the middle of the last century, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a series of lessons designed to improve life through movement. His approach was to encourage conscious attention to small movements. By engaging the brain and nervous system, people learn in a simple, pleasurable way. He summed up his method in the following way:

Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy, elegant.

Learn how to bring more ease into your daily movements: breathing, walking, turning, reaching. Join Susan for Awareness Through Movement® group classes and individual Functional Integration sessions on expanded breathing, safer pelvic movement, freeing your back and more.


Functional Integration® Sessions


Where:
Feldenkrais Center of Portland
3059 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97232

When:
Monday through Saturday
Click here to scheduke an appointment online
Or if you prefer, call or text 503.313.9813.

Cost:
$95/lesson (prompt pay rate)
$125/lesson (delayed auto insurance (PIP) pay rate)

About:
I give Functional Integration® lessons to individuals, on a low treatment table using gentle, subtle, slow touch. While the group classes are more comparable as a cross between yoga and exercise classes, the experience of customized individual sessions is more indescribable, but highly effective.

Often after a Functional Integration lesson, students will be amazed that they feel so different or good. They will say “But you hardly moved me!” This is because a change in your nervous system is more effective when the change is small. This is the opposite of “no pain, no gain.” Introducing a small change into the body’s nervous system has greater longevity.

See the “What is Feldenkrais?” article for more information.
 

 



Awareness Through Movement® Classes

All classes are based on 45 minutes lessons, focusing on easy movements, done gently with awareness and many rests, to reeducate the brain, nervous system and muscles.

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"The exercises are so simple and ingenious they lead on to others which one can invent in the same style."
Smithsonian.
Where:
The Movement Center
1021 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
503.231.0383

When:
Tuesdays 5:45-6:45PM
Ongoing (Beginning September 4th, 2018)

Cost:
$13/class (Age 62 + rate: $10/class)
Sign up at the door or online at:
The Movement Center
 
 
 
 
Where:
The Wellspring School for Healing Arts
2440 NE MLK Jr Blvd Suite 202
Portland, OR 97212
503.688.1482

When:
Fridays 10:30-11:30AM
Ongoing (Beginning September 7th, 2018)

Cost:
$12/class (Wellspring Movement Pass $10 or less/class)
Sign up at the door or online at:
The Wellspring School for the Healing Arts
(click on Movement Classes)