The individual lessons are called Functional Integration, FI. During the individual lesson, the student is passive and the teacher interacts with and moves the student. The lesson takes place on a table, much like a massage table but firmer and the student is clothed in comfortable garments. The teacher observes through touch and vision the student’s movement patterns and introduces new ones wherever possible.
Contact me via email or phone if you are interested in private lessons.
* Lessons are an hour long
* Please bring clean socks and make sure to be wearing comfortable and warm clothing.
The group classes are called Awareness Through Movement, ATM. The teacher verbally describes specific movements and movement combinations for the student to follow and interpret without demonstrating or interfering with the student’s interpretation but definitely enabling it. The quality of movement is gentle and slow and the movements are repeated multiple times. The lesson is all about the personal process one goes through to discover their habitual movement patterns and potential new ways of moving.
I will be updating the schedule with the group classes once I know where they will be taking place.
*Wear warm comfortable clothing with minimal seamsSCHEDULE
Do I get a work out?
Your muscles don’t get a work out but your brain does.
Why should I do Feldenkrais?
You shouldn’t do anything. Do it only if you are curious, if you have some type of chronic pain and think it can help you with, if you are looking for a new way of viewing your body and self, if you are interested in knowing yourself more profoundly, if you wish to give yourself a weekly gift, if you want to try something new, if you want to increase your flexibility, your endurance, your awareness of self, your concentration, your ability to adapt to various situations, and the list goes on. I think Feldenkrais is utterly awesome, and wish that everyone gets an experience of it!
Who is Feldenkrais for?
Feldenkrais is for athletes, for dancers, for people standing or lifting or sitting all day, for people recovering from injury, operations or strokes, for people with movement impairments, for people with chronic pain, for children dealing with movement disorders, for people with neurological disorders (MS, Parkinson’s,), for people with insomnia, for people with somatic manifestations of emotional issues.
Is Feldenkrais similar to Pilates or Yoga?
No it has a completely different perspective to the body.
Can Feldenkrais be considered therapeutic? ( neuroplasticity article)
Yes, but we prefer to call it educational as we are not trying to heal but rather teach the brain to move differently.
Does Feldenkrais increase my flexibility?
Yes but it does not involve stretching.
How often do I need to do Feldenkrais to discover its benefits?
It is not necessarily the frequency with which you take classes but the consistency you show. Decide how often you can realistically come to class and commit to it for at least 2 months.
What should I wear to class?
You can come wearing anything as long as it is comfortable and covers your body well sufficiently.
I am pregnant. Can I do Feldenkrais?
Yes – you will be surprised by how much your body can move and it can do a lot of good preparing your body for child birth.
Αm Ι too old to do Feldenkrais?
NO! Feldenkrais is perfect for you. It will keep your body in motion, help your balance and flexibility without causing you pain.
“Can’t wait for my next session with Alex. In her hands I felt relaxed, comfortable, and safe. She helped me let go and start being consciously aware of my own body. Having a teacher who really loves what she does makes all the difference.” - Stef
“I remember during one of my first FI lessons, I caught myself smiling. Alexandra noticed and asked me what I was thinking. I was thinking of the way babies feel love and care through their mother’s touch and how they get to know their bodies in space through touch as well. I was experiencing these two things my respective age and realized that through my Feldenkrais sessions I embarked on a path of self discovery.” - Loukia