AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT® CLASSES

  [from left]  Carrie Lafferty, Beth Cooper and others exploring effortless movement in an Awareness Through Movement class.

[from left] Carrie Lafferty, Beth Cooper and others exploring effortless movement in an Awareness Through Movement class.

In group Awareness Through Movement® classes, a Feldenkrais® Practitioner verbally leads students through precisely structured movement explorations, carefully guiding students’ attention to their bodily sensations and the qualities with which they move. Students learn experientially, through their own discovery, how to move more comfortably and more efficiently. The learning achieved in class applies to all aspects of human functioning, including improved performance in arts and sports, avoiding workplace strain, and more comfort in daily activities like walking, sitting, carrying and reaching.

Awareness through Movement classes take place sitting, lying on the floor, kneeling, standing, or sitting in a chair, and can be adapted for any need. There are thousands of Feldenkrais lessons addressing all aspects of life; the lessons are fun and engaging, and provide a model of learning that students may draw upon independently, eventually without the presence of a teacher.