Even though I have a long history of teaching movement, plus years of professional training as a dancer, I had never experienced any movement method so transformational and profound as Feldenkrais®. I first heard of the Feldenkrais Method® in the 1980s, when a friend of mine taught me an exercise to develop flexibility.
In 1993, I joined a four year professional training program from which I graduated as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. My own movement habits began to unwind and change in ways which surprised me. I became more appreciative of my natural reflexes as I developed a wonderful new sense of how to do many familiar actions with less effort, with more harmony in my body, and with a greater sense of my own creativity and potential. I was also surprised to find that my immune system seemed to improve, making it possible for me to recover from colds in about half the amount of time that it used to typically take.
I am delighted to have found this method and to be involved in something which is so personal and practical at the same time. Far more than a simple recipe for improvement, I find Feldenkrais to be a profound process with the potential to transform an individual’s experience in ways which can surpass their expectations. This method has a depth and a variety which will keep me continually satisfied to learn more, to go further. I would love to share my enthusiasm for this method with you, by working together.
Jean Elvin Rocks Feldenkrais by Scott Mills, Ph.D.
“A few weeks ago, my friend Bill invited me to a workshop led by Jean Elvin. Now Bill is 75 years old and one of the most vital, healthy people I know so when he suggests something I take it seriously. The workshop was an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method focusing on neck, arms and shoulders at City College and what a treat!” …read the full article here!