What is Different from Yoga, Pilates, or stretching

Ways that Feldenkrais Classes are different from other modalities

Exercise, dance, yoga


expect to move, stretch, and experience some intensity of sensation.

we move small and slow, to experience the subtler sensations particularly as they relate to organic learning and whole body integration

using their eyes for learning movement, e.g watching a teacher

instructions are verbal, not visual

Eye movements themselves tell us a great deal about our limitations; when eyes are free, many limitations are lifted

energetically through a series of challenging poses, and to pace our movements like a choreographer or a dj

move at your own pace, doing as much as you choose, and resting when you choose

generally expected to be challenging, delivering us beyond our limitations

cultivate effortlessness in movement.

Upright, often some balance challenges

practice in reclining positions, and rest regularly

Balance emerges organically, from the floor upward

Particular breathing form or formula

Options offered for you to learn the rhythm that fits their needs

Interest and attention to the aesthetic of alignment

You learns possibilities that may help them to spontaneously find their alignment

Attention to muscular force

Listening to ways to distribute the work according to the size of the muscle group

Attention on finding the path of less effort yet greater functioning

Attention and activation of the “core”

Learning to spontaneously organize/coordinate movement in many directions