Every week is a different lesson. Clothing should be loose and comfortable. Movements may be done lying on mats on the floor.
(ATM) sessions are taught in a group or class setting. Participants are verbally led through various sophisticated, yet simple, sequences of movements, which are done very slowly and within a comfortable range of motion for each individual. There are over a thousand different movement lessons.
Through ATM, individuals learn to recognize detrimental habitual patterns of movement that may be contributing to orthopedic or neurological problems, or inhibiting the ability to perform daily activities. The repetition of these non-strenuous sequences of movements teaches the brain to replace dysfunctional movement and thought patterns with new, more efficient movement options.
As one learns to relax and abandon habitual patterns, increased awareness, flexibility and coordination evolve naturally. Participants typically report feeling more relaxed, energized, taller, lighter, and more balanced in posture. Pain and tension often decrease and breathing becomes easier.
Rik Misiura, Physical Therapist, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Call 212-765-4800 for registration and additional information.