Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method® uses gentle body movement and directed attention to improve the coordination between your brain and your body.

“The aim is a person that is organized to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength, but through increased consciousness of how movement works.”

With the Feldenkrais Method® you can:

  • Reduce stress and move more freely by expanding your range of ease
  • Increase your physical awareness through gentle movement sequences
  • Develop awareness of your movement preferences and explore new coordination options
  • Re-program habitual movement patterns that are not working for you
  • Use comparisons to discover the easy way of doing a particular movement
  • Recognize and avoid strain before it progresses to pain
    Engage your curiosity and learn to address problems creatively
  • Improve your flexibility and coordination
  • Improve posture, flexibility, a range of motion, coordination, and balance
  • Address problems due to restricted movement, chronic pain, and tension

The Feldenkrais Method® is taught in two formats:

Awareness Through Movement ® ATM

ATM ® lessons are used to teach groups, and to teach individuals online. Verbal instructions guide your attention as you perform carefully chosen movement sequences that provide multiple opportunities for discovering how parts of your body can coordinate together.  During lessons, the emphasis is on sensory learning and an enriched experience of your whole self in action.

Functional Integration® (FI)

FI lessons address individual needs through gentle hands-on instruction. The Practitioner starts with movements that come easily to you, and gradually guides your body into an expanded range of ease.  Functional Integration® lessons can be taught in a variety of positions, but most often they take place on a special table or on a carpeted floor.

“Our work with the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method brought a sense of ease and increased power to my performances. I have also begun to cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness, kinesthetic curiosity, and inner-calm not only on-stage but in every aspect of my life.”
Charlie Del Marcelle
actor/educator/ recipient of two Barrymore awards
“Working with Diane Gaary and the Feldenkrais® approach was greatly beneficial. Diane’s unique insights and ability to listen at a deep level combined with her caring way enabled a new integration of mind and body, which was a critical step on my healing journey.”
Pamela Proscia, Ph.D.
Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and Wellness Researcher