About Feldenkrais

Dr Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) born in Belarus and walked to Israel as teenager. Then he got a scholarship to study physics at Sorbonne University, Paris, France. In his spare time he was the first European to gain a black belt in Judo. He was also a very good soccer player and the sports gave him a severely injured knee. He was recommended to make a big surgery which he resisted. During a stay in London he started to study anatomy and physiology  inspired by children's movements, his own experiences in martial art and the healing environment at the time. The Feldenkrais Method was developed  1940s to heal this knee. His scientific mind found ways to heal himself. Soon friends started to ask him for help with their sore backs, necks, shoulders and so on. One of his first clients was Ben Gurion, the first Israeli Prime Minister who later praised the Method.  

Before he passed away in 1984, in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Feldenkrais personally trained a small group of practitioners to continue his work. He had two big training in USA, San Francisco and Amherst, MA. Today there are over 6,000 Feldenkrais Practitioners around the globe. His insights contributed to the development of the new field of somatic education and continue to influence disciplines such as arts, education, psychology, child development, physical and occupational therapy, sports enhancement, and gerontology

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