Science and Research for the Feldenkrais Community – Newspaper Science Nr. 1

By Roger Russell, MA, PT

Most Feldenkrais practitioners are certain that the Feldenkrais Method is effective based on their own experience in Awareness through Movement and Functional Integration as well as feedback from their clients. Given this kind of personal experience, most Feldenkrais teachers would like the Feldenkrais Method to be more widely recognized in their society. They want Feldenkrais to be taught in schools, in university programs, for sports teams, in rehabilitation clinics and other institutions.

Roger Russell, MA, PT. Training with Moshé Feldenkrais in San Francisco, Amherst and Israel (1975- 1982). A movement scientist, physical therapist and Feldenkrais trainer he is co-director of the Feldenkrais-Zentrum in Heidelberg, Germany. Since 1975 he has been intrigued by the network of ideas which stands behind the practical methods that Feldenkrais developed.  He is one of the initiators of the Feldenkrais Science Network and a leading participant in the FGNA/FEFNA symposia Movement and the Development of Sense of Self (2004) and Embodying Neuroscience (2012) as well as presenting Feldenkrais in conferences in Paris, Berlin, Oxford and Heidelberg.

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