Are We What We Think?

…I must at times remind myself that it is during times of chaos that opportunities arise. In the Feldenkrais® Method confusion often leads to an opportunity to learn something new.

Honoring Closure

No.12, December 31, 2016 THE WELLNESS SALON Musings on wellness from Donna Simmons, Feldenkrais ® Practitioner SENDING WISHES FOR ABUNDANT HEALTH, PEACE, HAPPINESS, LOVE AND LAUGHTER IN THE NEW YEAR. MAY 2017 BE KIND AND GENTLE TO US ALL. NAMASTE, DONNA As 2016 (2559 B.E.) comes to a close I invite you to reflect on […]

Are we our bodies?

No.8, September 28, 2015 – Henry Marsh, the British neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm*, reflects on his mother’s death (from metastatic cancer) and muses on the nature of consciousness. He refers to ‘the binding problem’ in neuroscience, “…the extraordinary fact, that nobody can even begin to explain, that mere brute matter can give rise to consciousness and sensation.” Read More>>

A Session

No.4, May 21, 2014 – I am often asked what actually happens in a Feldenkrais session. While I am a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®, I also integrate other modalities, depending on your needs. In fact my sessions are usually tailored to the requirements of the individual at the moment in time that they present themselves in my office, regardless of what we had been working on in a previous session, what my session notes may indicate, etc. A “typical” session does not exist. Nevertheless, what follows is a representative description of how my practice works for new clients. Read More>>

Life expresses itself in movement…

No.3, January 15, 2014 – Moshé Feldenkrais (1918-1984) was a Russian émigré to Palestine who worked variously as a laborer and a cartographer before moving to Paris to study civil engineering. There, he earned a doctoral degree at the Sorbonne. Along the way he took classes from Marie Curie, and was a research assistant to Frédéric Joliot-Curie. He also met Jigoro Kano, founder of judo, in Paris. (Moshé had studied jiu-jitsu while in Palestine.) He eventually acquired a second-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu. Read More>>

“Movement is Life” – Moshe Feldenkrais

No.2, November 1 2013 – Having just returned from a trip to Greece (to see dear friends in Athens) that included visits to Delphi, Bassae, the western Peloponnese and the magical island of Thira (Santorini) I find myself reflecting on how MOVEMENT is displayed in classical Greek sculpture. Read More>>