Feldenkrais is a sensory-motor learning process for expanding possibilities in movement and life. Moshe Feldenkrais created thousands of different lessons, each one different. Each one of us is different and we are different within ourselves moment to moment. Depending on the lesson and who you are on that given day, some thoughts on what you may feel after practicing Feldenkrais:
feet on the ground
more like yourself
ready for rest
ready for action
ready to create
what was that?
a dissipation of pain
aware of something new
like you learned something
you respond differently to a situation
aware of something you haven’t felt in a long time
something that you don’t know quite how to put into words
something that I haven’t thought of in this moment or ever
something you needed to feel
I am currently a fourth year student in the Boston Feldenkrais® Training Program under the direction of trainer Aliza Stewart and assistant trainer Tiffany Sankary. I am authorized to teach Feldenkrais group classes called “Awareness Through Movement®” and will be graduating from the training in May 2020.
“My experience with Feldenkrais was wonderful. It has helped me reconnect with my body during a critical time of healing and recovery and aided both processes immensely. My sessions with Eve were grounding, therapeutic and enlightening in a quiet and considered way. As an instructor and practitioner Eve has an incredibly fine tuned ability to listen and respond. She was able to discover points of tension I did not even realize I had and bring ease and function back to my joints and movement through mindful touch and instruction. I left sessions feeling lighter, looser and more aware of myself and my world.” -Daniel Callahan, multimedia artist and designer
“Working with Eve through Feldenkrais lessons has been wonderful and has helped me to heal from a performance related shoulder injury. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive, knowledgeable, and gifted teacher. I always leave my lessons with Eve feeling physically and mentally calm, focused, and more aware of the ways I’m moving and listening to my body.” — Abby Swidler, violinist
“I left my lesson with Eve with a sense of peace and calm that I haven’t felt in a while. My shoulders are relaxed and my chest is easily open and spacious. The lesson was a wonderful experience and I didn’t want it to end. I could tell that Eve was listening to my body and gently guiding it to be more balanced.” – Abigale Reisman, violinist
“Being a professional violist, Eve is finely tuned to the subtleties of motion and energy, and as a chamber musician she is adept at reading the messages of other bodies. These things evidently inform her Feldenkrais teaching, and it feels like she’s been doing it for years and years.” — Catherine Bent, cellist
“In my work of supporting social movement organizing and building community, it is important to me to be attuned to what is alive in my own body. Working with Eve through Feldenkrais lessons has increased my attention to and perception of myself — clarifying connections between mind and body. This embodied learning supports my capacity for presence and awareness.” — Lydia Strand, community organizer
I teach an ongoing, weekly, public Feldenkrais® class on Monday nights at 7:30 – 8:30pm in Jamaica Plain. Info below, and here is the link to the FB event. Contact me if you’d like to be on the mailing list about this class: keboltax at gmail dot com
The Feldenkrais Method® is a gentle yet radical way to reconnect with your full self. Are you experiencing limitations from injury or chronic pain? Seeking to improve your overall wellbeing and self awareness? Interested in experience greater ease or expression in your daily life or performance?
“These classes are made to help you to turn the impossible into the feasible, the difficult into the easy: beautiful to see and lovely to do.”
– Moshe Feldenkrais
This is an ongoing class that consists of guided movement, awareness, and reflection. All are welcome. It’s suitable for those who are new to the method or those with prior experience. Drop-in’s are welcome.
During the Spring of 2019, I curated and coordinated the Richard Ehrman Memorial Feldenkrais® Series at Berklee College of Music. Here’s a bit about the series:
The Richard Ehrman Memorial Feldenkrais® Series at Berklee seeks to honor Rich’s legacy by bringing the Feldenkrais work he loved to the community to which he devoted so much. Each class in the series is presented by different Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, and focuses on a specific aspect of movement and awareness and their relevance to performers.
Spring 2019 Schedule:
February 21st – “Enhancing Performance” with June LaPointe
March 6th – “Whole Body Hands” with Tiffany Sankary
April 2nd – “Harmonic Movement” with Larry Goldfarb
April 11th – “What is it Like to Play with the Whole Self?” with Aliza Stewart
April 30th -“Ice Cream Cone Lesson in a Chair” with Margo Hennebach