Feldenkrais is for fit bodies, hurt bodies, young bodies, old bodies. It's for every body that wants to learn.
There have been many attempts to explain Feldenkrais, and here I will just tell you about why I continued after my first free class. I found something that constantly challenged me very gently, by encouraging thought and growth.
I got more flexible without strain. My understanding of how I moved and thought grew.
The path from enjoying what I was doing led me to a four year training that involved 7 trips a year to NYC for anywhere from 4 to 10 days. By no means a casual process, and highly disruptive for a Vermont resident.
I found new ways to see, touch, and understand, not just myself, but others.
Feldenkrais® is way of connecting your mind to your body more completely.
Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education (that the official name!) has been described as:
"yoga on training wheels"
"soft, gentle physiotherapy"
"the most active meditation I've ever done."
All can be true. It's been around for over 70 years and is taught in countries all around the world.
For a visual introduction to Feldenkrais, take a look at this video!