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Michaela Kreim

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner & Physiotherapist (German certification)

I have been teaching Awareness Through Movement® classes in Ottawa since 2013 and have enjoyed providing Functional Integration® lessons since 2015. The Feldenkrais Method® inspires and allows me to discover new movements and forms of wellbeing every time I teach and practice.

The journey to Moving Minds

Growing up in rural Germany allowed me to spend a great deal of time being active outside and engaged in a variety of organized sports. I always enjoyed physical activity of all sorts and it was a natural consequence for me to become a Physiotherapist. I obtained my degree in 1989.

Initially focused on the conservative rehabilitation in the neurological, orthopaedic and geriatric field, I soon became aware that a more holistic approach would be much more effective in any healing process and in prevention. I started my search for a method that I could most relate to and completed trainings in Reflexology, Shiatsu, and Manual Therapy.  During this time, I also started taking Feldenkrais (Awareness Through Movement ®) classes for my own benefit. I was instantly impressed by how differently I felt after every class. There was so much more ease and fluidity throughout my body and moving seemed so much more efficient. I also felt mentally refreshed and positive. Every class left me feeling better about myself and allowed me to connect deeper with my inner self.  I had found my path, and took a one-year training with my Feldenkrais teacher in Munich, Germany.

After moving to Ottawa in 1998 and raising my three children, I started the four-year Professional Training Program in New York City with one of Feldenkrais’ original students. This was a transformative time in my life as I learned so much about the human ability to learn, change, and evolve. I graduated from the training in 2015.

I have taught Awareness Through Movement ® classes in Ottawa since 2013 and have given individual Functional Integration ® lessons since 2015. The Feldenkrais Method® still inspires me and allows me to make new discoveries about movement and wellbeing every time I’m teaching and going on the mat myself.

"What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains … to restore each person to their human dignity."

– Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

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