Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Physiotherapist (German certification)
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Here is a bit about myself. Growing up in rural Germany allowed me to spend lots of time being active outside as well as 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, orthopedic 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.
I 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 transformational 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 enjoy giving 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…., actually what I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity"
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais