What happens in a Functional Integration® lesson?

As Feldenkrais practitioners guide you through movement sequences verbally in Awareness Through Movement® lessons, they also guide you through movement in Functional Integration® lessons with gentle non-invasive touching.

Functional Integration® is performed with the student fully clothed, usually lying on a table or with the student in sitting or standing positions. At times, various props (pillows, rollers, blankets) are used in an effort to support the person’s body configuration or to facilitate certain movements. The learning process is carried out without the use of any invasive or forceful procedure.

Functional Integration® is a hands-on form of tactile, kinesthetic communication. The practitioner communicates how you organize your body and, through gentle touching and movement, conveys the experience of comfort, pleasure and ease of movement while you learn how to reorganize your body and behavior in new and more expanded functional motor patterns.

In Functional Integration® the practitioner/teacher develops a lesson for you, custom-tailored to your unique configuration at that particular moment, relating to a desire, intention or need you have. Through rapport and respect for your abilities, qualities and integrity, the practitioner/teacher creates an environment in which you can learn comfortably.

  • Cost: $75 for 1 hour (first lesson lasts about 75min)
  • Location: Common House at Ten Stones Community (Directions)

See this article from Seven Days regarding a private Feldenkrais® Lesson (Functional Integration®)