Each faculty member offers private lessons called Functional Integration. These one-on-one sessions provide an opportunity for the student to accelerate the learning of alternatives to habitual patterns of organization. Those with chronic pain or movement limitations, or those who would like the benefit of individual help, will find that these lessons are a potent means of improving daily function, as well as an excellent preparation for Awareness Through Movement classes.

The cost of the lesson varies with the individual teacher. In some instances, medical insurance may cover the practitioner's lesson fee.

All Feldenkrais Learning Center faculty members are certified by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America® to teach both Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.


Personal reflections from the faculty during this time of social distancing.

Marcy Lindheimer
I’m teaching in a new Online At Home Coaching program for the parents and caregivers of children with special needs, offered through the Anat Baniel Method Center in California. Through this program, the adults caring for the child will learn tools that will help bring about developmental progress in the child. The program has been in place for only a few months, and the results have been astounding. For details, visit: www.marcylindheimer.com

In January, after many long years, I will be returning to teaching two weekly classes “at” the FLC via Zoom. I am also offering private lessons online in Synergy Breathing which combines the work of Anat Baniel with Carl Stough's Breathing Coordination.

Barbara Forbes
Feldenkrais wrote: “I believe that we are living in a historically brief transition period that heralds the emergence of the truly human being.” (Awareness Through Movement p 48)

May it be so! I continue to explore the benefits of Awareness Through Movement® via Zoom, delving into lessons that meet our needs under present circumstances, using embodied practices to help us dismantle all forms of oppression - within and without! Ongoing studies with Feldenkrais and Social Justice mentors enrich my learning as we all move toward a world of equity, mutual care and respect. As Rev angel Kyodo williams says so clearly: “We don’t have Social Justice because we don’t have Embodiment.” (Embodiment Matters podcast).

Please Note: My Monday 12:30 pm and Thursday 7pm classes will continue in the traditional structure of a 7-week series while also being open to students on a "drop-in" basis.

Rachel Lidov
I am continuing to teach from home, through Zoom, every Saturday morning. Indeed, I count on Zoom and the internet to know what is going on in town, for continuity in my relationships with colleagues, friends, students, family, activists. When I'm not sorting out which mic works best, whether (after all) I can teach a few adults to play the piano through Zoom, or puzzling out some new insight into Awareness Through Movement, I might be on a nearby street or in a nearby park with my husband and our dog. Or finally seeing the dentist!

Suzanne Toren
I had the great privilege and delight to narrate the audio version of my teacher Anat Baniel's book, Kids Beyond Limits. I thank Marcy Lindheimer for suggesting me for the job! And Anat for her insights, compassion, intelligence that make her a brilliant teacher.

Jill Van Note
I am appreciating the ability to work and teach remotely while watching the light and leaves change cove side in Maine. As the wildlife readies for winter, I enjoy catching glimpses of the cabbage butterfly munching kale, or the red squirrels raiding the Romas.

"My experience with Feldenkrais has been one of profound subtlety. Through Feldenkrais I have found that my vocabulary for describing sensation has vastly improved. Creativity comes freely when chronicling my reflections on ATM lessons. This benefit also carries over into my language outside of the FLC. In me a sense of exploration and discovery has been renewed. Within the practice of ATM, I allow patience to guide while curiosity and playfulness participate. I am taught, time and time again, the value of open mindedness and receptivity. I have noticed a change in my relationship toward habitual movements and thought patterns. Old conventions are being shaken free. I feel as though the roots of growth and potential that reach out from me and into the world are not merely spreading but becoming heartier and revitalized. This is a delicately invigorating practice that can permeate so many systems of life — granting a universal vibrancy as it goes."
Kate Linton, Creative Arts Therapies student

"Thank you for the powerful workshop! During these three hours, under the highly informed and exquisitely graceful guidance of the Feldenkrais Learning Center’s teacher, I felt as if I had quietly, yet powerfully, accessed some of the deepest places in my body and spirit and was able to integrate these subtle elements of incremental change toward a more authentic sense of being. It was truly transformational! Thank you!"
Diana Silva

"It is a pleasure to testify to the effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method which has helped me through the 20 years since my diagnosis of Parkinson ’s disease. I feel less tense after a lesson, more balanced and I have more energy. It helps more than anything else has--to the point that my neurologist guessed when my Feldenkrais practitioner was out of town because my symptoms increased temporarily. I am so grateful, I tell everyone about Feldenkrais."
Dinah Flusser, Diplomat

"In exposing me to new options for movement, the skilled and compassionate teachers at the Feldenkrais Learning Center have taught me an even more important lesson: that it is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable limitations - not just in movement, but in every aspect of life."
Madeline Rogers


Photos: Rosalie O'Connor;
Rachel Lidov photo: Natalie Toren

Our Faculty
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Marcy Lindheimer

Senior Trainer, Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
Asst. Trainer, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Special Needs Children
Voice Teacher
Private Lessons by Appointment
(917) 428-4481


Dianne Johnson

DIANNE JOHNSON, Office Manager
(917) 992-7490


Bob Etherington

T'ai Chi Teacher
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
(917) 843-1265

Barbara Forbes

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Movement and Dance Teacher
(212) 663-2875


Scott Fraser

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Moving in New Directions (MIND)
Movement Education in the Feldenkrais Method
(917) 859-9636


Rachel Lidov

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Piano Practice and Performance Teacher
(917) 886-3798


Julie Sandler-Friedman

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Physical Therapist
Bones for Life®
Comprehensive Movement Therapy®
(212) 864-2634


Suzanne Toren

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
(917) 697-9492 or (212) 564-0506
suztorn@rcn.com _____________________________________


Executive and Development Coach, PCC
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Actor/Graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School
(917) 207-7382


Kathy Yates

Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner
(917) 450-5721

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