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®.

Faculty Sightings

Here's what some of our faculty have been up to in addition to the classes and workshops they are offering at the Center.

Marcy Lindheimer
Marcy will be teaching the 2nd and 3rd segments of the ABM Children’s Mastery Courses in Las Vegas in June and in August. The next ABM Basic Training begins in September in Tucson, Arizona. For information about enrollment, email breta@anatbanielmethod.com

Scott Fraser
Scott is pleased to be returning to teach ATM at the 92nd Street Y this July, and has begun an ongoing class at the Equinox East 63rd Street club.

Julie Sandler-Friedman
Julie has just completed her doctorate in physical therapy, and is now a DPT. She is interested in the evidence being found in neuroscience for the Feldenkrais approach to rehabilitation.

Suzanne Toren
Suzanne is one of 5 actors this year to receive a Golden Voice Award from AudioFile magazine, “the highest honor in audiobook narration, bestowed on voice artists who have made significant contributions to the audiobook art form.” And she just completed a 4-day workshop with Ruthy Alon, one of Feldenkrais’ original students, (Ruthy will turn 90 in January!) who shared her FI skills, and reminiscences of those early years, when Feldenkrais was developing and refining his work.

Jill Van Note
Jill is continually inspired by the students at the Icahn School of Medicine / Mt. Sinai / Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis where she teaches a Thursday night 6 pm chair series. This class is free for participants and if you, or someone you know has an MS diagnosis, you may contact Jill for details. New ongoing series begins April 18th.

Kathy Yates
Kathy is looking forward to continuing her practice in The Field Center for Children’s Integrated Development. The focus of her Friday class series will be the underpinnings of development. Experience how refining these principles of movement can impact our moving, thinking and action. What she has discovered from her work in the clinic is valuable for people of any age.

"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
(212) 362-8597


Dianne Johnson

DIANNE JOHNSON, Office Manager
(212) 362-8597


Bob Etherington

T'ai Chi Teacher
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
(212) 426-4646 or (917) 843-1265
ATM Classes: Tues 12:30 & 7 pm; Wed 12:30 pm


Barbara Forbes

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Movement and Dance Teacher
(212) 663-2875
ATM Classes: Mon 12:30 pm and Thur 7 pm


Scott Fraser

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
(917) 859-9636
ATM Class: Thur 12:30 pm


Rachel Lidov

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Piano Practice and Performance Teacher
(917) 886-3798
ATM Class: Sat 11 am


Harold Rosenthal

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
FI Lessons by Appointment Only
(917) 673-9167


Julie Sandler-Friedman

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Physical Therapist
Bones for Life®
Comprehensive Movement Therapy®
(212) 864-2634
ATM/Bones for Life® Class: Mon 4 pm


Suzanne Toren

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
(917) 697-9492 or (212) 564-0506
ATM Class: Mon 7 pm


Executive and Development Coach, PCC
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Actor/Graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School
(917) 207-7382
ATM Class: Wed 7 pm


Kathy Yates

Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner
(917) 450-5721
ATM Class: Fri 12:30 pm

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