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
In October, Marcy travels to Las Vegas to co-teach segment 9 of the Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Basic Training. The final segment will be in January of 2019. The next Basic Training will begin in September of 2019. For information about it, visit www.anatbanieltraining.com

Rachel Lidov
In June, I continued my study of Awareness of Movement with Olena Nitefor, in an Advanced Training, bearing the title “Endurance Standing or Enduring Standing.” I was delighted to find for once, that through the continual search for various bits of my anatomy, yet a little more of my self-image revealed itself in connection to other anatomical bits. After all, what is a self-image? So often we think of it in psychological terms, separate from our experience of our body. Or if we think of our body, we perhaps substitute for feeling it, the image we see reflected back to us in mirrors, shop windows, or pictures. Sometimes we feel ourselves in the joy of moving, as in the feeling of swimming or reaching for a ball with a racket. But in so much of what we do, we lose our felt sense of ourselves, or alas, feel only what hurts.

Over the summer I recommitted myself, not without false starts, and too many stops, to my own practice of ATM®, searching even in repose for the small movements - of breathing, for example - and the connections to be built out of such moments of sensory or kinesthetic awareness. I have always found that such connection results in more vitality and more efficient and comfortable action in my daily life, whether at the piano, or at the gym, or when walking my dog, or in managing daily chores. I am looking forward to teaching this fall, after such a terribly uncomfortable NYC summer, and grateful for the opportunity to help others in their self-exploration through ATM to perhaps live and move just a little better, a little more easily.

Julie Sandler-Friedman
Julie is in a doctoral program in physical therapy. She is interested in the evidence being found in neuroscience for the Feldenkrais approach to rehabilitation. Julie will be teaching a Bones for Life® class this fall at the FLC on Mondays at 4pm, beginning September 17. Pre-registration is required; please email Julie to attend this class.

Jill Van Note
Jill has just completed teaching a series of ATM® lessons at the Columbia University Medical Center / Mailman School of Public Health. Summer also took her on two fantastic adventures: hiking the wilds of Scotland and sleeping under the stars while rafting the Grand Canyon. Jill continues to deepen her appreciation for the Method® in ongoing work with Olena Nitefor and the AYADAY study group.

"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 12:30pm


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

Physical Therapist
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
FI Lessons by Appointment Only
(212) 304-4467


Julie Sandler-Friedman

Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Physical Therapist
Bones for Life®
Comprehensive Movement Therapy®
(212) 864-2634
ATM Class: Thur 7 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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