Private lessons in the Feldenkrais Method are known as Functional Integration® (FI) lessons.
Personalized Feldenkrais lessons promote self-awareness through skilled hands-on manipulation and gentle movements. These lessons are recommended for those who cannot make it to classes, need extra support in order to perform the movements, or who would like to deepen their understanding of the method. They are an opportunity to learn how to get the most out of regular classes, to clarify and better understand your individual movement goals and needs based on your own personal interests, intentions, and abilities.
You will lie comfortably on a padded table, fully clothed and supported. Lessons can also be in seated positions or in standing, depending on your needs. Your role will be to simply relax and notice what you are experiencing. I will move you in specific ways that allow us to better understand what movements are hard for you to access and which are easy. Slowly, new patterns of movement will be reintroduced, never exceeding your comfort level.
By the end of the lesson, most people experience improved posture and breathing, and find they are moving more efficiently and more comfortably. For many this includes a sense of physical and emotional well-being.