Individual Sessions

 

The one-on-one sessions are called FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION®. These sessions are a very special experience. Some people have told me they have remembered each session for years.

The Individual Sessions are usually one hour in length.

The standard fee is $100. Long-time clients have the option of requesting a lower fee of $80. Low-income persons are also eleigible for this rate. (see on-line payment option)

Call 680-2908 to arrange an appointment.

What to expect with Functional Integration

"I attend Feldenkrais® classes regularly in Toronto, but felt that I needed more support during an intense work week in Calgary of much sitting and writing. I had a private session with Rob and his work was excellent! He addressed my needs exactly while educating me on how I could support myself to maintain the effects of his session.  I made it through very comfortably. More notably since our session I have noticed very little problem with my arthritis in my thumbs."  --Joan B.

How is this accomplished?

Imagine yourself free of your normal constraints in moving. See yourself walking gracefully and with ease or sitting calmly. Consider feeling that you can do any of your regular activities with the least effort.

These are the ideal benefits from an individual session in the FELDENKRAIS Method. People take the sessions for many reasons, some of which include:

  • reduce pain
  • gain flexibility
  • relaxation and wellbeing
  • increase proficiency in your activities - sports, music, horseback riding...
When you come to your sessions, you wear comfortable, loose clothes. During the session, you find that you will want to put aside bulky things in your pockets, heavy belts, long earrings, glasses and hair bands.

At the beginning of each session, you can discuss with your FELDENKRAIS practitioner any thoughts, ideas and learnings since the previous session. You may also want to identify any aches and pains that the practitioner should know about and the movements you are interested in doing better this session. This will be the primary focus for the session.

During each session you will spend much of the time lying in a comfortable position and the practitioner will help you do a number of small, easy movements. Often little is said during the session. However, sometimes your practitioner will talk with you, bringing your awareness to certain aspects of how you move, or how your movements have changed during the session. At other times, your practitioner will verbally guide you though a movement sequence.

Near the end of the session, you will sit up. Your practitioner may spend some time with some gentle movement sequences while you sit.

Then you will stand and have an opportunity to walk around and familiarize yourself with your new "you". You can then evaluate how much of you objectives had been met.

The lesson stays with you for a considerable length of time. Right after the lesson you will feel the greatest difference. Often that evening a person will find that they are tired and have deep sleep. The following day people often report that they feel their body accommodating to the new way of moving.

How can you maximize the benefit from each session? The most important thing is to organize your time after the lesson so that you can gently join with your daily activities and responsibilities. People who have to rush off and do strenuous work - physically or emotionally - find that, though they can do these activities with more vigor and efficiency, the longer-term gains seem to be minimal.

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD shows you how to learn from your body. It doesn't leave you dependent on a practitioner or specific program. Instead, it gives you the means to take charge of your own care and improvement. When you help yourself, the results are not just remedial. You begin a continuing process of change -- shifting out of old habits and into useful new ones.


The FELDENKRAIS Method does not require weeks or months to show results. You notice changes after (or even during) your first session.
The Method is not an exercise. But it enhances any form of exercise, making it easier and more efficient and enjoyable. If you already perform at a high level, FELDENKRAIS will help you maximize your ability.