Deepen your awareness and connection between movement and feeling.
Whether it is basic actions like sitting or walking, the daily demands of work and home, or your recreational activities – from painting and gardening to running or dance – the Feldenkrais Method offers enjoyable and effective ways to improve how you move.
Fall FELDENKRAIS classes
In-Person classes Begin Sept 12
Foot discomfort limits many of our daily activities.
Learn five ways to find more ease and comfort in your feet and thus in standing and walking.
Discover ease and comfort
This online course has four lessons that cover many of the basic ways you can find ease and comfort in your toes so that you stand, walk and sit become easier.
Rob Black, BA MSc, GCFP
My first love was maths and sciences, leading to systems analysis – human and also computer systems. This led to a Masters in Educational Measurement, followed soon after with training in biofeedback at the California Pain Control Centre in Long Beach, California.
These studies opened a thirst for broader study, from massage, Reiki, energy systems, yoga and Tai Chi. I was always deeply drawn to the practice of mind-body integration and found that training in the Feldenkrais Method® gave me the best grounding in this way of being in the world. I graduated from my four-year Feldenkrais training program in 1991 and have maintained a private practice since.
I love working collaboratively and have volunteered for many years. I enjoyed being President of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and have also had the opportunity to contribute to the International Feldenkrais Federation (IFF).
My interest in all things digital have intertwined with my Feldenkrais interests. I was an early adopter and advocate of online teaching (even before the Covid-19 2020/21 pandemic. This has been an important combination of skills as co-organizer of the Kelowna Feldenkrais Teacher Training that began online in 2021.
The feldenkrais method
The method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais — engineer, physicist, martial artist, and pioneer in human development.
Moshe Feldenkrais was an engineer, physicist, inventor, martial artist and student of human development. Born in the Ukraine, he emigrated to British Mandate Palestine as a young man.
Later he studied at the Sorbonne and worked in the Joliot Curie laboratory in Paris during the 1930s. His interest in Ju Jitsu brought him into contact with Professor Kano who developed the sport of Judo. Dr. Feldenkrais was a founder of the Ju Jitsu Club of Paris and was one of the first Europeans to earn a black belt in Judo.
Short, free bonus lessons guided by Rob
Got Lower Back Pain?
Have you been sitting too long in one place? If you are able stand on one leg and to hold the other foot in your hand. Use a chair, desk or table to help you maintain stability if needed.Go ahead, click play on the recorded lesson, below. I’ll guide you slowly in a 27 minute podcast to achieve some relief from your nagging back pain.
The Lower Back Stork Reliever – Guided by ROB BLACK
Neck and Shoulder Tension?
Sit comfortably — at the front of a chair, or on the floor. Sense the distance between the each shoulder and the ear lobe. Which side feels longer? Which side feels shorter? Choose the side that feels shorter. Raise the arm on that side overhead as close to the ear as is comfortable and let the forearm rest on the top of the head.
uncomfortable jaw TENSION?
In this short Feldenkrais® lesson with Rob Black, you learn some ways that you can ease tension in your jaw. You also learn to sense the difference between following a visual demonstration and following only audio directions (more common on Feldenkrais lessons). This is just one of many lessons that will help you relearn the habit of tightening the jaw.