The Feldenkrais Method® with Amona Buechler

Amona is an accredited Feldenkrais Practitioner and Assistant Trainer
who works with clients in both one-on-one and group settings.

I invite you to join me on the journey towards wholeness: that of physical, mental, and spiritual balance and well-being. This is an exploration in discovering ourselves and life.

The Feldenkrais Method® uses physical exploration as a tool to develop awareness and to learn how to learn, so that we might live more fully, at ease, and with a greater freedom of choice, as well as improving movement and coordination.

With more than twenty years of experience with the Feldenkrais Method® as well as meditation, Focusing and other modalities, I am available to support you in your exploration. Contact me if you want to organize workshops wherever you are, to join workshops where I am, or to set up one-on-one sessions. I tremendously enjoy both teaching physical care (including refinement of skills and well-being), or helping you on your spiritual search. I am also most interested to exchange and learn with other practitioners.
Double Stretch
Amona and child
Man (underarm stretch)

About the Method

The Feldenkrais Method® is a somatic/movement education. As a tool for learning it uses guided awareness to increase sensory self-perception and to refine and expand one’s self-image. Through numerous positions and movements the student is asked to become aware of a wide range of aspects: to feel the quality of stability & balance, mobility, smoothness of breath, distribution of effort, coordination, available range, orientation in space, whole body involvement, and clarity of self-image and intention.

This allows the student to discover and develop his or her own “judgment” about well-balanced movement. For some this method may primarily be used for personal growth & learning the art of learning: playfully, curiously, precisely. Those who choose to pursue the four year professional training find this method to be life-changing. As Moshe Feldenkrais expressed it “I am not interested in flexible bodies but in flexible minds”.

The Feldenkrais Method is also of great help for injury recovery and prevention; for improving fine motor skills such as playing an instrument, dancing, or repetitive tasks such as office work. It greatly improves neurological or brain disorders such as MS, stroke or cerebral palsy; vision, sleep disorders and other stress related symptoms. Or one may simply have the intention to develop a conscious lifestyle, to live with ease and lightness.

Functional Integration® (FI)
Individual sessions (FI) are mostly a hands-on method during which the student can deeply relax and remain passive while being moved by the practitioner. This may also be combined with verbally guided instructions and a more active involvement of the student. The intention with which the practitioner touches the student is to feel and encourage the entire body to function as a whole; encouraging involvement of all joints and bones and muscles to find an even distribution of effort throughout the body.
  • Functional Integration® (FI)

Awareness Through Movement® (ATM)
Group classes (ATM) are verbally guided gentle movement explorations. The practitioner not only guides the student through many variations of movements, but most importantly guides the student’s awareness in specific ways that support the learning process. This method can be adapted to all levels of ability.

  • Awareness Through Movement® (ATM)

“The possibility of delaying action, creating the image of an action –
and then prolonging the period between the intention and its execution –
enables man to learn and to know himself.”

~Moshe Feldenkrais

About Amona

  • Education & Manifestations

    I graduated as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM from a Professional Feldenkrais Training (1994-1998). Until 2015 I have offered group classes (ATM) and individual sessions (FI) in Chicago, US.

    Since 2015 I have traveled to various countries to offer this work, and since February of 2017 I am a Certified Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer. I have also completed the ARUN Conscious Touch Training 1 + 2 and earned the certification for Focusing.

    Before practicing the Feldenkrais Method I worked as a carpenter. Until 2015, parallel to the Feldenkrais Work, I established a sales company: BestMassage, a meditation center: Inner Metamorphosis University, and an organic vegetarian restaurant in Chicago.

    The combination of running businesses parallel to practicing the Feldenkrais Work gave me a treasure of life experience, knowing of people’s every day challenges, and knowing of how supportive this method can be. Now my work has developed to just working with people, with this method.

  • Current Activities & Locations

    I am practicing the Feldenkrais Method® in various countries including Germany, the US, Brazil, Taiwan, Italy and Spain. Please stay up-to-date with my schedule, I may be in your area.
    I also offer ARUN-Conscious-Touch, Focusing.

  • My Personal Life

    My greatest joys in life include the enjoyment of movement, being in nature, and various practices of consciousness. Besides an engaging business life I have been blessed to come in contact with an intense practice of silent and active meditations as well as Focusing.

    I tremendously enjoy dance such as Latin Dances, Kizomba, and Tribal Belly Dance, and half-a-lifetime ago, also music (such as singing, piano, guitar, drums), as well as martial arts, Judo, self-defense, Ki-Aikido, and other sports.
    Besides the passion to create and being active, I am always seeking for aloneness and spaces of meditation and silence, which I tremendously enjoy.
    Here some video-clips about practices that I have appreciated for health and well-being: Awareness, Aliveness & Vitality.

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”
~Moshe Feldenkrais

Schedule

Please ask me about my availability if you are interested in sessions or workshops in the locations below or in your area.