The Feldenkrais Method® with Amona Buechler

Amona is an accredited Feldenkrais Practitioner 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.
I also offer ARUN-Conscious-Touch, Focusing & Meditation

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 twenty years of experience with the Feldenkrais Method® as well as meditation 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 movement education. It uses guided awareness and a practice to increase sensory self-perception as tools for learning 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 subtleties: to feel the quality of stability, mobility, ease of movement, smoothness of breath, distribution of effort, coordination, isolation, available range, and whole body involvement.

This allows the student to discover 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); neurological disorders such as MS; brain “disorders” such as stroke or cerebral palsy; improving vision; sleep disorders and other stress related symptoms; or just to feel at ease and light, and to develop a conscious lifestyle.
  • 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 to find an even distribution of effort throughout the body.

  • 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. Whenever a movement may be too difficult the amazing tool of imagining movement can be applied.

“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

    My first chosen profession, carpentry, allowed me to go on a craftsman's journey for 2.5 years all over Germany and beyond. After settling in Freiburg, I added to this field of work the Professional Feldenkrais Training (1994-1998), and graduated as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM. Since then I have offered group classes (ATM) and individual sessions (FI) in Chicago, Illinois next to having established a sales company: BestMassage, a meditation center: Inner Metamorphosis University, and an organic vegetarian restaurant. Now once again, I'm traveling to deepen my skills and broaden my horizons. During my travels I have completed the ARUN Conscious Touch Training 1 + 2 (part 1 twice).

  • Current Activities & Locations

    I am practicing the Feldenkrais Method® in various countries including Germany, the US, and Italy. Once again I’m on a craftsman’s journey, this time focusing on offering and refining my skills as a Feldenkrais Method® professional. Please stay up-to-date with my schedule, I may be in your area.
    I also offer ARUN-Conscious-Touch, Focusing & Meditation

  • 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 also 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 video-clips about some of my preferred practices for 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.