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. In the spirit of Moshe Feldenkrais, rather than teaching, I create supportive spaces & provide guidance for learning.
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. If you are interested in living your potential by taking responsibility for yourself, then I can offer you tools of self-observation that will lead to a spontaneous, creative & fulfilling way of living. 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.
“If you are ready to go deep, Amona is the one. It is a healing experience.”
Jeff Stitely, Stitely Entertainment Chicago
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.
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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.
“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