Private Functional Integration Sessions in Herndon

Do you prefer more of a one-to-one experience of the Feldenkrais Method?

The private sessions that I offer are called Functional Integration®. They are one on one sessions with me and I use gentle, non-invasive touch and verbal instructions to guide you in a personalized movement process.

These functional integration private sessions are used to address individual needs. To do this, I may move your arm, legs, head and trunk in a way that enhances the awareness of movement. I may draw attention to elements such as your breathing or the difference between the two sides of the body.

I communicate to you through gentle touching and movement, and how to move in more expanded functional motor patterns.

Functional Integration is usually performed with the student lying on a table designed specifically for the work. It can also be done with the student in sitting or standing positions. At times, various props are used in an effort to support the person’s body configuration or to facilitate certain movements.

I offer Personal sessions at my Herndon Office. Contact me for details.

Feldenkrais Guild of North America

The Feldenkrais Guild® of North America is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education, the certification and continuing education of practitioners, the protection of the quality of the Feldenkrais Method, and research in the Method’s effectiveness. The member practitioners work in a variety of settings, including clinics, universities, fitness centers, and private practice.

The Feldenkrais Method is a dynamic and fluid educational system based on self-organization and self-regulation in learning.By allowing persons to learn how their whole body cooperates in any movement, the Feldenkrais Method assists people to live their lives more fully, efficiently and comfortably.

What to expect at a FELDENKRAIS class with Monica Browne

So, you are thinking of taking a FELDENKRAIS classFELDENKRAIS class in Herndon, and you are wondering what to expect.

In this article, I break down the FELDENKRAIS classes into two types.

Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons are taught to groups or individuals. I verbally guide you through a sequence of gentle movements. Usually you will begin by lying on the floor, but some ATM lessons may take place sitting on the floor or in a chair, or standing. Try to avoid eating heavily before your lesson (light snacks are fine), and dress comfortably for movement.

Functional Integration® (FI) lessons are taught to individuals. Dress comfortably for movement. Your lessons may begin with you sitting or lying on a special low, padded table. I guide you by communicating through a gentle, listening touch and movement, as well as with words. (Only Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners(cm) are authorized to teach Functional Integration lessons.)

In both ATM and FI lessons, you will become more aware of how you move in habitual ways. Each lesson helps you to explore alternatives that you might not have thought of otherwise. Through increased awareness, you learn to move with minimal effort and maximum efficiency. As Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We can… make the impossible, possible; the possible, easy; and the easy, elegant.”

What can the Feldenkrais Method® do for me?

  • Experience greater ease and grace in everyday movements
  • Experience more awareness of self
  • Improve breathing
  • Improve overall coordination
  • Reduce mental and physical stress
  • Enjoy life while “aging gracefully”
  • Improve performance in music, dance, acting, athletics, creativity
  • Experience alternative ways to carry out habitual actions
  • Improve posture
  • Improve self image

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The listing shows me as a GUILD CERTIFIED FELDENKRAIS PRACTITIONER(CM). My Client Focus is on Children’s Health, Men’s Health, Senior Health, and Women’s Health.

Health Conditions that I treat include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Arthritis, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Autism, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Multiple sclerosis, Neck Pain, Pain, Rejuvenation, Stress, and Stroke.
This listing also shows the types of Feldenkrais Method Classes that I offer in Herndon, VA, which are: Awareness Through Movement® (ATM), and Functional Integration® (FI).