The Feldenkrais Method®

Private Lessons and Classes

Deep Embodiment

Move to the heart of the matter. You can change or refine movement and postural patterns at deep levels of your nervous system. Experience a pleasurable new quality of ease and integration that can translate out into all areas of your life.

  •  Address tension, pain, and restricted movement. 
  •  Improve your posture and breathing.
  • Transform your body image and self image.
  • Improve your performance in sports and the arts.
  • Feel more grounded, centered, and balanced.
Marilyn Hardy giving a Feldenkrais Functional Integration lesson
Marilyn Hardy giving a Feldenkrais Functional Integration® lesson

“I love working with people at the edge of discovery, where old habits of moving and thinking give way to new possibilities. This is true freedom and the ground for all creative expression.”—Marilyn Hardy

The Feldenkrais Method®

Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, physicist, engineer, and judo master, the method is grounded in movement science, brain research, psychology and the martial arts. His revolutionary thinking has shaped our understanding of the relationship between movement, thinking, feeling, and sensing, and the role of awareness in restoring health and wholeness. The Feldenkrais Method® extols our human capacity for learning at any age.  For more information about The Feldenkrais Method.®

The Feldenkrais Method® has Two Components:

Functional Integration®

Functional Integration is a gentle, yet powerful personalized process. Lying on a table, fully clothed, you are guided through touch and precise subtle movements. You enjoy your body relaxing, releasing, and discovering new possibilities for movement. Your body awakens to, or remembers the experience of integration–how to move with maximum efficiency by using your whole body in a balanced way.

Awareness Through Movement®

Awareness Through Movement is taught with language and images. Lying on a comfortable mat or carpet, you are guided verbally through an intriguing movement sequence or lesson. Interesting changes begin to happen, not through force and effort, but through attention and safe, gentle, nonhabitual explorations.

Client Testimonials:

“Marilyn’s work reflects her many years of therapeutic experience and study. As a client, I found she possesses a gentle, yet knowing and effective touch. Her work reaches beyond the barriers of stress and anxiety to help us rediscover our natural patterns of balance and movement.”—Anthony P. Arnold, PhD, author of Rhythm and Touch, The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy

“I appreciate Marilyn’s playful, open, gentle, and creative style of teaching the Feldenkrais Method. She taught me how to use simple yet profound tools that will help me care for myself for the rest of my life..Marilyn is a highly skilled, delightful teacher!”—Carole Tashel, author and herbalist

“Having broken my back in my twenties, and having tried a wide variety of therapeutic forms of treatment, it is truly thanks to Marilyn and the Feldenkrais Method® that I am able to do trouble-free everything I can do today in my seventies. Marilyn’s work can almost feel like a magician’s sleight-of-hand–the profound neuro-muscular changes appear to happen beneath the radar of the thinking mind, while at the same time being lovingly nurturing to your body.”—Ann Carroll, PhD,  Tai Chi instructor

“Acquiring a working knowledge of Feldenkrais, with Marilyn’s patient guidance, brought into focus the very foundation of how I think and “fit into” my body.  It is a different way of listening to my uniqueness. I have relearned the exhilaration of awakening to the total harmony I felt in my youth!” –Janet D. Brand, Brunswick, ME

“In my experience Marilyn’s gentle style and exquisite ability to tune into the structure and function of one’s body  offers opportunity for healing at the deepest physical and emotional levels.  Past traumas and feelings can be liberated and one can experience new levels of ease and freedom.  I highly recommend her work.”–Katherine Mills Myers, M.S.ED.,  Psychotherapist, Pastoral Counselor, Spiritual Director