Classes

Feldenkrais Practitioner & Reiki Healer

Feldenkrais group classes are called “Awareness through Movement” as defined by the originator, Moshe Feldenkrais.

During a typical class you will use slow, gentle movements, similar to yoga while lying down on a mat or a carpet. During some classes, we might stand or sit in a chair. Classes generally last 30 to 60 minutes. Ruti teaches Feldenkrais classes both online and in person.

Access to Tuesday and Thursday morning Feldenkrais Classes are available by registration for each class or as a recurring quarterly subscription. If you are unable to pay, Pleas contact Ruti regarding potential scholarship opportunities.

TO REGISTER, CLICK ON THE CLASS OR WORKSHOP IN THE CLASS LIST. To register for quarterly recurring membership for access to classes, click here.

You can also make a donation in one of three options:
1. Via PayPal: PayPal.Me/marinfeldenkrais
2. Venmo: Rutigorel5@gmail.com
3. Make a donation when you process your registration on the website

If you’re outside the local Marin County area or would like to practice Feldenkrais in your home of office, or classes and sessions via Zoom are perfect. Especially if you have a busy schedule and you’d like to reduce back, neck and shoulders or joint pain. Both our online and In-person classes will relieve stress and improve your everyday activities, the way you sit, stand, walk, run, bend, stretch up to reach a shelf, turn and do your workout. During the Covid 19 pandemic, we’re providing all our classes online via Zoom.

Feldenkrais will stimulate your brain and increase your overall sense of well-being. You can start at any age.

Change the quality of your life!

Exposure to Feldenkrais will help your body to be reorganized and allow for more fluid movement with fewer physical limitations and decreased muscle tension – resulting in an improved quality of life. Students can expect greater strength and flexibility as a result of class participation. The benefits translate directly into movements experienced everyday life, such as working, lifting objects safely, improvements in posture while sitting or standing and experiencing other forms of exercise with greater safety and effectiveness. Feldenkrais will stimulate your brain and increase your overall sense of well-being. You can start at any age.

Through these mindful movements your awareness will rise and your brain will form new neural pathways, which are connections in the brain that are essential for breaking out of habitual movement patterns and forming new ones. These new brain pathways allow for the elimination of pain and discomfort – including chronic pain.

In her studio the classes are in small groups which supports a safe place for emotional support and a sense of community. The group classes are usually build in series of six classes each. If you have a busy schedule and you’d like to reduce back, neck, shoulders or joint pain,  join Ruti’s online Feldenkrais classes. It will relieve stress and improve your everyday activities, the way you sit, stand, walk, run, bend, stretch up to reach a shelf, turn and do your workout.

Thank you so much for your three day Feldenkrais workshop on TMJ. I found it very helpful and would recommend it to anyone with TMJ.

It helped me be more aware on a daily basis of when I clench my jaw. Noticing the muscles were tight, I could then relax them.

This awareness is so important. I have back, hip, and foot pain so I rarely noticed when my jaw was clenched. I wear a night guard as a Dentist noticed I grind my teeth at night.

It also helped me realize that imagining doing a motion was beneficial without moving. That is something that I’ve heard you say in other Feldenkrais classes. It hadn’t sunk in before this workshop.

I think you’re a great teacher and I’m so glad to have found you! It’s a silver lining of the COVID pandemic.

Hugs,

~ Diane

Feldenkrais

How It Works

What is the Feldenkrais Method?

Gentle, mindful movement that brings new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life

Who can use the Feldenkrais Method?

Anyone that would like to feel better and have more energy and vitality

How does Feldenkrais work?

By stimulating the brain to create new neural pathways that enable optimal movement and function

Ruti, thank you for a very beneficial workshop, participating in the TMJ workshop helped me reduce tension in my neck and shoulders and be more aware of my jaw and how I use it.

~ Dr. Tali Stein

Ruti has helped me in so many ways with my neck, shoulder, hip and back issues. I have mild scoliosis but also have issues from a bad neck injury.

She is so very caring and thoughtful. She picks the classes I’ve taken with such thoughtfulness for the best results. I’ve been able to make excellent progress in maintaining and re-educating my subconscious mind to move and rest in a much more effortless manner. I’m finding myself adjusting with small adjustments my posture in sitting and standing, finding my true center and relaxed balance.

I’ve also taken private classes with her hands using super gentle movements, that she uses to support my bodies path towards being pain free and supple. I’m so grateful to have found her!

~ Stephanie Miller MT (Massage Therapist) with over 25 years experience