FAQ

Feldenkrais Practitioner & Reiki Healer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. How long will it take me to feel the results?

You will feel a difference immediately after the first lesson and it is a process to help the changes stick.

2. What to do when I can’t do some of the instructions?

Please don’t force what you can not do since it will only cause more pain and limitation. Imagine that movement and by doing so that will improve with time.

3. Does it require strength?

No – both the group classes of awareness through movement and the private lessons of Functional integration are slow and gentle movements.

4. I have a lot of movement limitation, can I still participate in the Feldenkrais Method classes?

Yes. It is an exploration of movement from where we are at – This is your base line now. What you can not do you will work with your imagination. Your baseline will improve each time and your base line will change due to that.

5. Can you do this method at any age?

There is no age limitation. You always do what you can without force.

The rest you use your imagination.

6. I’m in a great condition. What can this method offer me?

There is no limit for improving. You can do more with less effort. When you are aligned on your skeleton and your bones carry your weight you will gain more balance and less probability for injuries while working out or doing your every day chores.

7. How does the Feldenkrais method work?

These gentle slow movements help raising your awareness. Awareness is the key for learning. Your brain will always choose the easiest way for movement, all it needs is new possibilities to form new connections and to choose from. We are giving the brain by different movement with awareness new learning options. With time the new connection will be a base for new habits that will replace the ones that caused the discomfort and pain.

8. Can Feldenkrais help with chronic pain?

Yes. By rewiring neural pathways, your body can learn to move with more ease and stop using small muscles to practice movements that meant for larger muscles.

9. Is it hard to do Feldenkrais if I’ve never done it before?

No. the movements are slow and gentle and you don’t start with complicate instructions. As you practice it more your awareness will get better and better and so will your learning experience.

10. Is it difficult to become a Feldenkrais practitioner?

Anyone can go through the Feldenkrais Method training.

This training takes four years.

“Ruti Gorel is an excellent Feldenkreis teacher. In her class I’ve been attending at the YMCA, she focuses on making sure everyone is comfortable and helps them to make the movements correctly. I appreciate her kindness and patience. One of my psychotherapy clients who has physical limitations was looking for a Feldenkreis instructor. I referred her to Ruti. She was pleased with Ruti’s expertise and found the private session with her helpful.”

~ Marcia Naomi Berger

LCSW Psychotherapist, Speaker, Executive Coach

“Ruti is a generous practitioner who loves her work and loves sharing her knowledge, wisdom, humor and heart with her clients.

I am lucky to have experienced all of these quality’s from her.”

~ Adva Mey

“I have been taking Ruti’s Feldenkreis classes for almost 2 years. What a difference it has made for my body. First of all, I really enjoy spending time with Her! She is always upbeat and very caring . She gives such personal attention to each student, noticing if something seems to be bothering you and addresses it. I have been learning how to “Train My Brain” to properly move my body which results in a “smoothness” of motion, releases, and decreasing discomfort.”

~ Susan Diego

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