I may chum around with some strange people, or at least their bones, but that’s what Feldenkrais is all about, learning how to move your body and support yourself with your bones first, muscles second.
I believe in people and their ability to become their very best; whether it is physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or a combination of any or all.
I also believe that each individual has the ability to learn and develop their potential when given opportunities congruent with their needs and present understandings. Using the Feldenkrais Method®, it is possible for a person to access this potential and to begin to function in ways that allow for new freedom of movement and spontaneity in all aspects of life.
Following is my response when asked, “Why did you do Feldenkrais today?”
I do an Awareness Through Movement lesson almost every day and have done since 1994. I do it for many reasons. The main one is that I always feel wonderful during and after spending time feeling movement on a deep level. I also become more aware of the thoughts and emotions that run concurrent to the movements I do–when I’m in that state of deep connection I am in a place of self-honesty and am more willing to go into the felt sense I often gloss over when I’m busy.
As a Feldenkrais practitioner, I need to continually grow and learn so I can be more effective with my clients. The best way I know to do that is to get down on the floor and experience Moshe’s original lessons. I will often choose a theme and work with it for several months as I search for and experience relevant lessons.
My passion for this work has never abated. I’ve tried other modalities for personal practice but have never been able to stay with them the way I have with the Feldenkrais Method. I’m a lifelong learner and this work gives me the opportunity to continue expanding and growing in all aspects of my life.
My official bio:
Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Functional Movement Specialist, Sandra Bradshaw will help you to boost your capacity to move effortlessly. With a background in special education, yoga, functional movement, and music, Sandra integrates this knowledge with the latest brain research to help you find solutions to your personal needs that are effective and long lasting. Her experience using the Feldenkrais Method® has been successful in helping people improve the quality of their lives. Sandra also has an active YouTube Channel for you to see her Feldenkrais work. Her most popular Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons are: How to Climb a Ladder Safely and How to Recover from Whiplash.