“Knowing oneself is the most important thing a human being can do.” -Dr. Feldenkrais
“Movement is Life.” Moshe Feldenkrais
“Rigidity, whether physical or mental, is contrary to the laws of life.” – Moshe Feldenkrais
There are a variety of reasons you may have landed here, and I’m so glad you are here! Here’s a brief introduction to my work to help you assess whether what I offer feels like the right fit for what you are looking for.
In my practice, I utilize the modalities of The Feldenkrais® Method and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to help clients work through physical and emotional limitations and explore new possibilities for growth and healing.
There are various things I do and teach, and at first glance, they may seem unrelated. But perhaps upon closer look we might observe that the diversity of offerings are just spokes of the same wheel:
What I am passionate about is providing an environment in which people can discover their
ability to trust themselves and their own experiences.
Sign up for a no-cost Initial Conversation to explore how we can work together to address issues including:
● Chronic Pain: experience moving out of pain
● Interpersonal Relationship Growth: move beyond intractable patterns in your relationships
● Life Transitions: embrace new parts of yourself as you figure out how to move forward into new endeavors
● Pelvic Health for Women: discover an empowered approach to common issues such as urinary incontinence
● Movement Hurdles: delight in your own abilities to improve daily activities and specialized skills whether you are recovering from injury or excited to take your skills to the next level
A little bit more about some ways we can work together:
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) tapping provides opportunities to release long-held emotional patterns and beliefs that may be contributing to pain and limiting one’s ability to live life fully.
If movement is your jam, movement classes include Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes and Dance for Parkinson’s Classes.
Private Feldenkrais® lessons, or Functional Integration® lessons, are focused and tailored specifically for the needs of the individual student to help with injuries, pain, relearning and improving skills, and overall improved function.
It may be helpful to know that you don’t have to just pick one modality to explore! What is unique about what I offer is the potential to enter in through different doors at different times, and the complementary modalities of EFT and The Feldenkrais® Method provide powerful synergies that amplify my clients’ ability to access the potential for change and growth by offering different entry points for learning and integration.
Popular workshops combining modalities include Building Your Resiliency Practice, Empowered Approach to Pelvic Health, and Empowered Approach to Bladder Health.
Our nervous systems are built for learning and for change, so that we can survive in an ever-changing environment. We also develop habits, or skills, to make living our everyday lives successful and efficient. However, when our habits, beliefs, and patterns of behavior begin to limit our personal growth, we sometimes need support to get unstuck and reconnect with our ability to access our own inner wisdom.
If you are feeling stuck and out of step with yourself, you are not alone, and I look forward to supporting you in your process of reconnecting to your potential for health and growth.
~access your healing potential~
“Discovering Fritha’s classes and individual hands-on sessions has been a joy for me. Her encouragement to sense the very beginning of a movement is conveyed so clearly and with such kindness, that I have the space to learn where I feel the support from the ground and from my skeletal structure. Rather than focusing on muscular holding, I love this other system of support being illuminated by gentle, practical movements. Fritha’s hands-on work feels well grounded in her experience and knowledge of the body. Her sensitive touch allows me to move and breath in new ways, invited to a place where everything is light. I highly recommend her work and classes.”
– Joyce, bodywork practitioner
“Fritha introduced me to EFT in a unique atmosphere of empathy and professionalism. In her work, Fritha gracefully walks the fine line between making me feel taken seriously without creating any ‘heaviness’. On the contrary, Fritha’s EFT work suggests curiosity, self-respect and self-knowledge as viable strategies to sustainably process and heal challenges. I deeply trust Fritha’s expertise and although the EFT work with her addresses ‘road-blocks’ in my life, I am always looking forward to working with her and am left feeling ready for growth, empowered and joyful after our sessions.”
– Ninette Rothmüller
“Feldenkrais class feels like participating in a slow-moving, gentle, personal revolution of consciousness. Every class feels like a movement meditation that I get to take something useful away from.”
– Aliza Persing, dancer
“We joined Fritha’s Dance for Parkinson’s class 3 (or 4?) years ago, soon after she started it in Northampton. We immediately found it not only helpful but fun. She challenges us to move in more rhythmic and expansive ways and is continuously composing new routines that ease the typical progression of the disease, be it constricted movement and expression issues, balance difficulties, or lowered energy and fatigue. She encourages every individual in our group—those with PD and caregivers–week after week. Her personal warmth and joy in movement are a deep gift to us all. We plan to stay dance with her as long as we can.”
– Ed Blatchford and wife, Claire.
“I was suffering from significant hip pain when I went to see Fritha. As a massage therapist I am accustomed to very firm manipulation and compression, which I was not particularly looking forward to, but Fritha’s touch was completely painless and very gentle. Her movements and techniques are precise, specific, and very subtle, and at the end of just that session I had a significant reduction in my pain. After a few more sessions later I was pain free and have been ever since.
Fritha is an excellent listener, so knowledgeable, and explains what she finds and what she does so well that I gained a whole new awareness of my muscles. I was both treated for my pain and given an education, which has been invaluable to me in my body mechanics. I highly recommend Fritha to anyone who is suffering from any kind of pain, especially when doctors and physical therapists can’t get to the bottom of the problem.”
– Stacy Every, Licensed Massage Therapist
“I cannot explain exactly how Fritha’s work works, but I can say her quality of presence alone, to hold space for whatever is happening, is powerful medicine. Above and beyond that, her high level of skill and quality of touch as a Feldenkrais practitioner allowed my very unsettled nervous system to find its way home, to its place of more balance, felt-strength, and safety.”
– Jess Kern, Beekeeper, Neuromuscular Therapist
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The following are service marks or certification marks of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America: Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®, Functional Integration®, Awareness Through Movement®, ATM®, FI®, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® , and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM).
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