I am amazed by how huge a difference can be made from such a subtle technique! Feldenkrais has helped loosen my tight hamstrings, alleviate my lower back pain, and even boost my emotional state. After each session with Jacqueline I am literally taller, and I can sense a shift in my entire skeleton, from toes to forehead, that enables me to move more freely. Feldenkrais helps me ‘unlock’ in many senses of the word.
Jacqueline is extremely knowledgeable and confident in her field. Our sessions are usually one hour long and during this time I completely relax and trust in Jacqueline to move me in a gentle and non-judgmental way. When our sessions are over, I notice not only does my body feel completely connected but my mind becomes sharp and clear. I have also observed that over time I have gained more mobility in my neck and shoulder areas and find it easier to do the things I love: backpacking, yoga and art.
Every time I leave a session with Jacqueline, I feel like a new woman. I generally feel more relaxed, comfortable, and flexible during and after our work together. With other types of body work, I become frustrated by how quickly my body reverts back to its old ways. With the Feldenkrais Method, however, I’ve noticed that the feeling of comfort that I have during the lesson tends to stay in my body for days or sometimes weeks afterwards. I find myself being more conscious of the way I use my body in my everyday life.
I’m a cellist, and I spend several hours a day sitting and playing my instrument. As a result, I’ve had recurring back and hip pain for the past couple of years. My work with Jacqueline has significantly alleviated this pain and has made me more aware of the way in which my body interacts with my cello. I am learning to have patience and understand that even the most seemingly subtle changes in the way I carry myself can have a profound effect on my well-being. Jacqueline is a gentle, intuitive, perceptive, caring and kind teacher, and I’m very grateful to be working with her.