The Whole And Its Parts

I offer individual private Functional Integration sessions. The sessions last 45 minutes to 1 hour and take place in my home office in San Francisco, CA. (near 12th Avenue and Pacheco Street)

To schedule a session, or to find out if Functional Integration can help you please contact me at [email protected]. Each session is $150.

Functional Integration is a hands-on form of tactile, kinesthetic communication. The Feldenkrais practitioner communicates to the student how they organize their body and hints, through gentle touching and movement, how to move in more expanded functional motor patterns.

The Functional Integration lesson should relate to a desire, intention, or need of the student. The learning process is carried out without the use of any invasive or forceful procedure. Through rapport and respect for the student’s abilities, qualities, and integrity, the practitioner/teacher creates an environment in which the student can learn comfortably.

In Functional Integration, the practitioner/teacher develops a lesson for the student, custom-tailored to the unique configuration of that particular person, at that particular moment. The practitioner conveys the experience of comfort, pleasure, and ease of movement while the student learns how to reorganize their body and behavior in new and more effective manners.

In Functional Integration, the practitioner/teacher’s intention is instructive and communicative.

Functional Integration is usually performed with the student lying on a table designed specifically for the work. It can also be done with the student in sitting or standing positions. At times, various props are used in an effort to support the person’s body configuration or to facilitate certain movements. [source]

For more information or to schedule a session, please contact me at [email protected].