Alexandra Devlin: Feldenkrais
Alexandra Devlin is a teacher of Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement®. She discovered the method while searching for a way to become more flexible after joining a martial arts class in her late twenties. After attending several Awareness Through Movement sessions, she was able to produce head-high kicks with ease, doubling her range of movement. What she was not expecting to also find was relief from years of chronic and debilitating stress and worry. Eager to share this new found freedom with the rest of the world, she began studying the Method and now teaches classes and private sessions. With 3 years and over 600 hours of Feldenkrais training, Alex is authorized by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America (FGNA) to teach class, and continues her study through the Feldenkrais Training Program of Baltimore under the supervision of one of Dr. Feldenkrais’ original American students and co-founder of The Feldenkrais Institute of New York, David Zemach-Bersin.
"Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes have been an amazing experience for me. One learns mindfulness in how the whole body (brain, muscles and skeletal structure) work together to reduce stress and pain and increase mobility. One of the first results I noticed was improved posture. Improved breathing has been another beneficial feature both in awareness and learning ways to make breathing easier. Alex's enthusiasm is infectious and her knowledge and willingness to explain techniques and answer questions helps me to integrate Awareness Through Movement on a daily basis. This is a lifestyle change rather than a quick fix that I would recommend based on these and other improvements I have experienced with Alex."
"I find (the Feldenkrais Method) to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies."
— Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com