ATM and FI
Feldenkrais group classes are known as Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons. Private sessions are known as Functional Integration (FI) lessons. In Functional Integration, the teacher guides an individual student in movement lessons.
Awareness Through Movement
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) consists of gentle, verbally guided movement sequences, each organized around a different theme. In ATM movement is combined with awareness to explore the biological as well as the cultural aspects of attention, intention and cognition, and to delve deeply into how human development, learning and movement interrelate. Unlike many movement practices where the same sequences are repeated, ATM offers an impressive variety of movement situations addressing every human function and area of the body. Thus the learning process in ATM is full of surprises, challenges and the pleasure of learning in new and unexpected ways.
Functional Integration (FI) is a one-to-one approach to working with people. Learning, change and improvement are achieved through the use of specific skilled manipulation and passive movement individualized for the student’s