The Feldenkrais Method® is a life-changing practice of learning through movement. By unwinding our habitual patterns of moving, thinking, and feeling, we open to new, more connected ways of being with ourselves and the world. 

Alice Boyd, CFP

When I discovered The Feldenkrais Method® in 2010, I believed hip replacement surgery was in my near future. After my first hands-on Feldenkrais lesson, however, not only was the pain in my hip (and neck, and shoulders…) gone, I experienced a deeply satisfying ease and fluidity in my movements, state of mind, and mood. I have been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® since 2014, and I am eager to share what I have learned with you!

Nurturing, Healing, and Relaxing. Alice is fantastic. I had recently been in an accident, and my session with Alice was helpful to my body and relaxing for my mind. I'm very happy with how I felt afterwards, the pain had decreased, and it was the most relaxed I had been in months. It felt great to move and walk, with a grounded, relaxed sensation. Thank you

—Ben H

How Fortunate. Alice brings not only her knowledge of Feldenkrais but her personal sensitivity to each session. I fell and compromised ligaments in my lower back--couldn't walk or stand without severe pain. After the first session with Alice I could feel a shift in my energy, and after my second session, even more of a shift. And less pain! I plan to work with Alice and learn even more from her.

—Andrea H

EXCELLENT! Alice is personable, knowledgable, punctual and passionate about what she does. Also, having been through her own journey with ballet and it's associated aches and pains she has experienced the benefits of Feldenkrais first hand!. She is an insightful student of the human body and the human condition. I would recommend Alice to friends and family.

—Tim C

Comforting and Supportive. I'm so grateful for my session with Alice and look forward to sharing her work with others. I've taken group lessons with Alice as well and find the Feldenkrais method, and her particular grace and intelligence in the work, to be a highly effective method of achieving alignment, in the body as well as with one's emotions and mind. Highly recommended.

—Satya B

More, please! My session with Alice was excellent. So relaxing and subtle while on the table. Afterwards I could feel all sorts of shifts in my body and loved the sense that fresh energy was flowing through previously stiff and achey areas. I took Alice's advise and had a salt bath. Then I was cooked! Slept deeply and woke feeling very revived. Thanks, Alice!

—Jeana E

Nothing is permanent about our behavior patterns, except our belief that they are so.

—Moshe Feldenkrais

New York Times science writer Jane E. Brody wrote about her experience with The Feldenkrais Method® to address her back and hip pain:

“After two hourlong sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension that aggravates my back and hip pain, I felt like I was walking on air.”

Read the entire article here.

Group Classes

Group classes are offered weekly both in-person and online.

In-person classes take place at:

Friendly House Community Center
1737 NW 26th Ave (at Thurman St)

Portland, OR

Online classes are conducted on Zoom.

Individual Lessons

Individual lessons are offered weekly both in-person and online.

In-person lessons take place at:

1316 NW 23rd Ave (above the New Renaissance Event Center)

Portland, OR

Online lessons are conducted on Zoom.

Retreats

I partner with the poet, John Brehm, to run occasional retreats for Cultivating Awareness Through Movement, Meditation & Poetry.

The next retreat is:

May 4-8 2022

Santa Sabina Center


San Rafael, CA

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