While on vacation, I tripped over an uprooted piece of sidewalk. After weeks of debilitating pain, I learned that my little stumble had caused a disc in my lower back to herniate (Ouch!). After a few months of traditional treatment methods, with no sustained pain relief, my doctor recommended surgery. Wanting to save that as an absolute last resort, I decided to try Feldenkrais.
After 10-12 sessions, I was pain free, and have remained so ever since. That experience was so transformative that it convinced me that I wanted to help others in a similar way. I decided to embark on the path to become a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and have been helping others ever since.
from patient to practitioner...
Shirley is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® who has been involved with the Feldenkrias Method® for more than a decade. She has continued her professional development and education each year through several post-graduate courses, personal study and professional practice. She is an expert in movement, posture and body mechanics.
Shirley teaches Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes and specialized workshops, in addition to meeting with clients privately in individual Functional Integration® (FI) sessions.
Shirley is also certified to teach Sounder Sleep®, Pregnant Pauses®, and Change Your Age®.