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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...

Total Motion NW | Bellevue Feldenkrais Guild Certified Feldenkrais 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®.

Reduce Pain

Improve Performance

Speed Recovery

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