Sports, Basic Mobility, Posture, Breathing, Mental Health . . . it all starts in the nervous system. We use movement to access that system, and we use that system to improve movement.
If you’d like to improve your balance or mobility, or enjoy any of the other benefits of this work, there are eight friendly classes a week to choose from.
Classes cost between $5 and $12 per hour for regular students. Feldenkrais Health is a Green Prescription (GRX) provider. If you are facing financial hardship, we suggest you join this Ministry of Health Scheme. Contact us for more information on GRX.
Individual sessions are also available.
Please give us a phone call on 905 8593 so we can discuss your needs. Alternatively you can email via the contact section of this website.
How It Works
Conventional exercise programs rely on effort and repetition. However Feldenkrais lessons work with what we now know about how the brain organises – and learns – movement.
Stretching, straining and repetitive training – they don’t actually produce better movement. Sure, they do things to the muscles, but the muscles are controlled by the brain and nervous system and it is here, in the body’s intelligence, where the big breakthroughs happen.
What the brain likes is very easy, very slow and interesting movement sequences. It sounds counter-intuitive, but the best way to improve your movement is to do less. Way less. If you are in pain or can’t move easily, you can imagine the movements.
Big improvements to your clarity of mind can also be achieved because the functioning of your nervous system is organised primarily around movement
You’re welcome to just bowl up to a class. And you’re also welcome to phone or email beforehand: Fergus Wheeler (MNZFG) on 04 905 8593 or us the contact form on this website to email us.
Chair Classes: Easy but effective, there are three regular classes to choose from.
Monday 1pm at Parklands Waikanae
Tuesday 10.15 at Sevenoaks Recreation Centre (off Kapiti Road), Paraparaumu
Wednesday 11am, Parklands, Waikanae
Monday 9am at St Jame’s Church, Ocean Rd, Paekakariki
Monday 2.30pm, 14 Parata St Waikanae (Pole Fusion Studio)
Monday 7.30 pm at St James Church on Ocean Rd, Paekakariki
Tuesday 11am at Sevenoaks Recreation Centre, Paraparaumu off Hurley Rd, (off Kapiti opposite airport)
Fortnightly Wednesdays 2 – 4 pm, Levin (please contact us for date of next class)
We are also looking at starting up a Tuesday evening class and an Otaki class. Please let us know if you are interested.
Individual Sessions can be booked either in Paekakariki or Waikanae Clinics. A free initial consultation of 20 minutes is offered. Each session is approximately one hour long. The cost of $80 includes free access to all group classes for the duration of the individual appointments.