Bob Hunter, Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Bob has provided Feldenkrais® group lessons at Synergy since it opened. He first experienced the benefits of the Method for himself in 1985, when it helped him overcome a disabling back injury. He has been a certified practitioner since 1994. He is an Assistant Trainer, teaching others to become practitioners, on the staff of the Baltimore Feldenkrais Training Program. Bob has offered the work in many settings including college wellness programs, martial arts schools, horseback riding clubs, dance classes, and music conservatories.
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement ® Class
The Feldenkrais Method ® increases self awareness and thus improves posture, coordination, flexibility and suppleness. The lessons can help to alleviate pain by minimizing physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. Patterns of inefficiency, compromised self-expression, and impaired ways of feeling can all be improved.
The positive integration of the mind and body through the Feldenkrais Method ® enables people to live more comfortable and rewarding lives. With improved efficiency comes greater enjoyment and pleasure in daily living. Ordinary problems associated with the work place or caused by aging are remedied. Persons with orthopedic or neurological problems experience wonderful therapeutic benefits. Meanwhile athletes, actors, dancers and musicians substantially improve their performance skills through the Feldenkrais Method ®
The Feldenkrais Method ® is named after the distinguished scientist and educator Moshe Feldenkrais, 1904-1984. Dr. Feldenkrais earned his doctorate in Physics at the Sorbonne and later was an associate to the Nobel Prize laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie in Paris. He was also the first European to earn a black belt in judo and is credited with introducing the sport to the West. Upon suffering a serious knee injury, Feldenkrais was faced with a 50 percent chance for recovery and the possibility of confinement to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Unsatisfied with the prognosis and conventional treatments available, he embarked on exploring new relationships between the mind and body to improve physical movement and function. For 40 years, Feldenkrais developed an ingenious method for effective neuromuscular reeducation, He shared this special knowledge among a select group of students worldwide.