The Feldenkrais Method®
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The Feldenkrais Method offers hope and healing if you or a loved one has suffered for too long from injuries, chronic pain, anxiety, developmental delays, or neurological deficits.
Practicing Feldenkrais has also helped athletes, musicians, and actors improve their performance.
Through conscious movements and brain-plasticity, you can alter the neuromuscular structures of your body, and build patterns and habits that provide relief where traditional physical therapy and other alternatives have failed. Feldenkrais can bring you the comfort and growth you deserve.
Classes and Private Sessions via Zoom
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic various classes and private sessions are being conducted online via Zoom. Aliza has been teaching online for months and is able to work with you and give quality instruction.
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Meet our Feldenkrais practitioners...
Trainer & Educational Director
Aliza Stewart is an internationally known Feldenkrais Method Trainer and practitioner. She has been a Feldenkrais practitioner for 35 years. She has trained teachers in the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, Feldenkrais Trainings in Baltimore and other professional teacher trainings through the U.S., Europe, Israel and Brazil. She has been the Educational Director of the Boston Feldenkrais Training and the current Baltimore Feldenkrais Training. Aliza has presented classes, workshops, and lectures for many institutions and organizations that research alternative methods of rehabilitation.
Originally trained and performed widely as a concert pianist, Ms. Stewart has a great affinity for the needs and problems of performers. She helps musicians recover from playing related injuries and gives them tools to improve their overall sound and technique.
Aliza is the Director of the Baltimore Feldenkrais Center, where she applies the Method to working with children with various challenges and adults with neuro-physical impairments as a result of neurological diseases like strokes, etc… She often works in conjunction with physicians, physical therapists, and mental health professionals.
In the new reality of virtual learning, Aliza teaches classes whose participants come from all over the U.S. and Europe. She considers it her mission to spread this practical use of learned mobility for the health of everyone.
Sable is in love with movement. They have been a movement professional for 12 years, beginning with their enrollment in the Professional Track Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts. They went on to found Esh Circus Arts, now Boston’s premier circus school, and to perform on stages up and down the continent.
After complications of a hypermobility disorder ended Sable’s performing career, they became fascinated with anatomy, body mechanics, and the pedagogy of movement learning. This years-long deep dive into the intricacies of teaching movement led them to become a Feldenkrais practitioner after a lifetime of doing Feldenkrais (their first Feldie exposure beginning in the womb!), and they completed their Feldenkrais certification in 2020, as a graduate of the Boston 3 Feldenkrais Training.
Sable credits their experience with Feldenkrais for their ability to become an acrobat in the first place, and for their continued ability to move creatively even as their Ehlers Danlos becomes incrementally more disabling over time, and they find joy in sharing that process with their students. In their Feldenkrais practice, as with their ongoing acrobatic movement practice (www.flyingfoxaerial.com), they specialize in working with hypermobile students, fellow neurodivergent folks, and queer and trans siblings of all stripes, as well as dancers and acrobats; anyone looking to deepen their somatic understanding and presence, or to find creative movement availability after (or in the midst of) career-limiting dysfunction.
Aliza Stewart is a Feldenkrais master – uncommonly gifted with intuition and touch. Every session brings new, life-changing insights and improvements.
The Feldenkrais method has provided me with the critical insights and experiences to free my body from constant aches and pains. With the fusion of 4 vertebrae 25 years ago, I was forced to tolerate back, hip, and neck discomfort and curtail some of my favorite exercises and parenting activities. Aliza and Feldenkrais led me to take pleasure in the most mundane aspects of life that previously caused me pain.
Aliza’s intelligence and commitment make her a real master of the Feldenkrais method. As a classical musician, I suffered chronic pain for several years and Aliza helped eradicate it within months. Aliza Stewart and the Feldenkrais method changed my life.
I've tried many healing modalities besides allopathic medicine, including chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, tai chi and yoga, but none have been as transformative as the Feldenkrais Method. Among Feldenkrais practitioners, Aliza Stewart is recognized as a master and it is no wonder. Her classes and private sessions are not only highly effective at reducing and eliminating pain, but they also foster an overall sense of vitality, power and expanded possibilities.
Aliza Stewart has taught me a new way of thinking about movement as a therapeutic tool. She has given me ideas and techniques to help my patients self-correct. Her teaching style is open and natural, and allows me to learn how to be responsible for myself.” – Cindy Tipping, physical therapist “There are many good teachers in this world, but few masters. Aliza Stewart is one of them. Pain was my initial motivator and I've experienced amazing relief, but the joy of discovery and learning with Aliza as guide is the real gift.
I cannot count how many times I have been told that there is nothing I can do about my scoliosis and that surgery is my only option. Through my experience of the feldenkrais method I have gained an awareness of my body and self-knowledge I never knew was possible. Aliza is a master teacher who embodies the Feldenkrais method in both thought and action. She has given me the profound gift of becoming the agent of my own healing. For scoliosis in particular, the Feldenkrais method is absolutely beneficial, embracing the unique organization of each person, rather than insisting that we fit some absolute mold of symmetry.
Since working with Aliza, I am re-discovering movement. As a career dancer and teacher, I am no longer feeling daily discomfort from the over-use of muscle groups, and I am more efficient with teaching movement. I am profoundly affected by the expert guidance of Aliza Stewart.
Aliza helped me immensely to regain my health and vitality. For 15 years I suffered from debilitating back pain and tried physical therapy and many other wellness modalities to try and gain relief. Some provided a small amount of help, but just for a short period of time. I even had back surgery for my sciatica. Fortunately, I started working with Aliza, taking her Awareness through Movement® classes and Functional Integration® private lessons. I have been given my life back! My health and vitality have returned. My spirits have lifted, and I am optimistic that even more improvement will come as we continue our work together.
Aliza Stewart has worked with me for the better part of ten years. She is an absolutely superb Fieldenkrais practitioner. I take regular classes with her & use those movements extensively when exercising at home. Whenever I "get my body into trouble", I go for private instruction and Aliza quickly restores my body to its former self. I don't know what I would do without her!
Now that I have experienced the power of Aliza's Feldenkrais work in my own orchestral conducting and seen the startling changes she is able to effect in my conducting students at the University of Maryland, I am convinced that Feldenkrais is an indispensable part of every conductor's education. Of course, Aliza brings a special understanding and gift to her work since she knows music as an art form. She sees the intrinsic emotional/psychological connections between our human bodies, how we move, and how music takes shape and form in notes.
Feldenkrais has given me tools to not only have an understanding of my movements and body, but a philosophy which deals with an approach to life. I recovered from an injury entirely with the Feldenkrais method and found it to be useful in all aspects of life. In relation to my viola playing, I believe that it has opened up my sound and has influenced the level of creativity. It helps to deal with great pressure that comes with performing which prevents injury. I am very thankful to Aliza for her help and inspiration.
You have no idea how much your help and involvement have done for me, my playing, and my outlook on being a musician in general. I do not exaggerate when I say that I am, in so many ways, a changed person. My whole approach to music making has been transformed. I play with much more freedom, I hear myself much better, I can accomplish more in less time - all these things have been made available through your few words of wisdom.
I really want to thank you for the weekend workshop. I don’t think I have ever experienced a more interesting and enjoyable few hours. I feel great and my head is a jumble of ideas. For me personally, this was the first whole day of Feldenkrais I have ever experienced where my attention was at the max all the way, from start to finish
It is an enormous opportunity to study with Aliza Stewart from the comfort of your own home. Her lessons are masterfully orchestrated and spontaneous at the same time. These experiences with Aliza will improve your life!
Dealing with the stiffness and bad movement habits of 60 years is no joke, and after 1 year in Aliza's classes I can honestly say that I have learned more about healthier and flexible ways of moving than I have with any other practitioner, bodyworker or physical therapist. It is not just that she has a direct lineage with Moshe Feldenkrais, or that she has decades of experience as a teacher, or that she is a teacher of teachers, or that she is a careful and nuanced observer, or that she has the highest level of skill and technique, that makes her teaching so effective and unique. I suspect that Aliza's special sauce has something to do with the fact that she is highly intuitive and she brings that intuition and caring to all of the work she does. Aliza encourages and supports independent exploration which has allowed me to play with and internalize the material deeply, quickly, with great impact. I am heartened that her gifts will now be more widely available through this website.
From the bottom of my heart and from my whole self, THANK YOU!!!" I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to take a 4-year-long professional Feldenkrais training with none other than Aliza Stewart as the Educational Director. The gratitude and appreciation I have for everything Aliza did for us during the training is something I have difficulty expressing in words. Even though I am a certified practitioner now, I remain excited to continue my learning with Aliza through her online ATM lessons.
Feldenkrais is life changing. Please go to Aliza Stewart’s website to read about it. Even better, sign up for some ATM classes. I do one movement in the beginning of the class, and when I go back to it in the end of the lesson, the difference is huge. I body and mind are connected & I feel more comfortable and healthier.
Aliza’s approach to teaching Feldenkrais gracefully touches on the connection of personal insight and body self awareness. Her approach has put me back in touch with my true self, as I was when I was younger, and which includes moving with ease.
Words will forever fall short in expressing how life changing Aliza and the Feldenkrais Method has been for me. She sees the dignity in each living soul and responds with wisdom to facilitate growth in movement, body, mind, and sense of agency that extends far beyond the lessons on the floor. It allows my life and self image to expand rather than contract. I believe more in possibilities than limitations and have tools for answering the challenges of life. And the learning continues. I am grateful.
I was fortunate to be able to join Aliza’s virtual classes during the Covid- 19 pandemic, as I live quite far from her. I am taking quite a few Feldenkrais classes with other teachers, but nothing prepared me for what I’ve discovered. Aliza is head and shoulders above other instructors. She is thorough, knowledgeable and has many years of experience. Each lesson is intriguing and interesting, as well as rewarding. I highly recommend Aliza as a master teacher and am confident that everyone who joins her classes would feel the same way.
I have been lucky to attend Aliza Stewart’s virtual classes. It has been a wonderful experience. Her wealth of knowledge, born from many years of study, self-exploration and teaching, translates well to a virtual format. Her keen observational skills create a learning environment that feels personal, professional and profound. I always feel better after a class, with a new sense of myself in how I move, think, and feel. Aliza and her class are a gift in my life.
Aliza Stewart changed my son's life!! Her knowledge and expertise training in Feldenkrais turned my immobile seven year old into a mobile little boy. Her passion for the Feldenkrais method of movement is evident when you are around her.