Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Was Feldenkrais the winning word for the National Spelling Bee ?
Yes, it was the words “Feldenkrais” and “Gesellschaft” that made Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga co-champions of the US Scripps National Spelling Bee. The method was defined for the competition as a “physical education system.” I define Feldenkrais as a movement method for trauma prevention and trauma recovery.
Q: Is there a demo I can see to know what I’d be getting into?
Yes, here is an info video created by the Feldenkrais Institute in New York City. If you have more questions feel free to call me.
Q: How much time does a session take?
The first session runs 90 minutes or longer. The first part of the session is discussion about the client’s needs and relevant history. Subsequent lessons can be as short as 60 minutes including discussion.
Q: What should I wear?
Clients wear gym clothes or street clothes according to their comfort.
Q: Do I call it a session or a lesson?
I use session and lesson interchangeably.
Q: Am I a client, a student or a pupil?
Because the work was developed as a way of teaching movement the “student/pupil” language is as relevant as “client.” As practitioners we also consider ourselves pupils/students of the method because we continue to learn through advanced trainings and independent study. To our clients we refer to ourselves as practitioner or teacher.
Q: What is LGBTIAQ and Q?
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Asexual, Questioning and/or Queer. Also seen as LGBTQ+, or LGBT+.
Q: Are you insured?
Yes, I carry insurance provided through the AMTA Professional Liability Insurance Program. I am not eligible to accept medical insurances for payment. Although you can pay for sessions with pre-tax income through an FSA or HSA debit card.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, I accept debit and credit cards using Square, including FSA and HSA debit cards.
Q: Do you offer Gift Certificates?
Yes, I will make a nice certificate with your personalized message to share printed or digitally.
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