SEFT Graduate Testimonials

SEFT IV graduate, Jennifer Miller with her children, Addison & Hudson, Class of 2015

SEFT IV graduate and pilot Steve Liebig, Class of 2015

SEFT IV Graduate, Jane Cowles, Class of 2015

SEFT IV Graduate, Ada Riley, Class of 2015
I’ve had many turning points in my 81 years but that is by far the most important, impactful and fulfilling.
My decision to take the Feldenkrais® Training has changed the rest of my life, and I thank you for that.
The whole experience through the 4 year Program, the interaction with my classmates, graduation and now out in the world sharing it, I recognize as my purpose.
It’s an amazing experience as you get older to know you finally found a fulfilling purpose for your life.

Thank you again Angel and Richard.

My focus of learning for my next to the last segment in my 4th year was to learn how to create lessons from inside out, and you guys have made that happen for me. I couldnt have been more pleased with what I have learned this month. All the ATMs and FIs I have experienced and all the things you have talked about in the past 3+ years have started to come to the surface. I always trusted Angel and RIchard but I now can say that I was right that I trusted you!

Thanks for being amazing facilitators!

Taro Iwamoto
Lake Stevens, WA
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Feldenkrais® SEFT V Trainee, Class of 2018

Initially I had looked into Feldenkrais as purely a way to further my bodywork training working as a Physical Therapist. From the first day of training, I knew that this was so much more than that. I immediately felt at home with Richard, Angel, and my fellow classmates; there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I made the right decision. In addition, this work has become instrumental in facilitating healing myself of years of chronic back pain. Added bonus!!! I can’t wait for the next segment of training to begin!

Chelsea Young
Seattle, WA
Physical Therapist
Feldenkrais® SEFT V Trainee, Class of 2018

Being introduced to the Feldenkrais Method® as been a “game changer.” Hip, nerve, and muscle cramps were painfully affecting almost every aspect of my life. Yet, after each Awareness Through Movement® class I had flexibility and ease in my movements, with no pain, which was a huge relief that I needed to explore.

Since enrolling in the Feldenkrais® program I have avoided a hip surgery and all the medical treatments dealing with pain.

The Feldenkrais Method® has put the ‘giddy up” back in my step, and I feel as if I dropped 30 years, in the way I move.

I’m blessed to be a part of Angel and Richard’s exemplary training.

Dotti Harness-Foster
Homer, Alaska
Feldenkrais® SEFT IV Graduate, Class of 2015

SEFT IV Graduate, Judy Rosevear

My 1st introduction to Feldenkrais® was 1 session (45 minutes) an d I saw immediate improvement in vision while riding my bike on a single track with drop-off on either side and while making left turns when skiing and it has continued for the past 3 years.

It enticed me enough to go to an introduction to what a training would be like and to now be finished with my 3rd year and anxiously awaiting the 4th year. Feldenkrais® has provided me with the acceptance that I have movements that are difficult for me, but as I do Awareness through Movement® lessons and receive Functional Integration®, I am increasing not only my own self-awareness, but an improved outlook on life and loving how movement patterns continue to improve each day in myself and in my clients (children and adults alike).

I am so glad I am learning these movement patterns for myself and others that I can use the rest of my life!

Judy Rosevear-Pusey
Occupational Therapist
Feldenkrais® SEFT IV Graduate, Class of 2015

As a life long dancer, once I heard about the works of Moshe Feldenkrais I was instantly attracted to this body of work. I knew it wasn’t a wish, but rather, how can I make the Feldenkrais® training program happen. I have 4 children and live 4 hours away from this training, so there is a huge amount of sacrifice for myself and family.

I am extremely grateful to have such gifted trainers and classmates to learn with. My life has changed in so many ways since I started this training I wouldn’t even know where to begin. The Feldenkrais Method® gets into your bones and you just shed what’s unnecessary leaving you with the raw truth of who you are and what you were meant to do in this world. It’s life itself and I wish everyone could experience such total self acceptance, inner peace, and joy in movement.

Rae Mullin
Pelvic Health Specialist
Portland, OR
Feldenkrais® SEFT IV Graduate, Class of 2015

When I first contacted Angel about taking the Feldenkrais® Training, she said ” it is the greatest gift that you can give yourself.” A good friend who is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner said “whatever you have to do to do this training, it is so worth it.”

Learning from the inside out throughout the training, I am now a walking, breathing, individual with so much awareness of my movement I can hardly believe it.

At 60 years old I have no pain or stiffness and my work as a dance teacher and performer is better than when I was 30 years old. I can actually feel that my brain is stronger and functioning better….everything is better because of this training. Richard and Angel are exceptional teachers dedicated to their students and to this method.

Liz Monnier
Artistic Director of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective
dance teacher, performer
Feldenkrais® SEFT IV Graduate, Class of 2015

I have been a Ballroom and Latin dance teacher for over 20 years – and have often felt a need for another kind of training to help my students move past their limitations. I have considered many other forms of movement but none of them were “right” – I needed something that would show people how they’re moving so as to be able to change it – discovering Feldenkrais® was like discovering magic!

Gwen Spinks
Ballroom and Latin dance teacher
Feldenkrais® SEFT III Graduate, Class of 2012

When I first signed up I had no idea what I was in for. I was squarely in the “don’t know what I don’t know” phase. Now after taking in what you have been teaching us I have had my horizons blown open and am in the “know what I don’t know” phase. It is humbling and inspiring.

Kevin Audleman
Data Systems Programmer
Feldenkrais® SEFT III Graduate, Class of 2012

I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method® after having reoccurrence of an injury in my lower back which had previously been operated on. The Awareness Through Movement® classes that I was attending very quickly enabled me to find flexibility and ease in my movements again.
Not only was I experience this sense of ease in my physical body, but also things were changing in my personal life.

Anna Lisa Bond
Facilitator & Consultant
Feldenkrais® SEFT II Graduate, Class of 2010

A childhood accident created a side-to-side curve in my back, making my hips, shoulders and head unleveled. My balance was impacted, and simple things like restful sleep were elusive. Forty years of chiropractic and massage therapies brought only temporary relief and did not solve the underlying imbalances in my body.I was amazed and delighted when my back straightened after 6 days of Awareness Through Movement ® lessons with Angel and Richard and one 45-minute Functional Integration® lesson with Richard. My hips and shoulders became more level, and I was taller and could move and sleep in ways that were easy and enjoyable. I now look forward to using the Feldenkrais Method ® of learning to help create heightened awareness in my clients to facilitate their own wonderful metamorphosis.

Terri Rossi, MS, LMP, NCMMT
Feldenkrais® SEFT II Graduate, Class of 2010

I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the Feldenkrais® Training. It has given me tools to safely take my yoga practice beyond where I thought it could ever go, and to overcome self-perceived limitations in my personal life. I look forward to a lifetime of studying this work.

Betsy Snyder
LMP, Yoga Instructor
Feldenkrais® SEFT II Graduate, Class of 2010

From sitting and walking comfortably to kickboxing and contortion-ism. Embracing the Feldenkrais Method® changed my entire life for the better in countless ways. Practicing the method is like having a special secret tool that can help you no matter what movement challenge you face. Practicing the method gives me an enormous sense of support because I know now, how self- reliant I can be.

Jessica Zarins
Dance, Fire-Eating Contortionist and Circus performer
Feldenkrais® SEFT I Graduate, Class of 2006

I came to the training wanting to learn something I could use in my work with other people, but I have come a way with profound effects in myself that I had never imagined.

My self-awareness has given me a new and developing sense of myself that I know will serve me well for the rest of my life, no matter what I do.

Jeanne Murdock-Zvonchenko
Feldenkrais® SEFT I Graduate, Class of 2006

What I found as a result of my Feldenkrais® training was not only an improvement in my physical well-being, but in also in my overall approach to life. I move physically through space with more awareness and ease. And I move through my mental and emotional space with more awareness and ease as well.

Mary Gassen
Nintendo Employer
Feldenkrais® SEFT I Graduate, Class of 2006