Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel had the unique opportunity to train and work closely with Moshe Feldenkrais for many years. Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais devoted his life to understanding how humans learn and develop and to creating a concrete way of helping those who were trying to overcome limitations. Recognizing his brilliance, Anat committed her life, first to learning what she could from him and then to bringing his work to the world.
For years, Anat Baniel has continued to explore the same themes that Dr. Feldenkrais brought to clarity, searching for a greater understanding of human learning and development, and a better ability to help children with special needs reach their full potential. She is a world-renowned expert in working with children and in training practitioners to achieve the same transformational results. The Anat Baniel Method for Children! gives children an opportunity to develop beyond normal expectations in a way that no other therapeutic technique has achieved.
(1904-1984) was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer. His insights contributed to the development of a new field of somatic education based on his knowledge of the relationship between bodily movement and the ways we think, feel and learn.His work took two directions: Awareness Through Movement® or verbally guided group movement lessons; and Functional Integration®, one-on-one lessons which may include guided active movement or gentle passive movement lessons. Due to his work countless people have been helped in many parts of the world.
“…What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible minds. What I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc.