"Alex’s classes are very peaceful and there’s no stress or pressure. That quiet hour each class is itself something I treasure.
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"I have been to Alex's classes and she has helped me deal with some complicated physical issues and given me great insight into managing my Neuro pain and working to regain my sensory perception and the use of my body."
"After just one session [with Alex], I immediately noticed a positive change and improvement in my posture and the way I move. At one point in particular I remember feeling my entire spine move. It was an entirely new sensation and I couldn't help but smile and laugh as I realized that it is supposed to feel that way...the movement was so easy! I can't wait for my next FI lesson."
"Alex has such an intelligent and gentle manner about her that it was with full confidence that I put myself in her hands. She helped ease my movement and made me aware of the body’s alignment and how to adjust it. She and Feldenkrais really made a difference."
"Alex's guidance allows me to slow down and be mindful of my body. I appreciate how her instruction does not distract from the experience-- instead, it enhances it. Every time I have gone thus far, I have gleaned insights about myself. It has challenged me to think about movement and the connection of the mind and body in new ways. I have learned to appreciate my body and my senses more. I have learned to view the world with a "beginner's mind," to observe and take in every experience with more consciousness of how I am holding myself as well as awe for our body's perpetual feedback. Feldenkrais is a practice that is truly understood through experiencing it, and I highly recommend giving it a go!"
"The Feldenkrais classes I have attended with Alex have been extremely beneficial. They have helped me be more aware of my body and it's patterns of tension. Alex has been a gracious, compassionate teacher: it is quite apparent that she believes in the power and message behind what she is teaching."
The Toenniges Center offers a systems-approach to whole-person learning and health, helping people to expand their possibilities and "live fully their unavowed dreams."
Alex Toenniges is a certified Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement Teacher with a background in classical music.
The Feldenkrais Method was recently featured on The Bulletproof Musician. Check it out!
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I want this work to be accessible! I am open to trades, and sliding scale is available upon request, no questions asked.
My article "Creating Optimal Learning Conditions: A Practical Application of the Feldenkrais Method in Music" was published in the International Double Reed Journal. Download it here: