Testimony From Local People:
I just love Feldenkrais! I really notice when I don't make it to class or do the exercises. My scoliosis is better than it has ever been! You are a wonderful teacher, Carole. - Jan Harris, IGT, Reno, NV
I have found both a method and teacher, a way out of pain, and a path to a better relationship with my body. Feldenkrais is a practice that can radically alter how we live in our bodies. Carole Bucher is a compassionate and skillful guide on the journey to healing. -Andrea Juillerat-Olvera, Reno, NV.
I have been dealing with severe thoracic outlet syndrome for the past year that has affected my job as well as my personal life. In an attempt to avoid surgery, my specialist suggested Feldenkrais classes. After attending my first two classes I saw significant improvement in my pain for the first time. Because of this success, I also began functional integration lessons. I can honestly say that I have a different outlook on what pain is and how I can influence it. Before integrating Feldenkrais awareness into my life I felt helpless, with my health outcome dependent on someone else. I now feel I can directly influence my health outcomes. -Brielle B., PhD Candidate Neuroscience, UNR NV
I feel so much better now with Feldenkrais classes and functional integration lessons! I am active and busy again! Carole is a devoted healer and teacher. -MA, Carson City, NV
I am a medical doctor and have been using the Feldenkrais Method personally for one year. I have attended classes and 2 workshops; while not having in depth understanding of the Feldenkrais method, I have found the lessons very beneficial. The success of this technique lies in the fact that it works from inside to out, and from the bottom up. In other words the awareness starts at an internal level (proprioceptors in the muscle cells, joints, tendons, inner ear) and feeds back to the central nervous system/brain via the spinal cord. It thus bypasses some of the conscious awareness of movement, making it easier to progress--whether one is recovering from severe injuries, a stroke or trying to progress as a trained athlete. It eliminates the intellectual defense that often interferes with recovery and/or reaching higher levels of skill.
For myself, I struggle with severe arthritis and soft tissue injuries from 2 major motor vehicle accidents. Despite this, the Awareness Through Movement techniques in Feldenkrais classes and personal sessions, allow me to develop improved range of motion, increased flexibility, more energy, improved posture and a decrease in pain via retraining of my movements. The technique requires slow, small movements and is against inducing pain of any kind. Due to vast integration of eye and contralateral movements, the Feldenkrais curriculum/sessions stimulate right and left brain hemisphere integration, visual pathway feedback, etc. This is ultimately how the improved awareness arises. In short, the method utilizes our intuitive capacity to induce change, a quality we have all lost in our high tech, fast paced world.
It is truly an asset to now have 2 fully trained Feldenkrais instructors in the Reno, NV area. I thus hope more people take advantage of this opportunity. Even a once monthly attendance could prove beneficial. -AM Waldron, MD, Physician