This is a class that improves your performance and satisfaction from all your other classes and activities.You learn the skills you need to be able to accurately and precisely assess your habits of movement and get a direct experience of the benefits of making new choices. [read more] This will be an intro paragraph that links to a separate page with full description and photos.
These are private sessions specifically geared to the individual. They are not a formulaic procedure but are based on a coming together of Janet being present in the moment, having a facility with the fundamentals of the Feldenkrais Method and an ability to asses and respond to the your needs. [read more] Intro text linking to page.
This beautiful city oasis is available to select renters that are compatible with the healing space and quiet setting.
Move from the interior heated floors through a continuous glass wall onto a private patio with level access from the alley.
If you are searching for help in moving with more ease, freedom from pain, enhancing your performance or finding a greater sense of wellbeing then you are in the right place. Read further! If this is not a fit for you know there are many helpful modalities out there. It is never hopeless. But whatever level of participation you have with me I wish you health and happiness in your journey!
I would also like to thank all past and current students and clients that engage in this process with me. I don’t like to refer to this as my work because it is truly my joy! It is certainly rewarding to be of service but I am also thrilled at all my clients offer ME – their interests, observations, difficulties and successes! I feel tremendous gratitude for their willingness to open to this often intimate process. They inspire me tp continue to dig deep to improve my understanding, knowledge and skills well as to continue to evolve myself.
All the best!
Janet has helped me maintain the ability to actively play with four small grandchildren and ride my bicycle around town without the difficulties I was beginning to accept as an aging person whose body was beginning to wear out. In her Awareness Through Movement classes, supplemented with occasional one-to-one Functional Integration lessons, I have learned to recruit more of myself when engaged in activities, rather than overly depending on a few parts of myself–movements that had become problematic and habitual. It's been enlivening to become more aware of the physical and mental resources we have available to us. I have grow more confident in my aging body, both able to find more comfortable postures in which to be still and able to discover ways to move with more lightness and ease; increasing my strength and mobility rather than wearing down my joints and bones. Janet's manner is patient and respectful and she is quick to share her delight. Her approach to movement is lucid and gentle. Though she has years of training and practice, she remains an active student in the field. Her practice is enriched by her experience as a world class Ultimate frisbee player, mother, engineer, and focus on healing herself and others. I am in awe of her extraordinary skills of observation and understanding of how a person in a body work together. Her group lessons and private Functional Integration sessions are informative and pleasurable occasions for people who work with her.
My name is Noel Llewellyn and I have been working with Janet for over 6 years as a Feldenkrais practitioner and have found her work invaluable. The human body is such a complex mechanism and it is designed to move in certain ways, which most of us have never been taught. From what we might consider the simplest of things like walking or just rolling over in bed, Janet has taught me how the body was designed to move in all aspects of everyday activities while also helping my body become more fluid and supple with her amazing hands on manipulation of the stiff and stuck areas of my body including all joints and moving parts. Even if you currently don’t have any aches or pains today, I would suggest that if you want to avoid them in the future, that you make Feldenkrais part of your regular body maintenance program and I could not think of a better Feldenkrais practitioner to help you than Janet.
I have been seeing Janet for many years and my sessions with her are an integral part of my self care. When we began, I was suffering from neck, shoulder and upper back pain on a chronic basis and was seeing a chiropractor frequently. I have done a few different things to address these issues, however I am clear that Janet and Feldenkrais have played a key role in greatly improving my day to day comfort level of my body. My work with Janet has helped me to listen to my body and has opened up new ways of moving and being in my body. Some of my movement has changed in ways that I didn’t think was possible! I haven’t required a chiropractic adjustment in years now and my regular sessions with Janet help to break the patterns of tension in my body before they build up into serious pain. I begin to relax and feel better from the moment Janet puts her hands on me! Janet’s skilled and caring sessions are a true gift to myself that I look forward to every week.
Janet has helped me so much! I was suffering badly with vertigo when I first started seeing her. Her body/brain work enabled me to begin to regain my balance and over time corrected it completely. Her work has also made it possible for me to work pain free in a job that has a lot of repetitive movement. But it’s not just bodywork. My work with Janet has helped me to stay more emotionally grounded and less susceptible to stress. I feel like I am a happier person overall. I am hooked for life!
I was initially skeptical about this thing with the funny name: Feldenkrais. Not like massage, I was told. Not like physiotherapy. Not like anything else. I first went to Janet several years ago with a running injury. I couldn't run, couldn't go up stairs, couldn't step off a curb without a lightning bolt of pain shooting into my right hip. My doctor couldn't help, the physio couldn't help. After three Feldenkrais sessions, not only did the pain disappear, it's never come back. Since then, through one-on-one and group sessions I've learned how to sit at my desk and in the car so that my lower back doesn't ache; about sleeping positions so my back and neck don't ache in the morning; how to walk and run so my hips and back don't succumb to strain and then injury. Yes, we have to be taught how to sit, sleep, walk and run properly-- our 21st-century bodies have forgotten all this! Janet Willson is a gentle and wise miracle worker.
My husband and I have attended Janet Willson’s classes for many years and found them helpful in dealing with a wide array of movement issues. Not only will she gently teach you how your body can move more comfortably and easily, she will also continually encourage and inspire you to believe in your body’s ability to move even more effortlessly! Her classes always leave me feeling like a well-oiled machine after a good tune-up…and there is the added advantage that my body seems to remember what to do even when I have forgotten specific details! I now see how it is actually possible to age gracefully–thanks Janet!
Without a doubt, Janet is my "go to" person when my body feels wonky and bent out of shape. Her highly intuitive, gentle yet direct approach integrates and realigns my body so that all of my parts feel that they're working together again with a renewed lightness and ease. I walk differently at the end of a session with Janet, my mind is clear and everything feels effortless again.