The Feldenkrais Method for Triathletes

Have you labored through training and hoped for a simple way to gain an edge in your efforts?

Every athlete spends significant time pushing through “hard” work – trying to lift more weight, run faster, stretch farther. Although this can be helpful, it does have limits, including enforced inactivity due to injury.

Add to your movement repertoire by exploring the benefits of Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) lessons. Developed by physicist and movement pioneer Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, his lessons are deliberately simple and low in effort to optimally organize your neuromotor system. This capacity of the brain to change through movement is known as neuroplasticity.

During each week’s session, you will move through one or more of Dr. Feldenkrais’ unique ATMs for each of the Triathlon's three events. You’ll learn to more accurately observe how you structure your own movement patterns, which patterns are interfering with your desired outcomes, and how to develop your training edge with easy grace.  You can tap in to the lesson components on your own anytime you want to examine and reset your performance.

Review the homework to do in advance of each class.

Dr. Andrew Weil and other respected professionals regard the Feldenkrais Method as an "effective part of an integrative medicine approach to health and healing". Regardless of age or ability, lessons have helped martial artists, performers, yoga practitioners, athletes, and anyone interested in movement improvement by engaging the brain’s neuroplasticity. Dr. Feldenkrais understood the role of movement in neuroplasticity and specifically developed his lessons to tap into the brain’s potential for positive change.

Most people who regularly enjoy Feldenkrais’ lessons quickly notice a greater sense of awareness of what they are doing and how to access fluidity and effortless grace. They also have experienced:

  • enhanced physical comfort
  • reduced pain
  • improved sleep
  • better performance
  • refined body image
  • awareness for personal development
  • efficiency in movement
  • reduction in effort
  • more energy

Class requirements: You’ll explore most, if not all, Awareness Through Movement lessons by lying on the floor, so bring a mat, quilt, or blanket for light cushioning. Also bring a bath or beach towel, and small, firm pillow for additional support. Wear comfortable, layered clothing.


Becky Behling

Becky Behling, MS, is a movement educator with 40 years of experience in group fitness, personal training, and post-rehabilitation exercise.

Course Materials

Don't miss the homework to complete in preparation for each class.

This class requires all participants to complete and sign a university Release and Indemnification Agreement before being considered enrolled in the class. Bring the completed form to the first class meeting and turn in to your instructor.

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