Scott Fraser, a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner since 1996, is known for making the method relevant and meaningful to a wide variety of people, ranging from performing artists and white-collar professionals to senior citizens. In his private practice located on the Upper West Side of NYC, Scott primarily teaches people with chronic back, shoulder and neck pain, and repetitive strain injury. From editors, therapists and computer programmers, to concert pianists, dancers, and weekend athletes with sore knees and joints, Scott’s comprehensive understanding of the Method and insight into how people learn allows him to facilitate and cultivate long-lasting relief strategies for his clients.
Scott’s extensive performing background in classical music uniquely qualifies him to understand and effectively respond to the needs of his many performing arts clients. He has worked extensively with dancers from the NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Stephen Petronio Company, musicians and performers from the group Steely Dan and string quartet Ethel, to Broadway musicals such as Hamilton, In The Heights and Frozen.
While on faculty at the Feldenkrais Learning Center for over 25 years Scott developed popular programs and workshops for performing artists and computer users, offering creative solutions to repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain and injury prevention/rehabilitation, presenting at such venues as Mercer Consulting, Saatchi & Saatchi, D.E. Shaw and the N.Y.U. Tisch School of Dance. A group fitness teaching staff member of Equinox Fitness Clubs, teaches regularly in the FeldenkraisFestival.com membership program and the 92nd Street Y, Scott has also assisted in two NYC area professional trainings, and continues to be a leading mentor and teacher of practitioners.
The Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education
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Feldenkrais is a sophisticated and innovative method of movement education based on the innate capacity of the human nervous system to learn new patterns of moving, thinking and feeling. The method is taught in two forms – in a group setting (Awareness Through Movement classes) and in private hands-on sessions. In both settings, you are guided either verbally or with a gentle touch through unique movement sequences designed to produce more efficient patterns of organization leading to greater self-awareness and you learn to use your own senses to self-regulate your posture and movement.