Former Pilates Teacher’s Feldenkrais Story: Life Surprises

Karen Toth first came to the Feldenkrais work in 1999, with a background teaching Aerobics & Pilates. Life surprises us sometimes, and can change course entirely!

One day, halfway through a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® class, the teacher of that class, Olena Nitefor, had students walk around the room to note differences in themselves and one another. Karen was amazed to see that every single person’s face was different on one side than the other, their way of moving, even the pertness in the women’s breasts!

Karen continued, taking workshops with Marion Harris, and went on to study Feldenkrais and the Anat Baniel Method. Her career took an unexpected, and delightful turn in a new direction since that time, as she became involved in working with babies and special needs children. As a mother of three teenaged boys, she never would have imagined herself choosing that avenue previous to studying with Anat, but it has been an exciting, gratifying path.

This ex-Pilates instructors’ story describes her journey into the method which offered ’the missing piece’ and allowed a total life change, personally and professionally. Karen refers to her work with children on the autistic spectrum and the wonderful changes their work together has produced, brain plasticity, and neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor’s use of the work in the recovery that’s been chronicled in her landmark book ‘My Stroke of Insight’.

You can hear more about Karen’s practice, Healthy Body Moves (formerly Stretch Your Life) on Blog Talk Radio, Sign up to receive powerful tips in Karen’s Healthy Body Moves newsletter on her website (note that Karen is so confident in her work that she offers a money-back guarantee!)

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What’s YOUR Feldenkrais Story?

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