Mary McCutcheon: Feldenkrais
Wednesday February 26, 2020
The Feldenkrais method is one of several increasingly popular movement techniques, similar to the Alexander technique, that attempt to better integrate the connections between mind and body. By becoming aware of how one’s body interacts with its surroundings and learning how to behave in less stressful ways, it becomes possible to relinquish habitual movement patterns that cause or contribute to chronic pain.
The method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, an Israeli physicist, mechanical engineer and expert in martial arts, after a knee injury threatened to leave him unable to walk. Relying on his expert knowledge of gravity and the mechanics of motion, he developed exercises to help teach the body easier, more efficient ways to move.
Mary McCutcheon has a BS degree in Occupational Therapy this my connection to Joan Quinn, a dedicated client to Core Connection Pilates. Mary has Masters in Exercise Physiology/Cardiac Rehab. My private practice has moved into the Polyvagal Theory area which has been very exciting. My heart loves to help with teaching others how they can do it themselves with guidance.
I graduate from the Feldenkrais Training 1997 and began teaching at a local health club for the first few years. In 2000 I joined the yoga instructors and Michael Ketterhagen in the opening of the Fond du Lac Center for Spirituality and Healing teaching Feldenkrais and yoga when needed. I came to the Feldenkrias Training through my close connection with yoga which I have studied and practiced since my last year in high school. The year before I was introduced to Feldenkrais I watched and was drawn to the martial art of Judo. When I discovered Feldenkrais was based out of the Martial Arts along with my most positive personal experience of the work I decided to become a practitioner. After 9 years of studying Judo I received my Black Belt.
I love teaching the Method and working with people with whatever needs they might have. I also love the work because of its gentle nature and amazing results. I have honed my manual skills and have a small and selective practice in that area. From my training in Cranio-sacral work I am currently beginning and looking at more visceral work. I welcome people of all ages and experiences to see if learning awareness using the Feldenkrais Method will in any way impact them. I am available privately for individual lessons but will always encourage the Awareness Through Movement, class experience first as it is more economically.