“As a fitness professional, I have attended numerous classes and workshops over my 20+ year career. When assessing their success for me personally, there are a number of qualities I look for in the teacher/presenter: professional, knowledgeable, well-prepared, welcoming, sense of humour, and an expressed belief in and enthusiasm for what they are doing. Marion […]
About our Awareness Through Movement® Teachers:
Marion Harris, founder and director of the Feldenkrais® Centre in Toronto, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®, a Certified Bones for Life® Trainer/Teacher and an authorized Sounder Sleep System® teacher.
One of the few practitioners to have trained directly with founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, Marion is nationally recognized and respected in Feldenkrais Method instruction.
Combining her warm, dynamic presence with her three plus decades of teaching experience (including 12 years as a yoga instructor), Marion coaxes the best from her students–helping them reduce muscular stress, recognize and change damaging or inefficient movement habits, and increase strength, flexibility and vitality–both in body and mind.
Marion says continued practice and teaching of the Feldenkrais Method make her appreciate its genius, and deepens her commitment to make Feldenkrais accessible to everyone.
For further information about private sessions or classes you can reach Marion at 416-970-7572.
Abigail Kelly graduated from York University in 1994 with a BA Hons (cum laude) in Literature and Religious Studies and went on to earn a B.ed at OISE/UofT. For the last 20 years she has been teaching literature, philosophy and human development to adolescents.
Abigail discovered Feldenkrais 8 years ago learning “how to align the spine” in a workshop taught by Aarti Rana M.D. and has since then has continued on the floor in Marion Harris’ classes learning how much more light, efficient and easy movement can be whether running, swimming, lifting weights or simply walking across a room. She was, and continues to be, captivated by the depth of the method; her life gained a richness and functionality that was missing in her yoga practice and workouts.
Abigail is a certified ATM teacher and currently completing her final year of Practitioner certification. Her pedagogy is grounded in the belief that paying attention is the essence of learning so we are always learning regardless of age or ability.
We can all revitalize our bodies, brains and lives.
Sue is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and a member, in good standing, of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America and is currently serving as the Canadian Director of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America (2019 to 2021).
In 2017, Sue completed the 4 year professional training through the Institute for the Study of Somatic Education, San Francisco, CA. This program is accredited by the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Both of her Education Directors, Paul Rubin and Julie Casson Rubin, trained directly with Dr. Feldenkrais at his first North American training in San Francisco in 1975.
She also attends a number of international study groups, one of which is composed of Feldenkrais® Practitioners, Feldenkrais® Trainers and Education Directors. This large-scale global organization blends worldwide expertise, furthering understanding of the delivery of lessons in Awareness Through Movement® and private Functional Integration®.
On an ongoing basis Sue attend post-graduate courses throughout North America, offered by cutting edge, senior trainers.
Sue specialize in healthy ageing, easing pain and moving without pain especially with Arthritis, bone health exercises while protecting Arthritic joints, improving neurological symptoms and using the eyes to improve movement.