Feldenkrais Illustrated: The Art of Learning

Excerpts from the writings of Moshe Feldenkrais


Author: Tiffany Sankary
Media: Book, Paperback, 406 Pages, Over 350 Illustrations

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Feldenkrais Illustrated: The Art of Learning is a work of art. Feldenkrais Practitioner, author, and artist, Tiffany Sankary has taken key ideas from the writings of Moshe Feldenkrais and presented them with illustrations. She notes in her introduction that Moshe’s writings can be dense, and can take the time to take his ideas in and work with them. Tiffany decompresses Feldenkrais’s writings by using illustrations to create space around them and making them easy to understand.

Depicting 25 fundamental principles of the Feldenkrais Method®, Feldenkrais Illustrated is a wonderful resource for the public as well as Practitioners and Trainees. Tiffany makes it easy to bring these ideas into an Awareness Through Movement® class, workshop or client conversation to deepen our student’s understanding of the Method.

“…interesting, inviting, accessible, intriguing and a pleasure to look at! Feldenkrais can be hard to read but Tiffany Sankary has fashioned a format that simply draws you in. I began reading it and could not stop…

Alan Questel

Feldenkrais Trainer

Table of Contents

1. Knowing Oneself
2. What Is Health?
3. The Art Of Learning
4. Organic Vs Scholastic Learning
5. To Correct Is Incorrect
6. Self-Image
7. Habits
8. Compulsion & Spontaneity
9. Cross Motivation
10. Willpower
11. Parasitic Effort
12. Good Is Not Always Good
13. Anxiety
14. Emotions & Posture
15. Rigidity
16. The Nervous System & Change
17. Mind/Body/Environment
18. Rest
19. Play & Time
20. The Wisdom Of Doing Less
21. Efficiency
22. The Present
23. Maturity
24. Potent State
25. Genius

Delightful, artistic, visual magic portraying how the Feldenkrais Method restores well being to our human movement through the unpredictable combinatory potential of the human brain.

Ruthy Alon

Feldenkrais trainer, Founder of Movement Intelligence programs


Confusion and the Creative Process

What People are Saying

Feldenkrais’ work and writing is a great contribution to our understanding of human development, consciousness, and healing. Feldenkrais Illustrated provides a much-needed bridge between the somatic practice of the Feldenkrais Method and the rich depth of his theories and philosophy.

David Knoerr

Founder, Watertown Center for Healing Arts

I highly recommend Tiffany Sankary’s Feldenkrais Illustrated. She combines her background as both an artist and a Feldenkrais Practitioner to make reading Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ writing a rich and enjoyable experience.

David Zemach-Bersin

Feldenkrais trainer, Founder of Feldenkrais Access

Feldenkrais Illustrated is an insightful, comprehensive and lovingly whimsical guide through some of life’s tough questions. Who am I? What is Health? How do I discover more about myself? This book is delightful in its simplicity and accessible in its complexity. If you live in a human body, Feldenkrais Illustrated is a must-have.

Kathryn Hayward

M.D, Odyssey Journey: A Collaborative Approach to Wellness

What is the Feldenkrais Method? Because the Method is so multifaceted I often struggle to explain it concisely. This wonderful book does a lovely job of presenting the Feldenrais Method simply without oversimplifying it.

Josh Wolk

Feldenkrais Practitioner, Lawyer

Reading Feldenkrais Illustrated is like sitting at the feet of two masters. The humor and humanity of Tiffany Sankary’s illustrations help me to savor and integrate Moshe Feldenkrais’ brilliance and embodied truth.

Julie Leavitt

Body-oriented Psychotherapist

Tiffany Sankary captures the interrelatedness of themes that are central to Moshe Feldenkrais’ work, restitching them into a beautiful, concise, tapestry of meaning. What an achievement!

Lauren Wolk

Outreach Director, North Star: Self-directed Learning for Teens

An extraordinary work visually exploring the wisdom of the Feldenkrais Method. Each time I read this work I see and learn something new and valuable. From the writings of Moshe Feldenkrais, Tiffany Sankary has created a fascinating manual for living.

Harvey Zarren, M.D.

Connected Healing Institute


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