“If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.”

— Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc.

Private Lessons


In these sessions, Cynthia uses hands-on techniques of gentle, noninvasive touch and verbal cues with the student to create experiences of comfort, pleasure and ease in movement.  The lessons are tailored to the individual’s needs and concerns. The student is fully clothed, usually lying down on a specialized table with pillows, rollers and blankets to create support during the lesson.

The precision and potency of the contact, as well as the kinesthetic rapport between student and teacher, activate the inherent intelligence of the body to shift toward deeply powerful, natural patterns of movement.  The student effortlessly remembers lost or forgotten ways of moving and regains vibrancy of intention and action.  The result is a reduction or complete elimination of pain, an increase in overall well-being, and a greater understanding of more functional, enjoyable and authentic possibilities for moving.  Life opens up as greater awareness in sensing, feeling, thinking and moving become a gratifying part of daily activities.

Cynthia’s extensive experience working with people has led her to occasionally work collaboratively with practitioners of other modalities to facilitate healing for her clients.  In a few cases, she has found that 1 or 2 modalities used effectively, in addition to her own work, can simplify, shorten and potentize a healing process for a client.

Since cost can be an important subject for some people, the fee for the initial consultation/first lesson is a complementary price of $75.  Subsequent lessons are $100.  A series of 5 lessons can be purchase for $450.  Although this work is not yet covered by insurance, a prescription by a doctor will often allow a student to use the cost as a medical deduction.

The benefits of this work are often dramatic, life-changing and life-long — and the hidden costs of not appropriately intervening to alleviate pain can be high, which makes the value of this work is truly priceless …

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Achieve Pain-Free Movement in Portland OR