DR. MOSHE FELDENKRAIS (1904-1984)
Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) was a distinguished scientist, physicist and engineer, and Judo instructor. He emigrated from Russia to Israel as a teenager. As a young man, he earned his Doctorate of Science in physics from the Sorbonne and became a close associate of Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie at the Curie Institute in Paris. He was also a Judo instructor and authored several books on the subject.
After suffering a disabling knee injury in the 1940's when he was living in England, Feldenkrais used his scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity and body awareness to explore the relationship between movement and healing, feeling, thinking, and learning. As a result, he restored his ability to walk and made revolutionary discoveries, culminating in the Feldenkrais Method®. Among his more famous clients were Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Julius Irving and Whoopie Goldberg.
“Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ method will be of great benefit to all of humanity. From my own experience I know the remarkable results achieved.”
—David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel