Deborah J Bowes

Feldenkrais teacher since:
1987

I teach group classes and workshops in Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement. I have a weekly general class that’s appropriate for most anyone. My workshops have themes such as back care, pain, and curiosity, sensing empathy, balance, posture, pelvic floor awareness for men and women, safe exercise, mind mapping as a tool for health, improving spinal health, and recovering from injury or surgery.

I finished my Feldenkrais training in 1987 and was certified as a Feldenkrais Trainer in 1999. I enjoy teaching in many Feldenkrais training programs in the US and other countries, training the next generation of practitioners. I am a graduate of Columbia University in Physical Therapy, and have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University, and a B.S. in Biology and Physical Education from Rhode Island College.  I have worked with and studied alternative medicine for more than 30 years.  The studies that have influenced me the most include: Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, yoga, sensory awareness, meditation, and dance. I’m a life long learner, and Feldenkrais has given me a learning process to continue to develop and grow.

I generally work with people who have pain, a neurological or other complex or chronic condition. Often people come to see me who haven’t been helped by other types of approaches. The skills and knowledge that I bring come from over 30 years of intensive study and practice in the field of somatics, and from working as a physical therapist in acute care, rehab, home care, adult day health, schools, private practice, and pain programs.