The Organic Movement Method
The Organic Movement Method was developed by Michal Ritter, following several decades of research on the body movement and the brain.
The method and teachings of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais constituted a significant basis for the development of the Organic Movement Method.
During her years as a Feldenkrais teacher and lecturer in applied anatomy, Michal discovered how elaborate is the human body and how flexible and changeable the human brain, persuading her that anyone can learn to use their body organically and improve their capabilities.
Organic movement is a primary movement; free from hindrance, it is flowing, esthetic and comfortable. Anyone can learn to find their organic movement: a simple, natural movement, free from limitations and inhibitions.
In organic movement classes, students learn to know and feel every part of their body; in different postures and with changing and challenging movement. Raising their awareness of the quality of movement, students look for a way to perform it harmoniously and without hindrance organically.
This creates a conversation between the body, movement and brain that improves and perfects their capability.
Each lesson is different from the previous one, in order to experience different (and sometimes difficult) movement variations that inspire students to look for ways to use different parts of their body; parts they were not aware of and maybe even didn’t know how to use.
Students learn not to be alarmed or frustrated by difficulties, for there is always a way to perform the challenging movement. One simply needs to concentrate, challenge one's brain and look for possibilities that are inherent in every one of us.
In group lessons - regardless of gender, age and ability the students are invited to explore and try different ways to move according to the teachers guidance. The space, the body and the movement constitute an investigative laboratory in which students can follow in their own way the teachers` suggested movement. While moving the students are advised to draw their attention to the sensations and small or huge changes one experiences during or after movement. In every class the student has the possibility to discover something new about him/herself.
In personal lessons - students come with a request or a problem related to their body’s movement. The teacher moves the student gently with her hands, enabling him/her to realize the inherent potential and comfort of their own body. During the touch and movement the nervous system receives messages of harmony as various parts of the body are able to move with no obstruction or resistance. After the student experienced his/her own Organic Movement, they feel their more neutral state. From this state the student may easily obtain what he/she came for.
Michal and the academy staff invite you to come and enjoy the experience and understanding of your body’s and mind’s inherent abilities.
Organic Movement lessons will help you “make the impossible possible, the hard easy, and the easy elegant!” (Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais)