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       Rachel is responsible for restoring my joy in life,,,for restoring what the doctors could not and not only my body....but my spirit!

Thank you, thank you! Lois L.  

       I swim and run and in the past often injured myself.   Physical therapy and yoga classes were not helpful for me in the long

term.  Since I began attending Rachel's weekly Awareness Through Movement® classes eight years ago, I have been injury free. 

I can't wait each week to hear Rachel's soothing voice relax me and guide me to more awareness of my body; to understand

how I move and to learn to enjoy and improve my movement without fear of injury.    Stacey S., lawyer

      Some years back, I had the good fortune to discover the Feldenkrais Method® at the Golden Door Spa.  I was delighted to find Rachel Potasznik teaching a weekly Awareness Through Movement® class in Manhattan.  I have completely fallen in love with

her classes and the Method and I look forward to going to class every week.  Rachel teaches in a clear, direct and nurturing

manner and enables me to feel more open, aligned and relaxed.  I recommend her classes to anyone seeking to understand the mind/body connection and to achieve calm and balance in a safe, supportive environment.  Rachel Potasznik is a superlative Feldenkrais teacher and practitioner.    Robin Z., lawyer

        ... am a typical stressed out New Yorker—doing too much, running too fast from appointments to meetings, to yoga class—

and I’ve been retired for over six years.  Rachel has brought a sense of comfort and sanity to my mind and body through her

calm, gentle private sessions of Feldenkrais  that last beyond the immediate.  As my body ages I feel new pains and discomfort

in my feet, wrists, and  knees that are given relief  with Rachel’s individual Functional Integration® sessions. Through

increased self awareness from Rachel's  nurturing guidance, my yoga practice and physical  fitness programs have improved significantly.     Susan S., Adjunct Professor, former executive hospital administrator ; FACHE (Fellow in the American College

of Hospital Administrators)

       Rachel's injury specific, healing sessions have helped me maintain peak athletic performance on both the national and international level. I credit her  and Feldenkrais with keeping me fencing.  Madelon Rosenfeld, 2013 National Champion

veteran 60 women's foil.  Member 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 veteran 60 United States women's foil team


      Rachel is an excellent teacher and practitioner.  Her knowledge of Feldenkrais and Yoga and her ability to zero in on the

individual needs of her students and clients, makes the BetterBodyLab classes a healing experience!     Carol Selick, singer, songwriter, piano teacher


       I visit NYC specifically to see this master of Feldenkrais.  Rachel is helping me heal and manage pain for a potentially

debilitating back injury. I credit her with my being able to put off surgery as long as I have.     Anne  P. , television writer,

producer, editor

       Carrying heavy camera bags while rushing through airports and hiking with equipment to remote locations has taken

it's toll on my back and shoulders.  The Feldenkrais techniques that Rachel used to address my chronic pain have given me

relief.   Ira Block, Photographer


      Rachel is a thoughtful, experienced, and caring practitioner. I recommend her very highly.  Gary S., Lawyer, Mediator

                         Do yourself a big favor and try Feldenkrais with Rachel. You'll be hooked!  La Villa del Valle


What Others Say About the Feldenkrais Method®

        I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retaining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose

movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain.  I find it to be much more useful

than standard physical therapy.  I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method® can help older people achieve greater range

of motion and flexibility and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies. 

                                    Andrew Weil, M.D,  Author of 'Spontaneous Healing' and 'Natural Health, Natural Medicine'

      The Feldenkrais Method® is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration and function.  Margaret Mead, Ph.D., Anthropologist

      Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision that I have found nowhere else.  Peter Brook, Film and Stage Director

    For a year or more, I stopped walking because my feet were hurting.  At a doctor’s advice, I tried wearing special inserts in

my shoes, but they threw off my balance. Eventually I learned from…a Feldenkrais practitioner…that bad posture was putting

a lot of strain on my feet. It’s amazing what you can learn when you step outside the realm of people who are selling you

something and into the realm of people who treat the body, not the symptom.  Neil Young – in his book 'Waging Heavy Peace'

     The Feldenkrais Method has allowed me to play pain free golf, without worrying about injury.  Duffy Waldorf, PGA Tour Golfer