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,
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
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