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Joshua Wolk

Senior Practitioner

Lauren Wolk

Senior Practitioner

Molly Schaffner

Practitioner

Christopher Tweed-Kent

Consultant


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Joshua Wolk

Senior Practitioner

“The work I've done with Josh has made my body feel ten years younger.”
– Tom Cocotos, Visual Artist

Education:
J.D. from Boston University, B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College

Movement Background:
6th degree black belt in Aikido, ordained instructor of ancient Japanese shinto exercise and meditation form

Certification:

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM)
Feldenkrais Guild of North America, 1994


About:
Josh became interested in Feldenkrais after realizing that his sessions in the Method were vastly improving his Aikido practice. After years of striving to embody a culturally foreign way of moving in a traditional Japanese apprenticeship, Feldenkrais helped him discover that his most deeply embedded movement habits could be changed. It was then that he began a decades-long study of neuroplasticity and its transformative potential. Josh's capacity to effect so much change in people rests on his study, practical applications, and deep understanding of bio-mechanics. Through confident yet gentle touch, he communicates with a nervous system in a way that inspires that nervous system to reorganize for the better.

Motivation:

Josh says, “The Feldenkrais Method has taught me how to make my most difficult struggles into my most powerful assets. I wouldn't be capable of helping others if I didn't know what it was to struggle with pain, habit, and the seemingly impossible task of changing our most deeply rooted tendencies.”


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Lauren Wolk

Senior Practitioner

“After exploring every other kind of bodywork, I finally had a breakthrough at the hands of Lauren Wolk and Feldenkrias.”
– Nerissa Neilds, Professional Musician

Education:
M.A. from the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, B.A. in Art History and Sociology from Mount Holyoke College

Movement background:
Yoga, Running

Certification:
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM)
Feldenkrais Guild of North America, 2013

About:
In 2002 Lauren discovered that Feldenkrais work dramatically improved not just the state of her body, but the state of her mind. She has been an avid student of the method and its transformative power ever since. Lauren is known for helping her clients discover the connection between the way they move and the way they behave more generally. Her unique gift is the ability to gently help others honestly encounter the reality of the idiosyncratic person they truly are, and thereby find a freedom in movement and a comfort in being themselves that they didn't know was possible.

Motivation:
Lauren says, “Many people sense intuitively that their physical pains and problems relate to more than just mechanical problems with the body. I'm most satisfied when I can help someone realize that they can move - and therefore behave and experience - differently. I haven't encountered another therapeutic modality that allows for this much empowerment.”


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Molly Schaffner

Practitioner 

“Working with Molly I have noticed changes in how my body feels and moves that have given me new options and have gone well beyond what I had hoped I might achieve”
– Richard Shaw, Certified Advanced Rolfer


Education:
B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College

Movement Background:
Dance

Certification:
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM)
Feldenkrais Guild of North America, 2017

About:
Molly discovered the power of the Feldenkrais Method for herself after years of hearing about it, when a single Feldenkrais class helped her out of chronic hip pain. Bewildered, she decided to dive in deeper. She is now dedicated to deepening her understanding about her own health and how to help others utilize the brain’s ability to learn and change to address the various challenges that life can present. She loves to work with people in a wide range of age and experience, and feels privileged when she can tailor her expertise about movement to each person she meets with curiosity, compassion, and a practical understanding of what is most important to them.

Motivation:
Molly says, "There is something very powerful in having the tools to know how to help yourself. I believe that for each of us, those tools are always closer by than we have imagined. My job is to provide the leadership necessary for you to have them at hand."


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Christopher Tweed-Kent

5 Lines Consultant

“What’s so wonderful and rare about Chris is his ability both to strategize thoughtfully and empathize deeply.”
– Peter Gadol, Author

Education:
B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University

Movement background:
Soccer, Mechanical Engineering

About:
Chris's professional soccer career was nipped in the bud by the chronic pain he developed after hip surgery. He was crushed. It wasn't until he tried Feldenkrais that he felt hopeful again. Feldenkrais has helped rehabilitate his injury and restore his faith that he could be an active and pain-free person once again. Chris moved on from a very promising career as a consultant at a top firm to devote himself to the development of the Feldenkrais profession.

Motivation:
Chris says, “I absolutely love that what I do now is help other people find their way to feeling better.”