Feldenkrais Insights

Taught by Debra Wanner

Debra Wanner is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® teaching in New York City. She graduated from the Delman/Questel Feldenkrais training in 2003 and continues to learn from her trainers and other practitioners in the field, such as Scott Fraser and Prisca Winslow Bradley. She is also influenced by the work of Dr. Frances La Barre, Ph.D., a psychologist-psychoanalyst, known for her unique application of movement studies to psychotherapy and Russel Delman's Embodied Life™ seminars. Debra has an understanding and experience of other body mind practices and exercise methods, and appreciates the many perspectives and experiences brought by her students.

She has a BFA in Dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was on the Dance Faculty at Queens College where she taught technique, composition, improvisation and experiential anatomy for 15 years and has been a guest teacher at several colleges and universities. Debra is a creative movement specialist for children and has taught at First Presbyterian Nursery School, The Episcopal School, The Rockefeller University Child Family Center, and The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, among others. She has received awards in both choreography and video and continues to perform and produce work through Debra Wanner Dance and Interaction Arts Foundation.

Debra has taught dance and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement at many colleges and dance programs. Most recently she taught Introduction to The Feldenkrais Method® at the American College Dance Festival North East Conference, The Ideas City Festival-New Museum, Buffy Owens’ Conscious Movements, and co-taught Adventures in Expression with Tasha Taylor.

Workshops: In addition to giving private and group lessons, Debra is available to teach workshops for performing artists, psychotherapists, and students of psychology, early childhood teachers and the general population.


Moshe Feldenkrais:
Founder of the Feldenkrais Method®

Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) was a Russian-born Israeli. He was an internationally known physicist, mechanical engineer, and judo master. The method emerged from Feldenkrais' own knee injury when he began a life long investigation into and intense study of human movement and behavior. He not only found relief for his knee but developed a method of using gentle movements to enhance awareness and communication between muscles and the central nervous system.

The method allows for greater freedom and fluidity of movement and the ability to improve skill, posture and self-image. For more information, visit Feldenkrais Educational Foundation or the New York Feldenkrais Guild®.



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