Feldenkrais Insights

Debra Wanner

The Feldenkrais Method® helps people develop, move more in balance, with more agility and strength, variety and choice, responsive, creative, and in-tune with a fuller sense of self.

Debra Wanner is able to apply the Feldenkrais Method to a broad range of the population, including:

  • Artists of all disciplines interested in expanding their expression or improving their technical skills.
  • Individuals wanting to improve posture and enhance self-image.
  • Persons in pain, recovering from injury, trauma, or surgery.
  • Those dealing with stress or anxiety.
  • People recovering from stroke or with neurological challenges.
  • New mothers who need care and attention to their bodies or who might have repetitive injuries due to handling their baby.
  • Expecting mothers looking for more comfort in carrying their baby.
  • Anyone looking to release habitual holding patterns in order to discover easeful, pain free movement in their daily lives.
  • Groups of professionals curious to learn more about how the Feldenkrais Method expands awareness and creates safe, novel, and model learning conditions for self-development.

Debra is flexible, curious and sensitive to the individual needs and experiences of her clients. Her practice is enriched by the work she does with children and infants, keeping her deeply connected to the roots, qualities and intentions of our actions. It is also influenced by her years as a dancer and the study of related mind/body practices, psychological perspectives, exercise methods, and many advanced trainings in the Feldenkrais Method.

Debra maintains a private practice in Brooklyn and is available for home visits in Brooklyn and Manhattan.


Debra has been a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method for over 12 years having graduated in 2003 from a professional Feldenkrais training led by master trainers Russell Delman and Alan Questel. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® as well as a Child’Space Practitioner, having graduated from the first New York City Child’Space Training in 2014. Debra is also involved in long-term studies working under Sheryl Field at The Field Center for Children’s Integrated Development as part of the New York Feldenkrais Institute.

Debra 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, experiential anatomy and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons for 15 years, and has been a guest teacher at several colleges and universities. Debra is a creative movement specialist for children and teacher at First Presbyterian Nursery School. She has also taught at The Episcopal School, The Rockefeller University Child Family Center, and The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, among others. Debra has performed professionally in New York City and abroad, has received national and state awards in both choreography and video and continues to create and perform. She is a member of Interaction Arts Foundation, Inc.

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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