Individual Lessons

Functional Integration ®

During “FI” lessons, Donna Rose will guide you through movement sequences with gentle non-invasive touching. Functional Integration is performed with the student fully clothed, usually lying on a table or in sitting or standing positions. At times, various props (e.g. pillows, rollers, blankets) are used in an effort to support the person’s body configuration, or to facilitate certain movements. The learning process is carried out without the use of any invasive or forceful procedures.

Hands on – Learn how to re-organise your body and behaviour

An ‘ FI ‘ is a hands-on form of tactile, kinesthetic communication. The practitioner communicates how you organise your body and through gentle touching and movement, conveys the experience of comfort, pleasure and ease of movement while you learn how to re-organise your body and behaviour in new and more expanded functional motor patterns

Photos (c) 2005, Rosalie O’Connor
(Feldenkrais Guild North America)

In Functional Integration the practitioner develops a lesson for you, custom-tailored to your unique configuration at that particular moment, relating to a desire, intention or need you have.

Through rapport and respect for your abilities, qualities and integrity, the practitioner creates an environment in which you can learn comfortably.

Your intial appointment with Donna-Rose will include a process where by you get to help shape your future of learning in the Feldenkrais Method. Together you will discuss what your needs are and the reason you have sought out Feldenkrais. You will get to explore and demonstrate the “Can & Can’t do’s” in your movement and discuss the desires and the direction or movements you would like to be doing comfortably.

Your first appointment will then follow with a hands-on session so that you get to experience the gentle and profound results of Functional Integration (FI).


Telephone: 0412 563093 for Bookings

Feldenkrais on the Gold Coast