Testimonials

I want to share a few words about the remarkable experiences I have had this year as part of The Field Center’s training program called “A Skillful Life.” These experiences have happened in class, in our study group, during ATMs, discussions, in demonstrations with young children and their families, and in FI practice They happen for me in the intellectual and emotional realms, and in some realm of body knowing that is hard for me to name. Like in ATM or FI, the “ahas” I have are so novel that I intermittently grasp and lose their feeling and import, although I also notice that they are becoming more accessible as I continue learning.Sheryl eloquently communicates what it is like to not think about body parts, or even the function of body parts, but about movement, about the primacy of movement and about the fundamental integrity, intactness, and intelligence of the organism as a whole. Through her words and actions, she is able to get at assumptions and approaches we carry and, in her characteristic no-nonsense style, make vividly clear what separates Feldenkrais from any other approach. This often leads me to a direct experience of our Method in ways that I have rarely, if ever, attained in the past All this Sheryl accomplishes in a casual, understated , carrying the group along, sensing our moods, shifting from theory to example to experience and back again with ease, with a personal touch, and with humor.

Sheryl is a lucid, matter-of-fact, heartful, engaging teacher, and her work with young children is inspiring for me, sometimes to the point of tears. Learning from Sheryl and from my colleagues in the program is elevating, and at the same time it is deeply grounding. I look forward to continuing my learning in the coming year.

— Feldenkrais Practitioner


The Field Center for Integrated Children’s Development is an extraordinary opportunity for Feldenkrais practitioners. The training opens many doors. It is truly work from the heart as children with restricted movement and often significant pain can experience a new way of sensing, feeling and using their bodies.
Sheryl Field demonstrates extraordinary sessions with her young clients in an effort to clear away problems that may arise in the future. While she gives FIs, she assesses the children’s patterns, acknowledges their progress and communicates with their parents and students observing the sessions.Her gracious approach to improving function provides children with support, humor, (sometimes food) and always love through many forms of play. Whether building blocks, manipulating magnetic shapes or playing with a stuffed animal, the children have a pleasurable, gratifying time. From what I’ve observed, Sheryl also has a pleasurable satisfying experience with this unique method.
— Feldenkrais Practitioner


The richness of Sheryl’s ideas continues to grow for me. Following the fall intensive seminar, I have a heightened sense of the liveliness of the spine, a sense that informs not only my FI practice but also my own liveliness from moment-to-moment throughout the day.
— Feldenkrais Practitioner

Sheryl’s training is a must for any practitioner.  She knows the Method inside and out and teaches it clearly, but more, she embodies the spirit of Moshe Feldenkrais in everything she does.  Inspiring!
Feldenkrais Trainee

Studying with Sheryl has brought me to an understanding of what a function is and how to improve it in myself and others with clarity and greater confidence.
—Feldenkrais Practitioner

I look forward to an advanced training weekend with Sheryl because I know at the end of the three days I will feel better organized personally, be smarter about how to keep improving my own organization, and it helps me significantly add to my visceral understanding of the Feldenkrais Method from the perspective that first attracted me to this work.
—Feldenkrais Practitioner

Experiencing Sheryl’s teaching feels like putting myself under a microscope – it opens new vistas of stunning detail and clarity within myself.  She teaches not so much by transmitting knowledge as by implanting questions that challenge the status quo of my self-image.
—Feldenkrais Practitioner