When someone asks me why I take Feldenkrais classes, I tell them it’s because it makes me feel so good....When I take an evening session I find I sleep really well that night. When I take a morning session, my day is clearer and brighter. Mary is a wonderful teacher.
Mary Rudd worked in the public and private education sector for thirty years. She served as a high school English/Language Arts teacher, school and district administrator, and a statewide literacy, leadership, and school improvement consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education and for the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning. She was also a visiting instructor of education at Centre College.
A 2016 graduate of the Feldenkrais Training Program of Baltimore, Mary now devotes her professional life to somatic education, which she views as a natural progression in her passion for the science of learning and teaching, human growth and development, the body and embodiment, and contemplative studies.
Mary Rudd, Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner
“An ‘Awareness Through Movement’ class that I'm taking has opened up my thinking considerably. In it you're encouraged to stay curious, to realize that there are many options other than what you turn to by habit,
and to allow yourself to wonder without needing immediate answers.
It's amazing where that can take you.”
--- Katherine Updegraff White, Local Artist
"Each lesson has taught me about the connection between my mind, body, and the environment around me. I have a new awareness about how I am feeling on a daily basis and have learned processes to help center myself. It is hard to put into words the positive impact of the Feldenkrais method in my life, but it inspires incredible belief in the potential of the mind and body to function more cohesively and efficiently to live more connected and pain free."
"I’ve incorporated ideas and movements from class into my morning routine, reducing back and hip pain, while gaining range of movement. I’m also increasingly thoughtful of my body position while driving and performing daily tasks. The Feldenkrais Method and Mary Rudd can be a great, drug-free supplement to today’s healthcare."
--- David Matheny
When someone asks me why I take Feldenkrais classes, I tell them it’s because it makes me feel so good. In group sessions we are encouraged to try what is best for ourselves in a non-judgmental space. Gentle mindful movements are used to explore safe and easy ways to move. Being aware of the movements helps me use my body in the best way I can. When I take an evening session I find I sleep really well that night. When I take a morning session, my day is clearer and brighter. Mary is a wonderful teacher. Take a class when you can--you’ll be glad you did!