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JANIN GUNDERMAN

Feldenkrais Practitioner,

BSN, RN, MS, ANP, GCFP, MFR

Training, Education & Experience

Janin trained with David Zemach-Bersin and graduated from his 4 year Professional Feldenkrais Training Program in 2013. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ and a Masters of Science from Columbia University in the area of Adult Nurse Practitioner. She worked as a nurse/nurse practitioner and in a variety of positions including the Peace Corps, medical and surgical intensive care units, and primary care clinic.


Since graduating from the Feldenkrais Training Program, Janin has worked as a Feldenkrais practitioner with the Feldenkrais Foundation and Feldenkrais Institute and currently for Physical Therapy & Feldenkrais® NYC.


Janin left her nursing career to raise her family and explore her love of pottery. After suffering several back injuries she discovered the healing potential of Feldenkrais. She remains intrigued with the Method's life affirming ability to assist individuals in regaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. She is passionate about her practice and continues to study and integrate complementary modalities such Cranial Sacral and Myofascial Release into her Feldenkrais practice.

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?

The Feldenkrais Method® uses the power of the brain to improve one's physical comfort and sense of well-being. It is beneficial and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Safe, non-strenuous and effective, the Feldenkrais Method® can make everything you do easier and more comfortable.

Benefits of Feldenkrais Method®:

  • Relief from muscular-skeletal and joint pain
  • Relief from discomfort throughout one's body, including the back, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, hands, pelvis, and jaw
  • Reduced inflammation and improved circulation
  • Improved flexibility and quality of movement
  • Improved ease of movement and coordination
  • Reduced muscular tension, stress, and anxiety
  • Reduced muscular effort and improved muscular efficiency
  • Restoration of lost function due to neurological issues
  • Improved standing and sitting posture
  • Better stability and balance
  • Improved mood and energy levels
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved self-image and sense of well-being
  • Quick recovery from injury and surgery
  • Healthy aging and increased brain fitness
  • Enhanced relaxation and sleep

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself”
~ Moshe Feldenkrais

What is MYOFASCIAL RELEASE?

- John F Barnes Method


Myofascial Release is an alternative healing modality employed to free up and release restrictions in the fascial system. The trained practitioner administers a mild and sustained pressure with his/her hands into areas of tissue resistance. With this non-forceful approach, permanent elongation of the tight fascia occurs, releasing pain, discomfort, and stiffness. It is a powerful adjunct to the Feldenkrais Method®.


For further information on the JFB's method of Myofascial Release visit: www.myofascialrelease.com