Movement Intelligence is a training system for dynamic postural re-education and mind-body suppleness into an active old age. It has been developed by Dr. Ruthy Alon, based on Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach to somatic learning. Ruthy has become an elder and mentor to students in over 30 countries.
There are five branches to the program:
Bones For Life
Walk For Life
Originally, Jenny studied yoga in the Himalayas in the late 70s after which she practiced at the Iyengar Institute in Pune. Later she studied under Naoko Yagyu in Tokyo and completed Martin Jackson’s teacher training in Sydney in the early 80s. Jenny established the first yoga school in Byron Bay, 'The Byron Yoga Studio'. This centre became the hub for local, national and international yoga and Ayurveda teachers. Many of the well-established local yoga trainers seeded from this centre.
After twenty years of yogic practice, Jenny’s enquiry moved into the somatic and remedial fields. It was Jenny's own health journey that led to this deeper self enquiry.
Jenny completed her training as a Feldenkrais® Practitioner in 2000. Attracted by Ruthy Alon’s somatic discoveries, she spent the next decade studying Movement Intelligence. Jenny is now the national Director of Movement Intelligence in Australia, and teaches throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific Region in Taiwan and Korea. Besides conducting Movement Intelligence training programs, Jenny offers group workshops specializing in pre and post abdominal surgery, stress incontinence, anxiety and depression.
Jenny works from her private practice in Mullumbimby, providing classes and annual Bones for Life trainings throughout Australia. Her students vary from high performance athletes, dancers, choreographers, Pilates teachers/students, to stroke victims and seniors. Some students have reported these programs have reversed their osteoporosis; others have found pain relief from muscular, skeletal and/or arthritic conditions. Jenny also works in collaboration with her partner Brendan Healey, psychotherapist and gestalt trainer, at their tranquil Mullumbimby studio, Douphraite House
1. Feldenkrais session on Table $140 (one hour).
2. Movement Intelligence classes:
i. $120 movement class 1.5 hours – 1 student.
ii. $140 movement class 1.5 hours - 5 students. ($28 per student).
iii. $220 movement class 1.5 hours - 10 students. ($22 per student).
iv. $400 movement class 1.5 hours - 20 students. ($20 per student).