The Feldenkrais Method® helps people develop, move more in balance, with more agility and strength, variety and choice, responsive, creative, and in-tune with a fuller sense of self.
Debra Wanner is able to apply the Feldenkrais Method to a broad range of the population, including:
Debra is flexible, curious and sensitive to the individual needs and experiences of her clients. Her practice is enriched by the work she does with children and infants, keeping her deeply connected to the roots, qualities and intentions of our actions. It is also influenced by her years as a dancer and the study of related mind/body practices, psychological perspectives, exercise methods, and many advanced trainings in the Feldenkrais Method.
Debra maintains a private practice in Brooklyn and is available for home visits in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Debra has been a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method for over 12 years having graduated in 2003 from a professional Feldenkrais training led by master trainers Russell Delman and Alan Questel. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® as well as a Child’Space Practitioner, having graduated from the first New York City Child’Space Training in 2014. Debra is also involved in long-term studies working under Sheryl Field at The Field Center for Children’s Integrated Development as part of the New York Feldenkrais Institute.
Debra has a BFA in Dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was on the Dance Faculty at Queens College where she taught technique, composition, improvisation, experiential anatomy and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons for 15 years, and has been a guest teacher at several colleges and universities. Debra is a creative movement specialist for children and teacher at First Presbyterian Nursery School. She has also taught at The Episcopal School, The Rockefeller University Child Family Center, and The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, among others. Debra has performed professionally in New York City and abroad, has received national and state awards in both choreography and video and continues to create and perform. She is a member of Interaction Arts Foundation, Inc.