Welcome to Wellness in Motion

Headshot with roses of Maureen McHughHello. My name is Maureen McHugh, and I teach the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia. Welcome to my site.

Feldenkrais is work with the body and through the body. It is a path that cultivates awareness and skillfulness while moving and resting. The goals include to feel better. To improve. To overcome limitations, known and unknown. To develop as an individual. To grow.

With such a broad outlook, everyone can benefit. But most people who come to us are in pain, and looking for relief. Relief does come to many, and yet not to everyone. So, there can be no guarantee.

The greatest predictor of success is a willingness to try something new. We all have our habits, and we need them. But in the interest of improvement, one needs to be willing to go beyond habit and to explore new territory. The Feldenkrais Method offers structured explorations of unfamiliar patterns. This means — you move. And, while doing so, your challenge is not so much to strain your muscles as to focus your attention. You are asked to notice things such as how you move to accomplish a certain task — turning to look behind yourself, for instance — and how you might do it also in another way. For many people this process brings big benefits, such as relief from pain, expansion of horizons, and hope and joy.

Will Feldenkrais work for you? The best way to find out is to take an initial session. Usually in one session you, and I, can get a sense of whether this is a good direction for you.

Sometimes, it helps to talk in advance. If you have any questions, please contact me. I will be happy to talk with you.