Louise Runyon has over 1,000 hours of training in the Feldenkrais Method, and is also a certified teacher of BONES FOR LIFE® a Feldenkrais approach to improving bone strength and alignment. She has been a dancer/choreographer since 1980, performing throughout the Southeast and the nation, and has taught movement for over 20 years. Louise maintains a private Feldenkrais practice in Decatur, Georgia.
“I injured my shoulder and had already missed 6 months of work. Three doctors and months of physical therapy had gotten me nowhere. Louise showed me how my body could move in ways I never thought possible, and I was able to return to work after just 2 months.”
— Lachlan McBane, Violist, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Louise helps people, including many performing artists [Performing Artists], learn to move with greater ease, efficiency and comfort. She works with people from all walks of life, including children and seniors, with injury prevention and recovery, neurological conditions, voice and breath issues, chronic pain, emotional issues and vision improvement. [Individual Sessions]
“As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles in practice, bringing change to fruition. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life – physically and emotionally – by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis.”
— Marla Luskin, Professor of Cell Biology, Emory University Medical School
Workshops and Classes
Experience and Training
Louise has taught classes and workshops in the Feldenkrais Method at Evening at Emory, Several Dancers Core, Emory Senior University, Life Enrichment Services, Franklin Pond Chamber Music Camp, Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health, Center for Holistic Health, Emory University, Clayton State and Kennesaw State Universities, Agnes Scott and Georgia Perimeter Colleges, Samford and Brenau Universities, Goucher College, the YMCA and Penland School of Crafts. She completed her Feldenkrais training at Feldenkrais Resources in Berkeley, California, and her BONES FOR LIFE training at Kripalu Institute in Lenox, MA. Louise holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Oberlin College.