Elizabeth Strauss

Hi, I'm Elizabeth Strauss

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I'm a Feldenkrais® Practitioner in Bellevue, WA

I help people find comfort
through gentle touch and movement

Would you like to...

Would you like to...

•  Experience a greater sense of well-being and calm?
•  Improve or regain flexibility and coordination?
•  Find a sense of balance & stability?
•  Improve your posture?
•  Relieve pain and tension?

What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, i.e., relating to the body, uses gentle movement and directed attention to help you become more aware of how you are moving and learn new and more effective ways to function. You will be guided with gentle touch and/or verbal direction to become more aware of habits and tensions, develop a clearer sense of skeletal support, and explore new possibilities. You'll be fully clothed, usually lying on a low table, or sometimes sitting or standing.

The Feldenkrais Method® was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, physicist, mechanical engineer, and martial artist, based on principles of physics, biomechanics, learning, and human development.

“Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.”
— Moshe Feldenkrais, PhD

Feldenkrais® Articles

Feldenkrais® Articles


"I was flabbergasted. There is now absolutely no effort in standing erect and sitting at the computer. I haven’t been able to lift my arm even parallel to my shoulder and I can do that now and more."
- Kathy E

"After our session my pain dropped from 7 to 2-3!"
- Zahra S

"This is the first time in years that my feet feel connected to my body. I feel like I’m moving the way my body was designed to move."
- Ken S

"I used to walk like a penguin before I started seeing you; now I don’t."
- Betty T

"I slept through the night for the first time in months!"
- Elaine S

At the end of a session, standing less hunched over, he walked over to his wife and said: "I’m looking down at you now."
- Ulli S

About Elizabeth

About Elizabeth

Here's my story about recovering from pain after a motor vehicle accident. My experience led me to become a Feldenkrais® Practitioner so that I can help YOU learn how to move with greater comfort and ease.

I had been in a motor vehicle accident and had pain in my left hip and right shoulder. Treatments focused on one area, and when the pain in the other area got worse, the treatment focused on that area. The first time I had a Feldenkrais® session, I was told that it was not a problem with my shoulder OR my hip, but the relationship between the two and the organization of my WHOLE body -- not the isolated parts. The pain disappeared and I was able to sleep on my stomach again and turn my head with ease. Although I no longer have ongoing pain, I now realize that if I ever do experience any discomfort, it’s a reminder that I have choices about how to move more comfortably.

An avid swimmer, I also noticed that after experiencing the Feldenkrais Method®, I was swimming as fast as I swam 30 years previously and felt like I could swim effortlessly and with greater endurance.

In addition to being a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM and IOPS (Ideal Organization and Profound Strength) Practitioner, I am a Licensed Massage Practitioner and Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist.

I also have a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and have worked as a Process Improvement Coach, specializing in health care.