Vanessa Stephen Feldenkrais Practitioner

Vanessa Stephen smiling

Vanessa Stephen became a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner in 2017 as a result of a 4 year Training in Perth.  She qualified in Radiography (Medical Imaging Technology) in 1989 which provided a background in human biology, anatomy, physics and physiology.

Vanessa has held a lifelong interest in movement and sport having represented W.A. in Touch Rugby in her youth.  Currently her sporting passions are golf and rowing.  Having learnt to row at age 50 she is a core member of the UWABC Masters Women rowing group.  

In her mid-30’s she experienced many physical problems resulting in decline and pain.  Problems appeared with the pelvis, back, neck, hips, calf, shoulder.  Soon she was unable to participate in any sports.  

For 10 years she sought help via physio, chiro and Pilates.  Despite good treatment the trend was downward leading some to say “that’s aging”. 

A 2010 encounter with Feldenkrais classes changed all that.  Firstly, chronic pains lifted.  Secondly, movement, life and mood lightened.  So impressed by the changes Vanessa did the 4 year Feldenkrais training.  

Vanessa is passionate about the Method and its ability to help people improve in may ways.

The Australian Feldenkrias Guild has some of the latest research regarding the Feldenkrais Method here

Vanessa presents online Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)®  classes

Contact Vanessa to inquire about or book a 1 hour private session aka a Functional Integration (FI)® session.  Go here to the Prices page for Functional Integration pricing information.  Since April 2019 the Government removed FI from Health Funds rebate eligibility.