Linda Natanagara came to the Feldenkrais Method® via an extensive background in movement and bodywork. After many years of intense dance training (at the Juilliard School, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and in the studios of Maureen Deakin, Graham, Ailey and Limon), she shifted her perception of movement as effortful and difficult work, to the experience and belief that movement can be pleasurable, easy and joyful.
After earning a B.A. in Psychology, Linda studied at the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy in NYC, receiving her License in 1986. She discovered Feldenkrais after 12 years of maintaining a private practice in massage therapy.
A persistent and undeniable curiosity regarding peoples’ use and perception of their bodies led Linda to enroll in the 3.5 year training program to become a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner (with 3 month old baby in tow). She graduated in 2003 and continues to study the Method in advanced trainings. She is also honored to participate at practitioner trainings at the Feldenkrais Institute in New York City. She sees students privately and teaches in group settings.
Linda is endlessly fascinated with the Feldenkrais Method and loves sharing the process of discovery with her students. As many students have heard her say, she is “always delighted but never surprised” at the results and unexpected benefits her students light upon in their participation with the Feldenkrais Method.
She would like to thank Maureen Deakin, Paulette Sears and David Zemach-Bersin for their wisdom and kind mentorship over the years.