Sonja Johansson is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm in private practice since 1999, a Bones For Life® Teacher/Trainer, Pilates instructor and an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.
Sonja brings her years of experience in dance and theatre to all her teaching. She was introduced to Feldenkrais and Pilates over 20 years ago at drama college in Australia, and soon realized that Feldenkrais was a uniquely powerful method for improving peoples lives. She completed her Feldenkrais practitioner training in 1999, and began a private practice and continues to work with some of the finest master teachers in the method.
Sonja uses principles from the Feldenkrais Method to inform her Pilates teaching as well as fitness training with groups and individuals. She is passionate about improving people’s lives by imparting a greater awareness of their functional movement. She specializes in work with those recovering from injury, neurological issues, performing artists and seniors. She maintains a private clientele and leads workshops across the country and overseas.
"The Bones for Life classes with Sonja have changed my whole outlook on aging.
-- Cynthia, Librarian/writer, 55
“Sonja and Anastasi are delightful Bones For Life trainers, with inspiring enthusiasm
"What makes Sonja and Anastasi such wonderful BONES FOR LIFE trainers is not only the clarity with which they present the processes, and their solid understanding of anatomy, but their energy that infuses each class with excitment. As a future BONES FOR LIFE teacher, I was especially interested in how they dealt with students' difficulties; both were able to quickly and ingeniously invent
I took my first Feldenkrais class on a whim, about six years ago. I’d had a daily yoga practice for many years and thought nothing could give me much additional control or comfort. Although I was a bit skeptical as I went through the class, (I couldn’t quite believe that something that seemed so subtle, with minimal effort, would produce much effect.) I was astounded at the conclusion of the lesson. My body felt transformed, especially my feet. It seemed as if they met the ground completely, with an ease and sensitivity I could not remember. I was immediately convinced Feldenkrais was a worthwhile pursuit and a perfect complement to my yoga practice. Feldenkrais is a great gift, and Sonja is a terrific teacher.
-- Ray Blackburn, Teacher and Film Maker
251 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10016-| --cell 646.283.4539-- | --email Sonja@SonjaJohansson.com