Joyce Lu, PhD


“Joyce is a kind, passionate, patient, grounded, and highly intelligent person who has a deep desire to share her gifts and help others. Her sensitive and healing hands completely transform the way I hold myself and this transfers through my whole body into everything I do, aiding me toward full mobility and recovery
.”    – Jane Chen

I am a performing artist and professor of theater who discovered The Feldenkrais Method after pursuing different forms of therapy for a dance injury I incurred in 2003 during an audition. Struggling with the spasms in my upper back for three years, I tried physical therapy, chiropractic work, massage, and acupuncture. These things brought me temporary relief, but I found my body would still spasm in times of stress.

Eventually a dance teacher suggested I try the Feldenkrais Method and it has since become my permanent solution to health. The Method restructures my system and opens up new pathways of movement so that I can avoid relapses. I have experienced a deep and profound healing without effort or strain. Now I am in my mid-40s and still able to dance professionally!

I decided to become a practitioner so that I could share this knowledge with others. I completed the four-year certification program through Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute in Berkeley and San Diego, California in January of 2012.

I have been a teacher of the performing arts for 20-some years and find that the Method is the most pure manifestation of the educational experience. By showing you your habits and introducing more improved options for movement, you develop your own sustainable process of empowering yourself. You become more you. I consider my practice now to be an engagement with an ongoing process of empowerment and health.

The Feldenkrais Method