Learning in Action

thinking bodies, moving minds

Through movement we learn, we live, we love.

Learning in Action™ addresses how we grow, develop, and form new behavior. Movement is fundamental to all learning. By working directly with the somatic patterns of how we move and how we physically give shape to ourselves and our behavior, we can participate in our actions and interactions on the most fundamental level. We can learn how we move through our lives with greater ease and satisfaction. Learning In Action provides an effective way to participate in the forming and transforming of our actions and circumstances. Sonja is a Guild-certified Feldenkrais® Assistant Trainer and practitioner with a full-time private practice in Berkeley since 1997.  Beginning in January 2022, Sonja will also be seeing clients in Walnut Creek. Her practice is deeply informed by her many years of ongoing individual and professional studies with the founder of Formative Psychology®, Stanley Keleman. Sonja offers individualized hands-on sessions for adults, children, and seniors. She teaches group classes and leads workshops and retreats. Sonja also teaches and continues to develop Creative Learning Through Movement — a movement-based, social emotional curriculum for children. She has been teaching Creative Learning Through Movement classes during the school year as part of an elementary school curriculum for over 17 years. Sonja holds a black belt in Aikido and a Master’s in Choreography and Dance Education. Her training in Aikido and background in dance have also significantly influenced her and her work.  Sonja’s decades of experience and love for working with children inspire and inform her daily.

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Sonja has such a creative, loving, and spontaneous way of interacting with my son. Her work touches our lives on many levels.

“MK” “somatic psychotherapist”

You really helped me to feel how different parts of my body and myself are all interrelated. After experiencing this interconnectedness in myself with you, I am now able to recognize and understand this in lots of aspects of my life–specifically in relation to interpersonal working relationships, collaborations at my job and with other artists. Thank you Sonja!

“ST” ” artist and arts organizer”

After years of seeking help for chronic neck and lower back pain, I finally found Sonja and not only got relief, but I feel better today than I did ten years ago!

“SG” “school teacher”

I have had increasingly severe low back and hip pain over the last 15 years. I began Feldenkrais® treatments with Sonja and for the first time in my life I feel like a dancer, grounded, fully present in my body and able to control the pain with daily exercises. During an extended meditation I sat in the new way Sonja showed me and had NO pain. This is a first!! 

“FO” “video producer”

Directions to Walnut Creek office

Starting in January 2022, I will be seeing clients in Walnut Creek in addition to my office in Berkeley. The office is conveniently located just south of the Hwy 24 and 680 in the Quail Court Office Park near downtown Walnut Creek.

Office: 45 Quail Ct, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Directions to Berkeley Office

The office is located in Berkeley on Ninth Street just two blocks West of San Pablo Ave. between Dwight and Parker. We are on the ground level right next to the Parker Plaza’s main entrance (it is the door just to the right of the brown awning for visual cue). The office is wheelchair accessible with accessible bathrooms and waiting area and a convenient handicapped parking spot near the entrance. Bus service runs along San Pablo Ave. and up and down Dwight.

Office: 2550 Ninth Street, Suite 115B, Berkeley CA 94710
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