Anat Baniel, founder of the Anat Baniel Method®, is the author of two highly acclaimed books, Move Into Life: NeuroMovement® for Lifelong Vitality and Kids Beyond Limits. Anat was trained as a clinical psychologist, dancer, and was a close professional associate of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for over a decade.

Anat Baniel was born in Israel to a scientist father, and a poet and garden architect mother. She went to graduate school at Tel Aviv University to become a clinical psychologist. At the same time she pursued her passion for dance. She worked as a psychologist for the Israeli Army for a number of years.

While in graduate school, she began studying with Dr. Feldenkrais. After graduating from his training program in 1977, she began working full time as a teacher in His Method.

While still living in Israel, Anat began teaching the work in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance; taught for Dr. Feldenkrais in his Tel Aviv Institute and in his professional training; and developed her own practice.

In 1982 Anat Baniel moved to New York City where she quickly developed a practice working with babies and young children; with musicians; with athletes and with adults suffering back pain, injury, etc. She also began teaching seminars and professional training programs worldwide.

In 1986 she founded her own training organization and has been involved in training over 1000 practitioners during her career. Between 1985 to 1989, she worked with the Tanglewood Music Center. She taught a program for the San Francisco Symphony musicians beginning in 1994 for over six years.

Anat Baniel Evolves the Work of Dr. Feldenkrais

In private practice, Anat Baniel is renowned for her success working with small children and infants with developmental difficulties who she has helped to achieve goals never thought possible by their medical professionals.

She has helped world class musicians with repetitive motion injuries regain full and active careers and helped athletes to overcome injuries and reach new levels of performance. Through her work she has helped those with chronic pain and other limitations regain full functioning. She has helped her many students, young and old, regain vitality and the ability to pursue their dreams.

Through her many years of experience working as a trainer, teacher, and private practitioner, Anat Baniel evolved her original training into a new NeuroMovement® Method that combines the teachings of Dr. Feldenkrais with her own understanding and techniques to help others and train future practitioners to help their clients in amazing ways.

The Innovative Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement

Anat Baniel’s innovative NeuroMovement method has helped thousands of people, both adults and children, from five days old to 90 years old, transforming their lives physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Her work has helped high-performance athletes, musicians, business people, scientists, and other professionals move beyond their present limitations to achieve greater energy, strength, health, and success. This cutting-edge NeuroMovement approach has helped thousands of people suffering from aches and pains, those worn down by daily stress, and those seeking greater joy and effectiveness in their lives.

Anat’s Work with Children with Special Needs and Adults

Anat Baniel’s work with children with special needs is world-renown, applauded by parents, health professionals, and those at the cutting edge of the neurosciences. Increasing numbers of leading brain scientists, medical doctors, and others in the helping professions are enthusiastically endorsing the Anat Baniel Method for her work with adults, as well as with children with special needs.


Read what Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain That Changes Itself wrote about Anat Baniel’s work with children with special needs.


More and more leading brain scientists, medical doctors, and others in the helping professions are endorsing the Anat Baniel Method. Anat Baniel is currently collaborating with Dr. Michael Merzenich, a world-renowned neuroscientist and brain plasticity expert, on a pilot research project creating an ABM-based movement program for traumatic brain injured (TBI) adults.


Listen to and view Anat Baniel Interviews here.


Anat Baniel Method International

Anat and her trainers conduct Anat Baniel Method International Professional Training Programs for those wanting to become practitioners of this method. Anat is a much sought-after public speaker and teaches workshops nationally and internationally.


Anat Baniel Method Foundation

Every Child Deserves a Bright Future. Anat has created the Anat Baniel Method Foundation to share this knowledge of ABM with the world because she believes that with this approach, we can help all children have a brighter future.


Learn more about Dr. Feldenkrais – His Life and Work.