While my knee still twinges on occasion, the discomfort is small compared to what it was. As for neck surgery, it’s still a theoretical possibility, but I doubt I’ll ever need it, because the redistribution of effort I’ve achieved, enlivening my upper spine, has taken so much of the work out of my neck.
My experience with Chrish led me to become a Feldenkrais practitioner, and I continue to benefit from being Chrish’s student and colleague. I’ve seen her work with babies and people in their 90s, with people who have neurological problems and with artists, writers, and dancers who want to hone their skills. She cultivates a sense of community that makes working together delightful. In the distance learning phase dictated by health safety, I have met Chrish’s students, colleagues, and family members who follow her work from different continents. That said, when I have needed quiet inwardness to heal and grow, her support has provided that, as well.
One reason Chrish inspires so much enthusiasm for learning is that she herself is a perpetual student, adventuring through Feldenkrais and allied disciplines for her own benefit and for the benefit of those around her. If you have an opportunity to work with Chrish and decide to use it, someday you may find yourself like me, wondering how to capture in words how valuable it has been.