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Lauri Weinstein
June LaPointe




Human Skeleton

Lauri Weinstein, OTR/L, GCFP

Lauri’s passion for crafts, music, play and learning are fully evident in her work as an Occupational Therapist and Feldenkrais Method Practitioner®. Lauri earned her Occupational Therapy degree from Tufts University in 1987, and her certification as a Feldenkrais Practitioner in 2001.

Lauri began her Occupational Therapy (OT) career at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital, where she also developed an appreciation for working in community healthcare.  In 1991 she became a part time OT for the Wilmington Public Schools, and it was there that her interest in working with and treating children began to reveal itself.  Since then, Lauri has worked with children of all ages and skill levels in a variety of city and suburban schools, including a 10-year stint in the Cambridge Public Schools.   During much of this time, Lauri also worked with the Visiting Nurses Association of Greater Medford, refining her abilities to evaluate environmental safety needs and teach independent living skills; while focusing her studies on modalities of education, including remediation, sensory integration, and environmental adaptation.

Pursuing a professional path that continuously reinforced the idea that wellness is closely connected to the organization and function of the skeleton, Lauri studied Cranio-Sacral Therapy and then was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®. Amazed at how quickly these classes could reverse her low back pain, chronic knee injury, and make all-around movement easier; Lauri realized the Feldenkrais Method would enhance her existing therapy skills because it resonated so clearly with developmental and sensory integration theories.

Once Lauri completed the 4-year, 800-hour professional training program, she began her private practice: Revival Movements: Improving function with Occupational Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method.  By combining these two complimentary disciplines, Lauri was better able to serve her clients by facilitating a greater awareness and integration of their bodies. 

Eager to share her enthusiasm of somatic education and functional skill building, Lauri designed two hallmark workshops on proprioceptive, kinesthetic and vestibular learning for teachers, parents and students:  Breathe Away the Testing Blues, and Challenging Children: Creative Strategies for Innovative Problem Solving in the Classroom.

During 2008-2009, Lauri worked alongside a variety of holistic practitioners specializing in voice, music, structural anatomy, and yoga. Simultaneously, a number of her clients began to express growing interest in listening programs for their children.  Already intrigued at how these programs might impact a significant segment of her practice, Lauri researched and studied the various programs on listening therapy.  The Listening Fitness program in Canada, developed from the research and teachings of  Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French physician who developed a revolutionary method of sound stimulation, resonated most strongly with her existing practice. Under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Madaule (an original protégé of Dr. Tomatis), Lauri studied at The listening Centre of Toronto and become certified as a Listening Fitness Trainer in November, 2009. 

In addition to her most recent studies, Lauri served as the Occupational Therapy Director for the Camp Paul for Exceptional Children from 1992-1995.  From 2002-2004, Lauri provided Feldenkrais Method lessons with a group of adult autistic and developmentally delayed individuals at the Opening Doors Through the Arts Program at Lesley University.   From 2003-2005, Lauri served as co-chair representative of the New England Region of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and presently serves as the secretary of the New England Region of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.

Lauri is a member of the American Occupational Therapists Association, the Massachusetts OT Association, and the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.  Lauri is licensed to practice occupational therapy in Massachusetts, and she maintains National Certification in both Occupational Therapy, Feldenkrais Method, and Listening Fitness.

       Phone: 617.875.6041 | 19 Mystic Street, Arlington Center, Arlington, MA


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