Learn to move. Better. Now.  

Ready to get started with Sharon? Go ahead and book a session online.

Not sure? Have questions? Sharon is happy to talk with you any time, and offers free 15 min phone consults. 

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. 

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.


Functional Integration (FI) sessions

by appointment only

book an FI in our beautiful downtown Ithaca space at Norabloom

Functional Integration (FI) with Sharon Costianes, GCFP is an individualized, powerful,  yet gentle, hands on approach. FI is painless, effective, and widely recognized for its ability to successfully address serious muscular-skeletal and neurological problems.

Sharon has helped a wide variety of people: performers, athletes, elders, and children. She has helped introduce freedom and mobility to people with chronic pain, arthritis, as well as people recovering from injury, trauma, and surgery.

I had chronic illness for 4 years, and pain and tension in my shoulders. I had given up, wasn’t even trying to fix it. Within a few sessions I carried myself differently, and had no more pain. It happened quite quickly and easily. It’s one of the most relaxing things, and you walk away with amazing results!
— Carmen
My posture was so straight, it was incredible! I felt like I could run 10 times faster, like when you get a new pair of sneakers. This class really made an impact.
— Lee Ann
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Sharon has been studying plant medicine since 2007. She is a graduate of Heartstone Herbal School Apprenticeship Program and has studied with some of the world’s foremost herbal medicine practitioners such as Dr. Aviva Romm, Rocio Alarcon, and Chris Marano among others. A foodie at heart, she believes that medicine can taste as good as it feels, and uses plants to nourish the whole self from the inside out. 


Sing & Heal Tea

Soothe the throat and boost immune function with this tasty artisinal herbal tea. Hand crafted by an herbalist in Ithaca, NY, this blend of nettle leaf (urtica dioica), lemon balm (melissa officinalis), licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra), elderflower (sambuccus nigra), ginger root (zingibar officinale), calendula flower (calendula officinalis), and lemon zest (citrus limon) is designed to support singers and non singers alike. Gluten Free. Caffeine Free.

$8 / 1 oz ; $15 / 2 oz

Calm Herbal Tea

Calm the mind and relax the body with this tasty artisinal herbal tea. Hand crafted by an herbalist in Ithaca, NY, this blend of lemon balm (melissa officinalis), lavendar flower (lavandula officinalis), and linden leaf & flower (tilia cordata) will help ease and relax you. Gluten Free. Caffeine Free.

$8 / 1 oz ; $15 / 2 oz

Adapt Herbal Tea

Adapt to life's stresses. Clear the mind and spirit with this tasty artisinal herbal tea. Hand crafted by an herbalist in Ithaca, NY, this adaptogen blend of nettle leaf (urtica dioica), oats (avena sativa), goji berry (lycium barbarum), peppermint (mentha piperita), and calendula (calendula officinalis) will help center and focus you. Gluten Free. Caffeine Free.

$8 / 1 oz ; $15 / 2 oz

 

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Infusion Bundle: DEFEND

Keep your immune system strong and help DEFEND against cold and flu.* Add one packet to your favorite stock recipe. Simmer, covered, for 1 - 3 hours to infuse your soup base with powerful immune boosting properties. Organic Artisanal Blend, handcrafted by an herbalist in Ithaca, NY 

$18 each makes 3 gal of stock

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Infusion Bundle: Recover

Keep your immune system strong and RECOVER from cold and flu. Simply add one packet to your favorite stock recipe. Simmer, covered, for 1 - 3 hours to infuse your soup base with powerful immune boosting properties. Organic Artisanal Blend, handcrafted by an herbalist in Ithaca, NY

$18 each makes 3 gal of stock


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Finally after 10+ years of requests, Sharon is writing an Edible Herbals cookbook! 

Be one of the first to know when it's available!

Check out the blog for some great recipes that use food as medicine. Or Join Our Mailing List using this handy form. 

Here, one of our elders in the herbal medicine community, Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar (http://www.rosemarysremedies.com) shares how to make Fire Cider, a cold and flu remedy that she formulated and shared with the world. This is a perfect remedy for someone who needs a fiery kick to his or her immune system. A blend of spicy and sweet flavors were combined to enhance your circulatory and digestive system.


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Sit. Stay. Breathe. 

Online mini-series

3 classes $55 

Mondays 12:15 - 1:15 pm

June 5, 12, 19

 

In this 3 week Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) mini-series, you will learn to improve your sitting posture and allow the breathe to move freely. Great for those who sit in work or play, or who desire more connection to breath and reduced stress throughout the day. 

 

Location 

Live stream  from the comfort of home, or catch a recording when it's convenient for you (class videos available until Tuesday Morning)


Lunch Hour Reset

Drop in Awareness Through Movement Class 

$12 per class

Mondays 12:15 - 12:45

hosted live online via Zoom

May 15, and 22

 
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A 30 min Intro to Awareness Through Movement (ATM). This gentle and accessible class is open to all. 

Designed as a quick fix on your lunch hour, join me online for a seated lesson that will reset your day and get your week started off right. 

No one will be turned away unless space prohibits (limit: 2 live, unlimited online). A great way to see if ATM is a good fit for you.

 

Location 

Norabloom: 132 E. State Street Ithaca, NY 14850

OR live stream from wherever you are, or catch a recording when it's convenient for you (link available for 6 days following class) 


Low Back Ease

6 Classes $90

Saturdays 8 - 9 am

Date TBA

 
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In this gentle Awareness Through Movement series of 6 classes, you will learn to move with ease and grace through the spine and axial skeleton, easing chronic holding and pain in the low back. 

 

Location

132 E. State Street Suite 201  Ithaca, NY 14850

OR live stream from the comfort of home, or catch a recording when it's convenient for you (link available until Tuesday Morning)


Neck & shoulder comfort

6 classes $90

Saturdays 8 - 9 am

Date TBA

 
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In this 6 class Awareness Through Movement series , you will learn to better support  your neck and shoulders, easing strain and discomfort through gentle and easy movements. 

 

Location 

132 E. State Street Suite 201  Ithaca, NY 14850

OR live stream from the comfort of home, or catch a recording when it's convenient for you (link available until Tuesday Morning)


Pregnant Pauses

Movement for Moms

6 classes

DVDs available for purchase

Date and Time TBA

 

Improve your quality of life while helping you adjust to the changes occurring through each stage of your pregnancy. Proven pregnancy exercises broken down into six different classes or "Pauses". Each aimed at teaching simple movement methods, explained step by step, so you will gain the maximum benefit along with short talks that will help you understand the thinking and theory behind each "Pause".

 

Location 

TBA


My posture was so straight, it was incredible! I felt like I could run 10 times faster, like when you get a new pair of sneakers. This class really made an impact.
— Lee Ann

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We've MOVED!

All Voice Lessons now scheduled through Flight Voice Studio


It's been an amazing run with Body Song Voice Studio.

The students I have had the honor of working with were literally a dream come true. I am thrilled to say the family has expanded, and grown into Flight Voice Studio.

Still the same quality instruction.

Still the same loving community to support these talented youth.

Just bigger and better. :) Come on over and see what we're up to at https://www.flightvoicestudio.com/ 

In the mean time, enjoy these pics of "my kids"! Cutie pies!


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Sharon Costianes, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, voice teacher, soprano, herbalist, wholistic foodie

Sharon holds a BMu from Ithaca College in vocal performance and sociology, a certificate from Feldenkrais Resources in Manhattan, as well as Professional Certification from The Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Sharon has also studied Herbal Medicine with Kris Miller and Tammi Sweet at Heartstone Herbal School where she regularly feeds the masses with healthful and delicious food.

Sharon has uniquely combined her talents and love of music and performance with the Feldenkrais Method® in her practice at Body Song.  Here, she offers individual Feldenkrais Functional Integration® sessions and Awareness Through Movement classes®, private voice lessons, and workshops. 

Sharon has served on the faculty at Ithaca College, and the Community School of Music and Arts, and as a guest lecturer at Cornell University. She has taught classes and workshops for organizations such as local homeschooling groups, the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Bridges for Youth and Families runaway and homeless youth program, and Lifelong Senior Center. 


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