George Russell is a body and movement specialist who helps clients solve specific body problems and connect to the larger context that sustains health. His patient care is hands-on and incorporates many approaches, including chiropractic, muscle work and therapeutic exercise. Dr. Russell has spent a lifetime studying the anatomy of the body and soul: efficient movement, balanced physical function, and joy of life.
George Russell has an amazing intuition & gift...
— Pat LaFontaine, US Hockey Hall of Famer
About George Russell
Dr. George Russell is a whole body specialist who helps clients solve physical problems and sustain health. He's taught thousands of students and mentored extensively over 30 years of teaching and advising.
Dr. Russell practices "Deep Chiropractic", combining mobilizations, bodywork, movement, imagery, yoga, and anatomy. He revels in complexity and in rendering the complex simple and clear.
"Doctor" means teacher or guide. Dr. Russell is a lifelong student and teacher whose teaching history includes Kripalu (the world's largest yoga school), Wesleyan, NYU's Atlantic Theater Co., Yale, the Iyengar Institute NY, the Swedish Institute, The New School, regional and national AMTA Conventions.
— Joan Arnold, Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Certified Yoga Instructor
— Meg Fry, co-director, de Facto Dance Company
Dr. Russell’s foremost work is teaching -- in practice or in classes -- such topics as yoga anatomy, bodywork, injury prevention/resilience/self-care, and dance improvisation. His teaching is crystal clear, spontaneous, down-to-earth, and inspiring, with a refreshing absence of jargon or tedium. Wesleyan University, Kripalu (the world's largest yoga teaching center), New York's Atlantic Theater Company, the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy, and Salina, Kansas number among the many places he has taught.
In 2011, Dr. Russell founded Getting Better Community, an organization that to support movement and touch professionals bodyworkers and to educate the public about the benefits of thoughtful care of the self. The Getting Better Community provides private, semi-private and group classes that integrate hands-on work, dialogue, and an approach to treatment individualized to both the practitioner's style and the client's needs. There are supervision groups for somatic professionals from all disciplines from PT to acupuncture, supporting their work and offering solutions and suggestions for all aspects of practice. And Classes on Demand offers the classes you want to take at the times you want to take them. Visit Getting Better Bodywork for details.
— Andrew Simonet, Writer and Choreographer, Headlong Dance Theater
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224 W 35th Street, Suite 1400
New York, NY 10001