The unique sensory motor learning techniques of the Feldenkrais Method are exciting, enlightening, and one-hundred percent beneficial.
Gail Wetzler, P.T.

2018 Advanced Trainings and Workshops for Practitioners - FELDENKRAIS ACCESS

A new entity, Feldenkrais Access is now organizing all Advanced Trainings and extended workshops at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York (except workshops for physical therapists). Directed by David Zemach-Bersin, Feldenkrais Access is offering a rich program of events in 2018. There will be ten workshops for Practitioners and FPTP students, with special guest teachers from the US, Canada and Israel. Feldenkrais Access’ website is at To secure your space in any of these events, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 646-820-5485. As always, there will be student and travel discounts, and a few work-study positions. Details coming soon!


April 8: Anatomy for Feldenkrais Practitioners & Students with Anastasi Siotas
May 18-21: Working with the Spine in Functional Integration, Part II with David Zemach-Bersin and Anastasi Siotas
June 10: Anatomy for Feldenkrais Practitioners & Students with Anastasi Siotas
July 1-3: Sixth Annual Summer ATM Intensive with David Zemach-Bersin and Guest Teacher
July 6-9: Traveling the Contralateral Road in Functional Integration with Jerry Karzen
Sept 14-16: The Essentials of “The Embodied Life” for Feldenkrais Practitioners with Russell Delman
Sept 28-30: Drawing from Moshe Feldenkrais’ 1967-1969 Tel-Aviv Training with Ruthy Alon
Oct 21: Anatomy for Feldenkrais Practitioners and Students with Anastasi Siotas
Oct 26-29: The Art of Joining in Functional Integration with Olena Nitefor and David Zemach-Bersin



THIS IS A FELDENKRAIS ACCESS WORKSHOP. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, EMAIL .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) OR CALL 646-820-5485.

Sept 14-16: Living the Embodied Life: Feldenkrais, Meditation and Guided Inquiry with Russell Delman

Tuition: $495 Early Bird: $465

Learning to be more fully PRESENT for life, in our personal and professional relationships, as well as in ourselves, is the key to fulfillment, meaningfulness and joy. The Feldenkrais Method and Awareness through Movement® in particular, point us in this direction. Growing new neural networks for responding freshly to life rather than using familiar patterns and reacting habitually is the essence of true freedom!

Russell Delman, a Feldenkrais Teacher for more than 40 years has developed a holistic approach to awareness and freedom called The Embodied Life, that integrates movement, meditation and self-inquiry in seamless ways. He teaches “Embodied Meditation” based on his almost 50 years of personal Zen practice. In this approach we learn to be with our inner voices from a unique vantage point, rather than controlling the mind through concentration, we learn to befriend and gently de-energize unhelpful thought patterns.

In addition to the Feldenkrais Method, two other practices of somatic inquiry, have had an important influence on Russell, ‘Focusing’, developed by University of Chicago psychologist, Eugene Gendlin, and ‘Non-Violent Communication’, developed by Marshall Rosenberg. Unwinding the unhelpful ways we carry our personal history in our bodies allows us to feel truly more aligned with ourselves and the external world. By uncovering the essentials of communication, we can “seek to understand before being understood” and thereby create the context for authentic, effective connection. This seminar is open to Feldenkrais Practitioners, other health professionals and the general public.

Russell Delman began his study of Zen meditation in 1970 and graduated from Moshe Feldenkrais’ first North American professional training in 1977. Since becoming a Feldenkrais Trainer in 1984, he has taught in more than 50 international programs. Russell views with deep gratitude, how his personal relationships with Dr. Feldenkrais and Eugene Gendlin, have influenced his learning and teaching. He teaches The Embodied Life throughout the world. For more information about Russell, go to:


COMING IN SEPTEMBER: The Embodied Life with Russell Delman

A special three day workshop with Russell Delman exploring The Embodied Life. Open to open to Feldenkrais Practitioners, other health professionals and the general public. Please note: This is a Feldenkrais Access workshop. For more information or to register, please visit, email or or call 646-820-5485.

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Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

Basics Class: We recommend this class if you are new to the Feldenkrais Method.
Open Class: This class will build upon concepts that are introduced in the Basics Class.
Moving Out of Pain: This class is open to all, but tailored to those experiencing pain.
Community Class: Sponsored by the Feldenkrais Foundation, this class is open to all and is donation-based ($10 suggested).

Click HERE for up-to-date details and teacher substitutions (if any) and to register in advance for any class.

For your first class, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time.

We recommend loose, comfortable clothing.
Mats, pads are provided.

All classes are drop-in.
Drop-in for $25
Register online for classes and receive 10% off.
10 class card for $220 Class Cards expire six months from date of purchase.

MC/VISA/Discover accepted.
Call (212) 727-1014

Up Next at the Institute

Pain-Free & Healthy Hip Joints
– Tuesday, March 6

Magic Shop
– Wednesday, March 14

Better Posture with Feldenkrais
– Saturday, March 24

Improved Breathing for Healthy Action
– Saturday, March 24

Living the Embodied Life: Feldenkrais, Meditation and Guided Inquiry
– September 14-16