NEW training program will begin in August of 2017. Click here for more information about the program.
Feldenkrais Method Training Programs are traditionally made up of an extremely varied student population, which enriches the training environment. We are seeking a well-balanced student body, people from all walks of life, representing a diversity of human experience, interests, backgrounds and professions. Participants are attracted to the training program for a variety of reasons. Some join for professional development, to bring new perspectives to their work, to enhance skills they already possess, or to develop a new occupation and join a rewarding profession. For some, the option of being self-employed is particularly attractive. Other students join the program as a means for self-growth or healing, to improve their personal comfort and health, and deepen their understanding of The Feldenkrais Method.
Whatever their reason for beginning, everyone progresses together, while learning at their own pace. There are no specific pre-requisites for admission. Participants in previous programs have ranged from 18-80 years of age. We accept students regardless of profession, age, gender, race, or physical ability.
The Institute’s Feldenkrais Method Training Program meets for 800 hours, over 160 days for a period of 3 1/2 years. The programs satisfy or exceed the highest accreditation standards set by the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. The programs meet in a unique weekend oriented format, especially structured to be convenient for working people and people with families who seek to become Feldenkrais practitioners. This schedule provides both the continuity of regular meetings over the year with the immersion of longer segments. Our programs meet 40 days per year over a period of 3 1/2 years, for a total of 160 days. In addition to the weekend segments, each year there are usually two longer segments: a 7-8 day segment in the spring, and a 12-day segment in the summer.
If you are interested in The Feldenkrais Method, or would like to see what the training program process is like, we invite you to attend one of our training segments, or part of it, as an in-depth Feldenkrais workshop. If you would like to speak with graduates working in particular fields, Feldenkrais practitioners we have trained, or students in one of our current programs, we are happy to give you references.
David Zemach-Bersin's teaching and his unique understanding of the Feldenkrais Method has brought me as a Ballet Teacher, Dancer and Choreographer to a higher sense of self. There is a lighter quality to my style, and my movements are directed with increased awareness. Many thanks to David for the wisdom he so graciously shares and gratitude to Dr. Feldenkrais for the method.
- Fiona Morris-Duff, Professional Dance Teacher and Physical Therapist