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.
Many of the current insights of contemporary cognitive science are illustrated by the practice of the Feldenkrais Method.
- Rafael Nunez, Ph.D. Cognitive Scientist, U.C. San Diego
Please join us for:
Accessing the Magic in Awareness Through Movement
Thursday, August 21
Finding Your Voice with the Feldenkrais Method
Tuesday, August 26
Thursday, September 4
Feldenkrais Tools for Pain Relief
Saturday, September 6
Check this link for this week's cancellations or teacher substitutions (if any) and to register in advance for any class.
**Weekly community class at 3:00 pm on Wednesdays is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested fee of $10.00.
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. Get your first two classes for the price of one!
Drop-in for $25
6 class card for $125
12 class card for $250
Members receive FREE unlimited classes and one FREE Functional Integration session every month
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I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I currently recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion, flexibility, and help us all feel more comfortable in our bodies.
- Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com