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.
As a career dancer and teacher, I am no longer feeling daily discomfort from the over-use of muscle groups, and I am more efficient with teaching movement. I truly believe that whatever you are pursuing in life, Feldenkrais can help you achieve your goal in a clear and gentle way.
- Lise Weber-Frutchey, Dancer and Choreographer
Please join us for:
From Feldenkrais to Dancing
Wednesday, November 5
Steady on Your Feet
Thursday, November 6
Your Pain-Free Neck
Saturday, November 8
Solutions for Optimal Mobility
Thursday – Sunday, November 13-16
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
Call (212) 727-1014
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and all your staff for the enormous dedication, knowledge, enthusiasm, inspiration, and experience each of you brings to the program. I hold all of them in high esteem and stand in awe at their expertise and ability to teach. It has given each person some remarkable things – the freedom to possess new awareness and mobility, to regain feeling and function, to move more easily, free of pain. Thank you.
- John Charles Murphy, Member of Mummenschanz