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Feldenkrais Training Programs Overview

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.

Training Program Schedule

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.

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Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.
- Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Stanford Univ, Winner of the Havel Prize in Neuroscience



Interviews with David Zemach-Bersin

About the Training Program Process
Backstage Magazine Interview



Please join us for:

The Art and Science of the Feldenkrais Method
Saturday, May 30

Feldenkrais and Mindfulness
Tuesday, June 2

Bones for Life
7 Mondays: June 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13 and 20

Engaging Your Feet for Support
Thursday, June 11



Feldenkrais Classes

Awareness Through Movement

We offer 14 classes every week with excellent teachers. No prior experience is necessary; your second class is free. If you are new to the Feldenkrais Method or are experiencing physical discomfort, we suggest that you start with our Basics Class. If you are already familiar with the Feldenkrais Method, jump in anywhere; come to any of our ten weekly Open Classes.

Click HERE for up-to-date details and 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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Call (212) 727-1014



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