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 and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.
Andrew Weil, MD, www.drweil.com

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I am excited to focus on sharing some of the least known, yet most exciting Functional Integration® techniques developed by Dr. Feldenkrais. In FI®, our ability to work with and through the spine is critical for improving function and action. The movements of our spine are deeply connected to our evolutionary and individual developmental history, and are mediated (in large part) by older, more reflexive parts of our brain. When you understand how to restore the fundamental movements of the spine, you will be able to communicate effectively with your FI student’s nervous system and facilitate potent change.

While watching Dr. Feldenkrais giving Functional Integration lessons in Tel-Aviv between 1973 and 1983, I saw him working directly with the spine of almost every one of his FI students. These techniques were particular and sophisticated, and he did not teach them in either the San Francisco or Amherst training programs. Fascinated, I was determined to figure out what Moshe was doing, and the how and the why. During my years of private practice, it gradually became clear. In this workshop, I will be assisted by Anastaisi Siotas, a long-time Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Assistant Trainer who is also a highly regarded teacher of anatomy and kinesiology. We hope to enhance your work and shorten your learning curve by sharing this valuable material.

In this Advanced Training, you will learn how to move individual vertebra, and how to work with the vertebrae in various functional configurations. Your ability to make sensory distinctions will improve as you learn to move and differentiate one vertebra in relation to another. You will discover — as Moshe did — how to move the entire self/body through the movement of a single vertebra. There will be more hands-on guidance in this Advanced Training than usual, and the number of participants will be limited.

”No one understands Functional Integration better than David Zemach-Bersin. David has incredible mastery of both the creative spirit and technique of Functional Integration.” – Mark Reese, Feldenkrais Trainer

Date: Friday - Monday, October 27 - 30
Times: Friday: 4:00-9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Monday: 9:30am-3:30pm Call 212-727-1014 to register!
Open to: Practitioners and 4th year trainees
Tuition: $495 through October 13;
$535 thereafter
FGNA Practitioner Members: 5% off regular tuition.
FPTP Students: 20% off regular tuition.
Travel Discounts available: Call for details!
Location: The Feldenkrais Institute
134 W 26 St, 2 Floor (betw. 6 & 7 Aves)
New York NY 10001
212-727-1014

Teacher: David Zemach-Bersin

imageDavid Zemach-Bersin, co-founder of the Feldenkrais® Institute of New York, is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ original American students. He studied with Dr. Feldenkrais from 1973-1984 in the U.S., Europe, and at the Feldenkrais Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel.

David is one of the world’s foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers. For over 35 years, David has been involved with the development of the Feldenkrais Method®. He co-founded Feldenkrais Resources in 1983, with Elizabeth Beringer, and the Feldenkrais  Institute of New York in 2005, with Marek Wyszynski. He also co-founded the Feldenkrais Research Foundation in 2007, a non-profit supporting scientific research on The Feldenkrais Method. David is a former President and Training Accreditation Board Member of The Feldenkrais Guild of North America.

David is an enthusiastic and experienced teacher. He directs Feldenkrais Method Training Programs in New York City, and Baltimore. He also teaches in programs in California and Europe, and offers popular post-graduate courses for Feldenkrais practitioners. For almost 40 years, David has maintained a private practice working with a diverse population including people with movement limitations, neurological problems, children, seniors, performing artists, and people with chronic pain. David is a Honors graduate of UC Berkeley, with extensive post-graduate work in physiological psychology, and is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins), a popular introduction to The Feldenkrais Method. He has created a variety of Feldenkrais audio programs.

David Zemach-Bersin lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. For Functional Integration sessions, please contact: (215) 230-9208 or The Feldenkrais Institute at (212) 727-1014.

www.davidzemach-bersin.com

Teacher: Anastasi Siotas (Guest Faculty)

imageAnastasi Siotas graduated from the Sydney, Australia, Feldenkrais Professional Training in 1992,  and has had a private practice in New York City since 1997. His professional experience includes working as a researcher in cell biology and later as a modern dancer, choreographer and director in Australia. He was the Director of Dance at the Theatre Department of the University of Melbourne, where he was awarded Honors in Science, before completing Masters Degrees in both Education and Dance. Anastasi has continued his studies with Irene Dowd in Kinesthetic Anatomy and at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute, where he has become a Certified Movement Analyst and has taught Anatomy and Kinesiology for the past seven years. He also teaches Experiential Anatomy at the Eugene Lang College of New School University. In addition to his private practice in Manhattan, Anastasi works as an Assistant Trainer for Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs directed by David Zemach-Bersin in New York City and Baltimore, MD. He regularly teaches advanced training workshops and mentoring for Feldenkrais teachers and is a Senior Trainer of Ruthy Alon’s Movement Intelligence programs.

Cancellation Policy

● For 3-hour workshops with less than 24 hours notice, we will apply the full amount of your credit towards a future event.

● For single and multi-day workshops:
  • Received at least 8 days prior: A full refund minus a $50 administrative fee
  • Received 7 days to 24 hours prior: A full Feldenkrais Institute account credit minus a $50 administrative fee
  • Within 24 hours or during event: A 50% Feldenkrais Institute account credit, prorated on the days remaining, minus a $50 administrative fee

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Individual Sessions

The most direct way to benefit from Feldenkrais is to work privately with one of our highly skilled practitioners. In Functional Integration lessons, the work is tailored specifically to your needs, the touch is gentle and communicative, and your comfort is respected.  Call 212-727-1014 for an appointment.



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:

Pain Free & Happy Hip Joints
Tuesday, October 24

Free Your Jaw
Wednesday, November 1

In Good Hands
Sunday, November 5

Feldenkrais Relief for Your Neck and Shoulders
Sunday, November 5



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



Featured Products

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 2 - CD

The Grammar of Spontaneity, Vol. 1 - CD

Relaxercise - CD

Relaxercise - Book

Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method - CD

Focus on the Knees & Ankles - CD

Awareness Through Movement - Book