The Feldenkrais Movement Institute® is the most experienced training organization in the world for the Feldenkrais Method®.
Currently, the Feldenkrais Movement Institute is operating training programs in Eugene, Oregon, Milano-Levico, Italy, and Aurillac, France.
The French training program is still open for enrollment.
The program is open to both professionals and non-professionals. Our FELDENKRAIS training program teaches all students how thoughts, feelings and actions are fundamental to neuromuscular control and bio mechanical efficiency. You’ll learn how to relieve pressure and strain on joints and muscles while improving coordination and quality of motion. Students will learn through movement while achieving greater control and performance in their own lives.
A successful FELDENKRAIS practitioner must be able to nurture a deep rapport with clients. This elusive quality is a key part of our program. It promises you intrigue, stimulation and lasting reward. The advantage of such a program includes the personal satisfaction of helping others while learning patterns of “breakthroughs” for even the most persistent of client problems.
Program Study of Topics Includes:
Biomechanics (the study of human structure and function)
Communications Science (the study of non-verbal communication)
Martial Arts and Dance
Dynamic Systems Theory (applied to the study of holistic movement)
The Evolution of Motion
Motor Learning and Action Theories
Movement and Language Acquisition
There are 40 days per curriculum year, and the program will span three and a half years (each curriculum year lasts nine months).
Functional Integration® is a systematic approach of working “hands-on” with another individual to address specific neurologic or muscular problems. Students receive personalized private instruction and supervision from staff as they develop their own skills to work with others. In the final year, a clinic allows students to perform Functional Integration® lessons under supervision while receiving detailed feedback.
Teachings of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais are extensively utilized including many of his lectures on videotape. The Awareness Through Movement® classes and Dr. Feldenkrais’s most interesting Functional Integration® lessons are closely examined and discussed in order to focus upon key principles and theories.
In addition to interaction with instructors, students work in small groups to maximize teaching and understand handling of different individuals. Study groups occur in a highly personalized manner for greater understanding of interactions. The groups promote invaluable relationships among participants and a sense of mutual support or home away from home. It is from these study groups that many lifelong colleagues and friends can be established.
Tuition runs approximately $4,200 per curriculum year. The exact cost may vary according to the particular location of the training program.
Housing information is provided to applicants upon enrollment. There are many housing options that range in cost, location and type of accommodation. Housing listings are mailed to enrollees with ample time to make necessary arrangements. Maps of each area and public transportation information are also provided.
We are currently accepting students for all NEW trainings. Contact the office for application information and forms.
Primary emphasis is placed on an applicant’s motivation for personal development and career goals. There is no educational prerequisite or existing professional background required.
Teaching Faculty, depending on the program, may include:
Donna Blank, M.S., C.M.A.
Robbie Ofir, Ph.D
Deborah Bowes, P.T.
Dwight Pargee, M.S.
Mara Fusero, Ph.D., P.T.
Stephanie Spink, P.T.
Carl Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Lawrence Goldfarb, Ph.D.
Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D.
Chava Shelhav, Ph.D.
Mary Spire, M.Mus.
Dennis Leri, M. A.
Zoran Kovich, M.S.
Throughout training, students have a regular opportunity to meet with the program director and teaching faculty for guidance in their studies.
You’ll receive personal support in your learning experience, encouragement of your progress, plus attention to many professional aspects of setting up your own practice.