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.

See below for more information on dates, costs, and applications for these training programs.

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

Creativity Study

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Program Overview

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Each training program is developed by Frank Wildman, Ph.D., and taught by the most inspiring instructors in the field today. The FELDENKRAIS professional training program offered by the FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE provides a theoretical and technical background for study that relates to virtually every discipline taught in major universities and teaching institutions. Due to the great versatility and significance in people’s lives, including rehabilitation, performance development and improving self-awareness, graduates are able to select from a variety of career opportunities.

After graduation, many students have applied their education to such fields as physical therapy, occupational therapy, neuromuscular rehabilitation, gerontology, childhood special education, massage therapy, psychotherapy, speech pathology, sports training, dance, music, performing arts and more.

During training, students evolve from trainees into practitioners. Graduates have experienced many opportunities to learn skills related to the workplace and development of their own practice. Graduates are able to generate and utilize research data pertinent to the FELDENKRAIS METHOD. They are capable of approaching people within their own communities to introduce applications for AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT and FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION. They also posses the knowledge and skills to offer lessons to special audiences. Practitioners are able to experience both professional and personal rewards only limited by their own dedication to growth and development.

Current & Upcoming Certified Practitioner Training Programs

Eugene, Oregon

Levico/Milano, Italy

Aurillac, France

San Francisco Bay Area, late 2018

See details below.

Frank Wildman is an exceptionally stimulating, generous, and knowledgeable teacher. He has a unique way of clarifying the relationship of the Feldenkrais Method to contemporary intellectual and scientific trends.
Dwight Pargee, Feldenkrais Teacher and Practitioner
Frank Wildman’s Feldenkrais Professional Trainings create the optimum environment for learning: a friendly, mutually supportive group of students, a comfortable physical environment, a dedicated and skilled support staff and instructors who are not only skillful in the method but skillful in the application of learning theory tailored to the needs of the group while mindful of the individual students needs.
John B. Chester, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and former director of Pain Services, Salem Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center
Dr. Wildman’s Feldenkrais Program has helped me become more aware of my teaching style while teaching me about effective movement. He has provided greater skills that help me communicate movement more accurately to my students. Frank is brilliant. He has the ability to weave different sciences in a way that expands one’s perspective.
Rosa Pasarin, Polestar Pilates International Educator and Feldenkrais practitioner

Class DemonstrationThere are 40 days per curriculum year, and the program will span three and a half years (each curriculum year lasts nine months).

The coursework offers a profound and pleasurable learning experience. You’ll balance your time between intense study and periods to assimilate the depth of information. Classes are woven together in an experiential and exploratory manner. Hands-on lessons, lectures, discussion groups, reading and DVDs will help guide you to learn at your own pace in a non-competitive environment.Late enrollment requires intensive make-up sessions for coursework covered since the original starting date.
Awareness Through Movement® consists of hundreds of lessons that cover every joint and muscle group in the body, recapturing the organic learning processes of childhood. They are done in a group setting with other students. Many of these lessons were devised by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais himself. Others are specially designed by teaching faculty to illustrate particular movement concepts. The lessons are balanced with lectures, demonstrations and discussions.

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.

Frank Wildman Feldenkrais Workshop Photo 5All discussions, lessons and demonstrations videotaped and made available to students. These daily recordings provide an indispensable means of study. They also facilitate make-up sessions in the case of absence. The video tapes also serve as a record of the student’s progress and enable review of one’s physical transformation. Transcribed manuals and commentary from lessons and lectures offer added clarity.

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

Tuition runs approximately $4,200 per curriculum year. The exact cost may vary according to the particular location of the training program.

Housing

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.

Enrollment Information

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.

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Frank Wildman, Ph.D is Educational Director of the Feldenkrais Movement Institute. All other faculty members studied directly with Moshe Feldenkrais and have been carefully selected for their mastery and strong teaching skills.
Other certified practitioners with an advanced level of study and ability to inspire and support students may assist with instruction. During all phases of coursework, a low student-teacher ratio is maintained to ensure close supervision.

Teaching Faculty, depending on the program, may include:

Margaret McIntyre, P.T.
Donna Blank, M.S., C.M.A.
Robbie Ofir, Ph.D
Deborah Bowes, P.T.
Dwight Pargee, M.S.
Rika Fuji
Anastasi Siotas
Mara Fusero, Ph.D., P.T.
Stephanie Spink, P.T.
Carl Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T.
Lawrence Goldfarb, Ph.D.
Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D.
Chava Shelhav, Ph.D.
Carol Kress
Katrin Smithback
Gil Kelly
Mary Spire, M.Mus.
Dennis Leri, M. A.
Zoran Kovich, M.S.
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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.

Graduation is based on completion of the following:

Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration® coursework.
Full attendance in all sessions of the training program and
Successful evaluations from faculty.
Frank Wildman Feldenkrais Workshop Photo 4Missed sessions must be completed through an authorized training program or make up sessions provided by the staff prior to graduation. Occasionally, faculty may advise additional training be undertaken before practicing the FELDENKRAIS METHOD®. In some cases, additional training may be a prerequisite to acceptance into the FELDENKRAIS GUILD.

Upon successful completion, all graduates are authorized to teach Awareness Through Movement® and practice Functional Integration® as a Certified Feldenkrais Practioner, under the approval of the  FELDENKRAIS GUILD OF NORTH AMERICA.

Upon successful completion of the training program, an apprenticeship system is available to graduates through a network of experienced practitioners in the United States. Study groups are often conducted in collaboration with regional committees or similar approved by the FELDENKRAIS GUILD. Graduates of the FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE program are given professional courtesy to participate in such continuing education.

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Segment 10: March 19 – 30, 2018
Segment 11: June 18 – July 5, 2018
Segment 12: September 10 – 21, 2018

Where: University of Oregon Dance Department, Eugene, OR

Tuition: $4,200 per year

Fee includes downloadable video of the entire trainings– lessons, lectures, discussions.  Tuition payable in installments prior to the commencement of each segment.

Accreditation/Certification:

This training is accredited by the Training Administration Board of North America.

Eugene, Oregon Faculty:

Educational Director: Frank Wildman, Ph.D.
Mary Spire, M.Mus.
Katrin Smithback
Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D.
Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T.
Carol Kress
Dwight Pargee, M.S.

Contact:

Email: info@feldenkraisinstitute.org, phone 510-527-2634

Introduction to Eugene 2 Training Program

Feldenkrais Training: Description of the Feldenkrais Method Training Program

Feldenkrais Professional Training Program– Feedback from past Eugene graduates.

The Fossil of Consciousness, a short lecture by Dr. Frank Wildman about the skeleton and human potential.

Lecture: Feldenkrais: The Royal Road to Higher Consciousness by Dr. Frank Wildman

Functional Integration demonstration: The Royal Road to Higher Consciousness by Dr. Frank Wildman, Part 2

Additional Information:

Feldenkrais Movement Institute
721 The Alameda
Berkley, CA  94707 USA

(510) 527-2634
or (800) 342-3424
Fax (510) 528-1332

Upcoming Schedule:

Year 4:

Segment 10 March 19 to March 30, 2018
Segment 11 June 18 to July 5, 2018
Segment 12 September 10 to September 21, 2018

Levico Terme Italy Program

Segment 6: December 27, 2017 –  January 9, 2018
Segment 7: August 1-31, 2018
Segment 8 December 27, 2018-January 8, 2019

Where: The Training will be split in two yearly segments: Summer, in August, in Levico Terme (TN), Italy, and Winter during Christmas Holiday, in Milano, Italy.

Levico Terme belongs to the province of Trento- Region of Trentino, near the Dolomite Mountains- North Italy.  It’s a small thermal town that lies on a beautiful lake and offers many entertainments, from spa to sport.  In this location, you won’t need a car.  It requires only 20 minutes by foot to get from one end of Levico to the other.

Tuition: ANNUAL PARTICIPATION FEE: Euro 3.300,00

(eventual VAT not included) per year. The fee includes the recording of the lessons in mp3 format.  The fee does NOT include food or lodging.

Accreditation/Certification:

Accredited by Euro-TAB (European Accreditation Board) and by AIIMF (Associazione Italiana Insegnanti Metodo Feldenkrais)

Faculty:

Educational Director: Frank Wildman, Ph.D.

Educational Director: Mara Fusero, Ph.D., P.T.

Ruty Bar, M.A.

Steve Rosenholtz, Ph.D.

Contact:

Email: Mara Fusero, phone: +39 335 8205490

Dr. Frank Wildman introduces the Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program in Levico/Milano, Italy.

Student Opinions of Dr. Wildman’s Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program.




Additional Information:

Centro Feldenkrais Milano

Via Pecchio 8 – 20131 Milano
Tel/Fax: +39 02 29409005

Upcoming Schedule

Year 3:

Segment 5 August 1-31, 2017
Segment 6 December 27, 2017-January 9, 2018

Year 4:

Segment 7 August 1-31, 2018
Segment 8 December 27, 2018-January 8, 2019

The program will be held in English. In-between each segment we will organize sessions for more in-depth study of all themes discussed during the training. Ettore Porcari, along with all the staff of our Feldenkrais Center, will guarantee the good progress of the course, and document it with video and audio, in addition to providing all materials necessary for comfort during ATM and FI lessons.

We will organize an extra segment for make-up before the start of the second year, during the Easter holiday, for anyone that may have missed sessions in year one. There will also be audio and video recordings available.

Each new Training Program needs the help of the Feldenkrais community to recruit new students. Many students who decide to participate in a training program come from previous “Feldenkrais experiences” made with teachers from every part of the world.

I thank you all for your precious help to spread the word of this Training Program.

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Enrollment open until July 2017

This training program will be taught in English with French translation.

Year 1:

Segment 1: July 7 to August 7, 2016
Segment 2: April 24 to May 6, 2017

Year 2:

Segment 1: July 2 to August 3, 2017
Segment 2: April 2018

Year 3:

Segment 1: July 4 to August 2, 2018
Segment 2: April 2019

Year 4:

Segment 1: July 4 to August 2, 2019
Segment 2: April 2020

Where:  Aurillac, France

Tuition: 3700 Euros for the first two years, 3900 Euros for the last two years

Accreditation/Certification:

Accredited by EuroTAB (European Accreditation Board).

Aurillac Faculty:

Educational Director: Frank Wildman, Ph.D.
Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T.
Mara Fusero, Ph.D., P.T.
Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D.
Beatriz Walterspiel

Contact:

Email: Pia Appelquist, Tel: +33 6 82 21 61 74, Beliashe Institute: Center for the Arts and the Human Potential

Cantal 1 website

Introduction to the Centre Feldenkrais Cantal

Feldenkrais practitioners explain the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method, on a professional and a personal level.

What is Feldenkrais? An interview with Dr. Frank Wildman.

How does the Feldenkrais method work? – Part 2/5 – Interview Dr Frank Wildman

How did Moshe Feldenkrais develop his method? – Part 3/5 – Interview Dr Frank Wildman

Feldenkrais and neuroscience? – Part 4/5 – Interview Dr Frank Wildman

Training and applications of the Feldenkrais Method – Part 5/5 – Interview Dr. Frank Wildman

Additional Information:

Cantal 1 Feldenkrais Training Program
15000 Aurillac – France
Phone: 0033 (0)4 71 63 43 00
Mobile: 06 82 21 61 74

This training program will be taught in English with French translation. It is designed for French and International students.
Please write or call for more information about low cost airlines and where to stay in the area.

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Click here for Cantal 2 application

This training program will be taught in English with French translation.

Year 1:

Segment 1: February 11-23, 2018
Segment 2: August 4-September 2, 2018

 

Year 2:

Segment 1: February 16-March 3, 2019*
Segment 2: August 4-September 2, 2019

Year 3:

Segment 1: February 16-March 3, 2020*
Segment 2: July 4-August 2, 2020

Year 4:

Segment 1: February 16-March 3, 2021*
Segment 2: July 4-August 2, 2021

* dates to be determined

Where: Aurillac, France

Tuition: 3700 Euros for each of the first two years, 3900 Euros for each of the last two years

Accreditation/Certification:

Accredited by EuroTAB (European Accreditation Board).

Aurillac Faculty:

Educational Director: Frank Wildman, Ph.D.
Ilan Jacobson
Carol Kress
Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D.
Anat Krivine

Contact:

Email: Centre Feldenkrais Cantal, info@feldenkraiscantal.fr, Tel: +33 6 82 21 61 74

Cantal 2 website

Introduction to the Centre Feldenkrais Cantal

Feldenkrais practitioners explain the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method, on a professional and a personal level.

What is Feldenkrais? An interview with Dr. Frank Wildman.

How does the Feldenkrais method work? – Part 2/5 – Interview Dr Frank Wildman

How did Moshe Feldenkrais develop his method? – Part 3/5 – Interview Dr Frank Wildman

Feldenkrais and neuroscience? – Part 4/5 – Interview Dr Frank Wildman

Training and applications of the Feldenkrais Method – Part 5/5 – Interview Dr. Frank Wildman

Additional Information:

Cantal 2 Feldenkrais Training Program
15000 Aurillac – France
Phone: 0033 (0)4 71 63 43 00
Mobile: +33 6 82 21 61 74

This training program will be taught in English with French translation. It is designed for French and International students.
Please write or call for more information about low cost airlines and where to stay in the area.

NOTES: The Feldenkrais Movement Institute is a member of the Better Business Bureau and a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Feldenkrais Method worldwide, having trained more certified practitioners around the world than any other since 1985.
Our Training Programs are accredited by the Training Administration Board for North America, Europe, and Australia.
There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Upon acceptance into the program, a $500 deposit is required to confirm your enrollment. The application fee and deposit are both applied to the tuition of the first session. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or by personal check.
All applications are reviewed prior to acceptance by the Administrative Director and Dr. Frank Wildman, Educational Director. Primary emphasis is placed on an applicant’s motivation for personal development and career goals. There is no education prerequisite or existing professional background required.  Therefore, your overall profile will be taken into consideration. A telephone interview may be requested.
The FELDENKRAIS professional training program is not intended to provide medical rehabilitation or psychiatric treatment for enrollees, nor is it intended to replace training in those fields.
Training programs may be subject to cancellation in cases of insufficient enrollment, faculty availability or facilities. In the case of faculty or location changes, enrollees will be notified at least 30 days in advance and given the option for refund.
The Feldenkrais Manhattan professional training program offered by the FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE satisfies the requirements for accreditation by the FELDENKRAIS GUILD. However, laws of a given country or state may vary in regard to the use and applications of movement lessons and/or hands-on procedures taught in the program. There may be additional requirements to practice in your state or country and some form of licensing may be required to teach AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT and perform FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION. The program may provide you with many or all of the state requirements. Any additional requirements beyond the scope of the course are the responsibility of the applicant or student.
The Italian and French program are accredited by the EuroTAB. The Eugene, OR program is accredited by the North American TAB.