be posted as soon as dates, et. al. are finalized. Prospective students should contact
the appropriate program host (see details for each program below) for application packets.
You may also call (510) 527-2634 or e-mail
us with your contact information, brief details of your background / experience with
Feldenkrais, and your reasons for taking the training.
The FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE is
the most experienced training organization in the world for the FELDENKRAIS
METHOD®. Each training program is
developed by Frank Wildman, Ph.D., and taught by the most inspiring
instructors in the field today.
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.
Topics of study include:
Biomechanics (the study of human structure
Dynamic Systems Theory
Engineering and Physics
Motor Learning and Action Theories
Movement and Language Acquisition
Martial Arts and Dance
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
2 (USA) FPTP SCHEDULE Please review the information below and contact one of us with any questions.
ALL of the training segments will be held on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon.
Topics of Study will include
Functional & Evolutionary
Dynamic & Systems Theory
Motor Learning & Action
The Psychology of Motion & Emotion
Neuroscience and the Function of the Nervous System
Martial Arts, Dance, Creativity Study
Developing Successful Private Practice
1 (2015): Segment 1: March 16-March 28, 2015
Segment 2: June 8-June 25, 2015
Segment 3: September 14-26, 2015
Segment 4: March 14-26, 2016
Segment 5: June 6-23, 2016
Segment 6: September 12-24, 2016
3 (2017): Segment 7: March 20-April 1, 2017
Segment 8: June 12-29, 2017
Segment 9: September 11-23, 2017
4 (2018): Segment 10: March 19-31, 2018
Segment 11: June 18-July 5, 2018
12: September 10-22, 2018
Year 3 (2013/14):
August 1 - August 15
August 16 - August 31
December 27 - January 9, 2014
Year 4 (2014/15):
August 1 - August 15
August 16 - August 31
December 27 - January 10, 2015
5 (Italy) FPTP SCHEDULE
Year 1 (2015/16): July 18-August 14, 2015
December 27, 2015-January 12, 2016
Year 2 (2016/17): August 1-31, 2016
December 27, 2016-January 10, 2017
Year 3 (2017/18):
August 1-31, 2017
December 27, 2017-January 9, 2018
Year 4 (2018/19):
August 1-31, 2018
December 27, 2018-January 8, 2019
TOTAL TEACHING DAYS: 160
(40 working days per year)
LOCATION: 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.
ANNUAL PARTICIPATION FEE: Euro
3.300,00 (eventual VAT not included) per year
The fee includes the recording of the lessons in
The fee does NOT include food or lodging.
Accredited by Euro-TAB (European Accreditation
Board) and by AIIMF (Associazione Italiana Insegnanti Metodo Feldenkrais)
Bridging the fields of biology and the psychology of motion, Dr. Wildman is internationally
known as a Feldenkrais Trainer, lecturer and writer. Dr. Wildman’s life-long passions
in the study of evolution, movement arts and somatic psychology and his exceptional talents
as a practitioner have culminated in a rich and profound body of work. He is former president
of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and formulated the Standards of Practice, which serve
as the defining guidelines for the Feldenkrais Method internationally. Dr. Wildman has
graduated 25 training programs on 4 continents.
Dr. Mara Fusero, Centro Feldenkrais
Dr. Fusero is a Feldenkrais Trainer, has a degree in physiotherapy and is registered as a psychologist. She
is the Educational Director of Monferrato 1 and Barcelona International 1. She regularly
teaches in several Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs. She assures didactic continuity
and collaborates with the students’ learning process. Her previous training has
a profound impact on her style of teaching, enriching it in terms of accuracy, knowledge and
applications of the functional anatomy. She is a Founding member of AIIMF (Italian Association
Teachers of the Feldenkrais Method), a Scientific Director for the Centro Feldenkrais ASCD.
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.
The program will be held in English and Italian language with translation.
We will organize an extra make-up segment before the start of
the second year, during the Easter's holiday, for anyone that may have missed sessions in
year one. There will also be audio and video recordings available.
We hope that this training
will be a good opportunity for all of us to meet new colleagues as well as to reunite some
colleagues again. 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.
US 4-year program, in Oregon,
began Fall 2010... Late enrollment requires intensive
make-up sessions for coursework covered since the original
entire program lasts 4 curriculum years, 40 days per curriculum
year, and will take three calendar years to complete (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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
is based on completion of
THROUGH MOVEMENT® and FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION® coursework,
attendance in all sessions of the training program and
evaluations from faculty.
sessions must be completed through an authorized training
program 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.
successful completion, all graduates are authorized to teach AWARENESS
THROUGH MOVEMENT® and practice FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION® as
a CERTIFIED FELDENKRAIS PRACTITIONER, under the approval
of the FELDENKRAIS
GUILD OF NORTH AMERICA.
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
Tuition runs approximately $4,200 per curriculum year. The exact cost
may vary according to the particular location of the training
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 the area and public
transportation information are also provided.
are currently accepting students for all NEW trainings.
Contact the office for application information and forms.
FELDENKRAIS MOVEMENT INSTITUTE
721 THE ALAMEDA
BERKELEY, CA 94707 USA
(510) 527-2634 or (800) 342-3424
Fax (510) 528-1332
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 of some applicants.
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 Feldenkrais
Guild of North America.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italian program is accredited by the EuroTab. The Los
Angeles program is accredited by the North American Tab. The
Kyoto program is accredited by the AstroAsian TAB.