will 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
April 27- May 11
August 8 - August 22
January 4 - January 16, 2014
April 24 - May 8
August 9 - August 21
January 3 - January 17, 2015
4 (Italy) FPTP SCHEDULE
August 1 - 31
December 27 - January 8, 2012
August 1 - August 15
August 16 - August 31
December 27 - January 9, 2013
The Educational Director is Dr Frank
Wildman, who, all of you know, is an excellent teacher
and educator…brilliant, creative and talented.
Mara Fusero, with 15 years
of experience as Assistant Trainer, will attend the entire Training
Program, assisting the Trainers to assure didactic continuity
and collaborating with students in their learning process for
the entire four years.
In-between each segment we will organize
sessions for more in-depth study of all themes discussed during
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.
August 1 - August 15
August 16 - August 31
December 27 - January 9, 2014
August 1 - August 15
August 16 - August 31
December 27 - January 10, 2015
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.
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 meet
some colleagues again. Each new Training Program needs the help of
the Feldenkrais community to recruit new trainers. 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
new 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.