trainer and practitioner
as a scientist,
and later studied
with Moshe Feldenkrais
in the first North American Professional Feldenkrais Training
Program in 1975. His experience includes work with Ron Kurtz
(Hakomi), Stephen Wolinsky (Quantum Psychology), and Marjorie
Barstow (Alexander Technique), among
others. He has
been educational director for numerous Feldenkrais training programs
in Europe and the US.
the request of Dr. Feldenkrais
he edited his workshop
at Mann Ranch, which was published as The Master Moves. He has
written extensively about the Feldenkrais Method for the Feldenkrais
Journal, the Journal of Consciousness Studies and the Journal
of Humanistic Psychology.
Dr. Chava Shelhav, Isreal/Japan Feldenkrais
trainer and practitioner
Chava Shelhav was Dr.
assistant both in Israel and abroad. She holds a master’s
degree (Boston University). Her thesis, "Working with Brain
Damaged Children Using the Feldenkrais Method," was published
in 1989. She was awarded
a Ph.D. from the University
of Heidelberg in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences.
Her doctorate examined the effects of the Feldenkrais Method on
learning processes and various aspects of life.
From many years Dr. Shelhav
worked at the
Feldenkrais Institute and assisted Dr. Feldenkrais in training
programs in the United States. She collaborated in writing the
chapter on learning in The Elusive Obvious, Dr. Feldenkrais' book.
She herself has published several books on the Feldenkrais method.
Dr. Shelhav is the educational
director for Feldenkrais training
programs in Israel and abroad. In Germany, she is head of the Center
for the Feldenkrais Method near Koln. Dr. Shelhav is frequently invited
as a guest lecturer at symposiums around the world.
In recent years she has
developed the "Chava Shelhav-Child'Space method" of
monitoring of babies from birth and up to 24 months, a method
based on the
theory of Dr. Feldenrkais.
Mary Spire, USA Feldenkrais
trainer and practitioner
Spire is an experienced and certified Feldenkrais® practitioner and a Trainer in international Feldenkrais® trainings. She holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from U.S.C. and performed for many years before becoming a Feldenkrais® practitioner. She has taught the Feldenkrais Method® at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Francisco, Boston University, SUNY Stonybrook, the Tanglewood Music Center and at other schools and hospitals. Since 1994, she has been teaching for the San Francisco Symphony’s Prevention& Wellness Program. In addition to her frequent workshops, lectures and symposia, Mary maintains private practices in Berkeley and Corte Madera, California, where she specializes in working with infants and children, older adults, people with neurological conditions and performing artists.
Joly, Canada/USA/Italy Feldenkrais trainer and
Joly is a registered
and Educational Director of Feldenkrais ®Professional Training
programs. In the last 20 years, he has trained practitioners of
the Feldenkrais Method ® in 15 countries over four continents.
He has applied his expertise in body awareness to issues in the
domains of health, sports, the Arts and education. Yvan Joly received
his Master in Psychology in 1973, from the Université de
Montréal, with a specialty in cognitive science. He is certified
by the Feldenkrais® Guild of North America as practitioner-teacher
since 1983 and as trainer
since l995. He is one
of the world leaders
in the establishment
of the field of somatic
education. He is a lecturer at the Dance Department of L’Université du
Québec à Montréal in a program called: Diplôme
d’études supérieures en éducation somatique.
Lambert, Australia/Japan Feldenkrais trainer
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Blank , USA/Japan Feldenkrais trainer
Katrin Smithback, USA Feldenkrais trainer
Katrin Smithback began her studies with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1980 and has had a continuous Feldenkrais® practice in Santa Fe, NM since then. Katrin was on the faculty at the College of Santa Fe for 17 years, teaching applied movement in the theater, dance, music and physical education departments. Her interest in practical applications of the Feldenkrais Method® has led her to develop and teach workshops and classes for a wide variety of groups, including athletes, actors, the disabled, therapists, the elderly, and the general public. She also teaches advanced trainings for practitioners and mentors local practitioners. As a trainer, Katrin teaches in professional training programs in the US, South America, Canada, Asia and Europe.
Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D., USA Feldenkrais trainer
Stephen Rosenholtz earned his Ph.D. in Education at Stanford University in 1981. Since his graduation from Feldenkrais’ Amherst
training, he has maintained a practice and taught in Feldenkrais® trainings worldwide. Stephen has served as Educational Director
of trainings in Germany and Switzerland and currently directs the Feldenkrais® training in Colima, Mexico.