Feldenkrais® Resources Training Institute is pleased to offer day-long Awareness Through Movement workshops which are appropriate for beginning and ongoing students. Each workshop, taught by highly experienced Feldenkrais Teachers, will provide a deep and rich experience of the variety and breadth of the lessons comprising the Feldenkrais Method®. Come with curiosity, ready to be surprised!!
Awareness Through Movement classes consist of gentle, verbally guided movement sequences, each organized around the improvement of a different aspect of human movement and functioning. Unlike many movement practices where the same sequences are repeated, ATM offers an impressive variety of movement situations addressing every human function and area of the body. Thus the learning process in ATM is full of surprises, challenges and the pleasure of learning in new and unexpected ways. These movement lessons give structure to the investigation of diverse subjects such as attention, self-image, intention and self-responsibility resulting in a multifaceted and multi-dimensional learning experience.
Benefits from these lessons abound. Participants will often sense a reduction in pain, an overall feeling of well being including an ease in breathing and a clearer sense of skeletal support, resulting in increased vitality and energy.
Workshops are held approximately once a month on a Sunday from 11:30 to 5pm, with the exception of the June ATM intensive. See a list of the upcoming workshops in the sidebar, or check our calendar for dates.
You may register for each workshop individually, or for a series of any combination for a discount. All workshops are $85 with preregistration and $95 at the door, on a space-available basis. We accept Visa, MasterCard or checks. Course payment by check may be sent to Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute (FRTI), 830 Bancroft Way, #112, Berkeley, CA 94710.
One Workshop day: $85
Two Workshop days: $160
Three Workshop days: $225
ATM Intensive: Varies depending on instructors
email: Info@FRTIBerkeley.com or call 510-540-7600.
So sorry, no online registration. Please email or call. Thank you!!!
The workshops fill up! Refunds will only be given (less a $20 administrative fee) if cancellation occurs less than 5 days prior to the workshop. To receive a brochure about the workshops, please contact us at info@FRTIBerkeley.com
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Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 25 years and is one of the foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers. She studied directly with the founder of the Method, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in both the U.S. and Israel between 1976 and 1983.
Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private Feldenkrais somatic education practice working with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, seniors, musicians, children and those in chronic pain including Feldenkrais for back pain. She has also worked extensively with athletes, martial artists and dancers and is known for her ability to apply the Method in dynamic situations.
Carol Kress is a highly experienced Feldenkrais Practitioner of more than 20 years, and Trainer who brings to her teaching a desire for excellence and a wish to communicate the essence of the Feldenkrais Method. In her private practice she works with both adults and children with a variety of difficulties, including chronic pain and neurological problems, as well as performing artists. Her work is informed by a long-time involvement in equestrian arts, yoga, a passion for Argentine Tango, and her long time practice of the martial art of Aikido, for which she holds a 4th degree black belt.
Carol first began to study the Feldenkrais Method in 1985, she finished her Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 1993. Carol teaches throughout the United States. She has recently completed the editing and publication of Volume One of an in-depth biography of Dr. Feldenkrais, written by her late husband, Trainer, Mark Reese. Carol lives in Marin County, California.
For Functional Integration® lessons (individual) in Berkeley, California, at the Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute, or in San Rafael, California with Carol Kress, please contact:
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 112
Berkeley, CA 94710
Mary Spire, Mary Spire is an experienced and Guild Certified Feldenkrais® teacher, trainer and Educational Director of the Optimal Moves, LLC Feldenkrais® Teacher Training Program. She has been actively teaching since graduating in 1987 from the Feldenkrais Foundation Training.
Well-known internationally as a trainer, and for her work with children with special needs, with performing artists, and with those with neurological conditions, she brings extensive experience as an artist and musician to her work as a Feldenkrais teacher and trainer. Mary has presented and taught aspects of the Method in hospitals and to hospital staff, including those of the Physical Therapy Department at UCSF School of Medicine, to universities including U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Francisco, Boston University, McGill University, to the Tanglewood Music Center, the San Francisco Symphony, and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
Mary maintains private practices in Berkeley and San Rafael, California.
Arlyn Zones, M.A., (Theatre Arts), began studying The Feldenkrais Method in 1977 and graduated from Dr. Feldenkrais’ last training program in 1983. She has taught in schools, clinics, and hospitals and has led seminars for physical and occupational therapists and performing artists. Arlyn lives in San Francisco where she has maintained, for 25 years, a private practice, working with performing artists, children, infants, and adults with severe motor difficulties.