Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute (FRTI) has organized Feldenkrais Method Professional Training Programs held at our center in Berkeley, California. Additional faculty has included Elizabeth Beringer, David Zemach-Bersin, Dennis Leri, Carol Kress, Deborah Bowes, Mary Spire, Frank Wildman, and Arlyn Zones.
At the present moment, we do not have another Training Program scheduled. Please check back with us.
The Feldenkrais Professional Training Program offers participants extensive practical experience and in-depth training in both Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®. The training program will also provide a thorough exploration of the theory underlying the Feldenkrais Method through lectures, discussions, study groups and assigned readings. By exploring the neurological, biological and psychological aspects of the Feldenkrais Method students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become outstanding practitioners.
The training program is designed to bring forth each student’s development in a non-competitive and highly supportive environment. Throughout the training there will be a team of instructors. Dennis Leri, Elizabeth Beringer and David Zemach-Bersin, the core faculty, will be assisted by a host of highly qualified teachers. The variety of training personnel is designed to give students a broad and deep exposure to the multi-faceted nature of the Feldenkrais Method.
The Feldenkrais training is designed to introduce and embody in the participants an understanding of the underlying dynamics of Functional Integration (FI) and Awareness Through Movement(ATM). Essential to the Feldenkrais Method is the experience of “learning how to learn.” We begin that process with ourselves through ATM and then utilizing what we have learned, we make the process interactive through Functional Integration. There will be no rote learning and it is assumed that students will progress at different rates. Each student will come to realize his/her own creative learning strategies and how to engender in others the process of self-discovery.