Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 40 years. She trained directly with the founder of the Method, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in both the U.S. and Israel. Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private practice, applying the Feldenkrais approach with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, seniors, musicians, children and those in chronic 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.
Elizabeth has practiced the martial art of aikido since 1977 and currently holds the rank of 6th-degree black belt. Aikido is a nonviolent martial art centered on neutralizing aggression by redirecting an opponent’s force. For many years, she was an instructor at San Diego Aikikai, in San Diego. Her practice of Feldenkrais has been deeply informed by her experiences in Aikido.
Over the years Elizabeth has been actively involved with the development of the Feldenkrais Method into a respected profession: founding and editing for 18 years the first Feldenkrais Journal; developing educational programs and materials; working with the practitioner organization, the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, in numerous capacities; and teaching postgraduate seminars for Feldenkrais practitioners in many locations around the world.
Elizabeth cofounded Feldenkrais Resources in 1983 to develop and disseminate Feldenkrais-based educational programs that can be done at home. Since then Feldenkrais Resources has reached interested groups in nearly every country and continues to actively develop new applications of the Feldenkrais Method to meet expanding interest worldwide. Currently Elizabeth is mainly involved in the training of new practitioners. She travels extensively teaching postgraduate programs and leading trainings for new teachers in Europe and the US. Elizabeth lives in San Diego with her husband, Rafael Nunez, a professor of cognitive science at the University California San Diego and their teenage daughter.
David Zemach-Bersin met Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in 1973 and studied with him for over 10 years in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. Today, David directs Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs in New York City, and teaches around the world.
He has maintained a private practice since 1977, and is recognized for his contribution to strengthening Dr. Feldenkrais’ legacy. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, he is the co-author with Mark Reese of Relaxercise (HarperCollins), and has created many audio and video programs for Feldenkrais Practitioners.
David is a past President of FGNA and co-founder of Feldenkrais Resources, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and the Feldenkrais Foundation. David’s current body of work can be found at Feldenkrais Access.com. He is the father of three children and lives with his wife in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Carol Kress is a highly experienced Feldenkrais Practitioner of more than 25 years, and a 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 worldwide. She has completed the editing and publication of Volume One of an in-depth biography of Dr. Feldenkrais, written by her late husband, Trainer, Mark Reese. She is now working on Volume Two. Carol lives in Marin County, California and practices both in Marin County and Berkeley, CA.
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
Ongoing Awareness Through Movement® classes with Carol Kress are offered at the Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute, 830 Bancroft Way, Room #104 in Berkeley, California. Tuition is $10 per class. Drop-ins welcome.