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 is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ original American students and studied closely with Dr. Feldenkrais from 1973-1984 in the U.S., Europe, and at the Feldenkrais Institute in Israel. He has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method® for more than 30 years, and is one of the world’s foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers.
With Elizabeth Beringer, David founded Feldenkrais Resources in 1983. Feldenkrais Resources is the primary publisher of Dr. Feldenkrais’ English language books and audio programs, as well as programs from the world’s leading Feldenkrais teachers and trainers. In 2005, David co-founded the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, a large center devoted to the work of Dr. Feldenkrais.
In 2007, he also co-founded the Feldenkrais Research Foundation, a non-profit devoted to initiating and supporting scientific research on the Feldenkrais Method. The first projects of Feldenkrais Research Foundation will be to look at the efficacy of the Feldenkrais Method with Multiple Sclerosis, scoliosis, and recovery of mobility from mastectomies.
David is the long time Educational Director of the New York City, and Washington, D.C./Baltimore Feldenkrais Training Programs. The programs attract students from across the U.S. and Europe. David has taught in Feldenkrais Training programs throughout the U.S. and Europe, and teaches popular post-graduate courses for graduates.
Since 1977, David has maintained an ongoing and varied private practice working with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, neurological problems, children, seniors, world-class musicians, dancers, actors, and those in chronic pain. Since 2004, David has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method each summer at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival in Marlboro, VT. He lives with his wife and three children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
For Functional Integration lessons with David in the New York metropolitan area and the Philadelphia area, please write him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.