Workshop Calendar

2019 Schedule

Our workshops fill quickly; early registration is recommended.

Primordial Connections Potency via the Tongue, Eyes & Spine

David Zemach-Bersin

October 25-27 in Silver Spring, MD

Learn to use the developmentally primitive and intimately connected movements of the spine, mouth, and eyes, to access powerful neural patterns that precede our earliest learnings, traumas and conditioning.

In this three-day workshop we will use the developmentally primitive and intimately connected movements of the spine, mouth, and eyes, to access powerful neural patterns that precede our earliest learnings, traumas and conditioning.

Our spine is capable of a rich variety of complex movements which have deep and important roots in our evolutionary past. In turn, our eyes, mouth and tongue have profound functional relationships with the movements of our spine, and with our balance mechanisms. Because integrated action of this kind existed long before homo sapiens, we can connect to the lived and moving history of our common nervous system by exploring and understanding these movements. Even now, they are essential to our own personal development, ease of well-organized movement, and our future well-being.

Please join us to discover how, by working with these uniquely integrated movements, we can communicate effectively with the lower, more reflexive parts of the brain to help re-organize many important aspects of movement. We will use original Awareness Through Movement lessons to restore these primordial and propulsive movements, while at the same time learning to internally sense and differentiate the movement of one vertebra, from another. You will find that these primitive relationships have a profound and general effect on our ability to move and act, and learn how to access them to potentiate your Functional Integration lessons.

David Zemach-Bersin graduated from the first Feldenkrais training held in the U.S. David directs Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs in New York City, and teaches in programs around the world. He has maintained a private practice since 1977, working with both adults and children. In addition to studying for over a decade with Dr. Feldenkrais, David studied extensively with Gaby Yaron, one of Feldenkrais’ first students. He is recognized for forty-five years of dedication to the Feldenkrais Method, and for his contribution to preserving Dr. Feldenkrais’ legacy. David served as President of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America and is the Co-Founder of Feldenkrais Resources, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and the Feldenkrais Foundation. David founded Feldenkrais Access, and lives with his wife, Kaethe, in Bucks County, PA.

Location

Grace Studios
8435 Georgia Ave., 2nd Fl 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Easy accessible load and unload area with street parking and Wayne parking lot across the street. Free parking after 7 pm on Friday, free all weekend!

Date & Time

Friday, October 25: 4:00 – 9:30pm

Saturday, October 26: 1:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday, October 27: 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Tuition

  • Early Bird Tuition: $435 (before October 16)
  • Regular Tuition: $485

Discounts off regular tuition

  • FGNA Members: 10% off
  • FPTP Trainees: 20% off
  • Travel Discount: 10% off (outside the USA)

Registration
Call or email Peggy Honig: 
240-498-5354 or [email protected]

Space: The Embodied Life & Spatial Awareness

Russell & Linda Delman

November 8-10 in NYC

Spatial awareness is often an undervalued—or missing— aspect of embodiment. When our interaction with space in all directions is awakened and enlivened, we can discover a new relationship to the world around and within ourselves.

Spatial awareness is often an undervalued—or missing— aspect of embodiment. This awareness orients in two directions - the vast inner spaces that exist within our physical bodies and the outer spaces, which includes the physical, as well as social environment that surrounds us at every moment. When our interaction with space in all directions is awakened and enlivened, we can discover a new relationship to the world around and within ourselves.

In this “Embodied Life” seminar, we will explore the shift from feeling unduly pressured in life to a sense of spaciousness. Through Feldenkrais® movement lessons, guided meditations, vertical movement gestures, and various awareness practices, we will approach this dynamic subject from multiple angles. While the seminar is primarily experiential, a clear conceptual understanding of the value and importance of spatial awareness will be offered.

This seminar is open to everyone, and all levels of experience. If you are interested in integrating these approaches into your work, specific guidance will be offered.

Russell Delman began studying Zen meditation in 1970 and graduated from Moshe Feldenkrais’ first North American training program in 1977. Since becoming a Feldenkrais Trainer in 1984, Russell has taught in over fifty Feldenkrais training programs. He also teaches ‘The Embodied Life’ and ‘Embodied Meditation’ throughout the world. His work has been influenced by ‘Focusing,’ developed by Eugene Gendlin, and by ‘Non-Violent Communication,’ developed by Marshall Rosenberg.

Linda Evans Delman has been an international consultant and educator in the fields of Psychology, Conscious Movement and Spirituality for over 40 years. She trained directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and is an authorized Feldenkrais® trainer and Educational Director. Linda has been deeply influenced by Spacial DynamicsTM, ChoreocosmosTM, Meditation, and Nature. She is a counselor and practitioner of Anthroposophical Psychology, which works with body, soul, and spirit. She joined the faculty of the Embodied Life SchoolTM in 2015.

Location

134 West 26th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY

Date & Time

Friday, November 8: 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, November 9: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday, November 10: 9:30am – 4:00pm

Tuition

  • Early Bird Tuition: $495 (before November 3)
  • Regular Tuition: $545

Discounts off regular tuition

  • FGNA Members: 10% off
  • FPTP Students: 20% off
  • Travel Discount: 10% off (outside the USA)

Registration
Call or email Tiina:
646-820-5485 or [email protected]

How Early Development Impacts Movement Patterns

Chava Shelhav

December 5-8 in NYC

What a treat it is to study with Chava in person! Join her for a deep dive into how early development influences mature functional movement patterns.

Chava Shelhav, Ph.D., is teaching her first advanced training in New York in over a decade!

Under Chava’s expert tutelage, we’re going to take a deep dive into how early development influences mature functional movement patterns. This workshop is likely to sell out early, so be sure to register soon!

All early experience creates an imprint on an individual’s movement patterns and body self-image. To recognize these patterns, we need to understand the internal conflicts, anxieties, fixations, defense mechanisms and regressions that are represented in the individual’s motor cortex and realized through their movement patterns. In this workshop, we will see how these difficulties can be addressed and improved by working with movement, orientation, balance, and social interactions. During the fourth day of the workshop, Chava will share her ‘Child’Space’ methodology and demonstrate her work with infants.

Chava’s teaching utilizes research in neuroscience, many aspects of the body-mind relationship, and emphasizes the influence of early development on the individual and their social personality.

"Studying with Dr. Feldenkrais gave me a deep knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of human movement and how movement is connected to our senses, awareness and personal development. Sharing the skills, knowledge and principles I learned under Dr. Feldenkrais has become my life’s work."
– Chava Shelhav

Chava Shelhav, Ph.D. was one of the thirteen students to participate in Dr. Feldenkrais’ very first training program. She has been involved with the development of the Feldenkrais Method®. She has been recognized for her work with infants and children with movement challenges and has trained thousands of Feldenkrais practitioners and therapists in working with infants and special needs babies. In 2002, she developed “Child’Space,” a unique method of developmental coaching that applies the Feldenkrais theory to working with babies and caregivers.

Location

134 West 26th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY

Date & Time

Thursday, December 5: 4:00 – 9:00pm

Friday, December 6: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, December 7: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, December 8: 10:00am – 3:30pm

Tuition

  • Early Bird Tuition: $595 (before November 14)
  • Regular Tuition: $655

Discounts off regular tuition

  • FGNA Members: 10% off
  • FPTP Students: 20% off
  • Travel Discount: 10% off (outside the USA)

Registration
Call or email Tiina:
646-820-5485 or [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer the following discounts:

  • Travel: 10% off for those traveling from outside the U.S.
  • FPTP Trainees: 15% off for those currently enrolled in a professional Feldenkrais® training
  • FGNA Members: 10% off for member practitioners

(Discount off full tuition. One discount/registrant.)

Cancellation by Participant

  • 14 days prior: Full Refund less $65.00 processing fee.
  • 7-13 days prior: 50% Refund or 80% credit toward a future workshop.
  • 0-6 days prior: No refund. 50% credit toward a future workshop.

(Note: If we are able to fill your spot, we will offer you a 50% refund or 80% credit toward a future workshop.)

Event Cancellation by Feldenkrais Access

Feldenkrais Access reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If Feldenkrais Access cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Feldenkrais Access will provide at least seven days’ notice if the course is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Feldenkrais Access does not accept responsibility for any airfare, hotel, or other non-cancellable/non-refundable costs incurred by registrant.

Unable to attend an entire workshop? Email us at [email protected] and we'll put you on our waitlist. We open up partial enrollments one week before the workshop on a first come, first-serve basis.

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