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Study with David in 2020!

May 19-June 23

Virtual, Tuesdays

Unique series of six classes is designed to give you a set of empowering tools that you can use to support healthy neurological balance in stressful times.

Sponsored by Movement & Creativity.

The Feldenkrais-based lessons featured in this series will have two distinct parts and are constructed to help you in two important ways:

  1. a calm, restorative state
    to interact with your brain's neurological flexibility to bring your nervous system back to a calm, restorative state.
  2. effective, integrated action
    to support the integration of your new neurological balance into more expansive movements and everyday action such as sitting, standing and walking.

Each exercise takes advantage of your brain's neuroplasticity to access your innate ability to change, interrupt habitual patterns, and will give you the tools you need to create a neurological equilibrium which you can count on.

David will share some of the exercises and techniques that he has found to be most effective with his students and clients, and that he uses himself to calm and relax his nervous system.

These novel and gentle exercises are appropriate for everyone.

  • No previous experience with the Feldenkrais Method is needed to participate.
  • Practitioners and those with experience with the method welcome too!

David Zemach-Bersin opened Feldenkrais Access to the public and the professional Feldenkrais Teacher community in early 2019. He studied directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for over ten years in Europe, Israel, and the US. David has trained nearly a thousand new Feldenkrais Teachers, created many Feldenkrais-based audio and video programs, and co-founded the Feldenkrais Institute of New York and the Feldenkrais Foundation. David has been in private practice for over 40 years and is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins). He lives with his wife Kaethe, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

 

Online: May 19 & 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

Tuesdays: 1-2:15pm EDT

If you can’t make these exact times, you can participate via recordings.

Series includes:

  • 6 video classes of original Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons + Integrative exercises and discussions
  • Downloadable audio recordings of all classes edited into longer and shorter practices
  • Bonus Recordings: Finding Neurological Balance and Creativity through Your Spine + Movements of the Jaw and Tongue to Reduce Anxiety + audio downloads of 5 Soothe and Calm sensory-learning exercises
  • 2 months of access to Movement & Creativity Library: a multimedia library of 200+ Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons and resources to help you reduce pain and awaken creativity.
  • Q and A with David Throughout the series share your questions that arise and David will answer them in class or on the course platform.

This workshop is sponsored by Movement & Creativity. To registration go to: https://www.movementandcreativity.com/neurological-balance

June 6-7

Now Online!

The movements of our eyes, mouth, and tongue have functional relationships with the movements of our spine, which makes accessing these neural patterns unusually potent.

Sponsored by Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute.

What happens when you've spent approximately 80,000 hours of your life studying and teaching the Feldenkrais Method? You become potent: a potent practitioner, a potent trainer, and a potent student, still able to delve into the mysteries of the Feldenkrais Method and discover something new to share. David's upcoming workshop, 'Primordial Connections: Potency via the Tongue, Eyes, & Spine in Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement' is that something new.

The movements of our eyes, mouth, and tongue have functional relationships with the movements of our spine, which makes accessing these neural patterns unusually potent. Integrated action of this kind existed long before homo sapiens and involves patterns and dynamics that are still present in our brain and essential to our development, organization, ease of movement, and future well-being. In this workshop, you will learn how to use these uniquely integrated movements in FI® and ATM® to communicate with the older, lower, and more reflexive parts of the brain to re-organize important aspects of movement. Original Awareness Through Movement lessons will help you restore your capacity for primordial or propulsive movements, as you sense and differentiate the movement of one vertebra from another.

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 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. David also studied extensively with Gaby Yaron and Yochanon Rywerant. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, he is the co-author 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, the Feldenkrais Foundation, and is the founder and director of Feldenkrais Access. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

“David's Primordial Connections workshop was a profound and immediate learning experience. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to grow your skills.” ~Peggi Honig, Assistant Trainer

"Primordial Connections was the clearest and best advanced training I have taken. It has helped me solidify almost everything we did in our four years of training. Last night on the train home I did not need to put my readers on to read my book, very impressive.” ~Marianne Kaufmann, New York

“I’ve been a practitioner for twenty years. Since I attended your advanced training on Primordial Connections last weekend, I have felt fabulous!! I’m much calmer, more focused, more energetic and feeling more confident. Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge. ~Marjorie Levine, Michigan

Location
Virtual via Zoom

Days/Times
Saturday, June 6: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, June 7: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Tuition
Regular: $175
FTPT: 20% discount

This workshop is sponsored by Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute. For registration information contact FRTI: Call 510-540-7600 or email [email protected]

July 31- August 2

Silver Spring, MD

Learn how to use the dynamic three-dimensional Functional Integration approach that David demonstrates in his recent video, 'Harmonizing in Functional Integration' in your FI practice!

Event organized by Peggi Honig.

Would you like to learn how to use the dynamic three-dimensional Functional Integration approach that David Zemach-Bersin demonstrates in his recent video, 'Harmonizing in Functional Integration' in your FI practice? In this three-day advanced workshop, David will help you to develop the skills to interact confidently in a free-form or improvisatory style of Functional Integration. You will learn how to ‘harmonize’ yourself with another person; an ability which is foundational to all good Functional Integration.

We will investigate how to identify and ‘harmonize’ with our student’s adaptations to gravity and learn how to move them inside and outside their base of support, or polygon of sustentation. You will learn how to use your own organization, dynamic stability and freedom of movement, to offer valuable information to your student’s nervous system, and to give them an opportunity to experience weightless freedom of movement in all directions.

David looks forward to working one-on-one with each participant.

Because your self-organization and sensory acuity is key, David will supply an ATM lesson and some exercises to help you prepare for this workshop, in advance.

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 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. David also studied extensively with Gaby Yaron and Yochanon Rywerant. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, he is the co-author 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, the Feldenkrais Foundation, and is the founder and director of Feldenkrais Access. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

“David is an extraordinary teacher, a true master of the Feldenkrais Method and a gifted presenter of the Functional Integration process. One of the most exciting ideas in the Feldenkrais Method is that improvement can be induced by addressing "the best of the person" rather than by addressing the person's difficulty. In this workshop, David Zemach-Bersin systematically and creatively demonstrates the application of this idea. Learning emerges from joining with the person and receives tangible shape and form in David's Functional Integration demonstrations.” -Raz Ori, Feld Trainer

Email Peggi at [email protected] for more information. 

August 27-30

Online

Co-taught with Elizabeth Beringer and Carol Kress.

Sponsored by Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute.

Find out more.

September 4-7

Totnes, UK

The movements of our eyes, mouth, and tongue have functional relationships with the movements of our spine, which makes accessing these neural patterns unusually potent.

Sponsored by LifeWorks Somatics.

What happens when you've spent approximately 80,000 hours of your life studying and teaching the Feldenkrais Method? You become potent: a potent practitioner, a potent trainer, and a potent student, still able to delve into the mysteries of the Feldenkrais Method and discover something new to share. David's upcoming workshop, 'Primordial Connections: Potency via the Tongue, Eyes, & Spine in Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement' is that something new.

The movements of our eyes, mouth, and tongue have functional relationships with the movements of our spine, which makes accessing these neural patterns unusually potent. Integrated action of this kind existed long before homo sapiens and involves patterns and dynamics that are still present in our brain and essential to our development, organization, ease of movement, and future well-being. In this workshop, you will learn how to use these uniquely integrated movements in FI® and ATM® to communicate with the older, lower, and more reflexive parts of the brain to re-organize important aspects of movement. Original Awareness Through Movement lessons will help you restore your capacity for primordial or propulsive movements, as you sense and differentiate the movement of one vertebra from another.

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 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. David also studied extensively with Gaby Yaron and Yochanon Rywerant. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, he is the co-author 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, the Feldenkrais Foundation, and is the founder and director of Feldenkrais Access. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

“David's Primordial Connections workshop was a profound and immediate learning experience. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to grow your skills.” ~Peggi Honig, Assistant Trainer

"Primordial Connections was the clearest and best advanced training I have taken. It has helped me solidify almost everything we did in our four years of training. Last night on the train home I did not need to put my readers on to read my book, very impressive.” ~Marianne Kaufmann, New York

“I’ve been a practitioner for twenty years. Since I attended your advanced training on Primordial Connections last weekend, I have felt fabulous!! I’m much calmer, more focused, more energetic and feeling more confident. Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge. ~Marjorie Levine, Michigan

This workshop is sponsored by LifeWorks Somatics. For registration and logistical information, go to: http://www.lifeworks4.me.uk/

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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