Workshop Calendar

Schedule

Join us in 2020!

February 28-March 1

New York, New York

 Learn how to communicate with the older, lower, and more reflexive parts of the brain in order to re-organize vital aspects of movement.

This is the last time this workshop will be taught on the East Coast.

Feldenkrais Access is delighted to present a three-day workshop with David Zemach-Bersin on how to use the movements of the spine, mouth, eyes, and tongue to access powerful neural patterns in Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement®.
 
This is a powerful approach because the movements of the eyes, mouth, and tongue have functional relationships with the movements of our spine, and deep roots in our evolutionary history. Primitive dynamics and basic action patterns of this sort existed long before homo sapiens, yet are still present in our brain today and essential to our development, organization, ease of movement, and well-being.
 
You will learn how to communicate with the older, lower, and more reflexive parts of the brain in order to re-organize vital aspects of posture, movement, and action. David is excited to share this material with you. The workshop will include Awareness Through Movement lessons to help you restore your own 'primordial connections' and Functional Integration skill development to potentiate your work as a Feldenkrais Practitioners.
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

134 West 26th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10001
(formerly the Feldenkrais Institute)

Days/Times

Friday, February 28: 4:30 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 29: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 1: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuition

Early Bird: $450 (before February 20)

Regular: $475 (after February 20)

Discounts Off Regular Tuition: 

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

Contact Tiina at 646-820-5485 or email her at [email protected].

April 3-6

New York, New York

Instability is compelling and attracts the attention of our nervous system. We are delighted to present a special workshop with Feldenkrais Trainer, Raz Ori, on using instability to access neuroplastic change in Functional Integration.

Instability is compelling and attracts the attention of our nervous system. We are delighted to present a special workshop with Feldenkrais Trainer, Raz Ori, on using instability to access neuroplastic change in Functional Integration.

We often use rollers or pads to support the reciprocal exchange of sensory information between Practitioner and client. Raz Ori has developed an exciting alternative approach that involves the use of a soft, inflatable ball to enhance this dialogue and to facilitate sensory learning. The ball makes it easier for the nervous system to notice superfluous efforts and differences in quality of movement, and to recognize opportunities for improved action. 

Raz Ori is a clear, generous, and enthusiastic teacher from Tel Aviv, Israel. You will gain new perspectives and learn valuable skills to use in your private practice. 

Learn how to use the inflatable ball in Functional Integration in order to:

  • Overcome resistance of weight and friction, as "an extra pair of hands." 
  • Improve the practitioner's self-organization, dexterity, and kinesthetic acuity.
  • Attract the attention of the nervous system, offer non-habitual conditions, and circumvent the reinforcement of defensive patterns. 
  • Introduce new kinesthetic qualities that the nervous system can replicate and integrate.  

The workshop will include Alexander Yanai Awareness Through Movement lessons, and feature some lessons created by Raz, specifically for this workshop.

Raz Ori is a Practitioner and Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method. He has served on the educational staff of training programs in Tel-Aviv, New-York, Germany, Italy, and South Korea, teaching with Ruty Bar, David Zemach-Bersin, and Lior Pessach. He graduated in 2001 from the Tel-Aviv Feldenkrais Professional Training Program and trained for two more years with Yochanan Rywerant, one of Dr. Feldenkrais’ first students. Raz runs The Ramat-Aviv Feldenkrais Center, where he teaches Awareness Through Movement classes and gives individual Functional Integration lessons. Raz gained clinical experience working for 15 years at Clalit Integrative Medicine, part of Israel’s largest public health provider. He has also worked at the Sheba Medical Center with disabled war veterans suffering from chronic pain, phantom limb pain, PTSD, and head injuries. Raz is also a certified JKA practitioner working with special needs children. He teaches advanced trainings and conducts on-line mentoring groups. Raz lives in Tel-Aviv, with his wife and children.

"Raz's clear and precise understanding and way of teaching enabled me to transform the workshop content into actionable tools, which I am glad to share with my students." ~ Liat Fisch, M.mus Dancer and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Tel-Aviv. 

“Raz Ori is an outstanding teacher. His work is creative, original, and very effective. Every Feldenkrais Practitioner will benefit from studying with him” ~ David Zemach-Bersin

Location

134 West 26th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10001
(formerly the Feldenkrais Institute)

Days/Times

Friday, April 3: 4:30 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 4: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 5: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, April 6: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Tuition

Early Bird: $475 (until March 20)

Regular: $575 (after March 20)

Discounts Off Regular Tuition: 

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

Set of inflatable balls included with tuition!

Contact Tiina at 646-820-5485 or email her at [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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