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Study with David and friends online in 2020! Virtual options include theme-based weekly series, weekend intensives, and advanced trainings.

June 25-August 13

Online, Thursdays, 1PM EDT

For the past three years, David has been working on a series of powerful Feldenkrais lessons that focus on highly differentiated movements of the spine. Now, for the first time, he's offering this series of innovative lessons.

Does your back and neck ache? Has your comfort and ease of movement and flexibility diminished over time? Here is an online Feldenkrais class that you can participate in from home, designed to make a difference. Treat your spine to eight therapeutic Feldenkrais lessons with a world-renowned Feldenkrais teacher. Over the course of eight weeks, your spine will regain its natural capacity for comfort, efficient organization, and ease of movement.
 
Feldenkrais exercises are referred to as "lessons" because, without effort, your nervous system learns something new when you do them. The lessons featured in this series are easy to do but surprisingly effective and will help old limitations and longstanding habits to become flexible, and improve.
 
Without a doubt, your spine deserves your attention. It is your central support structure and keeps you upright, linking your head, chest, pelvis, shoulders, arms, and legs through an interconnected complex of bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. You'll find that a well-organized spine provides flexible stability, shock absorption, and muscular efficiency in every movement you make.
 
If we've piqued your curiosity, please join us for David Zemach-Bersin's upcoming online class series, Eight Lessons to Liberate Your Spine: Reclaiming your Biological Inheritance. Rediscover your spines' full potential when liberated from habits and patterns of overuse and neglect.
 
These lessons are accessible to everyone, including those with limited movement and pain.

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. 

 

Classes will be held every Thursday from June 25-August 13 starting at 1PM EDT. Classes will run between 60-75 min.
 
Registration Includes:
  • Unlimited access to the recordings of each class.
  • The opportunity to submit questions to David.
  • 20% off any full-priced Feldenkrais Access online program through August 14, 2020.
  • Bonus Program! 'Rocking & Rolling,' a series of twelve potent, developmentally oriented lessons designed to restore your nervous system through rocking, rolling, and oscillating movements.

Tuition

  • Regular: $225.00 USD
  • Early Bird: $190 USD (ends June 22)
  • Students, Essential Workers, & Community Activists: $160 (use coupon code SAVE30)
  • $168 AUD
  • $158 CAD
  • $180 NZD

We will be donating 5% of the profits from this workshop to Communities United Against Police Brutality.

August 28-30

Online

Co-taught with Elizabeth Beringer and Carol Kress.

Sponsored by Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute.

Find out more.

September 4-6

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.

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

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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