Workshop Calendar

Schedule

In-Person Learning Opportunities

Study with David in 2020!

(We have notated events not sponsored by by Feldenkrais Access.)

May 1-10

Virtual

David Zemach-Bersin talks about 'Creating neuroplastic change with Functional Integration®' on May 6 as part of the Feldenkrais Summit, a FREE online event.

Sponsored by the Feldenkrais Summit.

Register Soon

May 22-24

Berkeley, CA

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.

“We did lovely ATMS that exemplified the principle that is so often used in Moshe Feldenkrais's lessons. And we also explored many, many orientations in Functional Integration. I highly recommend this material.”

-Anastasi Siotas

“I loved the subject, I loved the way it was taught, and I thought it was a great balance of teachers.”

-Sita Mani

“You could spend years looking through the lens of oppositional movement...I highly recommend the workshop; it was really wonderful.”

-Richard Newton

Location

Feldenkrais Resources Training Institite
830 Bancroft Way, Ste. 112
Berkeley, CA 94710

Days/Times

Friday, May 22: 12:30 to 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 23: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 24: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuition

Early Bird: $390 (by May 1)
Regular: $450

This workshop is sponsored by Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute. For registration information, go to: https://frtiberkeley.com/events/primordial-connections/

May 29-31

New York, New York

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!

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

Location

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

Days/Times

Friday, May 29: 4:30 to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 30: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 31: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuition

Early Bird: $425 (before May 15)

Regular: $500 (after May 15)

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].

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

Berkeley, CA

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.

“We did lovely ATMS that exemplified the principle that is so often used in Moshe Feldenkrais's lessons. And we also explored many, many orientations in Functional Integration. I highly recommend this material.”

-Anastasi Siotas

“I loved the subject, I loved the way it was taught, and I thought it was a great balance of teachers.”

-Sita Mani

“You could spend years looking through the lens of oppositional movement...I highly recommend the workshop; it was really wonderful.”

-Richard Newton

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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