FI lessons with expanded narration & analysis to help you understand Functional Integration as both a methodology & a creative art form.
David Zemach-Bersin is regarded as one of the finest exponents of Functional Integration in the world. He developed his approach and style during ten years of study with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and forty years of dedicated private practice.
The lessons in this series were filmed during workshops, advanced trainings, and Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs, and are not intended to demonstrate technique, but rather to show full complex Functional Integration lessons with expanded narration which reveals the mysterious inside art of high-level Functional Integration.
"I love working on this Feldenkrais Method in Action series. By adding narration to FI videos, I am able to explain more about my Functional Integration work than ever before. I can share details about what I was seeing or wondering about--moment to moment--and explain the lesson as it progresses. You will see me following hunches and doubts, navigating the unknown until finally, I zero in on a critical piece of new information."
-David Zemach Bersin
As the lessons unfold, David shares his sensory experience and thought process, and explains the relevant functional, biological, neurological, anatomical, psychological, and strategic aspects of each lesson.
With new inside perspectives, you will observe the relationship between sensations, perceptions and actions, and the changes which take place simultaneously in the practitioner, the lesson, and the student.
"I strongly recommend that any practitioner interested in how a master teacher creates a Functional Integration lesson watch these five lessons. I know that I will return back to them for continued learning."
-Staffan Elgelid PhD, PT, GCFP, C-IAYT
Two hour & fifty minute program includes:
- Four full FI lessons, plus one short bonus lesson
- Lifetime access to the program
- Option to download videos
- The Productive Role of Doubt
- Regaining Function in a 'Frozen' Shoulder
- The Movement of the Hip Joint Depends on the Whole Self
- Using the Tongue to Improve Co-ordination of the Eyes
- Bonus Track! A Short Example of Joining with Soft Hands
Feldenkrais Trainer David Zemach-Bersin met Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in 1973 and studied with him for ten years in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. David also studied with Gaby Yaron and Yochanon Rywerant. He has maintained a private Functional Integration practice since 1977 and is recognized for his contribution to strengthening Dr. Feldenkrais’s legacy. A graduate of UC Berkeley with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, David has created numerous audio and video programs and is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins). David is a past President of FGNA and co-founder of Feldenkrais Resources, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, the Feldenkrais Foundation. David directs and teaches in Feldenkrais professional training programs around the world. He has been teaching online since April 2020 and is the founder and director of Feldenkrais Access. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.