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Harmonizing in Functional Integration

A Filmed Advanced Workshop for Feldenkrais Practitioners

with David Zemach-Bersin, Senior Feldenkrais Trainer 

In this remarkable film, David Zemach-Bersin demonstrates a highly innovative approach in Functional Integration. During nineteen FI encounters with Feldenkrais Practitioners in Devon, England, David shares a radical three-dimensional way of working that can be extremely effective and full of insights for the serious Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Almost like a two-person dance, this dynamic approach is efficacious for both Practitioner and student. It allows the Practitioner to work with the student’s essential adaptations to gravity and to support and move the student within and outside their polygon of sustentation, while sitting. And, it gives the student a bright and vivid opportunity to experience their skeletal support system, explore new options in movement, and respond in a way that improves their organization, mobility, and sense of well-being. This series exemplifies high-level Functional Integration.

This nine-hour program includes nineteen Functional Integration demonstrations with commentary and explanation, three lectures, and five Awareness Through Movement lessons.

Functional Integration Demonstrations

  1. Moving the Whole Self from One Vertebrae
  2. The Counterbalancing Spine
  3. Basic Self-Organization
  4. The Relationship Between the Adductors and the Abdominals
  5. The High Yield of Doing Less
  6. Using the Jaw to Restore the Movement of the Neck
  7. Lengthening Through Shortening
  8. Arching Through Rounding
  9. Restoring Symmetrical Counter-Balancing
  10. The Attraction to Symmetry
  11. Expanding the Quality of Sensation
  12. The Teleceptors Organize the Head and Neck
  13. Expanding from Zero
  14. Finding the Best of the Person
  15. Potentiating Action
  16. Rounding to Stand Tall
  17. Sensing Variance in the Spine
  18. Individuating the Cervical Spine
  19. The Interplay Between Vision and Organization

Awareness Through Movement Lessons--audio-only

  1. Articulating the Cervical Spine
  2. Spiral Movements of the Spine
  3. The Dynamics of Weight Shifting
  4. As Above, So Below
  5. Spirals with Ultra Lightness


  1. The Path to Soft Hands
  2. The Spontaneous Self Organizing Property of Biological Systems
  3. Alleviating the Problem by Relating to the Whole

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About David Zemach-Bersin

Feldenkrais Trainer, David Zemach-Bersin graduated from the first professional Feldenkrais Training Program held in the U.S. David directs Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs in New York City, and teaches in programs around the world. He has maintained a private practice since 1977, working with both adults and children. Recognized for forty-five years of dedication to the Feldenkrais Method and his contribution to preserving Dr. Feldenkrais’ legacy, David served as President of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America and is Co-Founder of Feldenkrais Resources, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and the Feldenkrais Foundation. David is known as a warm, wise, and enthusiastic teacher. He directs Feldenkrais Access, and lives and works in Bucks County, PA.

What People Are Saying:

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