Feldenkrais® lessons with expanded narration and analysis to help you understand Functional Integration® as both a methodology and a creative art form.
Regarded as one of the finest exponents of Functional Integration in the world, David’s approach and style developed during ten years of study with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and forty years of dedicated private practice.
"I love working on 'The 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
Filmed during workshops, advanced trainings, and Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs, the lessons in this series are not demonstrations of technique but rather show full, complex Functional Integration lessons with expanded narration that reveals the mysterious inside art of high-level Functional Integration.
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 an inside perspective, 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.
Volume One contains four full FI lessons, plus one short bonus lesson.
Total viewing time: two hours and fifty minutes.
Ch 1. The Productive Role of Doubt
Ch 2. Regaining Function in a 'Frozen' Shoulder
Ch 3. The Movement of the Hip Joint Depends on the Whole Self
Ch 4. Using the Tongue to Improve Co-ordination of the Eyes
Bonus Track! A Short Example of Joining with Soft Hands
David Zemach-Bersin first met Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in 1973 and studied with him for over ten years in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. He is one of only eighty people in the world to complete their entire training with Dr. Feldenkrais. He also studied extensively with Gaby Yaron and Yochanon Rywerant.
David has maintained a private practice since 1977 and is recognized for his contribution to preserving Dr. Feldenkrais’ legacy. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, David is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins) and has created many audio and video programs for Feldenkrais Practitioners. Today, he directs Feldenkrais training programs in New York City and teaches around the world. David is a past President of FGNA, 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.